Learning, Teaching and Research Committee

Title Approved on Purpose
Accreditation of Faculty and Other Academics as Research Supervisors Monday, 23 April, 2018

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 Thursday, 14 April, 2022

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 Monday, 13 November, 2017

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.

Complaints and Grievance Procedures - Academic Matters Tuesday, 11 September, 2018

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

Course Management Policy Thursday, 10 November, 2022

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 courses;
  • Sets clear responsibilities and accountabilities for management of academic courses.
Course Review (Annual) Policy Thursday, 23 June, 2022

This policy sets the requirements for Annual Course Reviews by the Dean of Studies and appraisal by the ASR and LTR committees for 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 Monday, 1 April, 2019

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.
Credit Transfer Policy Monday, 7 February, 2022

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.

Deferring, suspending or cancelling an overseas student’s admission Thursday, 2 July, 2020

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. 
Faculty Equivalence Policy Monday, 29 October, 2018

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 Monday, 5 March, 2018

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.

Learning Teaching and Research Committee Terms of Reference Monday, 15 November, 2021

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

Library Policy Monday, 11 April, 2016

To provide guidelines for the operation of the library

Online Delivery Policy Thursday, 14 April, 2022

To outline the policy for the delivery of teaching and learning via any technology enhanced learning. The College shall utilise learning technologies and practices that deliver quality teaching which promotes and supports student learning.

Parallel Teaching Policy Thursday, 14 April, 2022

This policy exists to guide where economic and practical circumstances dictate that students from different levels of study are taught simultaneously in the same class.
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 especially, 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.
Publications Policy Monday, 5 March, 2018

To provide a framework for the College which promotes scholarship through publications.

Research Conduct and Responsibilities Monday, 5 March, 2018

To identify best practice in the conduct of research by the College and to note the responsibilities of key stakeholders.  

Research Encouragement Scheme Committee Terms of Reference Monday, 7 November, 2016

To administer the Research Encouragement Scheme.

Research Ethics Policy Monday, 5 March, 2018

To outline the permissible types of research, key processes to be followed by researchers and important safeguards that must be in place for a research activity to be approved by a Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC).

Research Framework Monday, 21 May, 2018

This framework:
1. Presents a definition for ‘research’
2. Defines those characteristics which exemplify excellence in research
3. Demonstrates how research is to be integrated into the mission of the College
4. Clarifies responsibility for research.

Student Academic Responsibilities Thursday, 14 April, 2022

To make clear what is expected of the College students as it relates to conduct, attendance and assessment submissions.

This policy has incorporated the content of student attendance, submissions, late assignments/extension and resubmissions policies, with those being retired from April 2022.

Transfer of Overseas Students between Providers Tuesday, 13 October, 2020

This policy documents how the College complies with the relevant legislation - Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS) and code of practice - National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018 (ESOS NC).


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