UNDERSTANDING TEQSA PROVIDER STANDARDS:
DUE DILIGENCE & EVALUATION OF TNE PARTNERS
LOCATION Melbourne Multicultural Hub
506 Elizabeth Street
(Opposite Queen Victoria Market)
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FEES IEAA members: $200 | Non-IEAA members: $290
Registration fee includes a copy of 'Making a Difference: Australian International Education'.
Please refer to our cancellation policy prior to registering.
The introduction of TEQSA and establishment of threshold standards has resulted in many institutions questioning whether their existing policies and processes for managing and assessing transnational education (TNE) operations are still appropriate.
As one of its first formal quality assessments, TEQSA will be undertaking an assessment of third-party higher education provider arrangements in the first half of 2013. This will be a sector-wide assessment and aims to identify systemic issues relating to providers’ third party practices, including, but not limited to, provider compliance with the threshold standards.
TEQSA will specifically be examining the following areas related to TNE:
- considerations and decisions leading to an arrangement, for example, processes of due diligence and risk assessment
- format and coverage of an arrangement
- actual implementation, monitoring and exiting arrangements
The workshop will be structured around presentations addressing:
- the implications of the threshold standards to higher education providers already engaged in or thinking of engaging in TNE
- the practical application of the threshold standards in the assessment or reassessment of TNE partners.
There will be an opportunity for Q&A and discussion afterwards.
The workshop will be focused on engaging with participants who:
- have a solid working knowledge of TNE programs,
- are directly engaged in the management, quality assurance and compliance of TNE partners
- have responsibility for TEQSA compliance within higher education institutions
Participants will have the opportunity to understand the perspective of TEQSA in relation of the provider threshold standards in an international setting and discuss how this may play out in practice.
The workshop will provide the opportunity for participants to assess how ready their institution is based on their existing policies and processed and therefore provide insight into what areas may need to be addressed.
- Ms Dorte Kristoffersen – Commissioner TEQSA
- Professor Mairead Browne – International Education Quality Assurance Consultant