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Bachelor of Business: Initial Registration 07 May 2015

Initial registration

Report on initial registration of Ozford Institute of Higher Education Pty Ltd

 

TEQSA has determined, under section 21(1) of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (the TEQSA Act), that registration of Ozford Institute of Higher Education Pty Ltd as a higher education provider be granted for a period of four years to 7 May 2019 in the provider category of 'Higher Education Provider'.

TEQSA has, under subsection 32(1) of the TEQSA Act, imposed three conditions on the registration of Ozford Institute of Higher Education Pty Ltd as a higher education provider.

Condition 1:

By 31 January 2017 and 31 January 2018, Ozford Institute of Higher Education Pty Ltd must provide to TEQSA:

a) the most recent report to the Academic Board on implementation of the Teaching & Learning and Quality Committee work plan; and

b) an outcomes report on scholarly activity and professional development for the relevant year. The report must cover (i) expenditure on professional development for staff; and (ii) institution and individual staff level data on participation in professional development and other scholarly activity including disciplinary scholarship.

Condition 2:

By 31 January 2016, Ozford Institute of Higher Education Pty Ltd must provide to TEQSA evidence of methodologies for assessment that support staff to identify and mark individual student contributions in the context of group assessment.

By 31 January 2017 and 31 January 2018, Ozford Institute of Higher Education Pty Ltd must provide to TEQSA reports of the School Assessment Committee covering the relevant year of delivery of the courses, and evidence of consideration of the reports by the Academic Board. The information provided must address how Ozford Institute of Higher Education Pty Ltd ensures that individual student contributions to group assessments are identified and marked and that each student achieves the required learning outcomes of the units of study and the course.

Condition 3:

By 31 January 2017 and 31 January 2018, Ozford Institute of Higher Education Pty Ltd must provide to TEQSA a report for the previous academic year for each higher education course delivered by Ozford Institute of Higher Education Pty Ltd, with student data (in excel format) that includes:

  • Enrolments
  • Attrition
  • Progression
  • Completion
  • Grade distributions.

The data must be presented in a way that compares cohorts by entry pathway, mode of study and place of study. Each report must be accompanied by a report reviewing the data and containing any management or Academic Board response to the report, including identification of any proposed remedial action, where required.

 

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 Ozford Institute of Higher Education Pty Ltd for a period of four years until 7 May 2019:

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • Diploma of Business

The course accreditation covers delivery at all Australian sites.

TEQSA has, under subsection 53(1) of the TEQSA Act, imposed one condition on the accreditation of the Bachelor of Business (Accounting).

Condition 1:

By 31 August 2015 (prior to marketing the Bachelor of Business (Accounting)), Ozford Institute of Higher Education Pty Ltd must provide to TEQSA evidence of professional accreditation of the course of study, and if this is not available, evidence of all relevant marketing material that makes it clear to potential students that the course is not professionally accredited.

Main Reasons for Decision

As part of the initial registration process, TEQSA has assessed the registration and course accreditation for the Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and Diploma of Business submitted by Ozford Institute of Higher Education Pty Ltd against the Threshold Standards for Provider Registration and Course Accreditation.

TEQSA considers that the decision to apply conditions to Ozford Institute of Higher Education Pty Ltd's application for registration and accreditation of the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) is consistent with the basic principles for regulation in Part 2 of the TEQSA Act, as Ozford Institute of Higher Education Pty Ltd 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 Ozford Institute of Higher Education Pty Ltd's capacity to manage and deliver its higher education awards.

  • The broad issues which relate to the Ozford Institute of Higher Education Pty Ltd's registration include:

    a) The need to ensure an appropriate level of participation in professional development and other scholarly activity, and appropriate levels of support for staff to undertake these activities.

    b) The need to ensure that assessment tasks provide adequate opportunities for students to demonstrate achievement of the expected student learning outcomes and that there are adequate arrangements to protect the integrity of assessment in the context of group work.

    c) The need to ensure that comparative data on the performance of students is maintained, monitored and acted on.

  • The broad issues which relate to the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) include:

    a) The need to ensure that current and prospective students are aware of the professional accreditation status of the course so that those students can make informed decisions about whether to enrol in the course.