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Diploma of Media and Communication: Re-accreditation 20 June 2017

Renewal of course accreditation

Report on renewal of accreditation of two higher education courses of study offered by Melbourne Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd (T/a Deakin College)

 

A delegate of TEQSA has renewed the accreditation, under section 56 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Act 2011 (the TEQSA Act), of the following higher education courses of study offered by Melbourne Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd (T/a Deakin College) for a period of seven years until 20 June 2024:

  • Diploma of Health Sciences
  • Diploma of Media and Communication

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

Condition 1:

By 31 March 2018 Deakin College must provide evidence of a report to the Academic Board of Studies reviewing the quality assurance arrangements for assessment, including moderation procedures for course delivery at multiple onshore and offshore locations. The report must include outcomes of the moderation process for each course and recommendations for improvement to the delivery of the Diploma of Health Science and the Diploma of Media and Communication, including internal reporting to governance committees.

The course accreditation covers delivery at all Australian sites.

Main Reasons for the Decision

TEQSA considers that the decision to apply conditions to Deakin College'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 Deakin College 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 Deakin College's capacity to manage and deliver its higher education awards.

The broad issues which relate to the two courses of study include:

  • PCAS 5 in relation to course management and assessment moderation