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TEQSA Guidance Note: Diversity and Equity

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) have identified the terms 'diversity' and 'equity' within the Higher Education Standards (HES) Framework and have developed guidance notes to assist Higher Education providers in insuring equivalent opportunities for student academic success.

TEQSA guidance notes aim to provide greater clarity for providers in the interpretation and application of selected standards. Guidance notes draw on our regulatory experience and knowledge of experts in the higher education sector. The guidance notes are not instructional or ‘how to’ documents for compliance with the new HES Framework.

Guidance Note: Diversity and Equity (Version 1.2. 11 October 2017)

On 27 April 2021, the updated Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2021 legislative instrument was published on the Federal Register of Legislation. The substantive change to the instrument is the updating of the Provider Category Standards to incorporate recommendations from the 2019 review. TEQSA expects the new instrument will take effect from 1 July 2021 and will inform the sector once the commencement date is confirmed.