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TEQSA published decisions report July 2015 – June 2016

15 October 2016

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) is responsible for regulating Australia’s higher education providers to protect and enhance Australia’s reputation for high quality higher education. TEQSA has published its annual decisions report, a summary of regulatory decisions from 1 July 2015 until 30 June 2016.

What are TEQSA decisions?

Each week, TEQSA makes regulatory decisions. These may be on the registration of new providers or the re-registration of existing providers. For the providers that do not have the power to accredit their own courses, TEQSA also makes decisions whether to accredit or re-accredit their courses. There are many legal, compliance and quality assurance measures which a higher education provider must demonstrate in order for TEQSA to allow a provider entry to Australia’s higher education sector.

In 2015-2016, TEQSA:

  • Registered six new higher education providers
  • Renewed the registration of 27 existing higher education providers
  • Accredited 135 new courses of study
  • Renewed the accreditation of 90 existing courses of study
  • Authorised four providers to self-accredit their own courses of study

In order to make these decisions, TEQSA must be satisfied that a provider complies with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (TEQSA Act) and the Higher Education Standards Framework, the standards framework underpinning the TEQSA Act.

TEQSA’s regulatory approach is standards and principles-based. It is guided by three regulatory principles: regulatory necessity, reflecting risk and proportionate regulation, when exercising its powers. TEQSA’s regulatory decisions are taken by its Commission, or by senior members of TEQSA staff under delegation from the Commission.

More information about TEQSA’s approach is available on our regulatory approach page.

How often will TEQSA publish this report?

TEQSA expects to publish its next decisions report later in October 2016, with a list of decisions in the period from July 2016 to September 2016. From November 2016 TEQSA will publish decision reports on a monthly basis.

Where do I find more information about TEQSA’s decisions?

Detailed public reports on individual decisions are available on the National Register of higher education providers.

For media interviews

Please contact comms [at] teqsa.gov.au.

Decision Date

Provider

Decision Description

Number of Conditions

Period Length

03-Jul-15

Technical and Further Education Commission

Renew accreditation of existing course

 

7 years

08-Jul-15

Le Cordon Bleu Australia Pty. Limited

Accredit new course ( x 1 )

5

3 years

 

 

Accredit new course ( x 1 )

5

4 years

10-Jul-15

Educational Enterprises Australia Pty Ltd

Accredit new course ( x 3 )

-

7 years

 

 

Renew accreditation of existing course ( x 2 )

-

7 years

10-Jul-15

Excelsia College (formerly Wesley Institute)

Accredit new course ( x 3 )

2

7 years

10-Jul-15

Navitas Bundoora Pty Ltd

Accredit new course ( x 2 )

-

7 years

16-Jul-15

Australian College of Theology Limited

Renew registration of existing provider

3

7 years

17-Jul-15

INSEARCH Limited

Renew accreditation of existing course

-

6 Months

21-Jul-15

Macleay College Pty Limited

Accredit new course

-

7 years

27-Jul-15

Alphacrucis College Limited

Accredit new course ( x 3 )

-

7 years

30-Jul-15

Australian Catholic University Limited

Renew registration of existing provider

-

7 years

30-Jul-15

Curtin University of Technology

Renew registration of existing provider

-

7 years

30-Jul-15

Southern Cross University

Renew registration of existing provider

-

7 years

11-Aug-15

Melbourne Polytechnic (formerly Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE)

Renew accreditation of existing course ( x 3 )

-

2 Years

18-Aug-15

National Art School

Renew accreditation of existing course

-

7 years

19-Aug-15

National Art School

Renew registration of existing provider

-

7 years

19-Aug-15

The University of Adelaide

Renew registration of existing provider

-

7 years

21-Aug-15

National Art School

Renew accreditation of existing course ( x1 )

-

2 years, 5 months

 

 

Accredit new course ( x 2 )

-

7 years

28-Aug-15

Eastern College Australia Incorporated (formerly Tabor College (Victoria) Inc.)

