There are 38 public universities and 3 private universities in Australia.
A higher education provider is either a:
self-accrediting provider, or
non self-accrediting provider.
Higher education providers are required to be registered under Part 3 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011(Cth) and listed on a national register.
Australian Higher Education System
The Australian higher education system consists of independent, self-governing public and private universities and higher education institutions that award higher education qualifications.