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

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IHEA welcomes 2021-22 Federal Budget

Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) welcomes the skills and training initiatives announced last night in the 2021-22 Federal Budget, following earlier announcements of essential support measures for the independent higher education sector and students.

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2021-22 Federal Budget measures provide essential support for Australian independent higher education students and providers

Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) welcomes today’s announcement from Minister for Education and Youth, The Hon Alan Tudge MP and Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business, The Hon Stuart Robert MP unveiling a suite of budget measures to support independent higher education providers and students valued at $53.6 million.

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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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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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