These Procedures are governed by the Short Course Approval and Review Policy
2. Academic Approval
2.1 For all short courses offered by a Faculty a proposal for academic approval must be submitted to the Faculty Board via the Academic Programs Committee or equivalent. For other short courses, a proposal for academic approval must be submitted to the Office of the Provost.
2.2 The proposal for academic approval must include the following:
Course title (Course titles must not use Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualification titles)
course details including the following:
Rationale and purpose of course
mode of delivery
hours of learning,
assessment (if applicable);
resource requirements, including consultation checklist;
details of credit arrangements where appropriate;
a detailed business plan for each offering which includes the following:
location of delivery;
any special facility requirements.
2.3 Academic Approval for Modules
For modules drawn from existing ACU units, the proposal for academic approval must also:
include a mapping against the original ACU unit learning outcomes, hours of learning, assessment and any resource requirements; and
provide details of credit arrangements (for bundled modules) where appropriate.
For new modules the proposal must also:
include details of proposed learning outcomes, hours of learning, assessment and any resource requirements,
provide details of credit arrangements (for bundled modules) where appropriate;
2.4 For courses being proposed for offer internationally,ACU International must be consulted.
2.5 Academic approval, if granted, will be for a period of no more than three years.
3. Determining Credit Arrangements
3.1 The Head of School or equivalent for the relevant ACU award course(s) is responsible for determining the creditworthiness of short course offerings. If the proposed short course relates to more than one discipline area, other relevant Heads of School should be consulted.
3.2 For all short courses, where it is proposed that the course be recognised for credit against an ACU award course or unit(s) the following criteria will be used to determine the eligibility for credit:
Hours of learning;
4. Approval to Offer
4.1 On each occasion that an approved short course or module is to be run, approval to offer must be granted by the Head of School or equivalent. In the event that a Head of School seeks approval to offer a short course, responsibility for approval rests with the Executive Dean.
5.1 Participants who successfully complete the requirements of a short course will receive a certificate as follows:
where no assessment is undertaken participants are issued with a Certificate of Participation; or
where assessment has been completed participants are issued with a Certificate of Completion.
Certificates issued for short courses must contain the text ‘This Certificate is not issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework’.