RSVP – COPHE 2018 Annual General Meeting & Conference

All members are invited to COPHE’s 2018 Annual General Meeting & Conference to be held in Canberra in May.  In addition to the AGM and Conference, a social event will be held the evening prior to enable members to network, enjoy the facilities of the Australian parliament and meet parliamentarians on a casual basis.

Minister Birmingham and Shadow Minister Plibersek have been invited to provide an address and member question session as part of the AGM & Conference program.  The Conference will also include sessions on key issues in higher education.

A final program and conference papers will be sent to member representatives on Monday 30 April 2018.

Members are requested advise their nominated AGM representative and RSVP for the social event by Friday 20 April  by email to


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.