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Master of Event Management: Accreditation 30 January 2018

Course accreditation

Report on accreditation of four higher education courses of study offered by the International College of Management, Sydney

On 30 January 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 the International College of Management, Sydney for a period of seven years until 30 January 2025:

  • Diploma Sports Management (High Performance)
  • Diploma of Business Management

On 30 January 2018, the following two courses were accredited for a period of four years until 30 January 2022.

  • Master of Event Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Event Management

Main reasons for the decision

TEQSA made this decision on the two Diploma courses on the basis that it was satisfied that the courses submitted by the International College of Management, Sydney for accreditation meet the Provider Course Accreditation Standards of the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015.

TEQSA made the decision to accredit two Event Management courses for less than the maximum seven years on the basis that this was consistent with the basic principles of risk, proportionality and necessity.

TEQSA considered there to be residual risks associated with the extent to which staff will be suitably qualified in accordance with Provider Course Accreditation Standard (PCAS) 4.2, the extent to which work integrated learning components will ensure achievement of course and student learning outcomes (PCAS 4.5) and the effective implementation of and action in response to benchmarking initiatives (PCAS 5.5).

The evidence provided in response to the draft Assessment Report was sufficient to be satisfied that the courses meet the relevant PCAS but ongoing risks in these areas remain. TEQSA therefore considered it necessary to review the extent to which ICMS has applied its internal quality assurance mechanisms to ensure adequate management of these risks within a four year accreditation period.

TEQSA's assessment considered the International College of Management, Sydney arrangements for delivery at all Australian sites.