Council of Private Higher Education
The Council of Private Higher Education (COPHE) represents 50 private higher education providers, including private universities, with 80 campuses across Australia.
COPHE members are both for profit and not-for-profit institutions and educate domestic and international students in undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Some have been operating for over a century.
The private higher education sector in Australia has been growing steadily and now enrols almost 10 per cent of Australian higher education students.
COPHE holds a unique position within the sector as a representative peak body of higher education providers only. Whilst some members are dual sector, only the registered higher education entity affiliates through COPHE membership.
Membership of COPHE is only open to providers that are registered with the Australian regulator – Tertiary Education Quality Standards Authority (TEQSA). Membership is also conditional on continued compliance with COPHE’s Code of Good Practice.