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Williams Business College Ltd: Registration not renewed 04 Aug 2014

Renewal of registration

Report on renewal of registration of Williams Business College Ltd.

 

On 26 September 2013 TEQSA decided, under subsection 36(1) of the TEQSA Act, to reject the application by Williams Business College Ltd for renewal of registration as a higher education provider. Williams Business College Ltd applied to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of TEQSA's decision.

On 12 June 2014 the Tribunal affirmed TEQSA's decision. On 19 June 2014 the Tribunal ordered that TEQSA's decision will come into effect on 4 August 2014.

The Tribunal's Decision and Reasons for Decision are available at: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/aat/2014/371.html

Background to Decision

Williams Business College Ltd. submitted an application for renewal of registration as a higher education provider under Section 35 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (the TEQSA Act). Section 36 of the TEQSA Act enables TEQSA to renew a provider's registration for a period not exceeding seven years if TEQSA is satisfied that the provider continues to meet the Threshold Standards.

Main Reasons for Decision

TEQSA made its decision on the basis that it was not satisfied that Williams Business College Ltd. continues to meet the Threshold Standards. Details of the basis for TEQSA's decision, as well as the Tribunal's reasons for affirming this decision, are available at http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/aat/2014/371.html