Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

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

  • GFS Function / Sector Reported


  • Materiality


  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Statutory Agency

  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    GPO Box 1672, Melbourne, VIC 3001

Current single executive appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Commissioner Emeritus Prof. Joan Cooper 15 April 2019 14 April 2024
Commissioner Ms. Adrienne Nieuwenhuis 4 October 2021 3 October 2026
Commissioner Mr. Stephen Somogyi 1 November 2021 31 October 2026
Chief Commissioner Emeritus Professor 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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