IHEA’s member institutions are independent higher education providers with a range of business models and they have all been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in a variety of ways.
In our submission to the Higher Education Standards Panel, IHEA has made recommendations to improve processes and outcomes for higher education students and the providers they choose to enable them to pursue their life goals.
As the leading peak body representing Australia's quality independent higher education providers, IHEA advocates for a regulatory model which allows providers to focus on course quality and student success without undue reporting and regulatory burdens.
Read IHEA’s submission to the Senate Employment and Education Legislation Committee.
The announcement today that Avondale College has been admitted as a University College is an historic event for Avondale College and Australian independent higher education.
IHEA responded to the draft of the contract cheating bill that was released by the Department of Education for public comment. This is part of a series of actions the government is taking in response to the Higher Education Standards Panel's advice about tackling contract cheating.
Four urgent reforms are essential to give all Australian students equal access to education and equal opportunities to achieve their educational goals and aspirations.
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.
Read COPHE’s submission to the Senate Employment and Education Legislation Committee.