TEQSA published decisions report October – December 2019
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 a summary of its regulatory decisions from 1 October 2019 until 31 December 2019.
What are TEQSA decisions?
Each week, TEQSA makes regulatory decisions. These may be on the registration of new providers or the reregistration 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 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 at Our regulatory approach page.
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.
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|Decision Date||Provider||Decision Description||Number of Conditions||Period Length|
|25-Nov-15||Australian Institute of Business and Management Pty Ltd||Renew accreditation of existing course||12||5 years|
|2-Oct-19||Nan Tien Institute Limited||Accredit new course (x1)||-||7 years|
|9-Oct-19||Coleraine Share Trading Pty Ltd||Register new provider||-||5 years|
|9-Oct-19||Coleraine Share Trading Pty Ltd||Accredit new course (x1)||-||5 years|
|23-Oct-19||Australia Advance Education Group Pty Ltd||Register new provider||-||5 years|
|23-Oct-19||Australia Advance Education Group Pty Ltd||Accredit new course (x1)||-||5 years|
|24-Oct-19||Governance Institute of Australia Ltd (formerly Chartered Secretaries Australia Ltd)||Accredit new course (x2)||-||7 years|
|25-Oct-19||Australian College of the Arts Pty||Accredit new course (x4)||-||7 years|
|28-Oct-19||Think: Colleges Pty Ltd||Extension of accreditation x5 teachout||-||2 years 7 months|
|31-Oct-19||Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors Pty Ltd As Trustee For AIPC Trust||Accredit new course (x2)||-||7 years|
|31-Oct-19||Sydney Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd||Accredit new course (x1)||-||7 years|
|31-Oct-19||Sheridan College Inc||Renew accreditation of existing course||-||7 years|
|6-Nov-19||Adelaide College of Divinity Incorporated||Extension of accreditation (x7)||-||3 years 4 months|
|6-Nov-19||Adelaide College of Divinity Incorporated||Extension of registration||-||3 years 4 months|
|6-Nov-19||SAE Institute Pty Limited||Renew registration of existing provider||-||7 years|
|7-Nov-19||Excelsia College (formerly Wesley Institute)||Accredit new course (x1)||-||7 years|
|19-Nov-19||Technical and Further Education Commission||Extension of accreditation||-||2 years and 11 months|
|20-Nov-19||Australian Institute of Commerce and Management Pty Ltd||Register new provider||-||5 years|
|20-Nov-19||Australian Institute of Commerce and Management Pty Ltd||Accredit new course (x1)||-||5 years|
|20-Nov-19||Australian School of Accounting Pty Ltd||Register new provider||-||5 years|
|20-Nov-19||Australian School of Accounting Pty Ltd||Accredit new course (x1)||-||5 years|
|22-Nov-19||Think: Colleges Pty Ltd||Cancel course (x31)||-||-|
|26-Nov-19||Kaplan Higher Education Pty Ltd||Extension of accreditation||-||2 years|
|16-Dec-19||Kaplan Higher Education Pty Ltd||Renew accreditation of existing course||-||7 years|
|17-Dec-19||UOWC Ltd (formerly ITC Education Ltd)||Renew accreditation of existing course x2||-||7 years|
|18-Dec-19||The Cairnmillar Institute||Renew accreditation of existing course||-||7 years|
|18-Dec-19||International College of Management, Sydney Pty Limited||Extension of accreditation||-||2 years 6 months|