ACTT is responsible for providing authoritative advice on the requirements for carrying titles such as "university”, "community college", “college”, “tertiary college”, “polytechnic” and “technical institute” in accordance with the provisions under Chapter 39:06. Approval must be granted by ACTT for the use of appropriate titles that are consistent with international best practice. This applies to institutions that were established subsequent to the proclamation of the Act in 2004, as well as institutions that wish to change their name.

There are five criteria against which the organisational structure of an institution will be reviewed for the decision of conferment of institutional title.