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

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IHEA welcomes official consultation process for the Australian Strategy for International Education 2021-2030

IHEA supports new thinking and the student-centred approach

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Australian independent higher education providers dominate national student experience survey

Independent providers ranked highest by students for education quality

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Submission to the Attorney-General’s Department: Commonwealth Integrity Commission Exposure Legislation

IHEA members thank the Attorney-General’s Department for its consultation on this exposure legislation and for the opportunity to provide a submission. IHEA supports the principle behind the exposure legislation, that public investment and funds be protected from corruption and malfeasance. However, there are too many uncertainties and a lack of clarity around some central issues that need to be addressed before IHEA could support the legislation.

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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.

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