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

    GGS

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes

  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • Materiality

    Small

  • GFS Function / Sector Reported

    Education

  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Statutory Agency

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • 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
Commissioner Emeritus Professor Prof. Peter Coaldrake AO 28 May 2020 27 May 2025
Chief Commissioner Prof. Nicholas Saunders AO 1 March 2018 28 February 2021
Chief Executive Officer Mr. Alistair Maclean 1 September 2020 31 August 2025
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