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The Law Society of South Australia: Registration Withdrawal 16 June 2015

Withdrawal of registration

Report on the application to withdraw registration by the Law Society of South Australia

 

A delegate has determined, under subsection 43(2) of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (the TEQSA Act), to grant the application from the Law Society of South Australia to withdraw its registration as a Higher Education Provider, with effect from 30 June 2015.

Background to Decision

The Law Society of South Australia submitted an application to withdraw its registration as a Higher Education Provider under section 43(1) of the TEQSA Act.

Main Reasons for the Decision

The TEQSA delegate was satisfied that it is appropriate for the registration of the Law Society of South Australia to be withdrawn. The main reasons for the withdrawal relate to an agreement entered into with the University of Adelaide to jointly deliver the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from 1 January 2013. Under the terms of the joint delivery agreement, the testamur is awarded by the University of Adelaide under the authority of The University of Adelaide Act 1971 (SA). The delegate was satisfied there were appropriate transition arrangements in place during the teach-out period. All students eligible to complete the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice have either completed, or resolved not to complete the award. The delegate was satisfied there are appropriate arrangements for the retention of student records and replacement certification.