Authorisation of a Non-University Institution - Western Australia


You will need to be authorised if you intend to operate a non-university institution that provides higher education courses. A non-university institution is authorised to provide a higher education course if either:

  • a self-accrediting authorisation is in force for the institution and the course is accredited under this authorisation
  • a provider's authorisation is in force for the institution and the course has received ministerial accreditation.

A non-university institution may be granted a self-accrediting authorisation or a provider's authorisation by applying to the Minister.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Prospective providers will need to contact the agency at least six months before submitting an application to advise of an intention to apply for registration and to clarify application evidence requirements.

Applications must be accompanied by an application for accreditation of at least one course of study and meet specified information requirements.


Five years


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Fees will change depending on your circumstances. Please contact the agency for more information.


Act(s) name

Higher Education Act 2004 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Higher Education Regulations 2005 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Education

Contact details

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