Renew accreditation of existing course

-

1 Year, 4 Months

08-Sep-15

Christian Heritage College

Accredit new course ( x 3 )

-

7 years

09-Sep-15

Box Hill Institute (formerly Box Hill Institute of TAFE)

Accredit new course ( x 3 )

-

7 years

 

 

Renew accreditation of existing course ( x 2 )

-

7 years

15-Sep-15

Central Institute of Technology

Accredit new course

-

7 years

17-Sep-15

ACPE Limited

Renew registration of existing provider

-

7 years

17-Sep-15

Russo Business School Pty Ltd (formerly Russo Higher Education 2 Pty Ltd)

Register new provider

-

7 years

 

 

Accredit new course

 

 

17-Sep-15

University of Canberra

Renew registration of existing provider

-

7 years

08-Oct-15

Christian Heritage College

Accredit new course ( x 3 )

-

7 years

08-Oct-15

INSEARCH Limited

Renew accreditation of existing course

-

1 year, 8 months

12-Oct-15

William Angliss Institute of TAFE

Accredit new course ( x 7 )

-

7 years

13-Oct-15

ACPE Limited

Renew accreditation of existing course ( x 2 )

-

7 years

19-Oct-15

Commonwealth of Australia

Renew accreditation of existing course

-

7 years

 

20-Oct-15

Navitas Professional Institute Pty Ltd (formerly Australian College of Applied Psychology Pty. Limited)

 

Renew accreditation of existing course

 

-

 

2 Years

20-Oct-15

Technical and Further Education Commission

Accredit new course

-

7 years

23-Oct-15

Christian Heritage College

Accredit new course

-

7 years

23-Oct-15

Top Education Group Pty Ltd

Accredit new course

-

7 years

27-Oct-15

Queensland Institute of Business & Technology Pty Ltd

Renew accreditation of existing course

-

7 years

28-Oct-15

Australian College of Natural Medicine Pty Ltd

Accredit new course ( x 5 )

-

7 years

 

29-Oct-15

Chisholm Institute (formerly Chisholm Institute of Technical and Further Education)

 

Renew registration of existing provider

 

4

 

7 years

29-Oct-15

International College of Management, Sydney Pty. Limited

Renew registration of existing provider

5

3 years, 10 months

29-Oct-15

Polytechnic Institute Australia Pty Ltd

Register new provider

-

7 years

 

 

Accredit new course ( x 3 )

4

7 years

30-Oct-15

Eastern College Australia Incorporated (formerly Tabor College (Victoria) Inc.)

Accredit new course

-

7 years

12-Nov-15

S P Jain School of Global Management Pty Limited

Accredit new course

4

7 years

18-Nov-15

Top Education Group Pty Ltd

Accredit new course ( x 3 )

1

7 years

25-Nov-15

Australian Institute of Business and Management Pty Ltd

Renew accreditation of existing course ( x 4 )

3

5 years

 

25-Nov-15

Chisholm Institute (formerly Chisholm Institute of Technical and Further Education)

 

Renew accreditation of existing course

 

-

 

7 years

02-Dec-15

Christian Heritage College

Renew accreditation of existing course ( x 5 )

-

7 years

04-Dec-15

William Angliss Institute of TAFE

Accredit new course ( x 3 )

-

7 years

08-Dec-15

Sydney Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd

Accredit new course

-

7 years

10-Dec-15

Morling College Ltd

Renew registration of existing provider

2

5 years, 11 months

10-Dec-15

The College of Law Limited (formerly TCOL Limited)

Renew registration of existing provider

-

7 years

 

 

Authorised provider to self-accredit courses

 

 

10-Dec-15

Think: Colleges Pty Ltd

Accredit new course ( x 3 )

-

7 years

11-Dec-15

Holmesglen Institute (formerly Holmesglen Institute of TAFE)

Renew accreditation of existing course

-

7 years

15-Dec-15

Marcus Oldham College

Renew accreditation of existing course ( x 3 )

-

7 years

17-Dec-15

Australian Institute of Management Education and Training Pty Limited

Accredit new course ( x 3 )

-

7 years

17-Dec-15

Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School Pty Limited

Renew registration of existing provider

-

7 years

17-Dec-15

TAFE SA

Renew registration of existing provider

-

7 years

17-Dec-15

Top Education Group Pty Ltd

Accredit new course ( x 3 )

-

7 years

21-Dec-15

Holmesglen Institute (formerly Holmesglen Institute of TAFE)

Renew accreditation of existing course

-

7 years

21-Dec-15

The Cairnmillar Institute

Renew accreditation of existing course ( x 3 )

-

7 years

22-Dec-15

Melbourne Polytechnic (formerly Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE)

Accredit new course ( x 2 )

-

7 years

23-Dec-15

Kaplan Higher Education Pty Ltd

Accredit new course

-

7 yea

23-Dec-15

Mayfield Education Inc.

