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

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Media Release: The Budget is a Big Disappointment

Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) is disappointed at the Australian Government’s 2024 Budget. There is very little to support students and providers in the independent ...
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IHEA: Australian Universities Accord Final Report Sets Scene for Higher Education Future

Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) CEO, Dr Peter Hendy, welcomes the Australian Universities AccordFinal Report and notes its comprehensive recommendations aimed at bolstering the higher ...
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IHEA Submission on Consultation Paper on a National Skills Passport

Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) has provided a submission on the consultation paper released by the Department of Education and the Department of Employment and ...
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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.

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