Memorandum of Understanding between AACA and TEQSA
The AACA and the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
TEQSA and industry professional accreditation bodies with links to the higher education sector have a mutual interest in maintaining and improving quality in the provision of Australian higher education.
For the accreditation of architecture programs, the linkages to TEQSA, the Higher Education Standards Framework (HESF) and the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) are noted in the Architecture Program Accreditation Procedure for Australia and New Zealand (see here).
The aim of the MoU is to facilitate the sharing of non-confidential information and reduce regulatory burden on higher education providers through joint and streamlined approaches to assessment.
You can read more about TEQSA’s engagement with professional bodies here.