Re-accreditation 22 January 2015
Provider: The MIECAT Institute Inc. (formerly Melbourne Institute for Experiential and Creative Arts Therapy)
Renewal of course accreditation in teach out mode
Report on renewal of accreditation of three higher education courses of study in teach out mode offered by The MIECAT Institute Inc. (MIECAT)
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 in teach out mode offered by The MIECAT Institute Inc. (MIECAT) for a period of one year until 31 December 2015:
- Graduate Certificate in Experiential and Creative Arts Practice
- Master of Arts by Research in Experiential and Creative Arts Practice
Background to Decision
MIECAT submitted an application for renewal of accreditation of two courses of study in teach out mode under Part 4 of the TEQSA Act. The purpose of this decision is to facilitate the completion of studies by students enrolled in the courses or the transition of students into other equivalent courses offered by the provider or other higher education providers. This also means that no further enrolments are permitted into these courses. Subsection 45(4) of the TEQSA Act requires a registered higher education provider who is not authorised to self-accredit the course of study to apply to TEQSA for accreditation. Subsection 56(4) enables TEQSA to renew accreditation of a course of study for a period not exceeding seven years.
Main Reasons for the Decision
TEQSA has determined that the three higher education courses of study submitted by MIECAT for accreditation comply with the Provider Course Accreditation Standards. The course accreditation covers delivery at MIECAT's one campus location, in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria.