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

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IHEA CEO Represents Independent Higher Education Sector at Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee

On Friday 17 March, Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) CEO Dr Peter Hendy represented IHEA members by appearing in person at the Senate, Education and …

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IHEA CEO in Higher Education Leaders Delegation to India to Boost Australian Education Sector

This week, Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) CEO Dr Peter Hendy is part of a delegation of Australian higher education leaders to India to promote …

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IHEA Submission to Senate Education and Employment Committee on Abolishing Indexation and Raising the Minimum Repayment Income for Education and Training Loans

Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) has provided a submission to the Senate Education and Employment Committee on the Education and Other Legislation Amendment (Abolishing Indexation …

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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.