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TEQSA continues to strengthen ties with students

11 December 2017

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) has signed MoUs with the Council of International Students Australia (CISA) and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate Association (NATSIPA), formalising its relationships with the two representative bodies.

The signing of these most recent MoUs mean that the agency now has formal arrangements with four of Australia’s leading student representative bodies, having previously signed MoUs with the National Union of Students and Council of Post Graduate Students Association.

In addition to formalising relationships with Australia’s major student representative bodies, the agency has announced plans to formulate a Student Expert Advisory Group, envisaged to be a source of expert advice for the TEQSA Commission on all matters relating to student engagement.

TEQSA chief executive, Anthony McClaran said that these formal partnerships were a clear sign that the student voice will help guide the agency’s future work.

"These MoUs, and the Student Expert Advisory Group, will ensure the unique voices of Australia’s diverse higher education student cohorts are heard by TEQSA", said Mr. McClaran.

“The importance of the student voice in guiding our quality assurance and regulatory activities should not be underestimated, as one of the key objects of the TEQSA Act calls for us to protect both current and future students in Australia’s higher education sector.

Membership of the Student Expert Advisory Group is set to be finalised in the coming weeks with its inaugural meeting set for 2018.

For more information on the agency’s student and sector engagement, visit the Engagement section.