Glossary term: Government accreditation authorities

Acronym: GAA

Responsible for regulating secondary education, vocational education and training (VET), and higher education. In the VET system, the accrediting authorities are:

  • Australian Quality Skills Authority (ASQA) in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania, and for those registered training organisations (RTOs) in Victoria and Western Australia that offer courses to overseas students and/or courses to students in other states that come under ASQA's jurisdiction;
  • Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) in Victoria;
  • Training Accreditation Council (TAC) in Western Australia.

In higher education, the regulatory and quality agency is Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

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