Australia’s New Higher-Ed Authority Calls for Fresh IT System — which links to “New higher education authority calls for fresh IT system” in CIO — by Rodney Gedda (Techworld Australia)

The federal Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), is designing a new core information system for a new higher education agency – the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) – which is scheduled to begin operating around mid-2011.

TEQSA will be an independent body with powers to “regulate university and non-university higher education providers, monitor quality and set standards”.  Its primary mission will be to help students receive the best quality higher education at any provider.

At the core of TEQSA will be a new information management system in the form of a Web-based portal.