Entities that are not registered higher education providers

Australian law requires all higher education providers to be TEQSA registered.

Anyone who is not registered with TEQSA who advertises higher education is known as an unregistered entity.

Risks posed by unregistered entities

Unregistered entities pose a risk to students and the integrity of Australian higher education.

These risks include:

  • the quality of education offered by unregistered entities has not been assured by TEQSA
  • awards from unregistered entities are not recognised in Australia. This can harm students' future employment or study prospects
  • the financial cost and time lost by students who enrol at an unregistered entity.

Finding a TEQSA registered provider

The National Register has details of all TEQSA registered providers in Australia.

  • you can search the National Register to make sure your provider is TEQSA registered
  • you can also check the provider’s website – this should display a registration number or provide information on its registration status.

If you are studying at an unregistered entity

This entity is not registered to offer a higher education. You will not be awarded a higher education qualification on completion of your study. If you believe you have been misled, your local state and territory consumer protection agency can provide you with information about your rights.

Reporting and responding to unregistered entities

If the higher education provider you are considering is not listed on the National Register, report it via our online form.

There are a range of regulatory responses that we may take. Our response will depend on the type of entity, whether it is within our remit and whether there is a breach of the TEQSA Act.

Usually, we will engage with the unregistered entity and ask them to take action to address our concerns.

If they do not take appropriate action, we may publish their details on the TEQSA website.

List of unregistered entities

The entities listed below are not registered with TEQSA. This means that they are not able to offer or confer higher education awards in Australia.

We have published the details of these unregistered entities to inform students1.

Name of entity Course(s) advertised Entity’s website(s) Date details of entity published on TEQSA website
Business Name:
College for Educational and Clinical Art Therapy
Diploma in Educational and Clinical Art Therapy arttherapycourses.com.au 21 December 2021
Business name:
International College of Celebrancy
  • Diploma of Marriage Celebrancy
  • Diploma of Funeral Celebrancy
  • Diploma of General Celebrancy
  • Advanced Diploma of Marriage Celebrancy
  • Advanced Diploma of Funeral Celebrancy
  • Advanced Diploma of General Celebrancy
  • Graduate Diploma of Celebrancy
  • Master of Celebrancy
21 December 2021

Business name:
Royal Art Society of NSW

  • RAS Diploma
www.royalart.com.au 21 December 2021

Entity details will remain published on this webpage until TEQSA considers that the risks are mitigated.


  1.  We make no comment that any particular entity published in this list is in breach of the TEQSA Act.
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