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Recommendations of the Higher Education Standards Panel into Professional Accreditation endorsed March 9, 2018

On the 28th February, the Minster for Education the Hon Simon Birmingham addressed the Universities Australia Conference in Canberra. He spoke about the outcomes of a review conducted by the Higher Education Standards Panel (the Panel) in 2016 to reduce the regulatory and administrative burden associated with professional and academic accreditation processes. The Department of […]

Australian Catholic University delivers integrated health, safety and business management program March 1, 2018

The Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board announced this week that the Master of Health, Safety and Environmental Management conducted by the Australian Catholic University (ACU) achieved accreditation late last year. These programs met the OHS and educational standards set by the Accreditation Board for the education of generalist OHS professionals. The ACU undertook a comprehensive […]

TEQSA Standards and External Benchmarking August 25, 2017

How Accreditation and SIA Education Awards can assist in meeting the requirements Higher Education Standards and benchmarking The Higher Education Standards place an emphasis on external benchmarking, specifically in the development of learning outcomes (Standard 1.4.1) and in the review and improvement processes (Standard 5.3.4). Standard 1.4.1 requires that: – The expected learning outcomes for […]

Appointment of new Registrar to the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board. August 15, 2017

Today, the Safety Institute of Australia announced the transition of the registrar role for the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board with Meagan Browne replacing Pam Pryor who has undertaken the registrar role since the inception of the Board. The registrar role is crucial to the effectiveness of the Accreditation Board. Not only is the registrar […]

Review of VET WHS qualifications Consultation July 30, 2017

The Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) has approved a review of the VET WHS qualifications. The review is under the Business Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and is being managed by Skills For Australia (PwC) who are the Skills Support Organisation. The qualifications under review are: BSB30715 Certificate III in WHS BSB41415 Certificate IV in […]