Tertiary education: a quick guide to key internet links

Updated 7 January 2021

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Hazel Ferguson
Social Policy Section

This Quick Guide provides key internet links to information about:

General resources

  • The Australian Qualifications Framework is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. It incorporates the qualifications from each education and training sector into a single comprehensive national qualifications framework.
  • Study Assist has information on Australian Government financial assistance available to tertiary education students.
  • The Australian Taxation Office provides statistics for the Higher education Loan Program (HELP) loans available to tertiary students, covering amount of outstanding debt, number of people with debts, size of outstanding debt, and time to repay. Updated Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt statistics—2019–20 provides an overview of this data.

Key organisations


Higher education

Key organisations


Vocational education and training

Key organisations


State and territory government websites

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

Northern Territory


South Australia



Western Australia

International students in Australia


Adult and community education

International organisations



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