I want to be very clear to our community – including our staff and students – on what this decision from TEQSA means.
I can assure all staff, students, alumni, partners and community members that the conditions imposed by the regulator pose no risk to our current operations or long-term viability.
Our degrees and course accreditations are unaffected and remain valid and credible.
The conditions do not impact current students or alumni in any way.
It is business as usual for teaching and learning delivery while we work on ensuring our academic governance processes are demonstrated to be robust.
We are working very closely with TEQSA to provide further assurances on the remaining conditions applied to us, following the revocation of condition five, in order to work towards revoking all remaining conditions and extending the registration period.
TEQSA has stated publicly that requests for extension of registration periods can be considered once the regulator is satisfied with compliance.
The University is committed to continuous improvement of risk management and quality assurance. We are always reviewing and improving what we do and how we do it to ensure the best outcomes for our students.
We have implemented considerable changes during the renewal process and completed a full review of academic governance, with recommendations being implemented through Academic Senate, business-as-usual operations and comprehensive changes to our academic policy suite.
We are confident in the enhancements we have initiated and are now strengthening our approach to quality assurance through the development and implementation of a comprehensive Quality Assurance Framework.
Managing academic risk both internally and through our teaching and learning delivery partners is a crucial priority for the University.
We look forward to resolving the conditional registration renewal requirements with TEQSA in the coming weeks as we continue to work closely with them in their role as regulators of the Australian Higher Education sector.