What is TEQSA?

As a national regulatory body, the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) registers higher education providers and monitors quality and standards, to ensure that students at all Australian higher education institutions receive quality education. It is governed by the TEQSA Act (2011) and currently registers and evaluates the performance of higher education providers in Australia against the Higher Education Standards Framework (HESF) of 2021.

Murdoch University's provider registration with TEQSA covers operations in Australia, as well as in Singapore and Dubai. TEQSA maintains formal partnerships with the Committee for Private Education (CPE) in Singapore and Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in UAE and is a member of the Quality Beyond Borders Group (QBBG).

Higher education standards for TNE

Section 5.4.2 Higher Education Standards Framework 2021

When a course of study, any parts of a course of study, or research training are delivered through arrangements with another party(ies), whether in Australia or overseas, the registered higher education provider remains accountable for the course of study and verifies continuing compliance of the course of study with the standards in the Higher Education Standards Framework that relate to the specific arrangement.

Standard 6.1.3 Higher Education Framework 2021

The governing body attends to governance functions and processes diligently and effectively, including:

  • confirming that the provision of higher education and research training and the conduct of research whether by the provider or through an arrangement with another party, are governed by the registered provider's institutional policies, and the operations of the provider and any associate party(ies) are consistent with these policies.

Further information

For more information, visit the TEQSA website, TEQSA Toolkit and the Higher Education Standards Framework.