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Graduate Certificate in Counselling: Self Accrediting Authority 22 June 2016

Self-accrediting authority

Report on authority of Excelsia College (formerly Wesley Institute) to self-accredit nominated courses of study

On 22 June 2016, TEQSA authorised, under subsection 41(1) of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (TEQSA Act), Excelsia College (formerly Wesley Institute) to self-accredit courses of study up to Level 9 of the Australian Qualifications Framework, in the following broad and narrow fields of education:

  • Education (ASCED 07)
  • Society and Culture (ASCED 09)
  • Performance Arts (ASCED 1001).

Due to this decision, the following courses previously accredited by TEQSA do not need to be re-accredited by TEQSA:

  • Master of Counselling
  • Graduate Diploma of Counselling
  • Graduate Certificate in Counselling.

Please visit the provider website for information on the courses it offers.

Main reasons for the decision

Excelsia College demonstrated to TEQSA that it meets the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2021, including the criteria for 'self-accrediting authority', in relation to courses of study up to Level 9 of the Australian Qualifications Framework in the above broad and narrow fields of education.