ACPE Limited: Re-registration 17 Sep 2015
Renewal of registration
Report on renewal of registration of ACPE Limited
TEQSA has renewed the registration of ACPE Limited, under Section 36(1) of the TEQSA Act, for a period of seven years to 17 September 2022, in the provider category of 'Higher Education Provider'.
TEQSA has, under subsection 32(1) of the TEQSA Act, imposed one condition on the registration of ACPE Limited as a higher education provider.
ACPE Limited, by 30 June 2016, and then annually by 30 June each year or until further notice, must provide TEQSA each preceding academic year's Quality Teaching and Learning Report (or equivalent) demonstrating:
- implementation of effective quality assurance arrangements, monitoring and review, leading to significant improvement in student attrition rates
- the report must include analysis of yearly trend data on student attrition, student progress, course completions and grade distributions at the course and institution level.
- improvements in the level of scholarly activity per staff member
- active consideration by the Academic Board
Main Reasons for Decision
As part of the renewal of registration process, TEQSA assessed the application submitted by ACPE Limited against the Threshold Standards. The scope of the assessment included all its Australian sites. TEQSA considers that the decision to apply one condition to ACPE Limited's registration is consistent with the basic principles for regulation in Part 2 of the TEQSA Act, as ACPE Limited is at risk of not complying with a number of the Threshold Standards.
The broad issues which relate to the ACPE Limited's registration included:
- a delay in the reporting of the Quality Teaching and Learning Report with information regarding student performance data, benchmarking and academic scholarship, required to enable ACPE Limited's governing bodies to carry out their functions
- the trend data provided for the period within scope indicated decreasing student enrolments and increasing attrition rates. In the absence of reporting, it was unclear what the outcomes were of ACPE Limited's strategies to address these issues