IHEA is the peak body representing Independent Higher Education Providers in Australia

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IHEA Submission on Consultation Paper on ‘Support for Students Policy’ Requirements

Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) provided a submission in response to the Federal Government’s proposed policy approach to the Higher Education Provider Guidelines, as set …

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IHEA CEO Presentation to Austrade Representatives Across the Globe

Earlier today, Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) CEO Dr Peter Hendy gave two presentations on ‘The Role of Independent Higher Education’ to Austrade representatives across …

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IHEA Notes Measures to Enhance Integrity of International Education System and Support Students

Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) notes the measures announced on Saturday by the Albanese Government intended to enhance integrity in the international education system and …

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IHEA members are high-quality independent providers who are committed to the best educational opportunities for students.

TEQSA accredited

All IHEA members are registered and accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA) – the national regulator of all Australian higher education providers including public universities.

Australian Quality Standards Framework

The Higher Education Standards Framework (HESF) and Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) apply to all higher education courses provided by IHEA members.

Equity, Diversity, Choice

IHEA members are committed to the best educational opportunities for students and best practice in Australian Higher Education.

Best practice education

IHEA members are some of the oldest, and the newest, higher education providers in Australia, offering programs from undergraduate to masters and doctoral studies.


Independent providers score the highest quality rankings in government student consumer surveys. Independent providers dominate the top 25 rankings and are consistently rated higher than public universities for teaching quality and skills development.

View the information below and see why an independent provider can help you succeed.