TEQSA re-registration – what does it mean?

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The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) recently published the outcome of Charles Sturt University’s renewal of registration. Here’s what the outcome means for students:

Who are TEQSA?

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) is Australia’s independent national quality assurance and regulatory agency for higher education.

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) is the sector regulator for all higher education providers such as Charles Sturt University. They are responsible for registering and regulating entities as higher education providers.

The University has been working with TEQSA for the last three years to finalise its re-registration status.

What was the outcome?

TEQSA renewed the registration of the University for a period of four years with six conditions.

  • Condition 1: Academic Risk Management
  • Condition 2: Student Performance Reporting
  • Condition 3: Academic Governance Processes
  • Condition 4: Academic Misconduct
  • Condition 5: Academic Integrity and Quality at the CSU Study Centres (now revoked)
  • Condition 6: Scholarship Activities of Staff at the CSU Study Centres

On May 10, TEQSA announced that Condition 5: Academic Integrity and Quality at the CSU Study Centres in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, had been satisfied by the University and the condition no longer applied.

What does this mean for students?

The conditions raised by TEQSA relate primarily to academic governance. Academic governance is an ongoing ‘business as usual’ function at the University.

Charles Sturt’s degrees and course accreditations are unaffected and remain valid and credible.  The key thing to know is that the conditions do not impact current students or alumni in any way.

What happens now?

The University is addressing the remaining five conditions and will work with TEQSA to request that these are also revoked in the coming months.

The University is considering appealing the decision to only provide re-registration status for a period of four years as opposed to the standard seven.

Will this impact the legitimacy of my degree?

No. The University’s re-registration will not impact your ability to graduate, the credibility of your degree or any associated professional registration.

I’ve experienced some issues in my subjects / course, is this related?

Our re-registration does not impact your day-to-day studies. Your experience as a student is a priority at Charles Sturt University and you are strongly encouraged to share your feedback.

If you’re not sure who to speak with, you can contact Student Central, follow the University’s complaints procedure or contact the Ombudsman for advice.