Accreditation 19 February 2018
Course: Bachelor of Aged Services
Report on accreditation of a higher education course of study offered by Technical and Further Education Commission (TAFE NSW Higher Education)
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 Technical and Further Education Commission (TAFE NSW Higher Education) for a period of seven years until 19 February 2025:
- Bachelor of Aged Services
TEQSA has imposed, under section 53 of the TEQSA Act, one condition on the accreditation of the Bachelor of Aged Services.
That by 30 March, for three years following the completion of the first full year of course delivery, TAFE NSW Higher Education provides to TEQSA copies of the annual course reports submitted to its relevant academic governance body. The reports are to include the scholarly activities undertaken by the academic staff teaching in the course in the discipline/field of Aged Services in the previous year; and information on meeting the requirements for continuing scholarship, including both disciplinary scholarship and scholarship in contemporary teaching, learning and assessment principles relevant to the discipline, evidencing that academic governance body's analysis and any action arising from that analysis (Standard 3.2.2b, c).
Main reasons for the decision
The issues which led TEQSA to impose the condition are:
a) Assurance of relevant teaching staff's knowledge of contemporary developments in the discipline or field, which is informed by continuing scholarship or research or advances in practice; and skills in contemporary teaching, learning and assessment principles relevant to the discipline, their role, modes of delivery and the needs of particular student cohorts.