1.5.1. Automated assessment and compliance in admissions and recruitment

Date:  Wednesday 7 October
Time: 4:10PM - 5:25PM
Location: P1

Session Type: Thematic session

Chair: Ms Debra Langton, Director, International and Students Operations, Swinburne University of Technology (Australia)

Compliance is not a dirty word: tales from the dark side – balancing business and bureaucracy (1027)

International education is no longer a simple exercise in recruiting and admitting students. The sea of complex regulations in Australia and offshore is becoming increasingly difficult for staff and students to navigate. The introduction of immigration and education provider obligations has seen Curtin University adopt a cultural shift in its approach to compliance designed to enhance, not hinder, responsible management and recruitment practices. Building a sustainable framework to support business needs without resource-intensive processes, and associated budget pressures for staffing, has been a priority. A team approach to sharing information and building business practices from the ground up has resulted in legal and compliance work with the marketing and recruitment teams to understand each other and embed innovative yet compliant business-as-usual practices that allow everyone to get on with their jobs. A practical case study will be presented of the pragmatic yet rigorous approach to achieving compliance and responsible business goals.

Key interest area (KIA): P&RE
Sector(s): ELT,HE,VET

Mrs Bronwyn Bartsch, Acting Director, Curtin International, Curtin University, Australia
Ms Lisa Chan, LLB, BSc(Psy), FLWA, Legal Counsel, Curtin University, Australia