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Application Guide for Registered Higher Education Providers: renewal of registration for existing providers

Version 2.7
29 August 2018

Purpose

This guide provides information about and explains the process registered higher education providers will need to follow when applying to the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) for renewal of registration.

Applications for renewal of registration are considered under Part 3, Division 3 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (TEQSA Act).

TEQSA may renew a provider’s registration if it is satisfied that the provider continues to meet the relevant Standards in the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015 (HES Framework). TEQSA will use a range of information to reach its decision, including information submitted by the provider with its application.

In determining the scope of this information, TEQSA will use the differentiated model (known as the ‘core+’ model), as explained in Section B of this guide. All applicants will be required to submit minimum evidence relating to a set of core Standards. The minimum evidence for each application type is outlined in general in the tables in Appendix A. Some providers will be asked to submit evidence against other selected Standards on a case-by-case basis, according to risk and regulatory track record. The specific evidence required for your individual case will be documented by TEQSA in the form of the Confirmed Evidence Table for Renewal of Registration, and sent to you.

For assistance in understanding the requirements of the HES Framework, new providers should refer to the guidance in TEQSA’s Higher Education Standards Framework 2015 section in the first instance, which includes an overview of each Domain of the HES Framework.

Detailed guidance notes can be found on the Guidance notes page.