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

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IHEA Members Meet in Sydney – 2022 AGM – Special Address by TEQSA CEO – Farewell Dinner for Fmr IHEA CEO

On 22 June 2022, Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) members met at the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) in Manly for the IHEA AGM, …

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IHEA Board 2022-23

Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) welcomed Mr Bobby Abraham, Chief Admissions, Global Engagement and Partnerships at Excelsia College to the IHEA Board at the peak …

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Op-Ed by IHEA CEO Dr Peter Hendy in The Australian Newspaper

A comprehensive opinion piece by IHEA CEO Dr Peter Hendy appears in the Higher Education section of The Australian newspaper – in print and online. …

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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.

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