Register as a Higher Education Provider - Australian Government


You will be required to apply for this registration if you are a regulated entity intending to operate a school, university or institution that provides:

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

A regulated entity means a corporation established by or under a law of the Commonwealth or Territory, or a person who conducts activities in a Territory. Your application for registration as a higher education provider must also be accompanied by an application for accreditation of at least one course of study.

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

Please consult the Contact Officer for information regarding eligibility requirements or view the attached guides.


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 will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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