Higher education

Also referred to as tertiary education, higher education is generally provided by universities and by other higher education institutions such as Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutes and Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).

Australian Qualifications Framework– external site

Provides information on the unified system of national qualifications in schools, vocational education and training (TAFEs and private providers) and the higher education sector (mainly universities).

Department of Education and Training

Higher education system– external site

The higher education sector is made up of universities and other higher education institutions. The Australian Government supports the sector through policies, funding and programmes.

Department of Education and Training

Indigenous Higher Education Units– external site

Located in universities around Australia, these units provide support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, create a network of students/academics and provide an Indigenous presence on all Australian university campuses.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Myfuture: Australia’s career information service– external site

An interactive, online career exploration service for 16 to 24 year old students wishing to explore their career options. Helps you see job possibilities, identify your own interests and skill areas, and set career goals and plans to achieve them.

Education Services Australia Limited

Overseas repayments – education loans– external site

If you move overseas and have a Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) or Trade Support Loan (TSL) debt, you now have the same repayment obligations as those who live in Australia.

Australian Taxation Office

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching– external site

Provides prospective students with information about Australian universities from the perspective of recent students and graduates. Compare study experience and employment outcomes and choose a university or higher education institution that is best for you.

Education Services Australia Limited

Study and training support loans– external site

Provides taxation information relating to government assistance for people undertaking higher education, trade apprenticeships and other training programs.

Australian Taxation Office

Study Assist– external site

Information for students about Australian Government assistance for financing tertiary study. Includes links to study options, subsidised fees and government loans (HELP), loan repayments, scholarships and additional student income support options.

Department of Education and Training

Study in Australia– external site

Provides an introduction to the benefits of studying in Australia. You can search for courses, find out about study costs, and about living in Australia. You can also identify courses which meet Australia’s registration, accreditation and quality assurance standards in your own country.

Australian Trade and Investment Commission

Study Overseas– external site

Provides information and advice on options for studying overseas as part of your university or vocational course.

Department of Education and Training

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency– external site

Regulates and assures the quality of Australia’s large, diverse and complex higher education sector, comprising both public and private universities, Australian branches of overseas universities, and other higher education providers with and without self-accrediting authority.

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency