Higher Education Threshold Standards - Australian Government

Service summary

You will be required to comply with these standards if you are a registered higher education provider.

Registered higher education providers include any school, university or institution registered with the Agency that provide:

  • Australian higher education awards; or
  • Overseas higher education awards.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

Act(s) name

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2011 (Australian Government)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

Mailing address:
TEQSA GPO Box 1672
Victoria 3001





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