Sheldon College Exceeds International Quality Standards
Sheldon College is a world-class, non-denominational and co-educational College located in Redland City, 30 minutes from Brisbane. The College is recognised as one of the nation's most progressive and forward-thinking schools, leading the way in efforts to prepare students for tomorrow's world.
In January 2018, Sheldon College was recognised as Queensland’s only school to be certified to the International Standard in Quality Assurance (ISO 9001: 2015) and is one of two schools Australia-wide, to receive this certification. In addition to this certification, Sheldon College is the only school in Australia to be certified to the Australian/New Zealand Standard in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) ANZ/NZS 4801:2001, an outstanding mark of quality for any organisation.
The ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) is the most widely adopted of the international standards. It is used by many organisations to demonstrate their ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements and reflects the organisational culture of continuous improvement. The ISO certification requires the comprehensive, efficient and effective review of the organisation’s processes and the corresponding documentation. The Australian/New Zealand Standard in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) is designed to systematically reduce the possibility of accidents, illness, injury or fatality in the workplace by ensuring that hazards in the workplace are eliminated or controlled in a systematic manner.
The certifications were attained as a result of the collaboration of all areas of the College community from the leadership team to the individual members of the staff, who are consistently maintaining and improving processes and documentation to meet or exceed quality objectives set by the College. Sheldon College also has an OHS Management System integrated into its Quality Management Systems and these are developed, audited and certified to the Australian/New Zealand Standard. The certifications of Sheldon College are another method used by the College to monitor and assess the high standards and provision of quality education to students and other stakeholders.
Dr Lyn Bishop, Principal and CEO of Sheldon College said “As the College enters our 21st year, the International Standard in Quality Assurance certification is an independent acknowledgement of the commitment of Sheldon College staff to ensure that the College delivers a world-class education supported by Quality Management Systems which are independently audited. Sheldon College is the only school in Queensland to receive such certification, of which we are extremely proud. For the third year in a row, Sheldon College is the only school in Australia to receive the Australia and New Zealand Occupational Health and Safety certification, which is a great achievement and is testament to our commitment to ensuring the safety of our students and staff. The College will continue to work tirelessly to ensure we deliver quality educational experiences for our students from our world-class campus.”