Accreditation 30 November 2016

Provider: William Angliss Institute of TAFE

Course: Master of Philosophy (Major Thesis)

Course accreditation

Report on accreditation of two higher education courses of study offered by William Angliss Institute

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 courses of study offered by William Angliss Institute for a period of seven years until 30 November 2023:

  • Master of Philosophy (Major Thesis)
  • Master of Philosophy (Praxis and Exegesis)

TEQSA has, under subsection 53(1) of the TEQSA Act, imposed one condition on the accreditation of the above courses of study.

That within 120 days William Angliss Institute revises the courses to guarantee the development of basic research awareness, skills and knowledge and ensure the inclusion of relevant theoretical frameworks and research findings.

The course accreditation covers delivery at all Australian sites.

Main reasons for decision

TEQSA considers that the decision to apply a condition to William Angliss Institute's application for accreditation of two courses of study is consistent with the basic principles for regulation in Part 2 of the TEQSA Act, as William Angliss Institute is at risk of not complying with a number of the Threshold Standards. TEQSA considers that the risks of non-compliance with the Threshold Standards involve a number of matters that may affect William Angliss Institute's capacity to manage and deliver its higher education awards.

  • The broad issue which relates to the Master of Philosophy (Major Thesis) and the Master of Philosophy (Praxis and Exegesis) is the lack of a formal structure for embedding theoretical frameworks and research skills into the courses which raises risks of non-compliance with PCAS 1.3 and 1.7