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Application forms and support

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The Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015 (HES Framework 2015) replaced the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2011 (HES Framework 2011) on 1 January 2017. Information regarding the HES Framework 2015 (including a contextual overview and breakdown of each Domain) is available from our Higher Education Standards Framework 2015 section.

From a regulatory perspective, all applications submitted after 1 January 2017 are assessed against the HES Framework 2015. 

Supporting materials for online applications

Application guides

Guidance note for application guides/templates 

We appreciate the constructive feedback received to date on the revised application guides. While the beta consultation period for the application guides above has now closed, comments are still welcome. 

Please direct any feedback to standards [at] teqsa.gov.au

Good practice notes

Guidance notes

View TEQSA's Guidance notes relating to the HES Framework 2015 on our Guidance notes page.

Online forms

The first set of online application forms (relating to the HES Framework 2015) have been released in ‘beta’ form for a six month consultation period and are accessed through the Provider portal.

Prospective higher education providers applying for initial registration

  • Registration in HEP Category (Beta)
  • Initial Course Accreditation (Beta)

Registered higher education providers

  • Course Accreditation existing provider (Beta)
  • Renewal of Course Accreditation (Beta)  *updated 22 February 2017
  • Renewal of Registration (Beta)
  • Self-Accrediting Authority (Beta) *added 31 August 2017

These new forms are supported by a range of application guides (see above for examples).

Other guides




Risk assessment

Fit and proper person declarations

  • TEQSA & ESOS fit and proper person requirements declaration form [Word 137KB] [PDF 228KB]

    Please note that this fit and proper person declaration can be used for both the TEQSA and ESOS Acts.

Supporting materials for CRICOS applications

Contact your case manager for relevant application documents and access to online forms.

TEQSA's public disclosure policy

This document outlines our approach to public statements about regulatory actions and issues.