TEQSA welcomes increased transparency for prospective higher education students
The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) has welcomed the launch of the Australian Government’s Course Seeker website, an initiative that will allow prospective undergraduate students to compare courses from higher education providers across the country.
Launched by the Minister for Education Dan Tehan, Course Seeker forms a vital part of the joint effort by the Australian Government, TEQSA and the higher education sector to improve transparency in higher education admissions practices.
TEQSA CEO Anthony McClaran said that the higher education sector had been implementing a range of measures aimed at helping prospective students compare undergraduate courses since late 2017.
"The Course Seeker website will form a vital part of ensuring prospective students can access transparent and independent information about a range of courses in one place", said Mr McClaran.
“TEQSA has been monitoring progress and assisting the sector to implement standardised information aimed at helping prospective students choose undergraduate courses, and the Course Seeker website will ensure that this information is easily accessible and comparable”.
TEQSA has been working with the Government and higher education providers to support and monitor the sector’s implementation of recommendations made by the Higher Education Standards Panel’s report Improving the Transparency of Higher Education Admissions.
The agency’s work is continuing, with a comprehensive review and evaluation of the sector’s response set to be delivered in 2020.
Raphael May, Assistant Director, Communications: raphael.may [at] teqsa.gov.au, 0437 143 012 or (03) 8306 2536