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

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IHEA Welcomes the Return of International Students to NSW: First Plan Lands in Sydney

Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) welcomes the return of international students, with the first plane of students landing in Sydney today. “Today’s arrival of international …

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IHEA Welcomes the Extension of Undergraduate Certificate in AQF to June 2025

Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) is delighted that the Australian, State and Territory government Education and Skills Ministers have agreed to extend availability of the …

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IHEA Welcomes Federal Government Announcement on FEE-HELP Loan Fee Removal for 2022

Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) welcomes the federal government announcement that the FEE-HELP Loan Fee exemption will be extended until 31 December 2022. “The announcement …

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Latest COVID-19 Government Advice

Educational institutions and students should utilise the latest information available from Government sources when considering their future plans. Students seeking information about their own course or enrolment should contact their institution directly. 

Advice and resources for institutions and students is available from the Department of Education, Skills and Employment here:

Detailed resources from the Department of Health including information about symptoms and advice to prevent the transmission of the virus is available here:



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.

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