The Australian education system is highly regarded and internationally recognised.

All Australian universities are accredited and closely monitored by the Australian Government, which has a strong commitment to the provision of quality higher education.

USQ is on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) and complies with the National Code of Practice.

The university is a member of the Australian Vice Chancellor’s Committee (AVCC), which sets performance codes to which USQ conforms.

As a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and UNESCO’s International Association of Universities (IAU), USQ degrees are recognised around the world. ACU membership comprises over 480 universities drawn from the Commonwealth countries of Africa and Asia, Australasia and the South Pacific, Canada and the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, Cyprus and Malta. These Institutions come together over the umbrella of the ACU to build on their historical links, shared traditions and common purposes in order to further international understanding and collaboration.

USQ qualifications are accepted by SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority) for evaluation and is accredited as an official Australian University.

The Distance Education Centre (and various other faculties and departments of The University of Southern Queensland) has been certified by Lloyds Register to comply with the Quality Management system Standard ISO 9001. This accreditation is in relation to the design and provision of academic teaching, research and administration support.

We are listed as an educational provider with PMSA.