Murdoch University compliance assessment

TEQSA recently finalised its compliance assessment of Murdoch University (Murdoch) under section 59 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (TEQSA Act). 

The compliance assessment focused on Murdoch’s international student admissions and relevant English language proficiency requirements with reference to the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards).

TEQSA found that Murdoch had been at risk of non-compliance due to an inconsistent application of its own Admissions practices, which resulted in the admission of some international students (in 2018) who were ill-equipped to progress through their course of study. 

TEQSA is satisfied that Murdoch responded appropriately in addressing these issues, having:

  • identified the causal and contributing factors that resulted in the admission of this cohort in 2018, and having implemented comprehensive changes to mitigate future risks
  • subsequently demonstrated continuous improvement in relation to its international admissions practices in 2019 and 2020
  • ensured the international students impacted were adequately supported.

The finalisation of this compliance assessment is distinct from a renewal of registration application. 

TEQSA has made this statement in light of the general public interest in the matters covered by the assessment. This disclosure is made under s196 of the TEQSA Act.

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