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Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching: Accreditation 18 October 2017

Course accreditation

Report on accreditation of one higher education course of study offered by TAFE SA

 

A delegate of TEQSA has accredited, under section 49 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (the TEQSA Act), the following higher education course of study offered by TAFE SA for a period of seven years until 18 October 2024:

  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching

TEQSA has imposed, under section 53 of the TEQSA Act, one condition on the accreditation of Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching.

Condition 1:

Prior to marketing the course and enrolling students, TAFE SA must provide to TEQSA, evidence that the course is accredited by the Teacher Registration Board of South Australia (TRB SA).

Main reasons for the decision

The issues which led TEQSA to impose the condition are:

a) PCAS 1.2 requires design and approval processes take account of external standards and requirements, in particular professional accreditation by the relevant accreditation authorities.

b) There is evidence before TEQSA that TAFE SA has applied to TRB SA and the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) for accreditation of the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching. However there is no evidence before TEQSA that professional accreditation has been granted by either TRB SA or ACECQA.

c) Until professional accreditation is granted by TRB SA the requirements of PCAS 1.2 are not met.

TEQSA's assessment considered TAFE SA's arrangements for delivery at all Australian sites and modes of delivery subject to Condition 1.