APIC Governance Framework
APIC's governance framework is structured and defined as follows:
To provide a framework whereby the College is equipped with independent academic advice, APIC’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 college’s academic staff and a student representative.
The Academic Board operates independently of the ownership and management of the Institute to assure the academic integrity of the college’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.
ACCREDITATION AND QUALITY ASSURANCE
The Asia Pacific International College (APIC) 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. APIC offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the areas of Business, Project Management and Information Systems. The College aims to provide, foster and promote academic rigour and professional attributes in each individual student through engaging courses that develop their capabilities and skills to assume positions of responsibility in both organisations and the society.
All courses delivered by APIC, that lead to higher education award that are issued by APIC 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.
APIC is an Institute of Higher Education and provider 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: 03048D. APIC’s HE provider registration code is PRV12007.
APIC 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 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. Further information about APIC’s tuition assurance arrangements is available here.
COMPLIANCE WITH COMMONWEALTH, STATE OR TERRITORY LEGISLATION AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS
APIC ensures that its policies and procedures meet the requirements of Commonwealth or State and Territory legislation which are relevant to the College’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 College are provided with information about legislation that affects their duties through briefing sessions, guidelines, and policies, and through APIC’s 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 College’s website at www.apicollege.edu.au/.
INSTRUMENT ESTABLISHING APIC
APIC has established a Quality Framework which sets out the common principles, criteria and processes for quality assurance at APIC. The College 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 College’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 APIC’s Quality Framework, please click here.