The following is a list of all the resources that are associated with The Higher Education Standards Panel (HESP).

Modes of Delivery report


As part of its 2021-24 workplan, the Higher Education Standards Panel was tasked with examining the quality of online and mixed-mode delivery of higher education by Australian providers and advising on strategies providers can use to maximise educational outcomes and student experience.

Modes of Delivery in higher education report.pdf

HESP Admissions Transparency Consultation Paper


The Higher Education Standards Panel has released a discussion paper for public consultation on extending sector-agreed admissions information sets  to improve the transparency of admissions information for prospective international and postgraduate applicants.

HESP Admissions transparency consultation paper_092022.pdf

Academic Credit Arrangements (Credit Recognition)


The department commissioned PhillipsKPA consultants to undertake background research to support consideration of the adequacy of the regulatory framework for academic credit pathways in higher education. The report provides recommendations and draws together issues, practices, policy and regulation, and feedback from consultations.

HESP advice to the Minister for Education, 30 March 2020


Letter from Professor Emeritus Ian O’Connor AC, Chair of the HESP to the Hon Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Education providing HESP advice and proposed amendments to the Threshold Standards in regard to academic credit arrangements. 

Australian Government response


Australian Government response to the advice of the HESP on student academic integrity and cheating

Review of the Higher Education Provider Category Standards - Discussion Paper


This Discussion Paper set out a number of considerations to help guide submissions to the PCS Review, including:

the way Australia defines its higher education providers and universities how the PCS signal differentiation across the sector how the PCS can be optimised to best meet student, industry, regulator and government needs.

The invitation for public submissions to the PCS Review is now closed.