IHEA is the peak body representing Independent Higher Education Providers in Australia
A New Identity for Independent Education
In 2001 our organisation formed to advance the development of high quality independent higher education in Australia. This year we refreshed and renewed our identity as IHEA – Independent Higher Education Australia – to better reflect who we are. As IHEA we’ll continue our commitment to higher education, and to our members – Australia’s best independent providers who deliver world-class education to their students.
IHEA members are high-quality independent providers who are committed to the best educational opportunities for students.
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 Framework
The Higher Education Standards Framework (HESF) and Australian Quality 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.
INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS
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.
Mr Alan Finch, Deputy Vice chancellor, Bond University, has been elected as the new Chair of Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) following the retirement of long-term Chair, Dr Don Owers AM.
Ms Gabriela Rodriguez, Deputy Group Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Academies Australasia Group, has been elected as the Deputy Chair.
The review of the Australian Qualifications Framework is examining whether the current AQF is fit for purpose and if not, what areas need reform to make it a more useful framework for the entire education system. It presents an opportunity for the sector to help to develop a clearer, more coherent and modernised AQF.
The Provider Category Standards Review is an opportunity to modernise Australia’s provider categories to be responsive and transparent to the needs of students and the community. IHEA’s submission recognises the quality of independent providers; develops opportunities for innovative University Colleges to be targeted at pedagogical excellence and student demand; and preserves the strength of research excellence at the core of a University title.
Our IHEP News keeps you up to date with the latest higher education information, policies, comments and IHEA submissions.