TEQSA has extended Murdoch Institution’s registration as an Australian university for another four years, until June 9, 2025.
The contract was extended under Section 36 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011. (TEQSA Act).
This is in response to TEQSA’s 2020:
Murdoch’s application to renew his registration on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students was evaluated, and his compliance with section 59 of the TEQSA Act was assessed (CRICOS).
After assessing the University’s registration renewal application on June 9, 2021, TEQSA determined that Murdoch was in danger of failing to meet the applicable requirements of the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015.
These risks were connected to: governance (Standards 6.2.1 and 6.3.2), as well as the extent to which Murdoch’s governing body has appropriately managed and mitigated material risks identified in its operations (Standards 6.2.1 and 6.3.2). The Academic Council is responsible with identifying, mitigating, and overseeing material risks to Murdoch’s teaching and learning quality.
The extent to which Murdoch has created systematic benchmarking of student performance data across comparable courses (Standard 5.3.4) and course review and improvement initiatives (Standard 5.3.4).
After deciding whether or not to impose conditions on the university’s registration, TEQSA will give Murdoch the option to take the necessary actions to address these risks through a voluntary commitment.
Murdoch University had commissioned assessments to help it identify risks and potential future non-compliance and manage them in a timely and effective manner, according to TEQSA. Murdoch’s commitment to continuous improvement can be seen in these actions.
Murdoch’s voluntary pledge lays out the steps he intends to take to solve the majority of the issues raised. This strategy will also allow Murdoch University to demonstrate continuous improvements to its corporate and academic governance structures, as well as the monitoring, evaluation, and improvement of its courses.
Because of the general public’s interest in the assessment’s themes, TEQSA published this statement. This declaration is made in compliance with TEQSA Act section 196.