6 December 2019
Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) welcomes the creation of the new Department of Education, Skills and Employment, and is optimistic that the consolidation of Commonwealth agencies can deliver benefits for students and providers in Australia’s tertiary education sector.
6 November 2019
Read IHEA’s submission to the Senate Employment and Education Legislation Committee.
30 August 2019
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.
1 July 2019
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.
13 June 2019
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.
15 March 2019
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.
8 March 2019
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.