Welcome to ECA Higher Education Institute Pty Ltd (ABN: 31627475790) trading as ECA College of Health Sciences (CHS)
CHS has enacted policies and put in place practices to ensure that we provide a collegial environment free from unlawful discrimination and harassment, protecting all staff and students regardless of gender, age, race, disability, orientation or ethnic background.
CHS is committed to making a contribution through its educational programs to ‘Closing the Gap’ by reducing disadvantages entrenched towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with respect to life expectancy, child mortality, access to early childhood education, educational achievement, and employment outcomes. To achieve this commitment, CHS will align its activities to the five dimensions of reconciliation developed by Reconciliation Australia regarding: race relations, equality and equity, unity, institutional integrity, and historical acceptance. CHS is committed to make their educational programs accessible to the Australian Indigenous community in order to contribute to:
CHS is aware that the best means of dealing with entrenched attitudes towards people with disability is through education and promotion of exemplary conduct that can lead to greater social cohesion within the College community. CHS is committed to making reasonable adjustments to meet the needs of students and staff with disability. CHS promotes an environment that values diversity and inclusiveness. CHS is committed to attending to the needs of individual students with disability in terms of facilitating their participation in the CHS’s workplace, educational programs and events as far as practicable
CHS recognises and celebrates diversity including supporting LGBTIQ + Inclusion community.
Ally Network – The Ally network comprises staff and students to develop, plan and create action plans to support the LGBTIQ+ community and engage in social events
CHS will celebrate cultural diversity through a range of events and activities, including:
Educational disadvantage is a reality faced by many Indigenous students and also from low socioeconomic backgrounds. CHS is committed to making a contribution to this group by:
We take allegations of assault, bullying, harassment and discrimination very seriously. If you have been assaulted, threatened, harassed or discriminated because of your race, age, religion, sexuality, age, disability or gender identify, please follow the Student Complaints Procedure.
For any incidents involving sexual harassment, please report the Incident online immediately.
Please Note: Your first point of contact for any advice on this matter is the CHS Student Welfare and Engagement Officer.
The Governance Committee is a standing committee of the Governing Board. It consists of at least 3 Directors, a majority of whom are independent non-executive Directors, and which meet once a year typically in early December in each calendar year to prepare a report for the Governing Board’s consideration on Governing Board and Academic Board performance in the preceding period with recommendations to improve performance.
The standing committee of the Governing Board ARC examines all matters related to the CHS’s financial affairs, including the external audit that it considers necessary, and reviews and makes recommendations to the Board in relation to the College’s risk appetite and risk management framework. The Committee shall examine any other matter referred to it by the Board.
The Student Appeals Committee is an ad-hoc Committee that has delegated authority from the Governing Board to determine appeals by students against decisions made by College officers and bodies in relation to:
The standing committee of the Academic Board with responsibility for monitoring and reporting on quality assurance processes for teaching and learning within the CHS in order to ensure that day-to–day academic operations meet quality educational standards and to provide industry and content specific advice and guidance in relation to the development and on-going revision of the College’s courses. The L&T Committee has responsibility for advising the AB on policies and guidelines related to teaching and learning and development of teaching scholarship.
The standing committee of the Academic Board that reviews and moderate student results at the end of each trimester in accordance with the College’s policies and guidelines, including recommendation for graduation and honours, determination of at risk students etc.
The standing committee of the Academic Board tasked with oversight of scholarship and research, including compliance with Australian Code for Responsible Conduct of Research, application of the CHS policies related to conduct of research by staff and students etc.
The standing committee of the Board of Examiners that assesses students’ progress at predetermined points in each trimester to identify at risk students and refer them to the learning support staff.
In addition, the academic governance includes a Course Advisory Committee that is convened periodically to review the existing courses as well as assess proposals for new courses with broad representation of stakeholders (industry, external academics, professional bodies, etc.). Academic Appeals Committee is an ad-hoc committee convened on behalf of the Academic Board to respond to academic appeals made by students.
The following organisational structure is when CHS would have reached a steady state of operation. In Stage1, CHS will not be offering undergraduate courses.
The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) has approved CHS as a registered Institute of Higher Education and accredited its courses.
TEQSA Provider Number: PRV: 14334.
TEQSA Provider Category: Institute of Higher Education