Regulator TEQSA is working with the Australian Dental Council – “proving dental work is not always terrifying” (via Twitter)
It is part of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency’s push into professional accreditation regulation. In this case, the dentists, regulate requirements for university courses. In June, the council placed conditions on the registration of Charles Sturt U’s dental school (CMM June 6).
TEQSA is now getting involved after the feds extended its authority, to cooperate with industry association regulators, such as the dental council – the two signed an MOU in March.
TEQSA says it wants “a complementary approach to course accreditation processes and requirements and “the use of professional bodies as a source of expert advice.”
This follows the feds acting on a 2017 report from consultants KPA, to ensure TEQSA over-sees issues in professional accreditation which are in its chair- academic governance, facilities management, general student support and assessment integrity, for example (CMM February 28).