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

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IHEA Welcomes the Admission of Avondale University College as Australia’s Newest University, and Moore Theological College as a University College

Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) welcomes today’s announcement of Australia’s newest University and University Colleges. “IHEA is delighted with the admission of Avondale University College …

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IHEA Welcomes the Federal Government’s Announcement of Members of the Higher Education Standards Panel

Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) welcomes the federal government’s announcement of members of the Higher Education Standards Panel (HESP). This panel of distinguished higher education …

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IHEA and OneHE to work together to support independent providers to deliver high quality teaching with affordable, on demand educator development

Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) and OneHE today announced a new partnership to make on demand professional development accessible to IHEA members. The partnership will enable IHEA members to complement existing staff development activities with access to professional development for enhancing teaching and learning and a global community of experts and educators.

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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.