To provide a framework whereby the Institute is equipped with independent academic advice, HELI’s Board of Directors delegates the academic governance of the Institute to the Academic Board. The Academic Board comprises academic staff from other higher education providers, tertiary education practitioners, members of the Institute’s academic staff and a representative of the Institute’s alumni.
The Academic Board operates independently of the ownership and management of the Institute to assure the academic integrity of the Institute’s courses.
The Academic Board has responsibility for academic policymaking, academic administration and oversight of the educational processes. This ensures that the Academic Board maintains appropriate control over the administration of the curriculum to allow educational objectives to be achieved. The Academic Board is chaired by one of its independent members.
Standards & Accreditation
ACCREDITATION AND QUALITY ASSURANCE
The Higher Education Leadership Institute (HELI) is an institute of higher education and provider of higher education courses to students, delivering accredited higher education courses. The courses are accredited with TEQSA. HELI has developed its courses to help professionals develop the requisite eLearning knowledge, skills and understanding to work effectively in educational and related professional settings.
All courses delivered by HELI,that lead to higher education award that are issued by HELI are recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). AQF qualifications are recognised all around Australia and by other countries. Further information about AQF qualifications is available at www.aqf.edu.au.
HELI is an Institute of Higher Education and provides of higher education courses with the Australian Government’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), Australia’s independent national regulator of the higher education sector. National CRICOS Provider code: 03845H. HELI’s HE provider registration code is PRV14266.
HELI is a member of an approved Tuition Assurance Scheme for Australian domestic students and conforms to the requirements of the Tuition Protection Service (TPS) established by the Australian Government for overseas students. This assures current and intending students of HELI courses that lead to a HELI issued AQF award that they will be offered a suitable alternative course or have unspent pre-paid tuition fees refunded if HELI cannot provide the course for which the student has paid.Further information about HELI’s tuition assurance arrangements is available here.
COMPLIANCE WITH COMMONWEALTH, STATE OR TERRITORY LEGISLATION AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS
HELI ensures that its policies and procedures meet the requirements of Commonwealth or State and Territory legislation which are relevant to the Institute’s operations, including:
- Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA)
- Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000
- Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) Act 2011
- Higher Education Standards Framework established under the TEQSA Act 2011
- The National Code 2018
- Various Commonwealth and State legislation, including that concerning Privacy and Personal Information, Health and Safety, Access and Equity, Workplace Harassment, Victimisation and Bullying, Anti-discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Human Rights
The staff of the Institute are provided with information about legislation that affects their duties through briefing sessions, guidelines, and policies, and through HELI’ Staff SharePoint. Students are provided with information about legislation that affects their participation in their studies through student resources, course details, policies, on administrative forms, and through the Institute’s website at www.heli.edu.au
INSTRUMENT ESTABLISHING HELI
HELI has established a Quality Framework which sets out the common principles, criteria and processes for quality assurance at HELI. The Institute designed its quality framework to provide a robust and coordinated approach to quality enhancement which embraces “all of institution” in order to foster a continuous quality improvement approach. The Institute’s Quality Framework is guided by its Governance Charter, strategic and business planning, including risk management, development of policies and procedures, course design and evaluation, collection and analysis of feedback from stakeholders, analysis of statistical data (metrics), moderation of assessment and benchmarking activities. For more information regarding HELI’s Quality Framework, please click here.