Raffles College Pty Ltd: Withdraw registration 20 December 2018
Withdrawal of registration
Report on application to withdraw registration by Raffles College Pty Ltd
On 20 December 2018 TEQSA:
- granted, under subsection 43(2) of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (the TEQSA Act), the application from Raffles College Pty Ltd to withdraw its registration as a Higher Education Provider, with effect from 31 December 2019.
- imposed, under section 32 of the TEQSA Act, three conditions on the registration of Raffles College Pty Ltd.
From the date on which it is notified of these decisions, Raffles College Pty Ltd must not offer any student a place in any of its higher education courses, or enrol or commence any students in any of its higher education courses.
Raffles College Pty Ltd must arrange for a suitably qualified independent academic to provide advice on the suitability of credit arrangements and study plans of students seeking to undertake study at an alternative provider in order to complete their course. The College must obtain TEQSA's approval of the identity of the academic prior to appointment and that approval must not be unreasonably withheld.
Raffles College Pty Ltd must not confer an award on any student not identified in the report titled Raffles Student Status_111218 provided to TEQSA on 13 December 2019.
Background to Decision
Raffles College Pty Ltd 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
TEQSA was satisfied that it is appropriate for the registration of Raffles College Pty Ltd to be withdrawn. This decision reflects Raffles College Pty Ltd's choice to withdraw its registration as a higher education provider and the appropriateness of the approach Raffles College Pty Ltd plans to take to mitigate disadvantage to students.
The conditions are essential to ensure that clear mechanisms are in place to allow TEQSA to oversee transition arrangements for each remaining higher education student of Raffles College Pty Ltd.