APIC Higher Education Provider Registration and Course Accreditation

Asia Pacific International College (APIC) is an Australian Higher Education Provider (HEP) registered with the Australian Government’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and is approved by TEQSA to deliver its accredited higher education courses to overseas students studying in Australia on student visas (CRICOS Provider Code 03048D).
All courses delivered by APIC that lead to a higher education qualification awarded by APIC have been accredited by TEQSA. This means APIC’s higher education courses are:

  • recognised under, and adhere, to the same legislated Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015 as those leading to a similar award in an Australian university; and
  • recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). AQF qualifications are recognised all around Australia and by other countries around the world.

Additionally, APIC's Master of Business Administration and  Master of Business and Project Management meet the qualification requirements of the post-study visa granted by the Australian Government’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) that entitles the recipient to work full time for 2 years in Australia.
Further information

  • For more details about APIC’s HEP registration and course accreditations with TEQSA click here – TEQSA National Register – APIC (PRV12007)
  • For more details about APIC’s registration, campuses and courses listed on the Australian Government’s Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) click here: CRICOS – APIC (CRICOS Provider Code 03048D)  
  • For more details about AQF recognised qualifications click here - What is the AQF
    For more details about studying as a domestic student with APIC click here
  • For more details about studying as an international student with APIC click here

APIC Professional Course Accreditation

APIC seeks endorsement and/or professional accreditation with professional bodies to ensure our courses meet the relevant educational and training standards that allow graduates to seek recognition as a professional.
APIC’s Bachelor of Business is professionally accredited with CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants ANZ as satisfying the academic requirements for entry into the CPA/CA Programs.  In order to achieve CPA status completion of the CPA Program and Practical Experience Requirement is also necessary.
APIC’s Master of Business and Project Management is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management.

Industry membership

  • APIC is a member of the national industry association for private education and training providers,ACPET (Australian Council for Private Education and Training).  
  • APIC is a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).


Tuition protection for current and prospective students

APIC conforms to the requirements of the Tuition Protection Service (TPS) established by the Australian Government for overseas students. APIC also has in place tuition protection assurance arrangements for domestic students. These tuition protection arrangements assure current and intending students of APIC courses that lead to an APIC issued AQF award that they will be offered a suitable alternative course or have unspent pre-paid tuition fees refunded if APIC cannot provide the course for which the student has paid.

Ethical standards

APIC undertakes to act at all times in a professional and ethical manner. Staff and agents of the College must abide by the professional standards expected of education and training providers communicated in ACPET’s Code of Ethics. Staff are also expected to abide by the ethical standards relevant for their profession and as communicated in APIC’s Staff Code of Conduct. APIC staff and students planning to undertake human research must obtain research approval through the APIC Research Ethics Panel before commencing the research. For further information refer to APIC’s Policy Library.

Compliance with Commonwealth, State or Territory legislation and regulatory requirements

APIC ensures that its policies and procedures meet the requirements of Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation which are relevant to our 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 (Threshold Standards) established under the TEQSA Act 2011
  • Various other Commonwealth and State legislation, covering Privacy and Personal Information, Health and Safety, Access and Equity, Workplace Harassment, Victimisation and Bullying, Anti-discrimination, Equal Opportunity, and Human Rights.
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