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TEQSA Reform Agenda

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) was established in 2011 to regulate and assure the quality of Australia’s higher education sector.

In response to concerns from universities, the Government established an independent review of regulatory compliance and reporting, which was carried out by Professor Kwong Lee Dow AO and Professor Valerie Braithwaite earlier in the year. The Review of Higher Education Regulation report was released in August, and Education Minister Mr Christopher Pyne has said the recommendations of the report will be implemented.

TEQSA has also announced its reform agenda and released two discussion papers that address (1) future directions for TEQSA’s Regulatory Risk Framework and (2) future directions for TEQSA’s regulatory processes.

Further information is available from the TEQSA website: www.teqsa.gov.au.