Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP)

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The Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) aims to ensure that Australians from low SES backgrounds who have the ability to study at university have the opportunity to do so. It provides funding to assist universities listed in Table A of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to undertake activities and implement strategies that improve access to undergraduate courses for people from low SES backgrounds, as well as improving the retention and completion rates of those students.

HEPPP Budget

$ millions

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

2022-23

Total 2019-20 – 2022-23

Budget 2018-19

112.7

186.4

197.3

208.1

704.5

HEPPP Evaluation

Information on the evaluation of the HEPPP including the evaluation report is available at the link below:

HEPPP Evaluation

Current HEPPP

The legislative authority for HEPPP is provided by the Higher Education Support Act 2003 and the HEPPP guidelines are contained in the Other Grants Guidelines (Education) 2012.

HEPPP has three components:

  • Participation
  • Partnerships
  • National Priorities Pool

Participation Component

The Participation component of HEPPP provides funding to universities to increase the participation of domestic students from low SES backgrounds in accredited undergraduate qualifications, and support the retention and success of those students. Funding is allocated to universities by formula based on the number of students from low SES backgrounds enrolled at each university.

Participation funding allocated to each university is shown in the following spreadsheet:

Partnerships Component

The Partnerships component of HEPPP provides funding to universities to raise the aspirations and build the capacity of people from low SES backgrounds to participate in higher education, by developing activities in partnership with primary and secondary schools, VET providers, other universities, State and Territory governments, community groups and other stakeholders.

Since 2013 funding has been allocated to universities by formula based on the number of students from low SES backgrounds enrolled at each university. Previously most Partnerships funding was allocated through competitive grants rounds. Projects funded through this component can be found on the following pages:

National Priorities Pool

The National Priorities Pool component provides funding for projects that support the more effective implementation of HEPPP nationally and at the institutional level.

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

HEPPP Access and Participation Plans

Access and Participation Plans are available at the link below:

HEPPP Access and Participation Plans

Further information

For further information, please contact the department at equity@education.gov.au

Resources

The following is a list of all the resources that are associated with Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP).

Results

  1. 2010-2020 Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) Participation Allocations

    Created: 17 January 2014  |  Last modified: 7 January 2020

    2010-2020 Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) Participation Allocations

  2. 2018 National Priorities Pool Expression of Interest- Part A

    Created: 19 December 2018

    2018 National Priorities Pool Expression of Interest - Part A

  3. 2018 National Priorities Pool Expression of Interest- Part B

    Created: 19 December 2018

    2018 National Priorities Pool Expression of Interest - Part B

  4. 2018 National Priorities Pool Guide for Applicants

    Created: 19 December 2018

    2018 National Priorities Pool Guide for Applicants

  5. 2018 National Priorities Pool- Part C

    Created: 19 December 2018  |  Last modified: 15 February 2019

    2018 National Priorities Pool - Part C

  6. 2019 National Priorities Pool — Higher Education Priority Projects Table A Expressions of Interest- EOI Guide

    Created: 2 August 2019

    The Department of Education is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from Table A (including consortia) for Higher Education Priority Projects under the 2019 National Priorities...

  7. 2019 National Priorities Pool — Higher Education Priority Projects Table A Expressions of Interest- Part A

    Created: 2 August 2019  |  Last modified: 22 August 2019

    The Department of Education is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from Table A (including consortia) for Higher Education Priority Projects under the 2019 National Priorities...

  8. 2019 National Priorities Pool — Higher Education Priority Projects Table A Expressions of Interest- Part B

    Created: 2 August 2019

    The Department of Education is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from Table A (including consortia) for Higher Education Priority Projects under the 2019 National Priorities...

  9. 2019 National Priorities Pool — Higher Education Priority Projects Table A Expressions of Interest- Part C

    Created: 2 August 2019  |  Last modified: 22 August 2019

    The Department of Education is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from Table A (including consortia) for Higher Education Priority Projects under the 2019 National Priorities...

  10. Frequently Asked Questions

    Created: 19 December 2018  |  Last modified: 15 February 2019

    Frequently Asked Questions

  11. HEPPP Evaluation Final Report

    Created: 19 May 2017

    HEPPP Evaluation Final Report

  12. James Cook University

    Created: 29 June 2016

    James Cook University - Access and Participation Plans 2015-2017

  13. National Priorities Pool Investment Plan 2017

    Created: 19 May 2017

    National Priorities Pool Investment Plan 2017

  14. National Priorities Pool Investment Plan- 2014

    Created: 15 September 2014

    2014 Investment Plan

  15. National Priorities Pool Investment Plan- 2015

    Created: 15 September 2014

    2015 Investment Plan

  16. National Priorities Pool Investment Plan- 2015

    Created: 23 October 2015  |  Last modified: 4 March 2016

    This Investment Plan is made pursuant to the Other Grants Guidelines (Education) 2012 under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and is to be read in conjunction with other...

  17. National Priorities Pool Investment Plan- 2016

    Created: 21 April 2016

    This Investment Plan is made pursuant to the Other Grants Guidelines (Education) 2012 under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and is to be read in conjunction with other...