Standards of AIQAC
Any institution which has achieved our recognition will have been judged unanimously by the Executive Committee (comprising representatives from recognised members), to satisfy a minimum of 25 points in each of following four areas.
2. Course content
3. Course delivery
In addition, ongoing recognition is reviewed annually, based upon a submission of updated information (annual audit). Any member who is found by the committee to fail to satisfy the minimum criteria at a later point in time will immediately have their our recognition suspended.
RULES OF RECOGNITION
By submitting an application for recognition by the Council, an organisation is deemed also to be applying to become a member of the Council, with equal rights and responsibilities as all other recognised members.
Before an organisation's recognition and membership can be official, the following conditions must be satisfied:
- Only organisations which are legal entities in their own right may join. Membership is not available to individual persons at present.
- All recognised members must adhere to an acceptable, written code of practice and ethics in their dealings with the public, students, and any other organisations; which provides for fair and equitable dealings in line with quality education and training institutions around the world. A sample code can be supplied if requested.
- All recognised members must agree with and support the Mission Statement of the Council.
- All organisations recognied by our will be obliged to adhere to a flexible, yet stringent set of standards that ensure a high standard of content, delivery and assessment within education and training courses.
- Standards will be maintained by simple threat of removal of recognition if an organisation is found, after investigation of complaints, to contravene standards.
- Recognised members must provide documentary evidence that they satisfy minimum requirements with respect to administration of their institution; content of the courses provided; delivery of the courses provided and assessment of students.
- Signatures from two existing recognised members, one nominating and the other seconding the application, must support new applications for recognition.
- All organisations must agree to implement our system of complaint arbitration. Where the necessity arises for us to act as arbitrator of a complaint, the recognised organisation and the complainant must accept the our decision as final and binding.
- All recognised members must agree to make their students and/or trainees aware that they can complain to the Council under certain conditions.
- For recognition to continue, recognised members must provide a documented Annual Audit. Audit requirements will be specified by our executive and must be conducted by a person in authority, such as a Justice of the Peace, who is approved by ourExecutive Committee.
- Every five years, recognised members are required to submit documentary evidence to our Executive Committee as though making a new application for recognition. Recognised members must agree to make such a submission at any other time, at the request of our Executive Committee.
- A recognised member must also pay the initial joining and registration fee, as specified, at the time of joining.
Any organisation accepted as a recognised member may advertise their organisation as:
- Internationally Recognised by us.
Organizations which are Recognised Members, will be graded according to a *star award system* and will be entitled to advertise themselves accordingly.
Organisations that provide a combination of secondary and post-secondary or vocational education and/or training may apply for Associate Recognition by the AIQAC.
The post-secondary and/or vocational education and training must be less than 50% of the education and training provided by the organisation.
AIQAC Recognition of any organization falling into the category of a mixed provider, as defined above, is limited to Recognition of the post-secondary or vocational education and/or training only.
Thus, any such organization accepted as a Recognised Associate of AIQAC may advertise their organization as an *Internationally Recognised Associate of AIQAC, for the provision of post-secondary or vocational education and/or training*.
AIQAC COURSE ACCREDITATION
A revised AIQAC accreditation process has been put in place in keeping with general international accreditation requirements.
Please note that recognition is granted to member schools that meet our membership requirements, whereas accreditation is only granted to specific courses that meet our course accreditation requirements. Not all of a school’s courses may be accredited. our membership does not automatically confer accredited status of the courses offered by that member school.