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

    R. Management Board

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Auditor


  • Function Categorization

    Regulatory / Review / Inquiry / Commission

  • Creation Date

    1 July 2011

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Prof. Nicholas Saunders AO 1 March 2018 28 February 2021
Member Emeritus Prof. Clifford Walsh 1 February 2018 31 January 2022
Member Dr. Linley Martin 1 February 2018 31 January 2020
CEO/Executive Director/Managing Director Mr. Anthony McClaran 12 October 2015 11 October 2020
Member Emeritus Prof. Joan Cooper 15 April 2019 14 April 2024
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