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How to search the National Register

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Searching the National Register

People familiar with TEQSA’s old website will notice changes to the way you can search the National Register of Higher Education Providers. The National Register now has enhanced search features to make it easier to find information on higher education providers and courses and to let you filter out information you don’t need.

Search for providers and courses

The National Register search bar is now on the home page so you don’t need to click through to start looking.  You’ll also notice that the search is more like other Internet searches; instead of having a list of providers or courses to scroll through, you can just type the name of a provider or the name of a course into the search bar. Like most Internet searches, results are sorted by relevance.

You can still see a list of providers or courses by typing ‘provider’ or ‘course’ into the search bar and the results will show a full list of courses or providers.  In the search results, you can also click on the ‘Provider’ or ‘Course’ to see a full list of providers or courses.

Improved filters

Improved filters to the left of the search results let you refine your search. You can search for a provider and filter the results to show active or inactive providers, provider category, whether the provider accredits its own courses and whether courses are delivered in a language other than English (LOTE).  Course search results can also be filtered by status (active/inactive) and by LOTE.

What kind of information can be accessed?

Providers

When looking at a provider page, you will see information TEQSA is required to show on the National Register about that provider. You can see how long the provider is registered for, whether we have imposed any conditions on that provider’s registration, decisions we have made about that provider and any courses we have accredited for that provider (most Self-accrediting providers like universities will not have courses listed as we do not accredit their courses).

The provider page now also displays a link to the provider’s information on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS), Training.gov.au and the Quality in Learning and Teaching (QILT) website where applicable.

Courses

For courses TEQSA has accredited, you can either click on the link in the decisions section of the provider’s page (not all courses will be there, only courses we have made a decision on) or in the list of courses at the bottom of the provider’s page.  Either link will take you to the Course page which shows when the course was accredited, when the accreditation expires or any conditions we have imposed on that course.