Accreditation is one of the most important factors to consider when weighing up study options. It is an endorsement provided by a trusted authority that validates the competence, credibility and integrity of the higher education institution and programmes it offers.
Australian Qualifications Framework
The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. It incorporates the qualifications from each education and training sector into a single comprehensive national qualifications framework.
Below is a snapshot of our Australian memberships:
Below is a snapshot of our international memberships and listings:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
AACSB International is the world’s largest business education network connecting students, academia and business to advance business education worldwide. A non-profit membership organisation run by volunteers and staff, AACSB was founded in 1916 and has more than 1,500 member organisations in over 90 countries and territories, with more than 760 business schools accredited worldwide. AIB is a member of AACSB International.
International Quality Group of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CIQG)
Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is a United States-based association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities listing recognised international accrediting organisations, quality assurance agencies and Ministries of Education. AIB is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG).
Advance HE is a global not-for-profit charity headquartered in the UK that works to improve higher education for all. Advance HE are experts in governance, leadership development, teaching and learning enhancement, and equality, diversity and inclusion. Advance HE also recognizes global excellence via a range of charters, awards and Fellowship. Advance HE was formed in March 2018 following the merger between the Higher Education Academy, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and Equality Challenge Unit. Advance HE has over 350 member institutions and has awarded Fellowship to over 120,000 individuals in 90 different countries. AIB is member of Advance HE.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce
With a network of over 450 chambers of commerce and boards of trade, representing 200,000 businesses of all sizes in all sectors of the economy and in all regions, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce the largest business association in Canada, and the country’s most influential. The Chamber is the primary connection between business and the federal government. AIB is a member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
International Association of Universities (IAU)
IAU, founded in 1950, is the UNESCO-based worldwide association of higher education institutions which brings together institutions and organisations from some 120 countries. AIB is listed on IAU’s online database and included in IAU’s annual International Handbook of Universities. In some countries, this listing is a pre-requisite to getting local recognition by foreign awarding bodies.
Quality Matters (QM)
Quality Matters (QM) is the global organization leading quality assurance in online and innovative digital teaching and learning environments. It provides a scalable quality assurance system for online and blended learning used within and across organizations. When you see QM Certification Marks on courses or programs, it means they have met QM Course Design Standards or QM Program Review Criteria in a rigorous review process.
International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE)
The International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) is the leading, global membership organization that works towards bringing accessible, quality education to all through online, open and distance learning. Founded in Canada in 1938, the General Secretariat now sits in Oslo, Norway, and today has over 200 members from 70 countries worldwide, impacting an estimated 15+ million distance students. AIB is an institutional member of ICDE.
CanLearn of the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
CanLearn is the Government of Canada online postsecondary education resource that provides Canadians with the information and services they need to decide what course to study and how to cover the costs. The CanLearn website was developed by the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada in collaboration with provincial and territorial governments and Canadian learning and career development organisations. AIB is included in the CanLearn International Master List of Designated Educational Institutions which lists all the educational institutions where students can apply for Canada Student Loans.