TEQSA Regulatory Operations Employment Register


TEQSA is Australia's independent national quality assurance and regulatory agency for higher education. Our purpose is to safeguard student interests and the reputation of the Australian higher education sector through a proportionate, risk-reflective approach to regulation.

With Australian's pursuing higher education in record numbers, and education now Australia's third largest export, our work is more important than ever.

The Register

From time-to-time we require people to fill vacancies caused as a result of staff movement or to assist with a temporary increase in workload. The Register provides you with an opportunity to let us know that you are interested in working at TEQSA, and enables us to access a pool of people for further consideration.

This register remains active for three months and is refreshed quarterly. If you wish to remain on the Register you will need to update your details and send us through a new application.

Employment arrangements

TEQSA, like all Commonwealth Government Agencies, is required to stay within a staffing cap. This means there is a limit to the number of people we can employ as Australian Public Servants (APS). If our staffing cap does not allow us to employ people as APS employees, we utilise a third party labour hire company.

Ongoing APS employees are engaged to the APS under the provisions of section 22 (a) of the Public Service Act 1999. Their employment conditions are set out in the TEQSA Enterprise Agreement.  

Non-ongoing APS employees sign a fixed term (non-ongoing) contract and are engaged to the APS under the provisions of section 22 (b). Their employment conditions are also set out in the TEQSA Enterprise Agreement.  

People employed through a third party labour hire company are broadly paid at the same rate as APS employees but they receive an additional 25% to compensate them for the fact that they are not entitled to the same leave and other entitlements as APS employees.

What sort of work is available?

Opportunities are within our Regulatory Operations division. These roles are responsible for:

  • the assessment of applications involving higher education providers, including course accreditations
  • undertaking analysis of, and making expert judgments on, evidence and material submitted to TEQSA by providers or gathered from other sources against standards and other legislative requirements
  • responding to provider requests and questions, providing advice as appropriate, and building professional relationships with providers
  • preparing advice and recommendations to decision-makers, including briefing material and analytical reports, and presenting findings to decision-makers.

Why choose TEQSA?

At TEQSA, we are committed to providing a workplace that recognises and values the diversity of its employees and we encourage excellence, continuous improvement, professional development, integrity, and an array of perspectives and contributions.

What we can offer

  • a variety of employment benefits and health and wellbeing initiatives
  • flexible working arrangements focused on work-life integration
  • professional and career development including coaching / mentoring support
  • salary packaging options for eligible staff
  • comprehensive onboarding support
  • a convenient CBD location with easy access to public transport and Melbourne’s renowned retail and dining options.


TEQSA would prefer to employ people that either have a tertiary qualification and/or have experience in the Australian or international higher education sector or that have experience with a regulatory body.

To work at TEQSA you must be an Australian citizen, satisfactorily complete a National Police Check and obtain and maintain an Australian Government Security clearance to Baseline/ Negative Vetting Level 1 status as required.

TEQSA staff may be required to travel. 

How to express your interest

If you are interested in working at TEQSA, you should prepare a statement of claims that addresses the selection criteria outlined below.  

Your responses to the selection criteria should not exceed 200 words per criterion.

Selection criteria

  1. a knowledge, or the ability to quickly acquire the knowledge, of issues relevant to TEQSA’s assessment processes, including principles and practices for regulation in an Australian Government context
  2. demonstrated ability to work independently, make decisions and exercise judgement under limited direction and against established priorities, practices, and methodologies
  3. demonstrated ability to develop and support relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  4. well developed written and verbal communication skills.


  1. knowledge of the higher education sector or experience in another regulatory context
  2. a tertiary qualification.

Please email to recruitment@teqsa.gov.au​​​​​ the following documents:

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