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Worldview Centre for Intercultural Studies: Re-registration 14 May 2015 updated 24 Jun 2015

Renewal of registration

Report on renewal of registration of Worldview Centre for Intercultural Studies

 

On 14 May 2015 TEQSA decided, under subsection 36(1) of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (the TEQSA Act), to reject the application by Worldview Centre for Intercultural Studies for renewal of registration as a higher education provider.

TEQSA imposed, under subsection 32 (1) of the TEQSA Act, the following condition on the registration of WCIS, effective from the date of notification of this decision:

Condition 1:

Worldview Centre for Intercultural Studies is not to offer any student a place in any of its higher education courses, or enrol or commence any new students in its higher education courses.

On 24 June 2015, TEQSA decided, under section 37A of the TEQSA Act, to extend the registration period of Worldview Centre for Intercultural Studies until 31 December 2015.

Background to Decision

Worldview Centre for Intercultural Studies submitted an application for renewal of registration as a higher education provider under Section 35 of the TEQSA Act. Section 36 of the TEQSA Act enables TEQSA to renew a provider's registration for a period not exceeding seven years if TEQSA is satisfied that the provider continues to meet the Threshold Standards.

Main reasons for decision

TEQSA made its decision on 14 May 2015 on the basis that it was not satisfied that Worldview Centre for Intercultural Studies continues to meet the Threshold Standards. Specifically, TEQSA was not satisfied that Worldview Centre for Intercultural Studies:

  • satisfies the requirements of the Provider Category Standards for the Higher Education Provider Category;
  • shows sound corporate and academic governance of its higher education operations in accordance with the requirements of the standards within section 3 of the Provider Registration Standards;
  • higher education operations are well-managed in accordance with the requirements of the standards within section 5 of the Provider Registration Standards.

TEQSA made its decision on 24 June following discussions with Worldview Centre for Intercultural Studies and the on the basis that:

  • the extension of the registration period would be in the interests of affected students; and
  • Worldview Centre for Intercultural Studies advised that if an extension was granted it would not apply to TEQSA for renewal of registration during the period of the extension or enroll students in any of its courses.