Accreditation

Whitehouse Institute Pty Ltd ABN 49 122 953 557 is a national provider of higher education and training, and trades under the name Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia - TEQSA Provider No: PRV12065

The Institute's registration details and accredited courses for higher education are also included on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).   The Institute is approved to deliver the accredited Master of Design and Bachelor of Design with specialisations in Fashion Design, Interior Design and Creative Direction & Styling to domestic and overseas students at both the Melbourne and Sydney Campuses.  The registration details are included in the TEQSA National Register.

Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia is an accredited Higher Education Provider (HEP) by the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA). TEQSA is the Regulator for Higher Education, appointed under the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 to accredit HE providers and universities throughout Australia. As part of this accreditation, Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia maintains compliance with and improves the quality of its courses following the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015.Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia is authorised to issue HE qualifications in line with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Courses offered to overseas students.  Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia is bound by the provisions of the ESOS Act 2000 and National Code 2007. Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia staff are familiar with the relevant aspects of Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia obligations to provide quality courses and protect student rights.

The Whitehouse Institute of Design is also a Registered Training Organisation Provider No: 91319 and its vocational courses are accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).  See National Training Register for approved Vocational courses.

The Whitehouse Institute also offers non accredited short courses as an introductory to the areas of specialisation within the Bachelor of Design.

The following approvals have been granted by the relevant approval body:

 

Higher Education

CRICOS Provider Code: 02863C

Vocational Education

RTO (TGA) Provider Code: 91319

 

Legislation

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) publication provides the complete set of AQF policices and procedures and information about the governing and monitering arrangements for the AQF.  View the publication by following the link below.
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)

 

Child protection legislation and regulations protect children in both NSW and Victoria from sexual or physical harm by ensuring that people who work with or care for them are subject to screening processes.  View the legislation, regulations and information relating to working with children checks by following the links below:

Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012

Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) (Child Employment) Regulation 2015

Working With Children Check - NSW Office of the Children's Guardian

Working with Children Act 2005

Working with Children Regulations 2006

Working With Children Check, Victoria

 

The Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 form part of the VET Quality Framework.  The national standards are used by VET regulators to protect the interests of all students undertaking vocational education and training in Australia. The standards guide nationally consistent, high-quality training and assessment services in the VET system. The Standards can be viewed from the following link:

Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015

 

The National Vocational Education and training Regulatory Act 2011 provides for national consistency in regulation of the VET sector, using a standards-based quality framework and a risk-based approach.  It aims to promote quality, flexibility and innovation in VET; Australia’s reputation for VET locally and overseas and a VET system that meets Australia’s social and economic needs. It also aims to protect students undertaking or proposing o undertake vocational education and training in Australia and to ensure access to accurate information regarding the quality of vocational education and training.  View the Act at the following link:

National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011

 

The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 is NSW legislation that provides for a balanced and nationally consistent framework to secure the health and safety of workers and workplaces.  In Victoria, workplace health and safety is governed by a system of laws, regulations and compliance codes which set out the responsibilities of employers and workers to ensure that safety is maintained at work.  Legislation can be accessed by going to the following links:

Work Health and Safety Act 2011

Victorian Workplace Health and Safety Laws & Regulations

 

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