HETI Higher Education

Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) was formally accredited as a Higher Education Provider by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) on 27 October 2016. In in addition to its existing programs HETI now provides postgraduate education delivery in mental health. The inaugural higher education programs in mental health were developed by the NSW Institute of Psychiatry as part of its transition to the mental health portfolio of HETI.

To enable this new direction HETI was formally accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) on 27 October 2016 and has been granted the maximum registration period of seven years. Two new courses were also accredited by TEQSA for delivery in 2017 with the maximum accreditation period of seven years. The courses will be nested within two frameworks, Applied Mental Health Studies and Psychiatric Medicine.

Students will benefit from flexible entry and exit points for contemporised Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters level courses, developed and delivered with a focus on work related learning in a major public health system, high academic quality and governance.

Underpinning the frameworks is a philosophy of recovery oriented practice, supporting the recovery journeys of people with mental illness through maximising hope, optimism, strength, resilience, self-determination, self-management and advocacy.

For more information about HETI Higher Education visit: www.heti.edu.au

If you have any specific questions, please feel free to email: info@heti.edu.au. Applications are now open for 2017 – visit the website for full details.

Updates

Strategic Plan

The Higher Education Strategic Plan 2016 – 18 will establish the Health Education and Training Institute as a Higher Education Provider, delivering higher education programs initially focused on the mental health workforce.

Higher Education Governance

In late 2015 the Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) established the critical governance processes that will underpin its delivery of higher education for the health system.

The peak governance entities established are the HETI Higher Education Academic Board and Higher Education Governing Council. The Higher Education Academic Board is responsible for academic policy making, academic management and oversight of best practice in teaching and learning to ensure the organisation’s higher education objectives are met. The Higher Education Academic Board reports to the Higher Education Governing Council that exercises overall responsibility for pursuing the mission and goals of higher education as outlined in the Higher Education Strategic Plan 2016 – 18. A copy of the Higher Education governance chart is available to view.

The Higher Education Academic Board and Higher Education Governing Council first met in late 2015 and continue to oversight the delivery of HETI Higher Education.

Accreditation

In March 2016, Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) submitted a formal application to the national regulator for higher education, the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

HETI was awarded the status of a higher education provider by TEQSA on 27 October 2016 and has been granted the maximum registration period of seven years. Two new courses in Applied Mental Health Studies and Psychiatric Medicine were also approved by TEQSA for the maximum registration period of seven years.

HETI and NSWIOP Transition

Plans to establish a new HETI Mental Health Portfolio, which will incorporate the NSW Institute of Psychiatry (NSWIOP), were finalised on 1 January 2017.  HETI continues to build on the expertise of the NSWIOP to deliver the new postgraduate mental health programs for HETI Higher Education.

In 2015, The NSW Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) and New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry (NSWIOP) released a joint statement regarding mental health education and training in NSW.

For more information visit: http://heti.edu.au/about/nswiop

Visit the HETI Higher Education website for detailed information on postgraduate programs of Applied Mental Health Studies and Psychiatric Medicine for 2018.