Student experts meet with TEQSA
The second meeting of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency’s (TEQSA) Student Expert Advisory Group has taken place, with discussions covering a number of key issues facing students, and how the agency can take their concerns into account during its regulatory work.
The group includes representation from across higher education and encourages open discussion and collaboration between student representatives and TEQSA’s Commissioners and senior management.
TEQSA CEO Anthony McClaran said that the second meeting of the group showed a genuine willingness and interest from all parties to collaborate and work together to increase student involvement in the regulation and quality assurance of higher education.
"TEQSA’s key purpose is to protect student interests and we want to ensure that our work is addressing issues truly important to them", said Mr McClaran.
"Students can also provide valuable intelligence about the higher education sector and increasing opportunities for direct consultation between student leaders and TEQSA will assist the agency identify and address issues before students are affected”.
The group also discussed how students could be made aware of TEQSA assessments of providers’ course accreditation or registration, and how the agency could make its role more visible to the wider student population.
The group were also provided with an update on the agency’s work regarding sector-wide issues such as sexual assault and sexual harassment, improvements to admissions transparency and contract cheating.
The next meeting of the Student Expert Advisory Group is scheduled for November, coinciding with the 2018 TEQSA Conference, which as in previous years, will have a strong focus on student issues and student representation on the program.
- Visit TEQSA's student engagement web page for more information.
Raphael May, Assistant Director, Communications: raphael.may [at] teqsa.gov.au, 0437 143 012 or (03) 8306 2536.