Education, Skills and Employment
The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) is Australia's national higher education regulatory and quality assurance agency. TEQSA contributes to a high quality Australian higher education sector through streamlined and nationally consistent higher education regulatory arrangements; registration of higher education providers; accreditation of higher education courses; and investigation, quality assurance and dissemination of higher education standards and performance.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    A. Non Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification


  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • Materiality


  • GFS Function / Sector Reported


  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Statutory Agency

  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

    1 July 2011

  • Postal Address

    GPO Box 1672, Melbourne, VIC 3001

Current single executive appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Commissioner Emeritus Prof. Clifford Walsh 3 February 2018 2 February 2022
Commissioner Emeritus Prof. Joan Cooper 15 April 2019 14 April 2024
Chief Commissioner Emeritus Professor Prof. Peter Coaldrake AO 1 March 2021 28 February 2026
Chief Executive Officer Mr. Alistair Maclean 1 September 2020 31 August 2025
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