Accreditation Rejection 29 January 2018

Provider: Australian College of Natural Medicine Pty Ltd

Course: Rejected - Graduate Certificate in Wellness

Course accreditation

Report on application for accreditation of one higher education course of study by the Australian College of Natural Medicine

On 29 January 2018, a delegate of TEQSA rejected, under section 49 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (TEQSA Act), the application by the Australian College of Natural Medicine (ACNM) for accreditation of the following course:

  • Graduate Certificate in Wellness

Main reasons for the decision

TEQSA made this decision on the basis that it was not satisfied that the course submitted by ACNM complies with the following provisions of the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015:

  1. Course design in particular failure to address learning outcomes in a comprehensive and coherent manner, insufficient details regarding course mapping insufficient details regards to formative and summative assessment. (1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, and 1.4.4).
  2. Lack of benchmarking with comparable courses. (3.1.2)
  3. Consideration of the face to face versus online course delivery is limited. (3.1.1)
  4. Course co-ordination role is limited due to lack of skills and academic experience, including demonstration of active scholarship at post graduate level. (3.2.3)
  5. Information regarding professional registration with the National Wellness Institute may be misconstrued as an industry relevant body. (3.1.5)