Re-accreditation 11 March 2016
Renewal of course accreditation
Report on renewal of accreditation of two higher education courses of study offered by Academy of Information Technology
A delegate of TEQSA has determined under section 56 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (the TEQSA Act), to renew accreditation of the following higher education courses of study offered by Academy of Information Technology for a period of seven years until 11 March 2023:
- Bachelor Interactive Media
- Associate Degree of Interactive Media
TEQSA has, under subsection 53(1) of the TEQSA Act, imposed one condition on the accreditation of the above courses of study. Academy of Information Technology must:
Within two months of the date of notification of the decision, AIT is required to increase the recommended personal learning aspect in each unit within the Associate Degree and Bachelor of Interactive Media courses to ensure compliance with the relevant AQF specification volume of learning requirements.
The course accreditation covers delivery at all Australian sites.
Main Reasons for the Decision
TEQSA considers that the decision to apply a condition on AIT's courses is consistent with the basic principles for regulation in Part 2 of the TEQSA Act, as the AIT is at risk of not complying with PCAS 1.1.
TEQSA considers that the learning requirements for the course have been under-estimated and could mislead students. The subject outlines recommend 4 hours of face-to-face study and 4 hours of personal study each week which amounts to a total of 768 hours over one year. This figure falls short of the AQF volume of learning requirements for full-time study load for a course at AQF levels 5-7. TEQSA requires the provider to amend the personal learning recommendation in the subject outlines to accurately reflect the requirements of a course at AQF levels 5-7.