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Bachelor of Business (Accounting): Revoke Conditions 13 November 2020

Revocation of accreditation conditions

Report on revocation of conditions imposed on accreditation of four higher education courses of study offered by the Australian Institute of Business and Management Pty Ltd

On 13 November 2020 a delegate of TEQSA revoked, under section 53 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (TEQSA Act), Conditions 1,2 and 3 imposed on the accreditation of the following courses offered by the Australian Institute of Business and Management Pty Ltd:

  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • Diploma of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business (Management and Finance)
  • Diploma of Management

Condition 1:

By 1 July 2016, Australian Institute of Business and Management Pty Ltd Pty Ltd must provide TEQSA:

  1. comprehensive diagnostic analysis of the probable causes for observed rates and trends for student attrition, progression and minimum time completion rates and failure rates, for each of the four accredited higher education courses each year, for the period 2011 to 2014 inclusive. The analysis must include accurate data on student attrition, completion, progression and grade distribution and include analysis by:
    1. entry path (comparing students admitted under each entry pathway);
    2. credit awarded (comparing students admitted with no credit awarded with students admitted with credit for up to a third of the course and between a third and two thirds of the course);
    3. whether students are domestic or international students; and
    4. referral to and uptake of student support (including participation in formal study support programs).
  2. a copy of the minutes of the Academic Board meeting which record the Academic Board's response to the diagnostic analysis.

Condition 2:

By 25 November 2016, Australian Institute of Business and Management Pty Ltd Pty Ltd must provide to TEQSA evidence of the outcomes of a review of the following four courses of study:

  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • Diploma of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business (Management and Finance)
  • Diploma of Management

The review must include external representation and consider at a minimum:

  • course structure and coherency
  • alignment between unit assessment, unit learning outcomes, course learning outcomes and the requirements of the AQF
  • student performance data

The information provided to TEQSA must include:

  1. a copy of the review reports
  2. a copy of the minutes of an Academic Board meeting which record the Academic Board's response to the reports
  3. evidence of the implementation plan and/or action taken by the Academic Board in response to the review report

Condition 3

By 25 November 2016, Australian Institute of Business and Management Pty Ltd Pty Ltd must provide to TEQSA, evidence that demonstrates it benchmarks the academic standards intended to be achieved by students and the standards actually achieved by students in the course(s) of study against similar accredited courses of study offered by other higher education providers. This evidence is to include details of the courses and institutions selected for comparison and examples of action taken as a result of analysis of the data.

Main reasons for the decision

TEQSA made this decision on the basis that Condition 1 is no longer necessary and that Conditions 2 and 3 have been met.