Second Annual TEQSA Conference: Students, Quality, Success

29 November to 1 December 2017, Grand Hyatt, Melbourne

Following the success of TEQSA’s inaugural conference in 2016, the Second Annual TEQSA Conference will be held over 29 November to 1 December 2017. The themes for this year’s conference – Students, Quality, Success – will bring together Australia’s higher education sector for an open discussion and allow attendees to collaborate, connect and discuss ideas.

The conference will feature thought provoking plenaries, panel discussions as well as concurrent sessions and social events, including welcome cocktails and a conference dinner. 

Further information about the conference.

Admissions Transparency Information Webinar

A co-presentation by the Department of Education and Training and TEQSA, with kind assistance from the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET), and open to all interested staff from universities and non-university higher education providers.  

Wednesday 30 August 2017 – 11am or 2pm

To register your attendance, please select one of the following sessions:

TEQSA Occasional Forum Series

Student Attrition in Higher Education

Wednesday 19 July 2017, 4-6pm

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This forum is booked out but will be made available as a webcast (see link below).

Forum webcast

Our first occasional forum has been launched and will focus on discussing the report on Characteristics of Australian higher education providers and their relation to first-year student attrition.

The forum will provide a contribution to the discussion on student attrition as identified by TEQSA as a major risk factor for higher education providers. Indeed, it is the most common indicator of high risk to students across the sector. TEQSA undertook a study of first-year student attrition to determine whether institutional characteristics might identify factors which are associated with higher attrition rates. 

The study provided details on institutional characteristics which may be associated with higher levels of attrition in 130 higher education providers. It grouped together similar providers and sought out common institutional characteristics that could be linked to higher levels of attrition. The decision to focus on institutional characteristics, and not characteristics of individual students, was led by TEQSA’s regulatory approach which assesses each provider.


Dr Linley Martin, Commissioner (TEQSA), Professor Pip Pattison, Deputy Vice Chancellor Education (The University of Sydney), Professor Nick Saunders AO, Chief Commissioner (TEQSA), Mr Anthony McClaran, Chief Executive Officer (TEQSA).


Engineers Australia, Innovation Hub, Level 31, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Wheelchair Access to the Innovation Hub is available from Level 30. Please take the lift to Level 30, and once within the Engineers Australia premises, turn right down the hallway. This will take you directly to the Innovation Hub.

TEQSA – Provider Roundtables 2016

Professional Bodies briefing, 7 September 2016

On Wednesday 7 September TEQSA conducted two roundtables for professional bodies. The roundtables were mainly targeted at those bodies with responsibility for professional registration/accreditation for professional practice. The roundtables were hosted by  the TEQSA CEO Mr Anthony McClaran and the Chief Commissioner Professor Nick Saunders.  The purpose of these roundtables was to provide a brief update on TEQSA’s implementation of the more streamlined assessment approaches introduced last year, and to outline and discuss TEQSA’s approach to implementation of the new Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015, which will apply from 1 January 2017. Additionally, an update was provided on an initiative by the Department of Education and Training to survey and characterise the extent and scope of professional course accreditation practices in Australian higher education.

TEQSA – Provider Roundtables 2015

In August and September 2015, TEQSA held a series of roundtable discussions in each capital city to seek provider views on the current operation of quality assurance and regulation of Australian higher education. The sessions also aimed to provide the sector with an update on the initiatives being implemented by TEQSA to support a more streamlined assessment approach and to engage in a discussion with TEQSA on the challenges facing HEPs in meeting their regulatory compliance responsibilities. 

Initial registration workshop, 16 September 2015

The main presentation from the Initial registration workshop is available below.

TEQSA benchmarking workshop, 30 June 2015

Presentations from the TEQSA benchmarking workshop are available below.

TEQSA-OLT Forum on eLearning

TEQSA and the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) hosted a joint forum on eLearning on Friday 4 October 2013.

The forum focused on the implications of new and emerging technologies and models of online delivery on the strategic planning, teaching, learning and quality assurance of higher education by Australian higher education providers.

October 2013 Provider Briefing 

Presentations from the October TEQSA provider briefing are available below.

2012 Information sessions for ELICOS providers

During 2012, TEQSA and the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) held joint briefing sessions for providers of English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. The sessions provided the opportunity for ELICOS providers to learn more about ASQA and TEQSA objectives with respect to ELICOS, as well as application processes and regulatory compliance issues. TEQSA's presentation from the sessions is available below: