About Us

TAG's strategic purpose is to empower our members with the capacity to…

  • deliver on their own goals
  • be part of a community of student service professionals
  • be recognised as valued partners in the higher education sector

As all students (and their neighbours) know, academic life is about much more than lectures and essays. It’s also about relaxing in campus cafes, connecting with peers in fun and engaging ways, learning life skills and getting as much out of uni life as you can. That’s the part that the members of Tertiary Access Group (TAG) provides – a wide range of non-academic services for tertiary students - the colour on campus, as opposed to the black and white of academic study.

TAG members are spread across more than 150 campuses – practically every university in Australia and several in New Zealand as well, along with a number of TAFEs.

TAG members provide services that include a vast and varied range of student support including:

  • welfare and advocacy
  • volunteering and outreach programs
  • cafes, food and beverage outlets and bars
  • stationery and convenience stores
  • events and activities
  • orientation weeks
  • national competitions 
  • sports and fitness
  • entertainment 
  • student director and clubs and society support

Details relating to these varied avenues of support can be found throughout this website. 

TAG is a co-operative owned and run by its 70 member organisations, which include universities, student unions, student guilds and associations, campus sports associations, as well as smaller campus groups. This means all TAG members are in close and constant touch with their student and staff customers and can pick up instantly on changes in this trend-conscious and demanding market.

TAG and its members are determined to remain relevant to what students want. As part of that, equal emphasis is placed on our broader, diversified scope - reminding our stakeholders that we’re a not-for-profit organisation that encourages student engagement, professional and personal development, social justice and environmental advocacy.

We’re about creating community on campus so that the student experience is as rewarding as possible. We’re a unique business – quite unlike anything else and we look forward to engaging with you. 

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