These guidelines should be read in conjunction with the Policy on the Construction and Application of the Common Academic Calendar and the Procedures for the Application of the Common Academic Calendar.
2. Provision of Details of Unit Offerings
2.1 Each year, Schools will provide to Student Administration, in the requested format and within the required timeline, details of all units, across all study periods, to be offered in the following year.
2.2 Information related to units offered in any study period from 31 December in the current year to 30 June in the following year must be complete and finalised by 1 October. The deadline for Faculties to provide unit offering data to Student Systems is 31 August.
(for example: Information for a unit to be taught in January 2016, must be provided to Student Systems no later than 31 August 2015)
2.3 Information for units offered in any teaching period from 1 July to 31 December in the following year must be complete and finalised by 31 March in the following year, where it includes units not previously submitted. The deadline for Faculties to provide unit offering data to Student Systems is 28 February.
(for example: information for a unit to be taught in July 2016, must be provided to Student Systems by no later than 28 February 2016)
2.4 Where the proposed offering of a unit does not fit the published dates, advice should be sought from Student Administration prior to the provision of the data. This is to ensure that offerings are compliant with the Higher Education Support Act (2003).
2.5 Units will not be established solely to accommodate the situation where a student has failed a unit (including a 1final unit).
3. Units Offered in Intensive Mode
3.1 Units may be offered in intensive mode, in whole or part, in both standard and non-standard study periods.
3.2 When providing details of units to be offered in intensive mode, in accordance with Section 3 above, the School should notify Student Administration of the intended start and end dates of the actual teaching period.
3.3 The School must also specify in the Unit Outline, the commencing and finishing dates, and due dates for submission of assessment tasks for units offered in intensive mode.
3.4 The census date, as defined and set under Section 2 of the Procedures, applies to units offered in intensive mode, as well as units offered across the duration of the relevant study period, and must be adhered to, irrespective of when the actual teaching occurs.
4. Units Offered in Non-Standard Study Periods
4.1 Units offered in non-standard study periods will normally consist of preparatory work, class contact, which may be presented in intensive mode, private study time and assessment. Units offered in a non-standard study period will have the same educational outcomes as when the given unit is offered in a standard study period.
4.2 When providing details of units to be offered in non-standard study periods, in accordance with Section 3 above, the School will notify Student Administration of the intended start and end dates of the actual teaching.
4.3 A School must specify, via the Extended Unit Outline, the commencing and finish dates, and dates for submission of assessment tasks for units offered in non-standard study periods.
4.4 The census dates, specified in Section 1 above, apply to units offered in non-standard as well as standard study periods and must be adhered to, irrespective of when the actual teaching occurs.
4.5 Students must enrol for the entire year at the time of enrolment or re-enrolment for the relevant year and must enrol for non-standard as well as standard study periods in accordance with normal enrolment practices. Timelines for enrolment or re-enrolment and payment of fees for both standard and non-standard study periods will be published on the ACU website.
5. Timetabling of Units
Timetabling of classes for units offered in standard and non-standard study periods, will be undertaken centrally by Student Administration in accordance with the Timetabling Policy and Procedures.
All assessment tasks will be conducted in accordance wit the Assessment Policy and Assessment Procedures, and according to the timelines advised by Student Administration.
Results must be recorded, submitted and finalised in accordance with the Student Results Procedures.
1Final Unit means the last unit requires to be completed for the student to complete the requirements of the course.
* Unless otherwise indicated, this policy will still apply beyond the review date.
Related Policies, Procedures, Guidelines and Local Protocols
Assessment Policy, Assessment Procedures and Student Results Procedures
Examinations Policy and Procedures
Policy and Procedures on the Construction and Application of the Common Academic Calendar
Timetabling Policy and Procedures