TEQSA to commence on 29 January 2012

19 January 2012
On 29 January 2012, the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) commences regulatory functions for the higher education sector.  From this date TEQSA will also take over the state and territory designated authority responsibilities for higher education under the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act). 

If you deliver higher education courses, either as a sole higher education provider or a dual or multi-sector provider, you will need to apply to TEQSA for any new CRICOS registrations, renewal or change of scope requests which relate to higher education courses. 

TEQSA will have the authority to monitor compliance of providers delivering higher education courses to overseas students with requirements under the ESOS Act and the National Code.

You will separately need to apply to Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) or the relevant state or territory regulatory authority for CRICOS matters related to any non-higher education courses you deliver.

All current designated arrangements for Vocational Education and Training, schools, ELICOS and Foundation programs, and ‘other’ non-award courses continue during this transition period as previously advised.  

For further information and updates please refer to the FAQ document.