The Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency was all smiles in discussions with the Australian Dental Council
The Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency was all smiles in discussions with the Australian Dental Council. Like many other industry associations, the Council has long regulated discipline training in universities – back in June it put conditions on the registration of Charles Sturt U’s dental school (CMM June 6).
But the teeth they are a changing (sorry) and the feds have empowered TEQSA to bite into accreditation issues on its patch, for example, academic governance, facilities management, general student support and assessment integrity (CMM November 19).
So, the dentists suggested they talk. They will talk some more, “while we did not reach a definitive outcome at this time, these discussions form the foundations of a working relationship which will benefit the sector now and into the future,” ADC boss Narelle Mills says.
Ye gods, after doing this with every self-regulating industry’s association, TEQSA will be collectively long in the tooth indeed.