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Higher Education is regulated by the Commonwealth of Australia Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA). TEQSA accreditation and registration falls under the Higher Education Standards (HES) Framework 2015 that came into effect 1 January 2017.
The Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) was awarded the status of a higher education provider by TEQSA on 27 October 2016. HETI has been granted the maximum registration period of seven years as a higher education provider with concurrent accreditation of its six courses.
This is a first for a public health entity to be so recognised within Australia and is a tremendous achievement, strengthening the workforce capability across the NSW Health system and beyond. Access our provider details.
Further information on TEQSA can be accessed at Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency.
HETI Higher Education uses the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) that establishes the quality of Australian qualifications. The AQF is the national policy for regulated qualifications in the Australian education and training system. It incorporates the quality assured qualifications from each education and training sector into a single comprehensive national qualifications framework.
Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma courses are set at AQF level 8, with Masters set at AQF level 9. Further information on AQF levels can be accessed at the Australian Qualifications Framework site.
The Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement is provided by Australian higher education institutions to graduating students on completion of the requirements for a specified higher education award. It provides a description of the nature, level, context and status of studies that were pursued by the individual named. Its purpose is to assist in both national and international recognition of Australian qualifications and to promote international mobility and professional recognition of graduates.
Further information on AHEGS can be accessed at the Department of Education and Training site.
The Psychiatric Medicine program provided by HETI is accredited with The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP). The RANZCP is responsible for training, educating and representing psychiatrists in Australia and New Zealand.
The Master of Psychiatric Medicine program meets the criteria as a Formal Education Course (FEC) of the RANZCP. Participation in an FEC is mandatory for doctors in their first 2 stages of training towards Fellowship with the RANZCP.
The Psychiatric Medicine program for General Practitioners has been developed for practicing General Practitioners (GP) and GP Registrars through examination of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) training requirements and competencies and communication with the RACGP.
Courses within the Psychiatric Medicine framework relating to the General Practice specialisation are accredited with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Quality Improvement and Continuing Professional Development Program. The Graduate Certificate is allocated 60 Category 1 points for the 2017-2019 triennium.
The Psychiatric Medicine program for Rural and Remote Medicine Specialists has been developed with consideration of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) Mental Health Advanced Skills Training Curriculum Edition 2.
The Psychiatric Medicine program for Rural and Remote Medicine Specialists is accredited for professional development by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.