Griffith University and global education partner Navitas have been recognised for commitment to academic standards and student support by the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA).

The AUQA audit has commended the Queensland Institute of Business Technology for its effective academic board and strong relationship with the University.

It was also commended for its support for academic staff and commitment to student outcomes including targeted learning support frameworks.

Griffith University Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Professor Sue Spence has congratulated QIBT on an excellent AUQA report.

“It is particularly pleasing to see that the report commends QIBT and Griffith University for their strong partnership,” Professor Spence said.

“QIBT provides an excellent learning experience for students who are looking for a pathway into university and who are likely to benefit from the high level of academic support to prepare them for tertiary study.”

The report follows on from a recent agreement to expand the existing QIBT college, based at Griffith University’s Mt Gravatt campus, to the Gold Coast.

Under the new agreement QIBT will be located in a new $28m building at the Gold Coast campus which will provide teaching and learning facilities for the College, alongside the Griffith English Language Institute.

“Navitas has always been committed to constructive partnerships with quality universities delivering high quality student outcomes,” said Navitas Executive General Manager Professor John Wood.

“These AUQA findings and previous audit reports are a testament to that commitment.”