Consultation on revised compliance guides

On 1 July 2021 the new Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2021 (HESF) came into effect. 

TEQSA is reviewing the current suite of guidance notes to ensure they reflect the requirements of the new HESF. 

As part of this review, TEQSA has developed a new template to streamline our guidance materials. 

We have also introduced a revised title, Compliance Guide, to differentiate these new guidance materials from the previous guidance notes.  

TEQSA has developed 3 compliance guides using the new template covering admissions (coursework), scholarship, and work integrated learning (WIL) - see download links below

The revised content of the admissions (coursework) and scholarship compliance guides has been informed by prior sector consultation. 

The WIL compliance guide is informed by engagement with the Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN).

TEQSA is seeking feedback on the content and format of each compliance guide. Questions to consider include:

  1. Are the revised compliance guides fit-for-purpose?
  2. Do the revised compliance guides include all relevant information?
  3. Do the revised compliance guides present clear and targeted information?

Following this consultation, the new compliance guide template will be reviewed to take account of feedback and then applied to all existing guidance notes. 

The content of the 3 guides included in this consultation will also be finalised using the new template, taking into account the feedback received.

Submissions are open for four weeks until 5pm (AEDT) on Wednesday 10 November 2021.

All submissions and any questions about the consultation should be sent to

TEQSA welcomes all feedback and appreciates the time taken to participate in this consultation.

Compliance guides

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