Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), established on 6 November 2012, is the new authority created by an amalgamation of four bodies responsible for higher education awards and quality:
- the Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC),
- the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC),
- the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQAI),
- and the Irish Universities Quality Board (IUQB).