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Auditors criticise use of ‘old data’ for university risk reports

Tertiary risk assessments need an expanded set of indicators and more recent data, report says

Australia’s tertiary education regulator bases its annual risk assessments for universities on outdated data and does not have a system to monitor compliance with its directives, a report by the federal auditor-general has revealed.

The report also suggests that the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency should include cybersecurity and research performance standards among an expanded list of risk indicators for universities.

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