Glossary term: Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

Acronym: TEQSA

An independent statutory authority established on 1 July 2011 to regulate and assure the quality of the Australian higher education sector.  TEQSA's role is to register and assess the performance of higher education providers against the Higher Education Standards Framework.  It has combined the regulatory activity undertaken in the states and territories with the quality assurance activities of the former Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA).