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Regulatory status and authority

A renowned institution

Bond University was granted university status on 23 April, 1987, having been established as Australia’s first private, not-for-profit, fully independent university by an Act of the Queensland Parliament.

As a member of Universities Australia, Bond has strong national and international links.

Bond Unviersity Quadrangle and Arch building with surrounding trees and blue skies


Bond University is recognised internationally for its high quality of education and outstanding student experience.

Australian accreditation

Bond University is recognised as an accredited Australian university by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) as listed on the TEQSA National Register of Higher Education Providers.

In Australia, education and training is a shared responsibility of all Commonwealth, State and Territory governments. Education, training and employment ministers collectively own and are responsible for the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

International accreditation

Under the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act), TEQSA is the designated and delegated authority for higher education providers registered under the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (TEQSA Act).

Bond's courses for international students are registered with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). As a registered and accredited Australian institution, our provider code is 00017B.