With the responsibility of regulating all Australian higher education, whether australia or abroad, TEQSA has a network of agreements with regulators in countries where Australian suppliers are most active. The implementation, failure or termination of a partnership agreement or agreement must be immediately notified to the TEQSA administrator so that it is possible to determine whether TEQSA should be informed. A copy of the contract or agreement in question must be provided. Any partnership agreement must meet the university`s contract requirements. All these agreements must be catalogued in the Content Manager, the University`s Corporate Records Management System. In addition, higher education institutions should keep records of the existence, currency and nature of all contracts and conventions, in order to monitor the amendments and, therefore, communicate them through the administrative official of the TEQSA University. The table of partnership agreements notified to TEQSA (PDF) mentions the main types of agreements flinders participates in, the potential risks to Flinders` ability to meet the thresholds, and whether these agreements should be notified to TEQSA. If a third flinders student offers a program on behalf of Flinders, Flinders should ensure the quality of that program. Before entering into an agreement or contract with a third party, the university must ensure that it can certify to TEQSA that the agreement with the third party concerned can meet all relevant threshold standards requirements. See TEQSA`s guide to third-party agreements. The university works with a number of Australian and international organizations to provide university programs, infrastructure, facilities and services. These third-party partnership agreements must be governed by appropriate written contracts or agreements and should be informed of TEQSA`s guidelines on third-party agreements.
All third-party agreements must be approved and signed before being implemented. A Memorandum of Understanding (Memorandum of Understanding) between the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) sets out a new framework for cooperation between the higher education regulator and the sector`s governing body. This revision, also known as the Bradley Review, was recommended by a new independent national regulatory authority responsible for all types of higher education. The audit team decided that a national approach would create a more efficient, flexible and integrated sector and create a sustainable and accountable higher education system. The signing of this protocol also comes at an important time in the development of TEQSA into an agency fully funded by cost coverage. Although ITECA does not support the principle of full cost coverage and continues to present this view to the government, it is recognized that, for TEQSA, it is a political decision of the Australian government and not a decision of TEQSA itself. The MoU also allows the two organizations to cooperate to ensure that these new cost recovery charges and charges are properly communicated and understood by all independent suppliers. As part of the program, ITECA will work with TEQSA to ensure that these new agreements provide an adequate level of transparency and accountability and provide what ITECA members expect.
ITECA members are united, informed and influential. The MoU strengthens the voice of our members with the higher education regulator.