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Associate Degree of Management and Entrepreneurship: Accreditation 26 March 2018

Course accreditation

Report on accreditation of two higher education courses of study offered by Excelsia College

On 26 March 2018 a delegate of TEQSA:

Accredited, under section 49 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (TEQSA Act), the following courses offered by Excelsia College, for a period of seven years until 26 March 2025:

  • Bachelor of Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Associate Degree of Management and Entrepreneurship

Imposed, under section 53 of the TEQSA Act, two conditions on the accreditation of the Bachelor of Management and Entrepreneurship and Associate Degree of Management and Entrepreneurship.

Condition 1: Institutional Quality Assurance

Prior to the delivery of the courses, Excelsia must provide TEQSA with:

  1. a register of amendments to the unit outlines that maps the changes to the unit outlines recommended by TEQSA's external experts through the development process
  2. evidence of the quality assurance processes used to oversee the development and approval of the amendments to the unit outlines that demonstrates academic oversight by peak institutional academic governance processes, for example:
    1. Minutes from the course development committee
    2. Minutes and approval from the Academic Board.

Condition 2: Work Integrated Learning

Prior to the delivery of the courses, Excelsia must provide TEQSA with:

  1. a comprehensive Work Integrated Learning Placement and Supervision Handbook that includes:
    1. quality assurance processes for evaluating the suitability of the placement host and of student supervision;
    2. the types of assistance that Excelsia College provides to students in the event that a student cannot find their own placement.

Main reasons for the decision

TEQSA made these decisions in light of risks that the courses submitted by Excelsia College may not meet, or continue to meet, the following provisions of the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015:

  1. Section 5.1 of Part A, in relation to Institutional Quality Assurance:
    1. course approval processes are overseen by peak institutional academic governance processes.
  2. Section 5.4 of Part A, in relation to Delivery with other Parties:
    1. Work-integrated learning, placements are quality assured, including the assurance of the quality of supervision and student experiences.

TEQSA's assessment considered Excelsia College's arrangements for delivery at all Australian sites.