Higher Education Standards Framework

AIBA registers and evaluates the performance of higher education providers against the Higher Education Standards Framework, specifically, the Threshold Standards.

The Higher Education Standards Panel is responsible for providing independent advice to the Minister for Education on making and varying the standards in the Higher Education Standards Framework.

The inaugural Higher Education Standards Panel provided advice in December 2014 to the Commonwealth Minister for Education on making and varying the Higher Education Standards Framework. If the Minister chooses to amend the Higher Education Standards Framework, the new standards will be made as a Legislative Instrument and be published on the Comlaw website.

Information about the inaugural Panel from 2012-2014, the review of the Higher Education Standards Framework and the development of the proposed Framework is available on the archived Higher Education Standards Panel website.

Information about the Higher Education Standards Framework, the Threshold Standards and the currentHigher Education Standards Panel is available on the new Higher Education Standards Panel website.


Executive Management Committee

IBIBS’s operations are managed by the Managing Director who convenes and leads the Executive Management Committee, which consists of senior management of IBIBS. The Executive Management Committee reports to the Board of Directors through the Managing Director. The Executive Management Committee is the primary operational body of IBIBS, oversees operations and directs IBIBS in the implementation of its strategic and business plans.

Course Advisory Committee

A Course Advisory Committee is commissioned by the Academic Board to contribute advice and expertise to the initial development of a course and to support the ongoing review and monitoring of that course.

A Course Advisory Committee assists in identifying need and demand for a course and to assist academic staff with industry and content specific advice and guidance in the development of IBIBS courses.

Course development is grounded in an educational philosophy that emphasises the centrality of the learner within the learning process and which supports the personal and professional development of each student to foster innovation, critical thinking, and ethical and professional practice.  IBIBS’s courses are structured to enable students to expand their professional interests across a range of related disciplines and enhance their future employment prospects.

Course Design, Development and Evaluation Policy and Procedure.

To ensure quality in course design and content, courses are developed in consultation with a Course Advisory Committee which is comprised of members drawn from individuals with links to professional bodies, peak industry associations and employer groups; academic staff from other higher education providers; academic staff of IBIBS; and graduates and current students of IBIBS.

Academic Board

The Board of Directors by the powers vested in it by s.1.6 of the Company Constitution delegates responsibility to the Academic Board for the academic governance of IBIBS.  This includes academic policy making, academic administration and oversight of the educational process.  The Academic Board determines academic policy and has responsibility for the achievement of educational objectives

Teaching and Learning Committee

The Teaching and Learning Committee is responsible for monitoring student progress; reviewing outcomes of student feedback; reviewing student results and reporting to the Academic Board.  The Teaching and Learning Committee makes recommendations to the Academic Board on changes to existing courses, including matters pertaining to delivery



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