TEQSA Conference

Second Annual TEQSA Conference: Students, Quality, Success

29-30 November 2017, Grand Hyatt, Melbourne

Register now to secure your place!

Following the success of TEQSA’s inaugural conference in 2016, the Second Annual TEQSA Conference will be held over 29-30 November 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. 

Held in collaboration with Higher Ed Services (HES), the conference will take place at Melbourne’s Grand Hyatt, with HES’ Higher Education Compliance and Quality (HECQ) Forum taking place on 1 December 2017.

Call for papers

The call for papers exploring the Second Annual TEQSA Conference’s themes of Students, Quality and Success is now open. Papers with particular emphasis on innovative approaches, evidence-based outcomes and collaborative initiatives are encouraged. 

Submissions from early career academics and higher education professionals are welcome.

The first day of the conference will focus on plenaries and panel discussions while the second day will be dedicated to presentations responding to the call for papers. The HECQ Forum will continue the theme of the TEQSA conference with an emphasis on panel discussions, case studies and practical workshops.

Note: In order to be a presented you must register to attend the conference.


Presentations can be a maximum of 25 minutes (including questions and answers). Shorter presentations are also welcome.

Submission guidelines

Papers must include:

  • A 500-word titled summary of your presentation. Your title should be no longer than 10 words
  • A 200-word abstract
  • A short, no more than 150 word, professional biography that includes your name, title and position within your institution, and a head and shoulders photo.

Papers must be uploaded to the HES online submission platform by Monday 31 July. No late submissions will be accepted and incomplete submissions will be rejected.

Selection process

Paper summaries will be reviewed by a panel of academics and higher education professionals with decisions announced by Thursday 31 August

The potential interest in your paper, the quality of the presentation and its relevance to the conference themes and audience will determine the panel’s decision. 

Once your submission is accepted, the complete presentation, including any PowerPoint files must be submitted by Friday 29 September.

Note: The decision of the review panel is final.

Publication of presentations

All presentations will be published on TEQSA/HES websites at the conclusion of the conference.

Important dates

  • Monday 31 July – submissions due
  • Thursday 31 August – decisions announced
  • Friday 29 September – complete presentations submitted

For further information please contact Poppy Bervanakis, Event and Marketing Manager (TEQSA) on (03) 8306 2537 or email at Poppy.Bervanakis@teqsa.gov.au

Registration fees

The following early bird rates are available until 30 June 2017. 

TEQSA Conference 

  • One-day registration rate: $550
  • Two-day registration rate: $990

Three Day Package (TEQSA Conference and HECQ Forum)

  • Three-day registration rate: $1,295

HECQ Forum

  • One-day registration rate: $550

Register now to secure your place!