Reform and continuous improvement

TEQSA is committed to continually improving its regulatory processes to reduce the regulatory burden on all higher education providers. We will ensure our processes remain effective in managing risks and maintaining quality in the sector.

TEQSA is implementing an agenda to reduce the regulatory burden for providers. Our plans address main areas of concern to the sector, including:

  • reporting requirements;
  • duplication of requirements across regulatory bodies;
  • the time taken to make regulatory decisions; and
  • ensuring that regulatory assessments take a risk-based and proportionate approach.

The scope of TEQSA’s reform agenda

The key elements of our reform agenda are set out in the following document:

Detail of the reform proposals were outlined to the sector at the TEQSA Provider Briefing on 3 October 2013. These presentations are available below (all in PDF format):


In October 2013 TEQSA consulted the higher education sector seeking feedback on the future directions of its regulatory processes and Regulatory Risk Framework. 

After considering all submissions, the Agency has released two summary documents, available for download below:

The submissions received are available on the Reform consultation submissions page.

Initiatives to date

 On 26 September 2013 TEQSA published its new approach to material change notifications.

Questions or comments

If you have any questions or would like to offer comments on the Agency's reform agenda, please email