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

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IHEA Welcomes Confirmation of FEE-HELP Loan Fee Exemption for 2022

Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) welcomes the confirmation of the FEE-HELP loan fee exemption until 31 December 2022, with the Education Legislation Amendment (2022 Measures …

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IHEA Welcomes Announcement on Progressing Universities Accord Higher Education Review

Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) welcomes the Government’s announcement outlining the process for progressing the “Universities Accord” higher education review. Tonight, Minister for Education Jason …

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IHEA CEO Represents Independent Higher Education Sector at Productivity Commission ‘Productivity Inquiry’

Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) CEO Dr Peter Hendy represented Australia’s independent higher education sector by appearing and speaking at the Productivity Commission’s ‘Productivity Inquiry’ …

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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.