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Understanding the TEQSA Higher Education Registration Criteria

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) has established a set of criteria for the accreditation of higher education courses of study in Australia. These criteria are used to assess the quality and standards of higher education programs offered by universities, and are an important consideration for institutions seeking Higher Education Registration with TEQSA.



There are a total of seven criteria that universities must meet in order to be eligible for Higher Education Registration with TEQSA. These include:

  1. Educational quality: Universities must demonstrate that they have effective systems in place to ensure the quality of their higher education programs.

  2. Staffing: Universities must have appropriately qualified and experienced staff to deliver their higher education programs.

  3. Student support: Universities must have appropriate systems in place to support the needs of their students, including academic and pastoral support.

  4. Physical resources: Universities must have adequate physical resources, including facilities and equipment, to deliver their higher education programs.

  5. Financial viability: Universities must demonstrate financial stability and the ability to meet their financial obligations.

  6. Governance: Universities must have effective governance systems in place to ensure the effective management and operation of their institution.

  7. Quality assurance: Universities must have effective quality assurance systems in place to ensure the ongoing improvement and development of their higher education programs.

Understanding these criteria and demonstrating compliance with them is crucial for universities seeking Higher Education Registration with TEQSA. By meeting these criteria, institutions can demonstrate their commitment to quality and excellence in higher education.


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