Internal course accreditation is governed by the Award Courses Policy and supported by the Award Course Improvement and Accreditation Procedures.
As specified in the procedures, the internal course accreditation submission will:
- align the data and information with the applicable standards of the higher education standards framework relevant to course accreditation, and
- include a set of recommendations to support the ongoing improvement of the course curriculum and delivery, and
- include a plan and timeframes for the development and implementation of the recommendations that must not extend beyond one year from the date of the finalised submission, unless an extension of time has been granted by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Students).
While the educational quality team initiates the review process each year, and supports each review submission through the university’s academic governance, internal course accreditation takes place with oversight of the Education Quality Committee and is led by the relevant teaching program director or their nominee (academic lead). The academic lead will be supported by the assigned Educational Quality Team officer who will source and collate a package of course information and complete the non-academic sections of the submission template.
The procedures specify content that must be included in the submission and the format of the submission must align the content to the applicable standards of the higher education standards framework. To achieve this, the submission consists of two parts: