Graduate Diploma in Accounting: Accreditation 07 February 2014
Report on accreditation of two higher education courses of study offered by Holmesglen Institute
TEQSA has determined, under section 49 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (the TEQSA Act), to grant accreditation of the following higher education courses of study offered by Holmesglen Institute for a period of seven years until 7 February 2021:
- Master of Professional Accounting
- Graduate Diploma in Accounting
TEQSA has, under subsection 53(1) of the TEQSA Act, imposed a condition on the accreditation of the Master of Professional Accounting course and on the accreditation of the Graduate Diploma in Accounting course.
Holmesglen Institute is required to provide TEQSA, at least one month before commencement of the courses, details of the qualifications and experience of teaching staff, including the course leader, employed to teach the courses.
Background to Decision
Holmesglen Institute submitted an application for accreditation of two courses of study under Part 4 of the TEQSA Act. Subsection 45(4) of the TEQSA Act requires a registered higher education provider who is not authorised to self-accredit the course of study to apply to TEQSA for accreditation. Subsection 49(6) enables TEQSA to grant accreditation of a course of study for a period not exceeding seven years. Section 53 of the TEQSA Act permits TEQSA to impose conditions on the accreditation of a course of study.
Main Reasons for the Decision
TEQSA has determined that the two higher education courses of study submitted by Holmesglen Institute for accreditation comply with the Provider Course Accreditation Standards. The course accreditation covers delivery at all Australian sites.
TEQSA considers that the decision to impose a condition on the accreditation of the courses of study is consistent with the basic principles for regulation in Part 2 of the TEQSA Act as TEQSA requires further evidence to demonstrate that before the courses commence, the provider ensures staff who will be teaching the courses are appropriately qualified.