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TEQSA’s biggest Annual Conference begins tomorrow

26 November 2019

With over 820 delegates registered to attend, TEQSA’s fourth annual conference is its largest yet. The Honourable Dan Tehan, Minister for Education, will be presenting, alongside higher education experts and academics from Australia and abroad. 

The full conference program features an interactive program of workshops, plenaries, Q&As, lightning talks and keynote presentations, addressing the theme Partnerships Driving Quality

“TEQSA’s 2019 conference is focusing on the ways in which partnerships and professional collaboration can transform the higher education landscape into the future, addressing key areas such as academic integrity and contract cheating, diversity, and rural and remote education,” said Chief Executive Officer Anthony McClaran.

“TEQSA looks forward to sharing with and learning from a wide-range of higher education specialists, including Australia’s Minister for Education.” 

The annual conference program includes: 

  • State of Australia, with George Megalogenis
  • Diverse Partnerships Driving Quality, with Elizabeth Proust AO, Chair Monash Commission, Professor William Locke, Director Melbourne Centre of Higher Education, The University of Melbourne, and Craig Robertson, Chief Executive Officer, TAFE Directors Australia
  • Partnership and Regulation, with Professor Jane den Hollander AO, Former Vice Chancellor, Deakin University 
  • Higher Education Standards Panel: Partnerships with the Sector in Driving Quality, with Emeritus Professor Ian O’Connor AC, Chair, Higher Education Standards Panel, and Professor Kerri Lee Krause, Deputy Chair, Higher Education Standards Panel
  • Partnerships and Quality in Australian Rural and Remote Higher Education, with Professor Helen Bartlett, Vice Chancellor and President of Federation University, Dr Denis Napthine, former Victorian Premier, Chair, Regional Education Expert Advisory Group, and Associate Professor Maria Raciti, Co-Leader USC Transcultural Pedagogies Research Group, USC
  • Industry Professional Partnerships Driving Quality Accreditation, with Professor Mark Brimble, Head of Department, Discipline Head of Finance and Financial Planning, Griffith Business School Director, Centre for Financial Independence and Education, Narelle Mills, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Dental Council and Emeritus Professor Christine Ewan, University of Wollongong
  • Quality Partnerships with Students and Academics Driving Academic Integrity: Contract Cheating, with Dr James Adonopoulos, Academic Dean of Kaplan Business School, and Associate Professor Cath Ellis, Associate Dean (Education), UNSW 
  • On Trust, with Jamil Salmi, Emeritus Professor Higher Education, Diego Portales University Chile
  • Partnerships and Quality: A Chancellor’s Perspective – Peter Varghese AO, Chancellor UQ 

The TEQSA team will also share regulatory insights and updates, including: 

  • Partnerships in Regulation Driving Quality – with TEQSA Commission, CEO Anthony McClaran and Executive Director Prue Monument
  • Regulatory landscape – with TEQSA’s senior management team
  • English language, including English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS), Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) and the national code driving quality – with TEQSA’s Assessment and Investigations Group 

As in previous years, TEQSA is offering complimentary registration to students nominated by their institutions to attend, and will be holding a pre-conference workshop to discuss the role students can play in maintaining and promoting academic integrity. 

The conference also includes a number of networking events and opportunities to engage with industry colleagues as well as TEQSA staff. 

More information

Media enquiries 

Michelle Alexander, Assistant Director, Communications: comms [at] teqsa.gov.au, 0437 143 012