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.
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.
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.
At TEQSA we are proud of our culture and we are committed to fostering a working environment where everyone can contribute their talents and skills.
Our annual APS Employee Census Highlights Report offers us insights and opportunities for innovation and improvements.
While the public release of our Census results is voluntary, we have chosen to participate in this initiative as a way to increase the transparency and accountability of people management in our agency, improve our capacity to acknowledge and respond to employees’ feedback and contribute to building a stronger culture of acting on results.
For detailed information regarding the APS Employee Census, please visit the Australian Public Service Commission website or contact the team at stateoftheservice [at] apsc.gov.au or 1800 464 926.
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.
What our staff say
TEQSA is a workplace where you can expect to be continually learning, challenged, and contributing purposefully to a high performing team. There’s an inclusive and equitable culture, which encourages innovation and creativity, welcomes new ideas and puts individuals’ talents to good use. It’s rewarding to work with Australia’s tertiary education sector, and play a very small but meaningful role in supporting world-class education.
There are currently no vacancies at TEQSA.
All of our vacancies can also 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.
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 recruitment [at] teqsa.gov.au:
- 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:
- TEQSA job application cover sheet [DOCX 1MB]
- your responses to the selection criteria (maximum of 200 words per criterion)
- a current resume.
Completed applications are to be submitted to recruitment [at] teqsa.gov.au
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 or, subject to approval of the Agency Head, hold the necessary visa and work permits appropriate to the employment
- 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.
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.
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.