TEQSA Regulated Provider Forum

Date —

25 May 2020

Industry Sector/s —
Higher Education

Summary —

Independent higher education providers enjoy a strong track-record for providing students with high quality outcomes within the context of a regulatory framework enforced by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).  Although TEQSA is generally regarded as a regulator that’s highly engaged with the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) membership, professionals can sometimes find compliance a daunting task.  It’s here that the ITECA TEQSA Regulated Provider Reference Group plays a key role.  

Key Issues —

TEQSA, via a formal agreement, recognises ITECA as the peak body representing independent higher education providers.  This ensures that ITECA is able to work with its members to both understand and influence key aspects of the regulatory framework, including the Higher Education Standards Framework 2015.

The ITECA TEQSA Regulated Provider Reference Group meets bimonthly and allows staff from independent higher education providers to share experiences and learn from each other on matters associated with regulatory compliance. 

Significantly, the ITECA TEQSA Regulated Provider Reference Group affords the ITECA membership the opportunity to understand what’s driving reform.  For more information visit:

ITECA Member Engagement —

Participation in the ITECA TEQSA Regulated Provider Reference Group is an exclusive benefit of ITECA membership.  Be sure to take a positive step in the evolution of your organisation and play an active role amongst a growing group of professionals across the higher education sector that’s united, informed and influential.

Around 10% of the 1.5 million students in vocational education and training are with an independent higher education organisation, highlighting the important function of the ITECA TEQSA Regulated Provider Reference Group.

Member Engagement —

ITECA’s ability to play a lead role in matters associated with this issue rests on the advice and guidance of individuals serving on the ITECA Higher Education Reference Committee.

Further Information —

For more information on this issue please send an email to higher.education@iteca.edu.au or telephone 1300 421 017.  Stay up to date via Twitter @ITECAust or via Facebook at www.facebook.com/ITECAust.

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