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Centre for Pavement Engineering Education Incorporated: Re-registration 13 Nov 2014

Renewal of registration

Report on renewal of registration of Centre for Pavement Engineering Education Incorporated

TEQSA has determined, under Section 36(1) of the TEQSA Act, that registration of Centre for Pavement Engineering Education Incorporated (CPEE) as a higher education provider be renewed for a period of three years to 13 November 2017 in the provider category of Higher Education Provider.

TEQSA has, under subsection 32(1) of the TEQSA Act, imposed four conditions on the registration of CPEE as a higher education provider.

CPEE provide evidence to TEQSA as part of its application to renew registration due in 2017 that:

Condition 1:

CPEE has demonstrated a commitment and capacity to invest over the period of registration in its higher education operations specifically in IT infrastructure systems, electronic library and information sources for staff and students to engage in appropriate contemporary approaches to teaching and learning.

Condition 2:

CPEE has established and implemented effective quality assurance for the ongoing improvement of all its higher education operations with a particular focus on systematic course monitoring, review and improvement including the collection and analysis of relevant data, particularly in relation to student progress and outcomes.

Condition 3:

CPEE undertakes a review of its current staffing profile to ensure it has the necessary staff positions, filled by appropriately qualified and experienced personnel to achieve its higher education objectives, and develops and implements a succession plan to ensure an adequate staffing profile into the future.

Condition 4:

CPEE has revised its Strategic Plan mapping a sustainable future direction for its higher education provision, and its capacity to deliver higher education which meets all the relevant standards under the TEQSA Act. The Strategic Plan is to identify key performance indicators, milestones and timeframes to guide management decision making.

Background to Decision

CPEE has submitted an application for renewal of registration in the category of Higher Education Provider under Section 35 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (the TEQSA Act). Subsection 36(4) of the TEQSA Act enables TEQSA to renew a provider's registration for a period not exceeding seven years.

Main Reasons for Decision

As part of the renewal of registration process, TEQSA has assessed the application submitted by CPEE against the Threshold Standards. The scope of the assessment included all its Australian sites.

TEQSA considers that the decision to apply conditions to CPEE's registration is consistent with the basic principles for regulation in Part 2 of the TEQSA Act, as CPEE is at risk of not complying with a number of the Threshold Standards.

  • The broad issues which relate to the CPEE's registration include:

    a) Capacity to sustain its higher education operations specifically in the provision of IT infrastructure systems, electronic library and information sources for staff and students

    b) Effectiveness of quality assurance arrangements

    c) Effectiveness of management to ensure human resources are appropriate

TEQSA considers that the risks of non-compliance with the Threshold Standards involve a number of matters that may affect CPEE's capacity to manage and deliver its higher education awards.