Corporate Plan and Performance Reporting

Corporate Plan

TEQSA is required under paragraph 35(1)(a) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) and s160(1) of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (TEQSA Act) to prepare a Corporate Plan. This plan has also been prepared in accordance with the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014.

TEQSA’s corporate plan sets out the Agency's activities and priorities for the next four reporting periods (from 2017-18 to 2020-21), in the contexts of a dynamic higher education sector and the Agency’s projected human resource, financial and infrastructure capabilities. 

The plan has been approved by the Minister for Education and Training and can be downloaded below.

TEQSA’s Regulator Performance Framework (RPF)

The TEQSA Regulator Performance Framework illustrates the benefits of TEQSA's multiple initiatives to enhance quality assurance and regulatory performance. The RPF is explicitly aligned to the key strategies and metrics in TEQSA's Corporate Plan. TEQSA strives to maintain, streamline and improve its regulatory performance through engagement with the providers it regulates, effective communication with the sector and in particular having regard to the Australian Government Regulator Performance Framework. 

The Framework can be downloaded below.

TEQSA’s Regulator Performance Framework Report 2015-2016

Under the Regulator Performance Framework (and as outlined above), TEQSA is required to self-assess its performance, and then obtain external validation of that self-assessment. The Higher Education Standards Panel has provided this external validation, and the TEQSA accountable authority has certified the report. The report has also been provided to the Minister of Education and Training for noting. The RPF Report 2015-2016 is based on operational qualitative and quantitative data, and the results of a sector-wide survey completed in July 2016. The RPF Report 2015-2016 and the results of the sector-wide survey can be downloaded below.

TEQSA will base its 2016-2017 Regulator Performance Framework on its framework for 2015-2016.

Executive Remuneration Reporting

The following table outlines the remuneration of substantive TEQSA executives employed during the 2016-17 financial year.

Table A

Remuneration paid to executives during the reporting period 2016-17 

Total Remuneration

Executives No.

Average Reportable Salary Average Contributed Superannuation Average Allowances Average Bonus Paid Average Total Remuneration
    $ $ $ $ $
$200,000 and less 6 144,609 21,389 - - 165,998
$200,001 to $225,000 1 173,108 32,649 - - 205,757
$225,001 to $250,000 1 208,839 19,840 - - 228,679
$375,001 to $400,000 1 380,299 9,962 - - 390,261
Total number of executives 9          

Table B

Remuneration paid to other highly paid staff in reporting period 2016-17

TEQSA did not have other highly paid staff with reportable remuneration of $200,001 or more in the reporting period 2016-17.

This information is reported under Executive Remuneration Reporting Guidelines set out by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

TEQSA Stakeholder Survey for Higher Education Providers 2017

On 13 July TEQSA will begin its second national stakeholder survey to gauge the sector’s views of its performance and effectiveness. The 2016-17 survey is in a similar format to last year’s and is against the key indicators outlined in the TEQSA Regulator Performance Framework. For the first time the survey will enable comparisons of results across two consecutive years.

The feedback from the survey will help TEQSA increase its accountability, understand its impact on higher education providers and related organisations, and improve its performance. The principal contacts for all higher education providers (those registered and those who have submitted initial registration applications) have been invited to take part in the survey, along with relevant peak and professional bodies.

For any queries relating to the survey, please contact comms@teqsa.gov.au