One of the challenges that higher education institutions in Australia face is the lack of transparency in the TEQSA (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency) registration process. 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 transparency in the process. 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 transparency can also create confusion and uncertainty for students and other stakeholders, as it can be difficult to understand the requirements and expectations of the TEQSA.
To address these issues, it is important for the TEQSA to be more transparent in its processes and decision-making. This could involve providing clearer guidelines and expectations for institutions, as well as more transparent decision-making processes and greater availability of support and guidance throughout the process. By being more transparent, 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.