IHEA is the peak body representing Independent Higher Education Providers in Australia
Welcome New IHEA Members!
Demand for membership continues to grow as high quality independent providers seek to participate in the services and collegiate environment of IHEA. We are delighted to advise that the IHEA Board have approved the application of three new members:
Australian College of Nursing
Institute of Health and Management
International College of Hotel Management
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.
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.
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.
IHEA members are in favour of the government expanding the tax deductibility of education to include courses not linked to a person’s employment. This is seen as a positive move towards incentivising Australians to reskill and transition through different careers, recognising the pattern of employees operating in multiple industries through their lifetime.
Peak body cautions that a narrow definition of scholarship will impact diversity and quality in Australian higher education
Our IHEP News keeps you up to date with the latest higher education information, policies, comments and IHEA submissions.