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University of Wollongong: Re-registration 28 March 2018

Renewal of registration

Report on renewal of registration of the University of Wollongong

On 28 March 2018, TEQSA renewed, under section 36 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (TEQSA Act), the registration of the University of Wollongong in the category of Australian University, for a period of seven years until 28 March 2025.

Main reasons for the decision

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

TEQSA's assessment considered the University of Wollongong's arrangements for delivery at its Australian and overseas sites.

TEQSA found that the University of Wollongong has demonstrated:

a. strong performance and reputation as a provider of high quality teaching and learning.

b. a strong research culture, led by appropriately qualified and experienced staff, resulting in a strong record of research activity in all faculties.

c. robust quality assurance processes that ensure education quality is maintained in partnerships with onshore and offshore entities.

d. a sound commitment to maintaining academic and research integrity, enacted through a comprehensive suite of policies, procedures, educational resources and interventions.

e. commitment to increasing participation of Indigenous students in higher education activities, and plans for well-targeted support, appropriate to the varying needs of its students.

f. a high standard of record keeping in the form of comprehensive minutes of the meetings of the governing Council and other key advisory and decision making bodies. These documents enable effective, informed decision making and assurance of implementation of delegations.