Risk Assessment Framework

The Risk Assessment Framework plays a key role in TEQSA’s risk-based approach to assuring higher education standards. The Framework outlines the key steps and components of the risk assessments we undertake of higher education providers annually. The Framework:

  • Strengthens the protection of students’ interests and the sector’s reputation by monitoring key aspects of providers’ operations during registration periods.
  • Reduces burden by using risk assessments to inform a differentiated approach to evidence and reporting requirements in assessment processes, such as renewal of registration.
  • Supports TEQSA case managers and providers to engage in early discussion about emergent issues prior to any scheduled assessment process.
  • Supports quality improvement activities through the sharing of information with providers about potential risks and good practices in the sector.

The Risk Assessment Framework document is available below.

Information sheets on TEQSA’s approach to preparing risk assessments are available on the provider resources page.