The Federal Government has announced a $67 million investment by the Federal Government for 11 partnerships between universities, schools, state governments and TAFEs, designed to assist disadvantaged Australians access higher education.


“This funding will give those Australians who have dreamt of going to university, but have traditionally felt locked out of the system, the chance to achieve that dream,” Minister for Tertiary Education Senator Chris Evans said.


The successful projects will use a variety of measures to target students from low SES backgrounds including school and community workshops, mentoring, teacher support and work experience activities.


The initiative forms part of the Federal Government’s goal of aiming to have 20 per cent of undergraduate enrolments from people from low socio economic status backgrounds.