International Quality Assurance Agency agreements

TEQSA has entered into agreement with the following overseas regulatory and quality assurance agencies:

Council for Higher Education Accreditation/International Quality Group (CHEA/CIQG), United States of America

The CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) is a rewarding and important forum for colleges, universities, accrediting and quality assurance organizations and others worldwide to address issues and challenges focused on quality and quality assurance in an international setting. 

 (23 September 2016)



Council for Private Education, Singapore

The Council for Private Education was established as a statutory board in December 2009 to regulate the private education industry in Singapore. Its mission is to raise standards in the private education sector through effective regulation, industry development and consumer education.

 (28 July 2016)



Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, United Kingdom

The Quality Assurance Agency was established in 1997 and is responsible for safeguarding the public interest in sound standards of higher education qualifications, and to inform and encourage continuous improvement in the management of the quality of higher education.

(27 February 2013, renewed 1 June 2016)



Higher Education Evaluation Centre of the Ministry of Education, P.R. China 

The Higher Education Evaluation Centre of the Ministry of Education, P.R. China (HEEC), established in August 2004, is a public body with statutory mandate under the auspices of the Ministry of Education. HEEC is the only national authority in China for higher education quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation, with the responsibility of providing multi-level evaluation, accreditation, regular educational quality monitoring and consultation services.

(13 September 2016)

Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications 

The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications was established in 1990 as an independent statutory body to provide authoritative advice on academic standards of degree programmes in higher education institutions in Hong Kong. Its mission is to safeguard the quality of the academic and vocational qualifications available to learners within the Qualifications Framework in Hong Kong, to strengthen providers’ quality assurance capability, and to provide professional advice through assessments. 

(28 April 2016)

Malaysian Qualifications Agency

The Malaysian Qualifications Agency is responsible for monitoring and overseeing the quality assurance practices and accreditation of national higher education. This Memorandum of Arrangement will facilitate the regular exchange of information about the Australian and Malaysian regulatory approaches and processes, and on particular matters relevant to Australian providers operating offshore.

(27 March 2017)

National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education (NIAD-QE)

The National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education (NIAD-QE) is an incorporated administrative agency created in 2016 by the Japanese Act of General Rules for Incorporated Administrative Agency and the NIAD-QE Act. NIAD-QE supports efforts to improve the quality of higher education in Japan with the goal of contributing to the development of Japanese higher education.  

(21 September 2016, renewed 7 August 2017)

University Quality Assurance International Board of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority, United Arab Emirates

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) was established in 2007 as a regulatory authority of the Government of Dubai, responsible for the growth, direction and quality of private education and learning in Dubai.



New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority is a Crown entity established by the Education Act 1089.

NZQA's role is to ensure that New Zealand qualifications are valued as credible and robust both nationally and internationally, in order to help learners succeed in their chosen endeavours and to contribute to New Zealand society.


Other International Agreements

China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE)

The China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) was founded in 1981 and is China’s nationwide not-for-profit organisation conducting international educational exchanges and cooperation. CEAIE has provincial associations for international exchanges in 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities, as well as local chapters in 16 major cities. CEAIE has established a wide network with partner associations and institutions at home and long-term working relationship with over 170 educational organisations in more than 50 countries and regions.

Office of Higher Education, Papua New Guinea (OHE)

The Office of Higher Education (OHE) is the administrative and executing agency for higher education in Papua New Guinea, and was established as an Act of Parliament in 1983. Following the amendments to the Act in 1998, the functions of OHE and the role of the Director General were separated from the Commission for Higher Education (CHE); however, OHE continues to provide secretariat services to CHE. There are three divisions within the office: The Executive; Higher Education Development, and; Corporate and Student Support Services. The Director General oversees all programs and activities of OHE.

Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam (MOET)

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The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) is the government ministry for the governance of education in Vietnam. It was established in 1945 and is based in Hanoi.

Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE)

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The Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE) is a public organisation under the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. CSCSE mainly engages in international education services and supports students who are pursuing international exchanges and cooperation.


Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ)

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Based in the heart of Ras Al Khaimah, Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) was established to oversee and consolidate the specialised parks and clients of both Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone and RAK Investment Authority. The RAKEZ Academic Zone was established to attract and support qualified educational institutions and service providers that are committed to delivering market-driven, educational, training and professional development services that benefit RAK, the UAE and the broader Gulf region.

Non-Local Courses Registry, Education Bureau, Hong Kong (NCR)

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The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, as represented by the Education Bureau, is responsible for formulating, developing and reviewing policies, programmes and legislation in respect of education from pre-primary to tertiary level and overseeing the effective implementation of educational programmes. The Non-Local Courses Registry provides information to stakeholders about non-local courses that are regulated through either registration or exemption from registration under the Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance.