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Governance Institute of Australia Ltd (formerly Chartered Secretaries Australia Ltd): Registration 26 May 2016 Updated 25 January 2017

Renewal of registration

Report on renewal of registration of the Governance Institute of Australia Ltd

 

TEQSA has renewed the registration of the Governance Institute of Australia as a higher education provider, under subsection 36(1) of the TEQSA Act, for a period of seven years to 26 May 2023 in the provider category of 'Higher Education Provider'.

On 26 May 2016, TEQSA imposed a registration condition, under subsection 32(1) of the TEQSA Act. On 25 January 2017 TEQSA varied the reporting date and condition requirements on its own initiative, under subsection 32(2) of the TEQSA Act, to the wording below:

Condition 1:

By 31 August 2017, the Governance Institute of Australia must provide to TEQSA the report approved by the Board of Directors and Education Committee on how the Governance Institute of Australia supports the varying learning needs of its students in terms of computer literacy, academic skills and exam preparation. The report should include an update on implementation against each of the strategies, and address how these improvements were resourced, in terms of the student to staff ratio and availability of support staff.

Main Reasons for Decision

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

TEQSA considers that the decision to apply a condition to the Governance Institute of Australia's registration is consistent with the basic principles for regulation in Part 2 of the TEQSA Act, as the Governance Institute of Australia is in the process of implementing a number initiatives to address its risk of not complying with Threshold Standards relating to:

a) Academic workforce planning

b) Attrition and student support.