IHEA Members Take Advantage of Exclusive Membership Savings by Participating in My eQuals

The number of Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) members participating in the My eQuals digital tertiary credentials platform continues to grow with the addition of Australian College of Nursing and Torrens University.

IHEA members currently participating in My eQuals are:

- Avondale University
- Bond University
- Torrens University
- Australian College of Nursing
- Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE)
- BBI - The Australian Institute of Theological Education
- Christian Heritage College (CHC)
- College of Law
- Governance Institute of Australia
- King’s Own Institute (Australian Institute of Business and Management)
- International College of Hotel Management (ICHM)
- Marcus Oldham College

“IHEA is pleased to partner with My eQuals to assist our members to engage with the official tertiary credentials digital platform for the higher education sector in Australia," said IHEA CEO, Dr Peter Hendy.

"By signing up to the My eQuals digital tertiary credentials platform, IHEA members receive a discount plus the benefits of speed and productivity in accessing verified qualification documents, increased trust in authenticity of student records, and a greater ability to meet student expectations of immediacy and accuracy of support.”

The feedback from IHEA members participating in My eQuals has been positive as illustrated in these case studies and comments:

Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE)

ACPE, as Australia’s leading provider of specialist undergraduate degrees in the related disciplines of sport, dance, health, business, and physical education, have implemented My eQuals to offer their learners with anytime access to digitised academic credentials for work readiness.

“ACPE are proud to have joined the My eQuals community in 2022, with the ability to issue digital credential documents and badges to recognise our students qualifications, skills and competencies. The My eQuals solution aligns with our objectives of having ACPE students becoming the best version of themselves and through My eQuals by being able to present the best version of themselves with their earned credentials. The My eQuals and Digitary teams have been extremely supportive in setting ACPE up to issue through the My eQuals platform and we look forward to continuing to work closely together ongoing,” said Debbie Le Roux, CEO Australian College of Physical Education.

ACPE is passionate about adopting digital technologies for the purpose of supporting students in a modern learning environment and sees My eQuals as a tool to enable their goals.

Avondale University

Avondale University, a leading not-for-profit provider of tertiary education, have joined the My eQuals community to offer their students digital access to their official academic records, thus enabling them to access and to be recognised wherever they are in the world for further study and employment opportunities.

“Avondale University joined the My eQuals community recently and we are looking forward to being able to digitally issue our students with their credentials that can be accessed and recognised anywhere in the world. The My eQuals and Digitary teams were very supportive during our implementation, and we are excited to empower our students with a recognised digital experience upon graduation,” said Professor Kevin Petrie, Vice-Chancellor and President, Avondale University.

Avondale University offers undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational education and training (VET) courses in Arts, Business, Teaching, Nursing, Ministry and Theology and Outdoor Leadership.

Christian Heritage College (CHC)

Christian Heritage College (CHC), passionately believe that their course offerings are not just about gaining a degree or a specific skill set for future employment (as important as these are) but also the development of the whole person. By implementing the My eQuals solutions and enabling 24/7 access to digital academic achievements, CHC is enabling students and graduates to be able to showcase their whole self.

“Christian Heritage College is proud to join the My eQuals community and is looking forward to using My eQuals to offer our students digital access to their official academic credentials, that they can access anywhere and be recognised wherever they are in the world for further study and employment opportunities,” said Jacqueline Greentree, Director of Quality and Standards, Christian Heritage College (CHC).

CHC was able to take advantage of the greater cost savings for their participation due to the agreement between My eQuals and IHEA, with the implementation helping to improve processes and student experience.

Governance Institute of Australia

Governance Institute of Australia implemented My eQuals to offer their community of 43,000 governance and risk management professionals access to their official digital academic credentials, competencies, and achievements, anywhere around the world.

“The team was very helpful and gave us all the training needed to ensure a smooth transition into understanding the workings of administering My eQuals for our graduating students. All training was clear and concise, overall an easy streamlined customer focused group who like to work with you to ensure a successful implementation. We are looking forward to using My eQuals for the first time in the coming weeks and we are confident we feel supported by the team to ensure a smooth run,” said Belinda Prentoski​, Senior Administrator, Governance Institute of Australia.

As the only Australian provider of chartered governance accreditation, Governance Institute of Australia offers a range of short courses, certificates and postgraduate study to help further the knowledge and education of the fast-growing governance and risk management profession. Importantly for members of the Governance Institute of Australia, My eQuals enables anytime access to digitised awards and certificates.

International College of Hotel Management (ICHM)

International College of Hotel Management’s (ICHM), with its focus on creating industry ready graduates with the skills, networks and hands on experience they need, signed up to My eQuals to provide their students with a tool to hit the ground running.

“ICHM are excited to have joined the My eQuals community in 2022, to enable our students to be recognised with their earned credentials and have access immediately so that they can hit the ground running into employment with the recognition of skills and hands on experience provided by ICHM. As a participating institution on My eQuals, the ability to provide secure digitally certified credentials that can be accessed and recognised wherever they are, helps ensure our students are receiving a valuable digital experience at ICHM,” said Kellie Lumsden, Head of International College of Hotel Management - ICHM.

ICHM will also use My eQuals to issue records to students impacted by the global pandemic over the past two years.

Marcus Oldham College

For Marcus Oldham College the ability to have a way for students and graduates to be in control of their official academic records, and who they share it with, fit very well with the College’s student-centered approach to teaching and learning.

“The implementation process ran very smoothly with input from our Director of Teaching and Learning Governance Heather Davis, IT Manager Scott Vanderkley and Student Support Officer Cathy Bell, working closely with the My eQuals team to set up a system that works specifically for our needs,“ said Andrew Baker, Principal, Marcus Oldham College.

Not only was the ability for students to have easier access to their achievements a big draw card but also using banking-level digital security to assure validity, security and privacy for personal information contained in each record was also important for the College, as a measure of their commitment to high standards of academic and corporate governance. From a workload perspective, they expect to save a lot of time by being able to automate the production of interim and final transcripts at the end of each year, and now they have the added opportunity to securely provide official digital testamurs and College prizes.

My eQuals is reinventing how awards, achievements and other credentials are shared in education by putting students at the center of the experience. The My eQuals platform has been widely adopted by tertiary education institutions in Australia and New Zealand making it possible for learners to access official digital academic credentials, competencies, and achievements securely and easily from anywhere around the world.

About My eQuals

My eQuals is the official tertiary credentials digital platform for the higher education sector, students, and verifiers. It provides secure access to certified, official qualification records for Australian and New Zealand universities, higher education providers, and their learners.

My eQuals was conceived in 2015 in response to the need for higher education institutions to have an easy and secure place to issue and manage official credentials for their students and graduates. It also recognised the need for those learners to have an easy and secure place to view and share the same credentials in a way that they could be easily verified by employers, recruitment professionals, and verification agencies.

For further details about My eQuals visit www.myequals.edu.au

IHEA members receive exclusive membership savings as part of an agreement between with My eQuals and IHEA.

IHEA members can learn more about the IHEA - My eQuals exclusive member discount by contacting IHEA Operations Manager, Scott Clayton via scott.clayton@ihea.edu.au

Information for this news item was produced by Digitary in partnership with - and modified by - IHEA.

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