Australia’s higher education system is made up of universities and higher education providers that play a critical role in fuelling innovation, driving productivity and giving students the skills they need for future success.
There are 125 registered higher education providers in Australia. There are also 43 universities; 40 of which are Australian, two international, and one private specialty university. Australian universities have more than one million enrolled students and employ over 100,000 staff.
Higher education peak bodies include Universities Australia, the Group of Eight, the Australian Technology Network of Universities, Innovative Research Universities, the Regional Universities Network, the Australian Council for Private Education and Training and the Council of Private Higher Education.