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Our purpose

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.

Current vacancies

  • Non-ongoing (Temporary) Employment Register
    From time to time, TEQSA requires people to fill short-term (non-ongoing) roles across the agency at the EL2, EL1, APS6, APS5 and APS4 levels. 
    Further information and registration details

All of our vacancies can also be found at APS JOBS.

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How to apply

Please include the following in your application: 

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.

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.