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TEQSA Registration in Australia: A Look at the Data

TEQSA (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency) registration is an important process for higher education providers in Australia, as it ensures that institutions meet a set of standards and guidelines for quality and consistency of tertiary education. In this article, we will take a look at some of the data related to TEQSA registration in Australia.


  1. Number of registered institutions: As of 2021, TEQSA has registered a total of 370 higher education providers, including universities, vocational education providers, and private higher education institutions.

  2. Universities: Universities make up the largest proportion of registered institutions, with 39 public universities and 2 private universities registered with TEQSA.

  3. Vocational education providers: There are a total of 78 vocational education providers registered with TEQSA. These include TAFE institutes and other providers of vocational education and training.

  4. Private higher education providers: There are a total of 251 private higher education providers registered with TEQSA. These include private colleges and universities, as well as providers of language, school, and other non-university higher education.

  5. Compliance rate: According to TEQSA's annual report, the compliance rate among registered higher education providers was 96.5% in 2020. This means that 96.5% of registered institutions were found to be fully compliant with the standards and guidelines set by TEQSA.

  6. Enforcement action: In 2020, TEQSA took a total of 8 enforcement actions against higher education providers, including imposing conditions, fines, and in some cases, suspension or revocation of registration.

  7. International students: In 2020, international students made up over 25% of the total student population at registered higher education providers in Australia.

  8. Graduate outcomes: In 2020, the overall graduate outcomes of registered higher education providers was reported as positive, with 85.7% of graduates finding employment or continuing their education within four months of graduation.

The data shows that TEQSA registration is an important aspect of higher education in Australia and that the majority of registered institutions are compliant with the standards and guidelines set by TEQSA. The data also reflects the growing number of international students and positive graduate outcomes in registered higher education providers.


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