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TEQSA statement: Macleay College journalism courses

12 April 2022

Update: 12 April 2022

On Friday 11 March 2022, Macleay College advised students and teachers by email that the College will be withdrawing its Diploma of Journalism and Bachelor of Journalism courses. TEQSA understands Macleay College has since informed students that the courses are continuing and students can stay enrolled at the college.

TEQSA continues to engage with Macleay College in relation to their obligations and compliance with the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2021, Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 and Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000.

We are also continuing to communicate with students who have raised a concern with us. Any affected Macleay College student who wishes to raise a concern with TEQSA can do so via our website.

Students are also encouraged to review advice from the Tuition Protection Service

Previous statement (13 March 2022)

TEQSA statement: Macleay College withdrawal of journalism courses

TEQSA is seeking further information about the provider’s decision and support that is being offered to affected students to complete their studies.

The timing and manner of how this was communicated by Macleay College to their students is also of concern to TEQSA. 

Without prejudicing the outcome of our enquires, should TEQSA identify a breach of the Higher Education Standards Framework, we will take the appropriate enforcement action to ensure student interests and the standards are upheld. 

Further information

The Higher Education Standards Framework (2021) requires providers that cease offering a course to support students to complete the program or offer alternative arrangements.

Macleay College students who believe they have been disadvantaged in the opportunity to complete their studies are encouraged to lodge a concern with TEQSA.  

TEQSA’s approach to compliance and enforcement outlines action that can be taken in the event TEQSA determines there has been a breach of the Higher Education Standards Framework.