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Western Sydney University (formerly University of Western Sydney): Re-registration 21 November 2018

Renewal of registration

Report on renewal of registration of Western Sydney University (formerly University of Western Sydney)

On 21 November 2018, TEQSA renewed, under section 36 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (TEQSA Act), the registration of Western Sydney University in the category of Australian University, for a period of seven years until 21 November 2025.

Main reasons for the decision

TEQSA made this decision on the basis that it was satisfied that Western Sydney University continues to meet the Provider Registration and Course Accreditation Standards of the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015.

TEQSA's assessment considered Western Sydney University's arrangements for delivery at its Australian and overseas sites.

TEQSA found that Western Sydney University has demonstrated:

  1. strong governance and accountability through robust structures and processes to attend to functions diligently and effectively
  2. detailed and mature approaches to risk and finance management
  3. a strong pledge to academic quality and research outcomes
  4. a strong commitment to increasing participation of under-represented groups of students in higher education activities, evidenced by well-targeted support, appropriate to the varying needs of its students
  5. a sound commitment to maintaining academic and research integrity at every level of governance, enacted through a comprehensive suite of policies, procedures, educational resources and interventions
  6. a robust evaluative and innovative approach to teaching, learning and research through the extensive "21st Century Curriculum Project" aimed at providing resources to assist academics and academic leaders to design high quality assessment using the latest educational technologies.