The objective of this audit is to assess the effectiveness of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency’s (TEQSA’s) regulation of higher education.

Audit criteria

The ANAO proposes to examine whether TEQSA: 

  • has an effective process to assign and maintain appropriate risk ratings to existing and prospective higher education providers;
  • has effective and timely approvals processes, including for registering higher education providers and accrediting courses;
  • has effective assurance, compliance and enforcement processes; and
  • provides effective support to the higher education sector to address key sector-wide risks.