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Updated wellbeing and safety guidance note released

29 January 2018

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) has issued an updated version of its Guidance note: wellbeing and safety, after receiving a number of submissions on a recently released draft version.

The Guidance note was released in draft on the same day as On Safe Ground: A Good Practice Guide for Australian Universities, and ensures higher education providers have clarity on their legislative requirements to foster a safe environment for students – both on campus and online.

TEQSA CEO, Anthony McClaran, said the Guidance note’s consultation period had offered stakeholders the opportunity to provide comment and feedback on the resource, ensuring its efficacy.

“Student safety is of paramount importance to higher education and this guidance material aims to help all providers ensure they have measures in place to safeguard and monitor this”, said Mr McClaran.

Guidance note: wellbeing and safety covers sections ‘2.3, Wellbeing and Safety’ and ‘2.4, Student Grievances and Complaints’ of the Higher Education Standards Framework and highlights the intent of the Standards, what the agency will look for when assessing providers’ compliance and a number of resources and reference material.

TEQSA’s guidance notes form an important part of the agency’s suite of material aimed at helping higher education providers interpret and apply selected aspects of the Higher Education Standards Framework to their operations.

More information

Media enquiries

Raphael May, Assistant Director, Communications: raphael.may [at] teqsa.gov.au, 0437 143 012 or (03) 8306 2536.