Coronavirus Advice as IHEA joins Global Reputation Taskforce

Important information for independent higher education providers and students about the coronavirus situation

As the leading peak body representing Australia's independent higher education providers, IHEA are committed to ensuring that students and providers in Australia's higher education sector are equipped with the very best information with which to respond to efforts to manage the spread of coronavirus.

ucation Minister Dan Tehan has invited IHEA to join a new taskforce of sector leaders from across the country to protect the global reputation of Australia's international education sector. The remit of this taskforce has recently been expanded to include the efforts underway to prevent the spread of coronavirus. While the direct crisis response is best managed by expert agencies and organisations, it is important that sectors facing ongoing impacts have a seat at the table and IHEA is proud to be representing independent providers in this forum. 

Additionally, we are engaged with the Australian Government to keep government stakeholders informed of providers' concerns about potential impacts on the access of international students to the Australian higher education sector.

Information about management of coronavirus and travel restrictions should be sourced directly from Government agencies where possible to ensure it is up to date. Providers should find the latest information and advice from the Government websites below:

Information from the Department of Health

Information from the Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Information from the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)

Information from the Department of Home Affairs

Advice is also available from the State and Territory public health agencies below:

  1.   ACT Government Information or call 02 5124 9213
  2.   New South Wales Government Information or call 1300 066 055
  3.   NT Government Information or call 08 8922 8044
  4.   Queensland Government Information or call 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84)
  5.   South Australian Government Information or call 1300 232 272
  6.   Tasmanian Government Information call 1800 671 738
  7.   Victorian Government Information or call 1300 651 160
  8.   Western Australia Government Information or call 1800 020 080

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