Accreditation, Governance, Quality Assurance


The essential components for any institution seeking to deliver quality higher education outcomes are accreditation (gaining and maintaining regulatory approval), good governance (both academic and corporate) and a quality assurance framework within which the institution commits to operate.

Consult Ed provides expert advisory services to institutions involved in the provision of higher education, both in Australia and internationally.


The Key Pillars of Quality Higher Education Delivery TM

All educational institutions that deliver higher education courses are required to meet the requirements set down by the relevant legislation governing the registration of Institutes of Higher Education and accreditation of their courses.

Your institution must address six key pillars of quality higher education delivery:

Does your institution have in place a framework for good corporate, academic, operational, administrative and financial governance?

Faculty & Scholarship:
Does your institution have access to teaching staff with the necessary skills and qualifications who can deliver the desired academic outcomes and are active in scholarship?

Facility & Resources:
Do you have the appropriate infrastructure (both physical and virtual) to deliver quality academic outcomes?

Do your proposed courses address a coherent body of knowledge? Is the curriculum of a standard consistent with similar courses delivered by other higher education providers? Does the course align with the applicable regulatory and professional accreditation frameworks?

Quality Assurance Framework:
Do you have a quality assurance framework to guide, monitor and measure your institution's activities, both operational and academic?

Do you understand the process to achieve and maintain regulatory approval? The Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA) assumed responsibility for the regulation of all higher education providers from 29th January 2012.


How can Consult Ed help you?

Consult Ed's team of experts stand ready to provide assistance in the following areas:

• Strategic advice for RTOs and others thinking of becoming an Institute of Higher Education

• Support to gain approval as an Institute of Higher Education

• Review of TEQSA applications (before they are lodged)

• Advice on CRICOS applications

Advice on applications to become a FEE-HELP Provider

Resources for new Institutes of Higher Education

• Regulatory health checks (governance reviews, standards mapping)

• Ongoing mentoring, support and professional development for your institution and staff

Want to know more? Talk to us about achieving your higher education regulatory goals.