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TEQSA’s purpose is to protect student interests and the reputation of Australia’s higher education sector through a proportionate, risk-reflective approach to quality assurance that supports diversity, innovation and excellence.

TEQSA has four strategic objectives in delivering its purpose. TEQSA will:

  1. quality assure and regulate the sector in a timely, transparent and risk reflective manner
  2. support providers to deliver high quality higher education, protect student interests and enhance the reputation and competitiveness of Australia’s higher education sector
  3. provide advice and information to inform decisions about the appropriateness and quality of higher education
  4. take prompt and effective action to address substantial risks to students or the sector’s reputation.