PA signs MoU with TEQSA

The Australian Council of Professions (“Professions Australia”) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will allow for greater collaboration and sharing of information between the two organisations.

TEQSA Chief Executive Officer, Mr Anthony McClaran, said the signing further strengthened the existing relationship between two organisations who both share a strong interest in protecting the quality of Australian higher education.  “I am very pleased for the opportunity to formalise this arrangement with Professions Australia which will see us work closely to share information,” Mc McClaran said.  “The relationships we are building with industry professional bodies will ultimately assist TEQSA to streamline regulation and reduce the accreditation demand on providers.” 

Professions Australia Chief Executive Officer, Ms Liz Lang, said she was delighted to sign the agreement on behalf of member associations who represent more than 420,000 professionals nationwide.  “This MoU will help TEQSA to reach out and increase its engagement with the professional associations represented by Professions Australia and enable information sharing and collaboration between TEQSA and the professions,” Ms Lang said.  “We have a mutual interest in maintaining and improving the quality of higher education for students who graduate and practise as professionals across Australia.

Read the TEQSA Press Release.

If you are interested in more information about our collaboration with TEQSA, please contact us on 1300 664 587 or CEO@Professions.org.au.

Accreditation Dialogue between Unis and Professions

Professions Australia hosted a member forum on 1 April 2015 to progress work on the Universities Australia and Professions Australia draft Statement of Principles for Professional Accreditation.

Chaired by former Professions Australia Board Member, Mr Rupert Grayston, forum saw constructive and robust dialogue between the universities’ and professions’ representatives.