Course Structure Policy

Status


Approved

This policy defines Course Structures in alignment with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Public
visibility
Approved on: 23 Aug 2013
Amended on: 20 Jul 2015
Review cycle: 3 Years
Owned by

Learning, Teaching and Research Committee

Approved by

Academic Board

Policy Contact: 
Secretary, Learning Teaching and Research Committee
Background: 

Course structure must comply with the AQF by January 1, 2015.

Purpose: 

This policy defines Course Structures in alignment with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Scope: 

Learning, Teaching and Research Committee - must ensure the Policy is implemented in the Learning, Teaching and Research Plan.

Program and discipline co-ordinators - ensure the policy is adhered to when Course Reviews are undertaken or major or minor changes suggested.

Statement: 

Course Structure Alignment with the AQF

This policy has been drawn in part from a document produced by Uni SA in September, 2012. http://w3.unisa.edu.au/teachinglearning/AQF/AQF_Implementation_Plan.pdf

Undergraduate Model

The following model for undergraduate course structures is in compliance with the AQF requirements.

Summary: at least 75% of the final year content of an award must be at the AQF level of the qualification.

Diploma
At least 75% of Diploma content must be at AQF 5 (Introductory Units)

Associate Degree
At least 75% of final year must be at AQF 6 (Intermediate Units)

Bachelor Degree
At least 75% of final year must be at AQF 7 (Advanced Units)

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Graduate Model

Summary: All of the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma at AQF 8

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