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Encyclopedia > Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations

The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations, or CAPA, is the peak representative body for postgraduate students in Australia. Founded in 1979, CAPA provides member associations with representation to the Federal government, and peak bodies such as the Australian Research Council and the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee, on issues affecting postgraduate students in Australia. Quaternary education or postgraduate education is the fourth-stage educational level which follows the completion of an undergraduate degree at a college or university. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... All major Australian universities have one or more student organisations, known variously as student associations, student guilds, student unions, or student representative councils. ... // Australia is a constitutional monarchy, a federation and a parliamentary democracy. ... The Australian Research Council (ARC) is the Australian Government’s main agency for allocating research funding to academics and researchers in Australian universities. ... The Australian Vice-Chancellors’ Committee advances higher education through voluntary, cooperative and coordinated action. ...

Recognising the dual roles of many postgraduate students, CAPA works closely in collaboration with the National Union of Students where matters impact on all students (such as voluntary student unionism and funding for higher education), and with the National Tertiary Education Union regarding issues of employment in the tertiary education sector. The National Union of Students is the peak representational body for Australian university students. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) is an Australian trade union that is comprised of workers in the higher education industry. ...

CAPA's offices are in Melbourne, Victoria, and its Annual Council Meeting (ACM), where organisational issues and policy directives are decided, is hosted by a different constituent organisation each year. The City of Melbournes coat of arms The central business district of Melbourne, viewed from the north Alternate meanings: Melbourne (disambiguation) Melbourne is the capital and largest city of the state of Victoria, and the second largest city in Australia, with a population of 52,117 in the Central...



Each year, at the ACM, the Council elects a nine-member Executive, consisting of the following:

  • President (a full-time, paid position)
  • Vice-President
  • National Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Women's Officer
  • Indigenous People's Liaison Officer
  • International Students' Officer
  • Queer Officer
  • Chair of the Equity Forum (with responsibility for areas not covered by the other portfolios)

CAPA employs five staff, a General Manager, Research Officer, Financial Officer, Portfolio Research Officer, and an Administrative Officer.

The National Indigenous Postgraduate Association Aboriginal Corporation (NIPAAC) is a separate constituent organisation, representing Indigenous students. NIPAAC employs an Indigenous Research Officer, based at the CAPA offices. Australian Aborigines are the indigenous peoples of Australia. ...


The Council is broken into five administrative Regions, each with its own Regional Council:

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See also

Education in Australia follows a three tier model: primary, secondary and tertiary education. ...

External links

  • CAPA website
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