Careers at TEQSA

Why choose TEQSA?

At TEQSA, we are committed to providing a workplace that recognises and values the diversity of its employees and we encourage excellence, continuous improvement, professional development, integrity and an array of perspectives and contributions.

Our purpose

The agency’s purpose is to protect student interests and the reputation of Australia's higher education sector through a proportionate, risk-reflective approach to quality assurance that supports diversity, innovation and excellence.

Our values 

We value our reputation and have established a solid foundation focused on delivering a positive employee experience and enriching opportunities within a supportive environment. 

TEQSA is committed to:

  • culture and engagement
  • strong leadership
  • driving performance and optimising talent
  • fostering flexibility, diversity and inclusion

TEQSA’s People and Capability framework is built on the Australian Public Service Employment principles.  

The APS is a career-based service that:

  • makes fair employment decisions with a fair system of review 
  • recognises that the usual basis for engagement is as an ongoing APS employee 
  • makes decisions relating to engagement and promotion that are based on merit 
  • requires effective performance from each employee 
  • provides flexible, safe and rewarding workplaces where communication, consultation, cooperation and input from employees on matters that affect their workplaces are valued 
  • provides workplaces that are free from discrimination, patronage and favouritism
  • recognises the diversity of the Australian community and fosters diversity in the workplace.

Our culture

At TEQSA we want and promote a work environment that is characterised by fairness, personal accountability, and mutual trust and respect. We understand our employees are the key to our success and as a team, our focus is to ensure they feel safe, valued and fulfilled in the work that they do.

Who we are

TEQSA was established by the Australian Government as Australia’s higher education regulation and quality assurance agency in 2011, with a focus on ensuring that higher education providers meet minimum standards, promote best practice and improve the quality of the Australian higher education sector.  

All organisations that offer higher education qualifications (diploma or above) in or from Australia must be registered by TEQSA. 

Higher education providers that have not been granted self-accrediting authority must also have their courses of study accredited by the agency. 

The Australian higher education sector includes public and private universities, Australian branches of overseas universities, TAFEs, government agencies, professional bodies, faith-based colleges and other independent for-profit and not-for-profit providers.

What we can offer

  • flexible working arrangements focused on work-life integration
  • a variety of employment benefits and health and wellbeing initiatives
  • professional and career development including coaching / mentoring support
  • salary packaging options for eligible staff
  • comprehensive induction support
  • a convenient CBD location with easy access to public transport and Melbourne’s renowned retail and dining options.

Current vacancies

APS vacancies can be found at APS JOBS.

Regulatory Operations Employment Register

Assessment Managers (APS 5)/Senior Assessment Managers (APS 6)

From time-to-time we require people to fill vacancies caused as a result of staff movement or to assist with a temporary increase in workload in the TEQSA Regulatory Operations area.

This Register provides you with an opportunity to let us know that you are interested in working at TEQSA as an Assessment Manager or as a Senior Assessment Manager, and enables us to access a pool of people for further consideration.  

All shortlisted applicants for Assessment Manager/Senior Assessment Manager positions undergo a multi-stage assessment process.

The assessment process includes:

  • a written exercise
  • a group exercise
  • a presentation 
  • an interview
  • referee and security checks.

Further information and registration details

Non-ongoing (Temporary) Employment Register

APS 4, APS 5, APS 6, EL 1

From time-to-time we require people to fill vacancies caused as a result of staff movement or to assist with a temporary increase in workload. The Non-ongoing (Temporary) Employment Register provides you with an opportunity to let us know that you are interested in working at TEQSA, and enables us to access a pool of people for further consideration.  

If you are interested in working at TEQSA, you should prepare a one-page Expression of Interest outlining how your experience and capabilities would add value to TEQSA.

Please email the following to

  • TEQSA job application cover sheet (see link below)
  • your Expression of Interest
  • a current resume.

How to apply

Please include the following in your application: 

Completed applications are to be submitted to 

For assistance addressing the selection criteria you may wish to refer to Cracking the Code: How to Apply for Jobs in the Australian Public Service.

Who can apply?

Successful applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • satisfactorily complete a National Police Check
  • obtain and maintain an Australian Government Security clearance to Baseline/ Negative Vetting Level 1 status as required.

Failure to satisfy any of these conditions may result in the withdrawal of an offer of employment or termination of employment.

TEQSA supports workplace diversity and values the contribution of people from diverse backgrounds. In particular, applications are encouraged from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, and people with cultural and linguistic diversity.

Recruitment process

The recruitment process will generally include:

  • an application that includes responses to the selection criteria in the position description
  • a panel interview for shortlisted applicants
  • reference checks for interviewed applicants being considered for appointment
  • a formal offer of employment to applicants recommended for appointment.

For information about how we collect, use and disclose personal information in recruitment processes, see our Privacy policy.

Workplace diversity

TEQSA is committed to providing a workplace that recognises and values the diversity of its employees. Diversity includes, but is not limited to, ‘differences in gender, age, language, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, religious beliefs, sexual orientation and family responsibilities. In the workplace, it also encompasses differences between individuals in educational level, life experience, work experience, socio-economic background and personality.’ (Australian Public Service Commission)

In committing to workplace diversity, we aim to:

  • foster a diverse workforce
  • attract and recruit people from diverse backgrounds
  • prevent discrimination and harassment
  • support staff to balance their work, family and other caring responsibilities effectively
  • integrate workplace diversity principles into our organisational values and work practices.

Working for TEQSA

Conditions of employment specific to TEQSA, including current salary ranges, can be found in our Enterprise agreement.

Working for the Australian Public Service (APS)

Employment with TEQSA means you will be working for the Australian Government under the provisions of the Public Service Act 1999.

Visit the Australian Public Service’s website for more information about conditions of employment.

    Last Updated:

    5 Jun 2023