Contact Details of Important Academic Centres of Australia

Australia Government- Department of Education

The Australian Government Department of Education is responsible for national policies and programmes that help Australians access quality and affordable child care; early childhood education, school education, post-school, higher education, international education and academic research.

Secondary Education Accrediting Authorities

There is a body in each state and territory that is authorized to accredit the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education qualification type. Accrediting authority for the Senior Secondary certificate of Education are as follows:
  • ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies:
    The ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies (ACTBSSS) is a statutory authority responsible for the certification of senior secondary school studies in government and non-government schools in the Australian Capital Territory.
    Contact Details:
    Postal address:
    Education & Training Directorate
    C/- Office of the Board of Senior Secondary Studies
    GPO Box 158
    Canberra ACT 2601

    Site address:
    Lyons Education Centre
    67 Launceston Street
    Lyons ACT  2606
  • Office of the Board of Studies NSW:
    The Board of Studies NSW serves the government and non-government schools in the development of school education for Years K-12.
    Contact Details:
    Street address
    117 Clarence Street, Sydney NSW 2000

    Postal address
    GPO Box 5300, Sydney NSW 2001
  • Queensland Studies Authority:
    The Queensland Studies Authority (QSA) is a statutory body of the Queensland Government which provides Kindergarten to Year 12 syllabuses, guidelines, assessment, and reporting, testing, accreditation and certification services for Queensland schools.
    Contact Details:
    Address: 154 Melbourne St, South Brisbane, Qld 4101
    Post: PO Box 307, Spring Hill, Qld 4004
  • Northern Territory Board of Studies (NTBOS):
    The Northern Territory Board of Studies (NTBOS) develops and provides high quality curriculum, assessment, reporting and certification to students in the Northern Territory from Preschool to Year 12.
  • Tasmanian Qualifications Authority:
    The Tasmanian Qualifications Authority (TQA) aims to ensure that Tasmanians qualifications in post year-10 education and training.
    Contact Details:
    Postal Address
    PO Box 147
    Sandy Bay
    Tasmania, 7006
    Australia

    Physical Address
    Level 5, Kirksway House
    2 Kirksway Place
    Battery Point, Tasmania 7004
    Australia
  • SACE Board of South Australia:
    The SACE Board of South Australia is an independent statutory authority of the South Australian Government. It is responsible for the accreditation of subjects, the recognition of learning and the assessment of student learning that contribute to meeting the completion requirements of the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).
    Contact Details:
    SACE Board of South Australia
    60 Greenhill Rd
    Wayville, SA 5034
  • Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA):
    The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) a statutory authority, is responsible for the accreditation of courses and the registration of qualifications for those providers who are registered by the VRQA.
    Contact Details:
    Street Address:
    Level 4
    Casselden Place
    2 Lonsdale Street
    Melbourne Vic 3000

    Postal Address:
    GPO Box 2317
    Melbourne Vic 3001
  • Curriculum Council of Western Australia: The School Curriculum and Standards Authority is an independent statutory authority that is responsible developing and accrediting courses for schools.
    Contact Details:
    School Curriculum and Standards Authority
    27 Walters Drive
    Osborne Park
    Western Australia 6017

Higher Education Accrediting Authority

  • Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA)
    The Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA) is the national accrediting body which:

    - Accredits qualifications developed by non self-accrediting organizations and authorizes non self-accrediting organizations to issue qualifications, and

    - Authorizes universities and designated higher education providers to accredit AQF qualifications which they themselves issue.

    Contact Details:
    Postal address:
    TEQSA GPO Box 1672
    Melbourne VIC 3001

  • Self-accrediting higher education providers
    Self-accrediting higher education providers, including universities, are authorized by TEQSA to accredit AQF qualifications which they themselves issue.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) Accrediting Authorities

Following are the four bodies authorized to accredit qualifications in the vocational education and training sector.

  • The Australian Skills Quality Authority accredits qualifications and registers national providers and/or providers for international students to issue them.
    Contact Details:
    Post
    ASQA's postal address is GPO Box 9928, Melbourne, VIC, 3001.

    ASQA offices
- Melbourne—Level 6 595 Collins Street
- Brisbane—Level 7 215 Adelaide Street
- Sydney—Level 10 255 Elizabeth Street
- Canberra—Level 3 64 Northbourne Avenue Canberra City.
- Darwin—Level 2 39/41 Woods St
- Perth—Level 11 250 St Georges Terrace
- Adelaide—Level 5 115 Grenfell Street
- Hobart—Level 11 188 Collins Street
  • The National Skills Standards Council (NSSC) accredits qualifications in national Training Packages.
    Contact Details:
    Office Address
    Level 4, 414 La Trobe Street
    Melbourne VIC 3000
    Postal Address
    GPO Box 9880 Melbourne VIC 3001
    Location Code: V414LA4
  • The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) accredits qualifications and registers providers operating solely in Victoria issuing qualifications only to Australian students.
    Contact Details:
    Street Address:
    Level 4
    Casselden Place
    2 Lonsdale Street
    Melbourne Vic 3000
    Postal Address: GPO Box 2317
    Melbourne Vic 3001
  • The Western Australian Training Accreditation Council accredits qualifications and registers Western Australian providers operating solely in Western Australia issuing qualifications only to Australian students.
    Contact Details:
    Office of the Training Accreditation Council
    22 Hasler Road
    Osborne Park 6017
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