Tertiary and Non-State Education (TANSE) provides policy advice, quality assurance, regulation and accreditation services in the higher education, vocational education and training, non-state and home education sectors, and in relation to the provision and promotion of courses to international students in Queensland. Divisional staff also support Queensland's ongoing participation in the Australian Music Examinations system.
Positive outcomes are achieved through maintaining effective relationships with stakeholders, including with providers and peak bodies (such as universities, the Training and Employment Recognition Council, Independent Schools Queensland, the Queensland Catholic Education Commission and the Home Education Advisory Committee).
TANSE staff provide policy advice and have a key advocacy role for Queensland in national and inter-governmental forums.
Contact the Tertiary and Non-State Education Division via email.
In Australia, higher education is the sector that offers university-level education, i.e, at degree-level and above. The Commonwealth and State governments share government responsibility for this sector. Learn more about higher education in Queensland.
Approvals of non-self accrediting higher education institutions and overseas institutions
Information on accreditation arrangements relating to non self-accrediting higher education institutions wishing to offer higher education awards, and for the operations of overseas institutions in the state.
Support for parents in Queensland who home educate their children, including information on legislation and registration.
Study pathways for international students - High School
Find out about the variety of study pathways available to international students, including study tours, graduate programs and holiday adventure programs.
Vocational Education and Training (VET)
Find out about our TAFE Queensland courses that will prepare you for work or entry to university.
Information about offshore projects.
VET Export Office
The VET Export Office (VEO) supports Queensland's VET sector in its international engagement. The VEO supports the sector to be internationally recognised as the training provider of choice, offering the highest quality VET solutions that are adaptable and responsive to global skilling needs.
Music and speech examinations
The Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB) provides information on music and speech examinations throughout Queensland.
Grants and allowances
Information on the available grants and allowances for non-state schools.
Non-state schools accreditation and funding eligibility
The Non-State Schools Accreditation Board provides information on accreditation and eligibility for government funding of non-state schools.
Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS)
Information for providers who wish to offer courses to international students regarding state and federal legislation and processes.
Learn how to get a course accredited, including developing, renewing and amending an accredited course.
Registration and audit
An overview of the registration and audit process for training organisations, including information on the Australian Quality Training Framework, workshops, forms, legislations and policies.
Information on different types of vocational placements, applying for approval of a vocational placement scheme, completing agreements, and roles and responsibilities.