Accreditation of a Course of Study - Australian Government

Description

You may apply for accreditation of courses of study if you are a registered higher education provider or a regulated entity who has applied to become a registered higher education provider.

Registered higher education providers must not offer a course of study that is not accredited by either:

  • the Tertiary Education Quality and Standard Agency, or
  • the provider (in circumstances where the provider is authorised to self-accredit the course of study).

A registered higher education provider can apply for a self-accrediting authority which allows them to accredit new courses as they develop them.

A registered higher education provider may apply to TEQSA, in the approved form, for the renewal of the accreditation of a course of study.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for accreditation you must:

  • be a regulated entity who is, or has applied to become, a registered higher education provider
  • ensure the course of study meets the Provider Course Accreditation Standards

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

An accredited course of study must continue to meet the Provider Course Accreditation Standards.

Duration

Up to 7 years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees are listed on the attached document.

Act(s) name

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015 Australian Government

Approval time

TEQSA must, within 30 days after receiving a valid application, advise the applicant whether the application is accompanied by sufficient information, documentation and assistance and, if not, request that the applicant provide such. Upon receiving payment of the substantive assessment application fee, TEQSA must make a decision on the application within 9 months, or a longer period as determined be TEQSA.

Additional information

TEQSA may accredit the course of study in relation to the applicant if TEQSA is satisfied that the applicant is a registered higher education provider and the course of study meets the Provider Course Accreditation Standards.

Administering agency

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

General Enquiries

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

Mailing address: TEQSA GPO Box 1672
Melbourne
Victoria 3001
Phone: 1300 739 585
Fax: 1300 739 586
Email: enquiries@tesqa.gov.au
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