Policy Submissions

Submission to TEQSA Risk Assessment Framework Consultation

9 Oct 19

Download – TEQSA risk assessment submission

In this submission, we present several suggestions for refining the TEQSA risk assessment framework. We make the following recommendations:

Recommendation one: That the risk assessment framework should include qualitative data collection, including through the engagement of students and student unions.

Recommendation two: That the quantitative indicator of student satisfaction be supplemented by the collection of qualitative data of students’ experiences.

Recommendation three: That the Framework be amended to include a specific provision relating to the availability and resourcing of independent student support and representation.

Recommendation four: That the risk assessment framework continues to include an indicator for percentage of academic staff on casual contracts.

Recommendation five: That the risk assessment framework includes an indicator for ratio of research students to supervision staff.