Hobart’s Alphacrucis now fourth “University College” in Aus
Alphacrucis College, and its Hobart campus located in the heart of the CBD, has been registered by the national tertiary accrediting body, Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).
Senator Abetz has long advocated for Alphacrucis to be recognised and registered with TEQSA as a University College.
University Colleges are a specific classification within the tertiary system that have “mature and advanced processes for the design, delivery, accreditation, monitoring, quality assurance, review and improvement of courses of study, and the maintenance of academic integrity” and demonstrates “civic leadership through engagement with its communities and a commitment to social responsibility”.
Liberal senator for Tasmania, Eric Abetz, said TEQSA’s decision to register the college was overdue recognition of its academic excellence.
“With a wide range of degrees and educational courses, Alphacrucis is well placed to serve the tertiary demands of Hobart and it comes with the quality assurance of being a newly minted University College.”
“I was pleased I could pursue TEQSA at Senate Estimates as to the refusal in registration for such a worthy institution and to see a positive outcome achieved.”
Alphacrucis College has around 4000 students enrolled around Australia in VET certificates, Bachelor, Masters and doctoral degrees across business, education and theology. With its new University College status, it is now the second-highest Higher Education provider in Tasmania (behind UTAS), providing a wide range of quality courses for all Tasmanians.