Learning, Teaching and Research Committee

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Deferring, suspending or cancelling an overseas student’s admission

This policy addresses the requirements of the National Code of Practice (2018) standard 9. Specifically it documents the College:

  • processes for assessing, approving and recording a deferment, suspension or cancellation of study
  • will notify the overseas student in writing of the intention to suspend or cancel their enrolment
  • will tell the overseas student to seek advice from the Department of Home Affairs on the potential impact on their visa if enrolment has been deferred, suspended or cancelled
  • will not let a suspension or cancellation take effect until the overseas student has been given a chance to complete an internal appeals process, unless their health or wellbeing, or the wellbeing of others, is likely to be at risk. 
Academic Staff Handbook
Accreditation of Faculty and Other Academics as Research Supervisors

To provide a process whereby faculty and other academics can be accredited by Eastern College Australia as research supervisors.

Appointment and Role of Honorary Staff

This policy describes a key measure through which the College may recognise members of the community who contribute to the life of the College, or are expected to do so, in a substantial and ongoing manner.  

Assessment and Grading Policy Monday, 21 September, 2015

The Assessment and Grading Policy establishes a framework for development and implementation of learning strategies; validation of marking and assessment; grading of assessments; and subdivision of grades.

Assessment Moderation Policy

The aim of assessment moderation is to ensure consistency and fairness of the marking and grading processes. Moderation is especially important where units are delivered in multiple modes, at multiple campuses or where the assessment is subjective. Assessment moderation enhances confidence in assessment outcomes for both academics and students, Assessment moderation is applied at three stages: assessment design and development; implementation, marking and grading; and review and evaluation.

Assignment Submission Policy

The Assignment Submission Policy exists to provide students with clear and accurate information regarding the submission of all assessment tasks.

Attendance Policy

The Attendance Policy exists to provide students with attendance requirements.

Complaints and Grievance Procedures - Academic Matters Monday, 26 March, 2018

To outline procedures to be followed in regard to grievances of an academic nature.

Complaints and Grievance Procedures - Non Academic Matters Friday, 3 April, 2020

To outline procedures to be followed in regard to grievances of a non-academic nature.

Course Review Policy

This policy sets the requirements for annual course reporting by the Dean of Learnng and Teaching and review by the Academic Board.

Course Structure Policy Monday, 20 July, 2015

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

Course Transition and Teaching Out Policy Tuesday, 30 October, 2018

To outline the process to be undertaken when varying a course structure or discontinuing a course.

Coursework Course Development Policy

This policy describes the requirements and principles governing the College’s accredited coursework courses.

This policy:

  • Provides a framework to guide decisions regarding the (re)development of the College’s coursework courses;
  • Sets clear responsibilities and accountabilities for approvals and management of the (re)development of academic courses; and
  • Ensures that academic course structures, rules and approval processes are transparent, consistent and fair.
Coursework Course Management Policy

This policy describes the requirements and principles governing changes to the College's accredited coursework courses.

This policy:

  • Provides a framework to guide decisions regarding the College's coursework courses;
  • Sets clear responsibilities and accountabilities for management of academic courses.
Credit Transfer Policy Monday, 20 April, 2020

This document sets out the College’s policy and process for granting credit for prior learning that contributes towards satisfying the requirements for an award of the College. Credit may be granted based on recognition of formal studies from a previously completed or partially completed program or qualification, and recognition of prior informal or non-formal learning.

Faculty Equivalence Policy

To outline how faculty equivalence is determined for ensuring a unit is being delivered by an academic with a qualification that is one level above that which is being taught.

Grants Policy

To provide clarity as to reasonable expectations when applying for, and managing, competitive grants.  The roles and responsibilities of both Chief Investigators and the College are discussed.

Late Assignments / Extension Policy Wednesday, 22 April, 2020

To direct the Registrar with regard to approval of extensions in the College.

Learning Teaching and Research Committee Terms of Reference Monday, 20 April, 2020

To outline the purpose, membership and terms of reference of the Learning Teaching and Research Committee.

Library Assistance Procedure

This document is prepared to outline procedures which place some boundaries around the degree to which librarians should assist students. 

Library Policy

To provide guidelines for the operation of the library

Minimum Class Size Policy

To set out minimum class sizes for each mode of delivery.

Online Delivery Policy

To outline the policy for the delivery of teaching and learning via any online mechanism.

Parallel Teaching Policy

This policy is necessary to ensure that:

  • The content of units which are intended to be delivered in a parallel teaching format adequately addresses the content needs of different levels of the AQF;
  • The teaching and learning arrangements for the post graduate students, in particular, are acknowledged and addressed; and
  • The assessment requirements of students studying at different levels of the AQF are in accordance with their relevant AQF levels.


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