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TEQSA Guidance Note: Academic Leadership

Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2011
22 October 2013

NOTE: This Guidance Note is related to the requirements of the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2011 which are no longer in force. 


Academic leadership is fundamental to the capacity of a higher education provider to successfully design, deliver and oversee quality higher education. The requirement that all providers build and maintain an adequate capability in this area is both explicit and implicit in the Threshold Standards.

This Guidance Note reflects TEQSA’s interpretation of the Threshold Standards in their entirety as they relate to the topic, with particular regard to specific standards and accepted (and demonstrated) practice within the Australian higher education sector.