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ABOUT SMCRAC

Saint Martin’s Centre for Research & Accreditation Commission – SMCRAC Foundation is located in the state of Melbourne, Australia as a private, non-stock corporation engaged in quality assurance rating and accreditation in major industry verticals. In our experience, global presence and extensive network of experts, SMCRAC Global for education and SMCRAC Global Better Business Practices accredited membership has established high standards of excellence in quality assurance and has grown into a world renowned quality assurance organisation working as an alternate accreditation and quality rating agency in education and other key business verticals. SMCRAC Global for education and SMCRAC Global Better Business Practices works as an independent assessor and auditing organisation based on dossier submission dealing in quality ratings & recognition award through self-regulation.

All across the globe, a government accreditation body evaluates organizations and service providers on a regional and/or national policy framework before granting them primary accreditation. However, globalization and rapid expansion of education, manufacturing and service setup all around the world have created the need of a global entity which could evaluate them against internationally proven standards and grant them an internationally recognized private Alternate Accreditation which can act as quality assurance and endorsement of their work. SMCRAC Global for education and SMCRAC Global Better Business practices accredited business has worked extensively in education and all the major industry verticals respectively in small, medium and large scale corporations in all over world, enhancing the regional accreditation and assuring stakeholders that the principles, policies and procedures of the organizations are up to the international standards of quality assurance.

Its not only to the organizations that SMCRAC Global for education and SMCRAC Global Better Business Practices grants accreditation and quality ratings but it also provides accreditation to the professionals and qualified individuals, who wish to have their qualifications and designations endorsed with their academic educational standings and professional experience respectively. Such specialized services are designed to promote international best practices and quality assurance. SMCRAC Global for education and SMCRAC Global Better Business Practices professional endorsement & recognition hold to its prestige and reputation and help individuals to gain more mileage from their current positions, enhancing their CV for becoming a more desirable resource to be hired by the global employers thus getting an opportunity to enhance their careers and reach a greater height. SMCRAC Global for education and SMCRAC Global Better Business Practices grants international endorsement and its accreditation through a rigorous evaluation system with the help of external consultants & reviewer team to ensure the best global practices are followed with the help of its regional associates, international chapters & in collaboration with regional accreditation bodies.

Aims and Objectives for SMCRAC Affiliated Accreditation Bodies:

Some of our main key objectives for all associated bodies are to assess and accredit the private universities, colleges and/or institutions of technical, professional& vocational training education or one or more of their units, i.e. departments, institutions, programmes, etc. Assessment and Accreditation is basically based on the following criteria:

  • Institutional Goal their Mission & Vision
  • Overall Programme Educational Objectives
  • Programme Outcome
  • Student Learning Outcome
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Mapping of Course Objectives with Programme outcome
  • Faculty & Overall Facilities

Any other aspect as decided by the General Council (G.C) and/or Executive Committee (E.C).  The main objectives of assessment and accreditation are to:

  • Assess and grade private universities, colleges and/or institutions of technical professional and vocational education, the courses and programs offered by them, their various units, faculty, department etc.
  • Contribution to the sphere of knowledge in its discipline
  • Stimulate the academic environment and quality of teaching and research in these institutions
  • Motivate colleges and/or institutions for research, and adopt teaching practices that groom their students for the innovation and development of leadership qualities
  • Encourage innovations, self-evaluation and accountability in higher education; Promote necessary changes, innovations and reforms in all aspects of the working
  • And Help educational bodies realize their academic objectives.

The Commission Board & Members:

Saint Martin’s Centre for Research & Accreditation Commission – SMCRAC global members contribute with their diversified educational background and expertise to all the SMCRAC accredited institutions, and to keep up a broad scope for quality assurance benchmarking for quality standards and professional excellence from different countries and cultural points of view. This enhanced multi-diversified perspective ensures the correct and non-discriminatory approach to interpret the best global practices & quality standards of any accredited institutions, to recognize professional excellence worldwide, and to provide an invaluable guide to the quality of originations on a global platform.

  • If you like this initiative, learn how to join the Saint Martin’s Centre for Research & Accreditation Commission – SMCRAC.
  • Help us to promote SMCRAC worldwide quality ratings & accreditation service for global organisations.
  • The Board is the executive body of SMCRAC. It is elected by the General Assembly and convenes at least quarterly to discuss current issues. The President of the Board acts also as the President of the whole association.

The main responsibilities of the Board are to:

  • prepare and supervise a yearly work plan, to be discussed and approved by the General Assembly
  • appoint the Director
  • instruct and evaluate the work of the Director in charge of the Secretariat, and the work of the Secretariat of SMCRAC
  • prepare workshops and other activities as defined in the work plan
  • ensure that any specific mandate determined by the General Assembly is executed
  • decide on the admission of new members or the exclusion of members in breach of the rules
  • make recommendations to the General Assembly on any modification of the Regulations
  • oversee the financial arrangements of SMCRAC and provide for the auditing of the accounts
  • take such other action as it may deem necessary in the interests of SMCRAC.

Summaries of the Board meetings are available for members at request to the secretary.

