Standard 3 Academic staff

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International Accreditation Guidelines


The higher education provider must demonstrate that an adequate number of appropriately qualified academic staff are available to ensure required learning outcomes can be delivered.


  • Academic staff members who teach students in the program are expected to hold a qualification in the relevant discipline at least at an equivalent or preferably higher level than the course of study being taught or with equivalent professional experience.
  • It is expected that each of the required competence areas will be coordinated by a specialist academic staff member.
  • Effective policies and procedures governing employee recruitment, performance appraisal and development must be implemented.


  • A list of academic staff which includes their current qualifications and any further qualifications that they are working towards and the discipline area in which they teach or co-ordinate.
  • A copy of the provider’s policies on employee recruitment, performance appraisal and development.

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