Transnational Quality Assurance and Regulation

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Date: 10th May 2019
Time: 10:30 – 11:15
Presented By: Karen TreloarDavid Garner

ASQA and TEQSA both continue to quality assure and regulate the transnational education activity of Australian providers. This presentation will provide a joint update on the quality assurance and regulatory activities of the two agencies.
In 2018 ASQA commenced the International Education Strategic Review (the Review) focusing on international VET and English language education services. The Review is informed by ASQA’s regulatory work, including a program of tailored audits that assess providers registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) delivering to overseas students, providers delivering VET in China and providers offering assessment-only services to offshore students in a number of countries. The Review involves collaboration with government and non-government agencies, research into regulatory approaches of other countries, enhanced scrutiny of the delivery risks associated with international education and an exploration of the drivers of student and provider behaviour that are within and outside of ASQA’s regulatory jurisdiction. Through these activities ASQA aims to ensure that the quality of Australia’s international VET and English language education services remains at a high standard, students are protected and Australia’s reputation as a destination of choice for international students is enhanced.
Over 2018-2019 TEQSA has continued to implement its International Engagement Strategy, this has resulted in the development of strong working relationships with our key regulatory partners agencies in Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK. TEQSA continues to develop its transnational regulatory work and in late 2019, undertook its first meeting with providers in country in Dubai. Further, in 2019 TEQSA is considering further meetings with providers in our key partner countries, Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong supplemented by some form of student engagement survey.