One of the challenges that higher education institutions in Australia face is the lack of clear communication and guidance from the TEQSA (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency). The TEQSA is responsible for regulating the quality and standards of the higher education sector in Australia, and has a range of processes and procedures in place to ensure compliance with relevant regulations.
However, institutions can struggle to understand their obligations and how to comply with them due to a lack of clear communication and guidance from the TEQSA. This can be especially challenging for institutions that are unfamiliar with the process or do not have the necessary expertise in-house.
The lack of clear communication and guidance from the TEQSA can also create confusion and uncertainty for students and other stakeholders, as it can be difficult to understand the requirements and expectations of the agency.
To address these issues, it is important for the TEQSA to provide clearer communication and guidance to higher education institutions and other stakeholders. This could involve providing more detailed information on its website, holding regular training sessions or workshops, or establishing more direct channels of communication with institutions. By taking these steps, the TEQSA can help to ensure that higher education institutions are able to understand and comply with their obligations, and that students and other stakeholders are able to make informed decisions about courses and programs.