‘Students, Quality, Success’ was the theme of the second annual TEQSA (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency) conference held last week in Melbourne and attended by representatives from International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS).
Events and Sports Management student Hannah Chadwick represented the ICMS student body at the TEQSA conference, which ran from 29 November to 1 December, and which was attended by tertiary education providers from across Australia.
“We heard from different sectors, whether uni, not for profit, VET or for profit providers,” Chadwick explained. “We heard from faculty and students from across all the different providers. There were 85 students present from different providers and over 150 faculty providers present.”
The ICMS faculty was represented by, among others, ICMS President and CEO Dr Dominic Szambowski, ICMS Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Chris Auld, and Ann Whitelock Courtney-O’Connor of the ICMS Professional Scholarship Program.
“A noticeable difference was that I knew my faculty whereas other students didn’t know anyone present from their providers, which just proves how close and personal our community is,” Chadwick commented.
The conference, held in collaboration with Higher Ed Services (HES), took place at Melbourne’s Grand Hyatt and featured thought-provoking plenaries and panel discussions, as well as concurrent sessions and social events. The theme for this year’s conference – Students, Quality, Success – brought together Australia’s higher education sector for an open discussion and allowed attendees to collaborate, connect and discuss ideas.
Dr Szambowski was part of a panel that spoke of the benefits of institutions having a robust industry training program, such as the program at ICMS, and Professor Auld Professor Auld presented a paper on the push and pull factors driving student choices that indicated ICMS is best practice in many areas.
For more information on the TEQSA conference, click here: https://www.teqsa.gov.au/teqsa-conference
For more information on ICMS, click here: https://www.icms.edu.au