Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)
Established in 2011 by the Federal Government, the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) is an independent body with powers to regulate university and non-university higher education providers, monitor quality and set standards. Its primary task will be to ensure that students receive a high quality education at any Australian higher education providers.
TEQSA will register providers, carry out evaluations of standards and performance, protect and assure the quality of international education and streamline current regulatory arrangements. It will join together the regulatory activity currently undertaken in the states and territories with the quality assurance activities currently undertaken by the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA).