HEPPP Funding

The Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) aims to ensure that Australians from low socio-economic (SES) backgrounds who have the ability to study at university have the opportunity to do so.  The funding provided by the Federal Government provides assistance to universities 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.

UNE has been running HEPPP projects to assist low socio-economic students achieve since 2013.  HEPPP funds are allocated to universities by the Department of Education for a 12 month period, based on the proportion of low socio-economic status students that attend the university (using the Statistical Area 1 (SA1) measure).
HEPPP guidelines are set out in the Australian Government’s Other Grant Guidelines (Education) 2012.

The following end of year reports, submitted to the Department of Education, identify the suite of HEPPP projects that UNE has managed since 2015.  If you require any information on projects from previous years, please contact quality@une.edu.au.

2017 HEPPP Participation Final Report (PDF, 1378.03 KB)

2016 HEPPP Participation Final Report (PDF, 532.39 KB)

2015 HEPPP Participation Final Report (PDF, 496.27 KB)


HEPPP Dates

The Future of Work Student Workshop

February to December 2018 | Location: Gunnedah Schools

Project: Schools and University Connect - financial support for low SES | Type: Scholarships and support | Category: Current Education and Social Worker Students | Owner: School of Education

Opportunity: Current Education and Social Worker Students

Schools and University Connect - financial support for low SES

Contact: Jim White - jwhite51@une.edu.au


The Future of Work Student Workshop

February to December 2018 | Location: Schools in Gunnedah, Tamworth, Armidale, Guyra, Nambucca Heads, Western Sydney

Project: Schools and University Connect – Social Workers in Schools | Type: Scholarships, Support & Supervision | Category: School Staff | Owner: School of Education

Opportunity: University Social Worker Students

Schools and University Connect - Supporting Social Worker students to undertake 14 week placements in schools with significant Low SES enrolments.

Contact: Scott Gartshore – sgartsh2@une.edu.au


The Future of Work Student Workshop

March to June 2018 | Location: Schools Across NSW

Project: Schools and University Connect – Research | Type: Research | Category: Recent Graduates | Owner: School of Education

Opportunity: Business and Government engagement.  Professional learning for Educational Leaders.

Schools and University Connect - research with current graduates in schools on Low SES engagement strategies

Contact: Jim White - jwhite51@une.edu.au


The Future of Work Student Workshop

March to December 2018 | Location: Bowraville Central School & Tenterfield High School

Project: Schools and University Connect – Careers | Type: Research with NSW Education Department | Category: School Staff | Owner: School of Education

Opportunity: School Staff

Measuring the impact of K to 12 models of Career education and the impact on aspiration to university.

Contact: Jim White - jwhite51@une.edu.au


The Future of Work Student Workshop

June 2018 12:30 PM commence | Location: On campus at UNE Armidale

Project: Schools and University Connect – Visit from Harding Miller Foundation Year 10 students | Type: Campus Visit | Category: School Students from Year 10 | Owner: School of Education

Opportunity: Engagement with school students from low SES backgrounds.

The Foundation supports capable young women from Low SES backgrounds in their school education.  This visit will encourage university as a future option for these students.

Contact: Jim White - jwhite51@une.edu.au


The Future of Work Student Workshop

TBC June 2018 - 2 Days | Location: Blazes Conference Room, West Tamworth Leagues Club

Project: Schools and University Connect - Visit from Harding Miller Foundation Year 10 students | Type: Campus Visit | Category: Year 10 girls from North Coast and New England | Owner: School of Education

Opportunity: School students from low SES backgrounds

The Foundation supports capable young women form Low SES backgrounds in their school education. The visit will encourage university as a future option for them.

Contact: Jim White - jwhite51@une.edu.au


Kimika Urala Senior Girls’ Youth Leadership Camp

27- 29 June 2018 | Location: On Campus

Project: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander High School Student Engagement – Youth Leadership Camp | Type: Outreach, Participation & Engagement | Category: Female School Students from Years 10-12 | Owner: Oorala Aboriginal Centre

Opportunity: Outreach, Participation & Engagement

Opportunity to experience university life, learn about pathways to university, opportunity for personal development

Contact: Lynda Lynch - llynch6@une.edu.au


UNE Experience Day 2 – Education / Sports Science

26 July 2018 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM | Location: On Campus

Project: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander High School Student Engagement – Experience Day | Type: Outreach, Participation & Engagement | Category: School Students from Years 10-12 | Owner: Oorala Aboriginal Centre

Opportunity: Opportunity, Participation & Engagement

Opportunity for students to experience campus, focusing on academic preparation, careers and hands-on tutorials and presentations

Contact: Lynda Lynch - llynch6@une.edu.au


Junior Boys’ Youth Leadership Camp

29 – 31 August 2018 | Location: On Campus

Project: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander High School Student Engagement – Youth Leadership Camp | Type: Outreach, Participation & Engagement | Category: Male School Students from Years 8-10 | Owner: Oorala Aboriginal Centre

Opportunity: Outreach, Participation & Engagement

Opportunity to experience university life, learn about pathways to university, opportunity for personal development

Contact: Lynda Lynch - llynch6@une.edu.au


The Future of Work Student Workshop

Thursday, 13 September 2018 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Location: Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre

Project: Schools and University Connect – Careers and STEM | Type: Engagement | Category: School Students Years 7-12, Teachers and Community members | Owner: School of Education

Opportunity: School student engagement. Professional learning for Teachers.

Jamie Casap from Google Classrooms USA is the keynote speaker for the day.

Contact: Jim White - jwhite51@une.edu.au


The Future of Work Student Workshop

Thursday, 13 September 2018 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Location: Blazes Conference Room, West Tamworth Leagues Club

Project: Schools and University Connect – Low SES future pathways in education and work | Type: Forum/Engagement | Category: Business, Industry, Government and Education representatives | Owner: School of Education

Opportunity: Business and Government engagement.  Professional learning for Educational Leaders.

Jamie Casap from Google Classrooms USA will provide a stimulus session and the event will have 10 facilitators.

Contact: Jim White - jwhite51@une.edu.au


Kimika Urala Junior Girls’ Youth Leadership Camp

17- 19 October 2018 | Location: On Campus

Project: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander High School Student Engagement – Youth Leadership Camp | Type: Outreach, Participation & Engagement | Category: Female School Students from Years 8-10 | Owner: Oorala Aboriginal Centre

Opportunity: Outreach, Participation & Engagement

Opportunity to experience university life, learn about pathways to university, opportunity for personal development

Contact: Lynda Lynch llynch6@une.edu.au


Switched On STEM Day

30 October 2018 9:00AM – 2:45PM | Location: On Campus

Project: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander High School Student Engagement – Experience Day | Type: Outreach, Participation & Engagement | Category: School Students from Years 7-9 | Owner: Oorala Aboriginal Centre

Opportunity: Outreach, Participation & Engagement

Opportunity for students to experience campus and to engage positively with science and mathematics

Contact: Guido Posthausen - gpostha2@une.edu.au


UNE Experience Day 4 – Health / Environmental & Rural Science

22 November 2018 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM | Location: On Campus

Project: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander High School Student Engagement – Experience Day | Type: Outreach, Participation & Engagement | Category: School Students from Years 10-12 | Owner: Oorala Aboriginal Centre

Opportunity: Opportunity, Participation & Engagement

Opportunity for students to experience campus, focusing on academic preparation, careers and hands-on tutorials and presentations

Contact: Lynda Lynch - llynch6@une.edu.au