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Avondale University College Limited (formerly Avondale College Limited): Re-Registration and Self-Accrediting Authority 11 December 2014

Renewal of registration

Report on renewal of registration of Avondale College Limited and self-accrediting authority

TEQSA has determined, under Section 36(1) of the TEQSA Act, that registration of Avondale College Limited as a higher education provider be renewed for a period of seven years to 11 December 2021 in the provider category of 'Higher Education Provider.'

TEQSA has also determined, under subsection 41(1) of the TEQSA Act, that Avondale College Limited is authorised to self-accredit its courses of study.

Background to Decision

Avondale College Limited 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.

Avondale College Limited submitted an application for self-accrediting authority under Section 41 of the TEQSA Act. Subsection 41(1) of the TEQSA Act enables TEQSA to authorise a registered provider to self-accredit one or more courses of study.

Main Reasons for Decision

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

Avondale College Limited has demonstrated to TEQSA that it continues to meet the Threshold Standards and has met the criteria for self-accrediting authority.