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Submission to the Attorney-General’s Department: Commonwealth Integrity Commission Exposure Legislation

IHEA members thank the Attorney-General’s Department for its consultation on this exposure legislation and for the opportunity to provide a submission. IHEA supports the principle behind the exposure legislation, that public investment and funds be protected from corruption and malfeasance. However, there are too many uncertainties and a lack of clarity around some central issues that need to be addressed before IHEA could support the legislation.

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IHEA’s Dr Sally Burt discusses the Productivity Commission’s report on the new National Skills Agreement on Claire Field’s What Now? What Next? Podcast

Over two episodes, Claire and her guests, including IHEA’s Dr Sally Burt, discuss what’s in the Productivity Commission’s report on the new National Skills Agreement.

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IHEA submission positively reflected in Productivity Commission Report on the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development Review

The Productivity Commission has released its Final Report on the Review into the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development, requested by Government to evaluate the agreement’s success at meeting targets and find ways to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the VET system. The Commission’s findings and recommendations will guide VET policy moving forward.

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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.

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