COPHE – Serving Our Members Since 2001

The Council of Private Higher Education Inc. (COPHE) is a peak body representing Australian private higher education providers. We promote equity, choice and diversity in the sector. COPHE was established in 2001 to highlight the contribution made by the private sector to higher education in Australia and to advocate for sound public policy for all students – current and future.

The private higher education sector in Australia has been growing steadily and now enrols almost 10 per cent of Australian higher education students. The others are with government-supported public universities.

From the CEO

The Council of Private Higher Education is a peak body for Australia’s quality private higher education providers.

Our members are a key part of Australia’s higher education system – a system respected worldwide for its educational and research outcomes. With a focus on equity, diversity and choice, COPHE members provide Australian and international students with educational opportunities through courses that reflect student demand and career choices.  Our members provide higher education opportunities in fields including music, design, photography, theology, hospitality, agriculture, taxation, auditing and business administration.