This is a list of universities and other higher education institutions in Australia.
The Commonwealth Higher Education Support Act 2003 sets out three groups of higher education providers. Students at all three types of institutions are eligible for FEE-HELP, an income contingent loan to cover charges and fees.
Australian Catholic University ACU, NSW (both in Sydney): North Sydney (MacKillop), Strathfield (Mount St. Mary); Qld: Brisbane (Banyo); ACT: Canberra (Signadou); Vic: Ballarat (Aquinas); Melbourne (St Patrick's).
University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle, Broome and Sydney. National
Australian National University ANU, Canberra
University of Canberra, Canberra Australian Capital Territory
Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Dubbo, Manly, Orange, Canberra
Macquarie University, Sydney
University of New England, Armidale
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Canberra, Singapore
University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Callaghan, Ourimbah, Port Macquarie, Singapore
Southern Cross University, Coffs Harbour, Lismore, Tweed Heads
University of Sydney, Sydney
University of Technology, Sydney
University of Western Sydney
University of Wollongong, Wollongong New South Wales
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Parkville
Monash University, Melbourne (Clayton, Caulfield, Berwick, Peninsula, Parkville), Churchill (Gippsland) , Malaysia, South Africa
RMIT University , Melbourne, Vietnam
Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne(Hawthorn,Croydon, Prahran, Lilydale, Wantirna, and Healesville), Malaysia(Kuching)
La Trobe University, Melbourne, Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Beechworth, Shepparton, Mildura, Mt Buller
Deakin University, Geelong, Melbourne, Warrnambool
University of Ballarat, Ballarat
Victoria University, Melbourne Victoria
Bond University, Gold Coast
Central Queensland University, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton and Brisbane.
Griffith University, Brisbane and Gold Coast
James Cook University, Townsville and Cairns
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Ipswich, Gatton
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Springfield, Fraser Coast
University of the Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast Queensland
Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Sydney, Malaysia(Miri).
Edith Cowan University, Perth and Bunbury
Murdoch University, Perth and Mandurah
University of Western Australia, Perth and Albany.
University of Notre Dame Australia, Perth, Broome and Sydney. Western Australia
Flinders University, Adelaide
University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Waite and Roseworthy
University of South Australia, Adelaide and Whyalla
Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz School Australia, Adelaide South Australia
University of Tasmania, Hobart and Launceston Tasmania
Charles Darwin University, Darwin and Alice Springs(formerly Northern Territory University) Northern Territory
These institutions are for nearly all practical purposes, universities. However, they are deemed not to be because their academic focus is too narrow.
Australian Maritime College, Launceston (to become part of the University of Tasmania in 2008)
Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, Northern Territory: Alice Springs, Batchelor, Darwin, Tennant Creek, Nhulunbuy, Katherine, Yarrabah and Western Australia: Kununurra
Melbourne College of Divinity, Melbourne (associated with the University of Melbourne) Other self-accrediting higher education institutions
Each qualification these institutions offer must first be approved by the relevant state or territory authority. For the purposes of maintainability, the list below only aims to include institutions that create their own degree, masters or doctorate courses - not those that deliver courses created by others, or create only lesser courses. Links to full lists of Higher Education course originators can be found at the bottom of this section.
Institutions that only deliver higher education courses created by another institution can be found via the parent institution listed.
Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne (associated with the University of Melbourne)
National Art School, Sydney
National Institute of Dramatic Art, Sydney
Australian Film, Television and Radio School, Sydney Specialist
Box Hill Institute, Melbourne
Canberra Institute of Technology, Canberra
Gordon Institute of TAFE, Geelong
Monash College, Melbourne (associated with Monash University)
Northern Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne
TAFE South Australia General
Australian College of Theology and affiliates, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth
ICI College completely through correspondence via Tasmania
Institute for the Nations - Australia, Youth With A Mission affiliate registered in ACT
Tabor College, Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney National
Presbyterian Theological Centre, Sydney
Lois Reid College of Counselling Studies, Tamworth
Avondale College, Cooranbong (New South Wales)
Campion College Australia, Sydney
College of Christian Higher Education, Sydney
Sydney College of Divinity, Sydney
Wesley Institute for Ministry and the Arts, Sydney
Moore Theological College
Sydney Missionary and Bible College New South Wales
Adelaide College of Divinity (associated with Flinders University)
Adelaide College of Ministries
Australian Lutheran College, Adelaide
Bible College of South Australia, Adelaide South Australia
Worldview Centre for Inter-Cultural Studies, Hobart Tasmania
Brisbane College of Theology
Christian Heritage College, Brisbane
Malyon College, Brisbane
Nazerene Theological College, Brisbane Queensland
Catholic Theological College, Melbourne
Harvest Bible College, Melbourne
John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Melbourne
Kingsley College, Melbourne Victoria
Harvest West Bible College, Perth
Perth Bible College Western Australia
Adelaide Central School of Art
Australian College of Applied Psychology, Sydney and Brisbane
Australian College of Natural Medicine, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne
Australian College of Physical Education, Sydney
Australian Guild of Music Education, Melbourne
Australian Institute of Public Safety, Melbourne
Australian Institute of Music, Sydney
Australian International Hotel School, Canberra
Billy Blue School of Graphic Arts, Sydney
Earth Institute, Sydney
International College of Hotel Management, Adelaide
Jansen Newman Institute, Sydney
Jschool: Journalism Education & Training
Kaylene Kranz and Associates, Adelaide
Kollel Beth Hatalmud Yehuda Fishman Institute, Melbourne
Le Cordon Bleu Australia, Adelaide
Marcus Oldham College, Geelong
National Institute of Health Sciences, Canberra
Nature Care College, Sydney
Oceania Polytechnic Institute of Education, Melbourne
Raffles College of Design and Commerce, Sydney
SAE Institute (includes QANTM College), Sydney, Byron Bay, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, dozens more in other countries
Southern School of Natural Therapies, Melbourne
Sydney Graphics College
William Blue International Hotel Management School, Sydney Specialist
Alexander Institute of Technology, Perth
Gibaran Business School (incorporating Australian Institute of Business Administration, Entrepreneurship Institute Australia, and Tourism Institute Australia), Adelaide
Holmesglen Institute of TAFE, Melbourne
ILM Australia, None. Although registered in Australia, it only delivers courses outside the country.
Institute of Business and Technology, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Adelaide
Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, via an affiliate in Melbourne General
Institutions operating in the external territories are auspiced by the Commonwealth Deparment of Education, Science and Training. However, there are none at this time (2005).
WA Full listings
Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee - the peak higher education institution group.
Group of Eight - the most prestigious universities.
IRU Australia - newer universities
Australian Technology Network - technically minded universities that promote themselves as offering more practical courses.
New Generation Universities - some of the universities that were formerly colleges of advanced education and were designated universities with the collapse of the binary divide in 1988.
Universitas 21 - a worldwide group of universities
Open Universities Australia - a group of universities that offer distance education courses as part of a common platform.
List of all federally auspiced higher education institutions in Australia. Rankings of universities
List of colleges and universities
List of colleges and universities by country
List of schools in Australia
Education in Australia
Technical and Further Education (TAFE)