General Assembly:

The main policy and decision-making body of SMCRAC is the General Assembly, which is composed of the member organizations of the Association and has International global ministerial representatives and stakeholders as observers. The General Assembly convenes once a year. The main responsibilities of the General Assembly are to:

  • elect and dismiss the members of the Board
  • elect the President and Vice-Presidents of SMCRAC from amongst the members of the Board
  • receive, consider and approve the reports of the President and the Director on the activities of the Association
  • receive, consider and approve SMCRAC’s annual financial statements, including the annual external audit report
  • consider and determine the annual budget
  • establish the level of the annual membership fee to be paid by Full and Associate members
  • establish the level of the annual fee to be paid by Affiliates
  • elect the members for the Appeals and Complaints Committee
  • discharge the Board and the other accountable parties from liability for the accounts after approving the annual external audit report
  • identify and approve the external auditor and the number of chartered accountants who are to be involved in the annual external audit of CIAC’s accounts
  • amend SMCRAC’s rules& policies
  • approve CIAC’s annual work plan
  • following a decision of the Board, ratify the admission of new members/affiliates or the exclusion of members/affiliates who are in breach of the SMCRAC policies
  • decide, if necessary, upon the relocation of the Secretariat from one country to another, giving one-year’s notice if relocation to another country is to take place
  • take any decisions or make any recommendations to the Board that are necessary for the satisfactory functioning of SMCRAC within the framework of the SMCRAC policies.

For more details and exact date the members shall be emailed separately from the administrative department with the information prior to the official announcement of the general assembly meeting for review.

“SMCRAC” Mission Statement:

The mission of the Saint Martin’s Centre for Research & Accreditation Commission – SMCRAC is to contribute significantly to the maintenance and enhancement for Quality Assurance in organizations through periodic audits for continuous improvements for benchmarking quality as an external rating and accrediting private agency, and to act as a major driving force for the development of quality assurance across the globe in almost most of the countries’ in the field of Education, Healthcare & Wellness, Food & Beverages, Gems & Jewellery, Real Estate, IT & E Commerce and other allied industries going forward. Functioning as confederation for global quality assurance agencies, SMCRAC contributes to this goal especially by promoting global co-operation in the field of quality assurance (QA) all across in order to develop and share good practice in QA and to foster the global dimension of QA in General for the future development of the society at large. SMCRAC’s purposes are essentially threefold:

  • to represent its global members: at the international academic level nationally and internationally, especially in political decision making processes and in co-operations with stakeholder organizations
  • to function as a think tank: for developing further quality assurance processes and systems in the SMCRAC
  • to function as a communication platform: for sharing and disseminating information and expertise in quality assurance among members and towards stakeholders.

SMCRAC Fulfills Its Mission by adhering to the Following Basic Principles:

SMCRAC respects the diversity of global higher education a major cultural heritage and strength of the emerging global Higher Education Area (SMCRAC), the diversity of quality assurance and enhancement approaches and measures and the diversity of approaches to setting-up national quality assurance systems for organizations across the globe. SMCRAC acknowledges that the primary responsibility for quality rests with government of the country of their origin however as an external quality assurance third party SMCRAC operates to enhance the QA Benchmarking, for which QA agencies are responsible, fulfills a different need: at its best it combines both accountability for the reassurance of the public and an objective and developmental role for enhancing quality in institutions. The role of national authorities is to define the given national QA setup and to ensure that the national QA system operates in harmony with the global network. SMCRAC is committed to respect the fitness for purpose principle (purpose-process alignment) that is at the core of the global dimension of quality assurance.

SMCRAC considers the autonomy of institutions and independence of quality assurance agencies within national quality assurance systems as a necessary condition to ensure the full exercise of their responsibilities, notably with regard to the provision of accurate and consistent information to the general public. “The mission of the Saint Martin’s Centre for Research & Accreditation Commission – SMCRAC in all is to contribute significantly to the maintenance and enhancement for Quality Assurance in organizations through periodic audits for continuous improvements for benchmarking quality as an external rating and accrediting private agency, and to act as a major driving force for the development of quality assurance across the globe in almost most of the countries’ in the field of Education, Healthcare & Wellness, Food & Beverages, Gems &Jewellery, Real Estate, IT & E Commerce and other allied industries going forward.”

Our Vision

“SMCRAC primarily helping non-government regulated education setups, hospitals and wellness centres and food & beverages outlets worldwide to have good business processes, good business processes to be better and better business processes to be the best through private nongovernmental self-regulation by means of quality assurance rating & accreditation.”

Vision Statement:

SMCRAC was established with a Vision to promote the development and maintenance of quality and ethical standards in domains such as education, healthcare & wellness, hospitality, real estate, IT & E-commerce, Gems &Jewellery and other allied fields across the globe. The development was made possible by means of standard-setting, evaluation, and consultation processes. The SMCRAC identifies and accredits organisations and training institutions that have attained and maintained the standards deemed necessary to operate according to our established quality and accreditation criteria. The SMCRAC is committed to promote high standards of quality assurance benchmarking, to recognize professional excellence, and to provide an invaluable guide to quality and recognition in the complex sector for organisations worldwide.

Appeals and Complaints Committee:

It is stated in the SMCRAC policies that there shall be an Appeals and Complaints Committee, which will hear appeals and complaints against decisions and the conduct of procedures in respect of membership matters done by the SMCRAC Board.

The Composition of the Committee: The Appeals and Complaints Committee will comprise four representatives of Full members of SMCRAC. The members of the Committee are nominated by the SMCRAC Board and appointed by the General Assembly for a three-year term. The members of the Committee will serve continuously a maximum of six years.

The Appeals Procedure:

  • A body whose application for membership is not accepted by the SMCRAC Board may appeal in writing to the Board, specifying the basis of the appeal.
  • The appeal shall be submitted within two calendar months from the date of receipt of the Board’s decision.
  • The appeal should be sent to the Director of SMCRAC, at smcracoffice@gmail.com

The Board will ask the Appeals and Complaints Committee to review the decision, and the Board’s decision on the appeal will be based on the Committee’s report. The Board’s decision on appeals is final and binding on all.

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