Bachelor of Photography: Re-accreditation 23 June 2017
Renewal of course accreditation
Report on renewal of accreditation of one higher education course of study offered by Photography Holdings Pty Ltd (T/a Photography Studies 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 course of study offered by Photography Holdings Pty Ltd (T/a Photography Studies College) for a period of seven years until 23 June 2024.
- Bachelor of Photography
TEQSA has, under subsection 53(1) of the TEQSA Act, imposed one condition on the accreditation of the above course of study.
By 31 October 2017 Photography Holdings Pty Ltd to provide a report of a review of the admissions criteria, course structure and volume of learning of the Bachelor of Photography (articulation pathway), as approved by the Academic Board and Governing Council. The review of the pathway must include external benchmarking with comparable articulation programs and include PSC's analysis of data on the performance of student cohorts by entry pathway, to ensure that all students at the point of admission have adequate prior knowledge and skills to undertake the course of study successfully and achieve the learning outcomes.
The course accreditation covers delivery at all Australian sites.
Main Reasons for the Decision
TEQSA considers that the decision to apply conditions to the accreditation of the course of study is consistent with the basic principles for regulation in Part 2 of the TEQSA Act, as the course is at risk of not complying with a number of the Threshold Standards.
The broad issues which relate to this course include:
- PCAS 1 in relation to the course documentation of the design and delivery of an articulation pathway for the course of study
- PCAS 3 in relation to the admission criteria that take account of external benchmarks and are appropriate for the required learning outcomes of the course of study