Who we do it for?

Ourselves

FacultyGovernment
Schools will use the Assurance of Learning process as both qualitative and quantitative indicators of performance of teaching and learning for use in the assessment of the quality of the Faculty’s award courses, taking into account national and international best practice in similar academic programs. These indicators of performance will be used to guide the Faculty’s strategic directions, priorities, quality assurance and enhancement processes for teaching and learning.

TEQSA
The Australian Government is establishing a new national regulatory and quality agency for higher education, the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). TEQSA will be established this year as an independent body with powers to regulate university and non-university higher education providers, monitor quality and set standards. Its primary task will be to ensure that students receive a high quality education at any of our higher education providers. TEQSA will register providers, carry out evaluations of standards and performance, protect and assure the quality of international education and streamline current regulatory arrangements. It will join together the regulatory activity currently undertaken in the states and territories with the quality assurance activities currently undertaken by the Australian Universities Quality Agency.

Professional Bodies

BusinessEducationEngineeringLawNursingPharmacy
BUSINESS: AACSB
AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is an association of educational institutions, businesses, and other organizations devoted to the advancement of management education. It also is the premier accrediting agency of collegiate business schools and accounting programs worldwide. They are known for advancing quality management education worldwide through accreditation, thought leadership, and value-added services.

Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Statement for Accounting
AACSB Standards 15, 16, 18, 19, 21:

EDUCATION: Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership
The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership endorsed a framework of national professional standards for teachers. The standards were endorsed by the Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (Feb 2011).

ENGINEERING: Engineers Australia
In Australia, accreditation of undergraduate engineering programs is the responsibility of Engineers Australia. Competency Standards Exist for the categories of Professional Engineer, Engineering Technologist, and Engineering Associate, however they all share the same professional and personal attributes.
Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Statement for Engineering and ICT

NURSING: Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
Approves codes and guidelines and position statements to provide guidance to the professions. Different criteria exist for the categories of Nurse Practitioner, Enrolled Nurse, and Registered Nurse. Other specialties exist such as mental health nurse which are certified by external bodies.
Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Statement for Health

PHARMACY: Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
Established in 2010 to provide professional practice standards.
Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Statement for Health

Further Reading:

Background Literature
ALTC Good Practice Report