TELAS is based on a validated Accreditation Framework that provides the criteria to assess and evaluate the quality of online learning. This framework has been developed over a period of several years in consultation with a wide range of key stakeholders in the tertiary education sector. Refer to the About section to find out more about the development history of the Framework.

You can view and download the Accreditation Framework here (767 Kb PDF).

The Accreditation Framework is divided into four domains which are then further divided into standards and specific performance criteria used to assess courses. The four domains covered in the framework are:

  • Online learning environment
  • Learner support
  • Learning and assessment tasks
  • Learning resources

To find-out more about self-assessing a course using the TELAS Framework, visit this page.