Quality Assurance Torrens University Australia is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) as an Australian University that is authorised to self-accredit its courses. TEQSA is Australia’s independent regulator of the higher education sector and assesses providers against the Higher Education Standards Framework. View our TEQSA Profile. Torrens University Australia’s courses (except short courses) comply with, and are recognised under, the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Torrens’ Academic Council is accountable to the Governing Board that oversees the quality assurance of all matters relating to the University’s teaching, research and educational courses.