TEQSA - CDU's registration

TEQSA is the national regulatory body for higher education established under the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Act 2011 (TEQSA Act), and is responsible for assuring the quality and standards of the sector.

TEQSA register and evaluate providers against the Higher Education Standards (Threshold Standards) Framework (HESF). All higher education providers must meet these Standards in order to enter and remain within the Australia’s higher education system.

There are seven Domains to the HESF and the following links provide an overview of their scope and intent:

CDU is registered as a Self-Accrediting Authority by TEQSA and is able to accredit its own courses.

Renewal of Registration Project

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Contact Person

Lisa ChampionLisa Champion – Manager, Regulatory Compliance
08 8946 7774

Due Dates

Registration renewal date 31/05/2018

Submission date 02/12/2017

Key dates and Milestones:

  • 16 September 2017 - all working groups to have finalised evidence requirements
  • 30 September 2017 - documentation and evidence to be checked and validated by working groups
  • 28 October 2017 - any actions to have been addressed
  • 10 November 2017 - final submission and evidence documents collated, tracked and confirmed 
  • 17 November 2017 - Steering Group to sign off on evidence and final submission
  • W/C 20 November 2017 - upload and complete application for renewal of registration


Committee Structure

The TEQSA renewal of registration project is responsible for the preparations for the submission for renewal. The contacts for the respective committees and working groups are:

Project Manager

Lisa Champion – Manager, Regulatory Compliance

Steering Group Chair / Project Committee Chair

Martin Carroll - PVC Education and Student Success, X 6333

Project Working Group Chairs

  1. Governance (Standards 6.1, 6.2, 6.3) : Ross Springolo - Director, Strategic Services & Governance ross.springolo@cdu.edu.au 
  2. Academic Accreditation, Courses & Third Party Arrangements (Standards 1.4, 3.1, 3.2, 5.1, 5.3, 5.4):  Steve Shanahan - Chair, Academic Board steve.shanahan@cdu.edu.au
  3. Research and Research Training (Standards 4.1, 4.2): Brendon Douglas - Director, Research and Research Training brendon.douglas@cdu.edu.au
  4. Academic Integrity/Student Grievances and Complaints (Standards 2.4, 5.2): Martin Carroll - PVC Education and Student Success martin.carroll@cdu.edu.au 
  5. Information and Promotion / Student Participation (Standards 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3): Natasha McCrae - Team Leader, Accreditation and Registration natasha.mccrae@cdu.edu.au
  6. Learning Environment and Student Support (Standards 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.3): Gabrielle Mullen - Manager, Equity Services gabrielle.mullen@cdu.edu.au

Useful links and information