All courses in the University will be developed in accordance with the Policy on Course and Topic Development Approval and Management and submitted on the appropriate form(s). In addition, a proposal to offer a course overseas must comply with the provisions of the Policy on the Development of Offshore Programs.
Forms and Guidelines are available for download from the Course Approval Process page in the Policies and Procedures Manual.
The course approval process
Proposals for new courses or changes to courses are normally developed by academic staff within Schools. A proposal will be considered within the relevant Faculty and it will then be considered by the University. A range of processes may apply, depending on the nature of the course, and the matters which need to be considered. These processes may include:
- for new courses or major changes to a course, consideration of how the course fits within the overall range of University programs by the Vice-Chancellor's Committee
- for new and offshore courses, consideration of the financial aspects of the proposal by the Financial Services Division
- approval of courses and major changes to courses by Academic Senate
- consideration of the academic content of a course by the Course Advisory Committee.
Queries and comments
Ms Melinda Pike, Administrative Officer
Tel: (+61 8) 8201 5636