Renew accreditation of existing course

-

7 years

23-Dec-15

Melbourne Polytechnic (formerly Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE)

Renew accreditation of existing course ( x 2 )

-

7 years

 

23-Dec-15

 

Phoenix Institute of Australia Pty Ltd

Reject renewal of registration of an existing provider

 

 

25-Jan-16

Raffles College Pty Ltd

Renew registration of existing provider

11

1 year, 11 months

28-Jan-16

Alphacrucis College Limited

Authorise provider to self-accredit courses

 

 

02-Feb-16

Melbourne Polytechnic (formerly Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE)

Renew accreditation of existing course

-

7 years

18-Feb-16

Melbourne Polytechnic (formerly Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE)

Accredit new course ( x 2 )

-

7 years

18-Feb-16

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Renew registration of existing provider

-

7 years

23-Feb-16

Engineering Institute of Technology Pty Ltd

Accredit new course ( x 2 )

2

7 years

29-Feb-16

Holmesglen Institute (formerly Holmesglen Institute of TAFE)

Renew accreditation of existing course

-

7 years

01-Mar-16

Excelsia College (formerly Wesley Institute)

Accredit new course

-

7 years

 

 

Renew accreditation of existing course ( x 3 )

-

7 years

03-Mar-16

Mayfield Education Inc.

Renew registration of existing provider

-

7 years

03-Mar-16

Melbourne Polytechnic (formerly Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE)

Renew accreditation of existing course ( x 2 )

-

2 years

10-Mar-16

Raffles College Pty Ltd

Renew accreditation of existing course ( x 4 )

1

1 year, 9 months

11-Mar-16

Academy of Information Technology Pty Ltd

Accredit new course

1

7 years

 

 

Renew accreditation of existing course ( x 2 )

1

7 years

17-Mar-16

Macquarie University

Renew registration of existing provider

-

7 years

17-Mar-16

The University of Queensland

Renew registration of existing provider

-

7 years

17-Mar-16

UOWC Ltd (formerly ITC Education Ltd)

Renew accreditation of existing course ( x 2 )

-

7 years

22-Mar-16

Adelaide College of Ministries Incorporated

Renew accreditation of existing course

-

1 year, 3 months

 

 

Renew accreditation of existing course ( x 2 )

-

7 years

22-Mar-16

Campion Institute Limited

Accredit new course

-

7 years

 

24-Mar-16

Australian College of Christian Studies Ltd (formerly Tabor College (NSW) Ltd)

 

Accredit new course

 

-

 

5 years, 2 months

31-Mar-16

ACPE Limited

Renew accreditation of existing course

-

2 years

04-Apr-16

Holmesglen Institute (formerly Holmesglen Institute of TAFE)

Renew accreditation of existing course ( x 2 )

-

7 years

07-Apr-16

Nan Tien Institute Limited

Renew accreditation of existing course ( x 3 )

-

7 years

14-Apr-16

The University of Western Australia

Renew registration of existing provider

-

7 years

21-Apr-16

John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Melbourne

Renew accreditation of existing course (x 10)

 

1 year, 2 months

22-Apr-16

Box Hill Institute (formerly Box Hill Institute of TAFE)

Renew accreditation of existing course (x 2)

-

7 years

26-Apr-16

The Australian Council for Educational Research Limited

Accredit new course

-

7 years

27-Apr-16

Proteus Technologies Pty Ltd

Register new provider

2

7 years

 

 

Accredit new course ( x 2 )

1

7 years

27-Apr-16

UOWC Ltd (formerly ITC Education Ltd)

Renew registration of existing provider

2

7 years

 

28-Apr-16

Chisholm Institute (formerly Chisholm Institute of Technical and Further Education)

 

Renew accreditation of existing course

 

-

 

7 years

28-Apr-16

Nan Tien Institute Limited

Renew registration of existing provider

-

4 years

28-Apr-16

North Metropolitan TAFE

Register new provider

1

1 year, 8 months

 

 

Accredit new course ( x 4 )

