Accreditation 8 September 2017

Provider: The Institute of Creative Arts & Technology Pty Ltd. (formerly Macleay College Pty Ltd)

Course: Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

Course accreditation

Report on accreditation of one higher education course of study offered by Macleay College

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 Macleay College for a period of four years until 8 September 2021.

  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

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

Condition 1:

By 1 December 2017 and prior to marketing or enrolling students in the course of study, Macleay College must provide to TEQSA a revised framework for the management of student internship placements that includes:

  1. Signed MOUs and/or agreements with host companies sufficient to cater for the proposed first cohort student enrolments
  2. A contingency plan or similar for cases where student may not be able to secure an internship host.

The course accreditation covers delivery at all Australian sites.

Main reasons for decision

TEQSA considers that the decision to apply a condition and a shortened period of accreditation to the course of study is consistent with the basic principles for regulation in Part 2 of the TEQSA Act as Macleay College is at risk of not maintaining compliance with all Threshold Standards.

The reasons for these decisions include risks that Macleay College may not continue to meet:

a) PCAS 4.2 in relation to the extent to which staff who teach students in the course of study have a sound understanding of current scholarship and/or professional practice in the discipline they teach;

b) PCAS 4.5 in relation to the adequacy and availability of student internship placements;

c) PCAS 5.1 in relation to unit assessment and achievement of the learning outcomes; and

d) PCAS 5.6 in relation to ensuring appropriate course progression and completion.