Higher Education Standards Framework

All of Avondale University’s courses are accredited and offered within the terms of the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) (HES Framework).

The Threshold Standards comprise:
  • Part A: Standards for Higher Education
    These Standards represent the minimum acceptable requirements for the provision of higher education in or from Australia by higher education providers registered under the TEQSA Act.
  • Part B: Criteria for Higher Education Providers
    These criteria enable categorisation of different types of higher education providers according to certain characteristics; and whether a provider is responsible for self-accreditation of a course(s) of study it delivers.

The Standards are intended to be useful to higher education providers as a framework for internal monitoring of the quality of their higher education activities.