Higher Education Support Act 2003 and Guidelines

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This page includes the legislation documentation for both Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers and Higher Education (HE) Providers.

Higher Education Support Act 2003

The Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA) is the main piece of legislation governing higher education in Australia. HESA received Royal Assent in December 2003.

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (TEQSA Act)

The TEQSA Act 2011 is the main piece of legislation regulating and assuring the quality of higher education in Australia.

Higher Education Funding Act 1988

The Higher Education Funding Act 1988 (HEFA) was the main piece of legislation governing higher education in Australia until the introduction of HESA in 2003. Australian Government funding for higher education providers was administered under the HEFA until the end of 2004.

Higher Education Support (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2003

The Higher Education Support (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2003 (TCA) is a supporting piece of legislation, which covers transitional and consequential matters arising from the enactment of the HESA.

Guidelines

Current higher education guidelines: