02 Sep 2020
House of Representatives
Before House of Representatives
Education, Skills and Employment
Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 to: implement the recommendations of the
Review of the Higher Education Provider Category Standards; implement an outstanding recommendation of the
Review of the impact of the TEQSA Act on the higher education sector to refer to the Threshold Standards as a single unified framework; include reference to the new Australian Qualifications Framework qualification type ‘undergraduate certificate’ in the definition of ‘higher education award’; allow the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) to extend the period of a provider’s registration or course accreditation more than once; allow review by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal of a decision by TEQSA not to change the category in which a provider is registered; enable TEQSA to assume control of higher education student records from a registered higher education provider in the event the provider ceases operations; and protect the use of the word 'university' in Australian internet domain names; and
Higher Education Support Act 2003 to confirm that higher education providers can use Indigenous student assistance grants to assist prospective, as well as existing, Indigenous students.