Accreditation of a Course of Study - Australian Government


You must apply for accreditation of courses of study if you are a registered higher education provider.

Registered higher education providers must offer courses of study to their students that have been accredited by either:

  • The Agency; or
  • Themselves (if they are a self-accrediting authority).

A registered higher education provider can apply for a self-accrediting authority which effectively allows them to accredit new courses as they develop them.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for accreditation you must:

  • Be a registered higher education provider; and
  • Ensure compliance with the Provider Course Accreditation Standards.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Up to 7 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

Fees are listed on the attached document.

Administering agency

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

General Enquiries

Mailing address: TEQSA GPO Box 1672
Victoria 3001
Phone: 1300 739 585
Fax: 1300 739 586