Australian Universities Accord

The Australian Government has committed to an Australian Universities Accord to drive lasting and transformative reform in Australia’s higher education system.

The objective of the Accord is to devise recommendations and performance targets that will improve the quality, accessibility, affordability and sustainability of higher education, in order to achieve long term security and prosperity for the sector and the nation.

A group of eminent Australians has been appointed to the Australian Universities Accord Panel (the Panel) to comprehensively consider a range of issues through the Accord, across teaching and learning, funding and regulatory settings, strengthening engagement between the higher education and vocational education and training sectors, research and international education.

TEQSA and the Accord

We are continuing to engage with and support the Panel’s work ahead of the publication of the final report later this year.

TEQSA is also a member of the Australian Universities Accord Ministerial Reference Group, which is chaired by the Minister for Education. The group includes representatives of higher education institutions, business, staff, students and other experts.

TEQSA’s submissions to the Accord

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