AIBs Accreditations, Registrations and Recognitions – A Snapshot
When choosing your higher education provider, ensuring that they are a high quality and trustworthy institution should be one of your highest priorities. One of the best ways to determine this is by researching their official accreditation and range of memberships. Accreditation guarantees that the qualification you receive is valued around the world, and recognised by both government and industry. For a snapshot of AIB’s accreditations, registrations and recognitions – see below.
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)
To be accredited within the AQF, qualifications must meet a strict set of criteria in order to be deemed equivalent in standing to other leading Australian universities and colleges. With such a large reputation, this internationally recognised framework ensures that every AIB qualification is acknowledged around the world.
Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)
As the sole government body in Australia which is authorised to register institutions to deliver higher education programmes, it is essential for Australian education providers to be registered and accredited by TEQSA. To view a list of the programmes AIB is accredited to deliver, click here.
Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS)
Those education providers that wish to offer courses to international students on an Australian student visa must be registered on CRICOS – the official government website. Both providers and their chosen programmes must be approved by national regulators for CRICOS registration.
Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and National Register on Vocational Education and Training (VET)
As a national regulator for the VET sector in Australia, AIB’s registration is managed through ASQA. AIB is listed on the training.gov.au website as a registered VET provider – for the full list of VET courses listed by AIB, click here.
International Association of Universities (IAU)
Founded in 1950, this UNESCO-based global association brings together institutions from over 120 countries. In some countries, this listing is considered a prerequisite for local recognition by foreign awarding bodies.
National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC)
NARIC is the UK’s national agency responsible for providing information on qualifications around world. Managed on behalf of the UK Government, NARIC provides the only official source of information on international education.
Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET)
AIB is proud to be an ACPET member – a national industry association for providers of post-compulsory education for Australian and international students. To view AIB’s listing, click here.
Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA)
A nationally recognised business association, GMAA has a diverse range of members across Australia as well as overseas. GMAA’s mission is to promote the standing and enhance the value of MBA, DBA and other postgraduate management qualifications. AIB’s GMAA membership listing can be found here.
International Quality Group of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
United States-based association CHEA lists over 3,000 recognised international accrediting organisations, quality assurance agencies and Ministries of Education. The AQF and TEQSA are listed on CHEA.
Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT)
ACTT is the governing body for the assurance of quality post-secondary and tertiary education in Trinidad and Tobago. AIB is the first and only (to date) Australian institution to have its programmes recognised by ACTT – view the listing here.
What do you think?
Were you aware that AIB possessed so many accreditations, registrations and recognitions? While this is not the entire list, it is certainly an insight into the most recognised associations. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment them below.
This article was written by Laura Hutton on behalf of the Australian Institute of Business. All opinions are that of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of AIB.