Accreditations and Memberships

ASQA

ASQA is responsible for regulating approximately 90% of Australian vocational education and training (VET) providers and regulating providers that deliver VET courses to people living in Australia on student visas. They also regulate certain providers that deliver English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS). They accredit VET courses to ensure they meet nationally approved standards based on industry, enterprise, education, legislative and community needs.

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Bedford is accredited by the Australian Government with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) as
a Registered Training Organisation, and with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Bedford (Baptist Business College Ltd) is a not-for-profit, Charitable organisation registered with the Australian Charities and Not-For Profits-Commission (ACNC).

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ITECA is Australia's peak body representing private vocational education and higher education providers. ITECA is a strong advocate for the independent tertiary education sector with a proven track-record of achieving legislative reform. Bedford is a proud member of ITECA and is a loyal supporter of its initiatives and activities in NSW.

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Bedford is a proud member of the National Association of Prospective Student Advisers (NAPSA) and attends all Career Markets and Expos on the NAPSA calendar.

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Bedford is a proud member and sponsor of the Careers Advisers Association of NSW (CAANSW) and attends all their functions and events.

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Bedford has been affiliated with the Commercial Education Society of Australia (CESA) since 1943. The CESA is Australia’s oldest society of tertiary education and is open to both academic and professional staff in vocational education and higher education. Bedford is an Assessment Centre of the CESA and can offer their independent examinations and professional development programs.