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TEQSA Guidance Note: Scholarship

Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2011 
10 October 2017

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Note is related to the requirements of the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2011 which are no longer in force. 


Scholarship underpins a provider’s capacity to deliver quality higher education, and encompasses enquiry into teaching and learning practices, and maintaining currency in the discipline area/s of the provider’s course/s of study. 

Specific Threshold Standards referencing scholarship are: Section 1.4 of the Higher Education Provider Category Standards; Section 2.5 of the Australian University Category Standards; Section 1.3 of the Provider Course Accreditation Standards; Section 4.2 of the Provider Course Accreditation Standards; and Section 4.3 of the Criteria for authorising self-accrediting authority.