3

1 year, 8 months

28-Apr-16

South Metropolitan TAFE

Register new provider

1

1 year, 8 months

 

 

Accredit new course ( x 9 )

3

1 year, 8 months

28-Apr-16

The Australasian College of Dermatologists

Register new provider

-

7 years

 

 

Accredit new course

-

7 years

29-Apr-16

Engineering Institute of Technology Pty Ltd

Accredit new course ( x 4 )

-

7 years

 

24-May-16

Chisholm Institute (formerly Chisholm Institute of Technical and Further Education)

 

Renew accreditation of existing course

 

-

 

7 years

 

26-May-16

Academies Australasia Polytechnic Pty Limited (formerly AMI Education Pty Ltd)

 

Renew registration of existing provider

 

4

 

2 years

 

 

Renew accreditation of existing course

1

2 years

 

26-May-16

Governance Institute of Australia Ltd (formerly Chartered Secretaries Australia Ltd)

 

Renew registration of existing provider

 

1

 

7 years

30-May-16

Alphacrucis College Limited

Accredit new course ( x 2 )

-

7 years

30-May-16

Perth Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd

Accredit new course ( x 6 )

-

7 years

1-June-16

Engineering Institute of Technology Pty Ltd

Accredit new course ( x 2 )

1

5 years

08-Jun-16

Newcastle International College Pty Ltd

Renew accreditation of existing course ( x 4 )

-

7 years

09-Jun-16

TAFE SA

Accredit new course ( x 4 )

-

6 years, 6 months

09-Jun-16

The Cairnmillar Institute

Renew registration of existing provider

-

7 years

14-Jun-16

Sheridan College Inc.

Accredit new course ( x 3 )

1

3 years

16-Jun-16

The Cairnmillar Institute

Accredit new course

-

7 years

17-Jun-16

Australian Guild of Music Education Inc.

Renew registration of existing provider

5

2 years

 

 

Renew accreditation of existing course ( x 1 )

-

2 years

21-Jun-16

Holmesglen Institute (formerly Holmesglen Institute of TAFE)

Accredit new course

-

7 years

21-Jun-16

John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Melbourne

Accredit new course ( x 4 )

-

7 years

 

 

Renew accreditation of existing course

-

7 years

21-Jun-16

William Angliss Institute of TAFE

Accredit new course ( x 9 )

-

7 years

22-Jun-16

Excelsia College (formerly Wesley Institute)

Authorise provider to self-accredit courses

 

 

22-Jun-16

Newcastle International College Pty Ltd

Renew registration of existing provider

-

7 years

22-Jun-16

Sydney College of Divinity Ltd

Authorise provider to self-accredit courses

 

 

27-Jun-16

Study Group Australia Pty Limited

Renew accreditation of existing course

1

7 years

29-Jun-16

South Metropolitan TAFE

Accredit new course ( x 6 )

-

7 years

 

 

Accredit new course ( x 2 )

1

7 years

30-Jun-16

Melbourne Institute of Technology Pty Ltd

Renew accreditation of existing course ( x 2 )

-

7 years

30-Jun-16

Queensland Institute of Business & Technology Pty Ltd

Renew accreditation of existing course

-

7 years

30-Jun-16

Top Education Group Pty Ltd

Renew accreditation of existing course ( x 2 )

-

7 years

This report of TEQSA’s published decisions is intended to provide a summary of TEQSA’s decisions on applications under the TEQSA Act. The report also includes decisions made by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal following a review of a decision by TEQSA.

It does not include:

  • Decisions made by TEQSA under the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
  • Decisions which are subject to external review, or which are the subject of a current review process
  • Decisions not made based on an application, such as:
    • decisions to impose conditions on a provider’s registration or course accreditation outside an application process
    • decisions to extend the period of registration or accreditation
    • decisions to accept the withdrawal of a provider’s registration.

The report does not include details of the reasons for TEQSA’s decisions. For instance, in many cases decisions to renew the accreditation of a course for a shorter period than the maximum 7 years have been made on the basis that the provider itself has decided to “teach out” the course for existing students and cease the enrolment of new students. Details about the individual decisions published in this report, as well as other decisions made in relation to registered higher education providers, can be obtained from the National Register of higher education providers. Details about decisions made under the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 can be obtained from the CRICOS website.