Manual of Policies and Procedures

C/3.3 Programs and non-award study

Contact Officer

Director, Curriculum Quality and Standards

Approval Date

25/11/2016

Approval Authority

University Academic Board

Date of Next Review

01/02/2019

3.3.1 Purpose
3.3.2 Application
3.3.3 Roles and responsibilities
3.3.4 Credit for non-award study
3.3.5 Approval of programs and non-award study
3.3.6 Definitions
Related Documents
Modification History

3.3.1 Purpose

QUT offers programs which provide the wider community with an opportunity to undertake learning to further levels of knowledge and skills in particular areas and to enhance employment opportunities.

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3.3.2 Application

This policy applies to programs and non-award study not covered by C/3.2 Award classifications.

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3.3.3 Roles and responsibilities

Position
Responsibility
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Education)
  • approves protocols and procedures

Executive Deans (or nominees)

  • approve the offering of existing approved units for non-award study

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3.3.4 Credit for non-award study

Students who complete one or more units of study that do not lead to the award of a qualification have access to an authorised record of results for the units undertaken.

Where  programs, including units of study, are offered separately from a course of study and are represented as eligible for gaining credit towards a course , the course and the terms on which credit may be granted are defined.

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3.3.5 Approval of programs and non-award study

Approval of programs is defined in Graduate and professional education policy (C/3.4.6).

Corporate programs is outlined in the Graduate and professional education policy (C/3.4).

The accreditation and approval process for transnational non-award study and programs is outlined in the Transnational education policy (C/3.5).

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3.3.6 Definitions

Module - a module is a structured and coherent set of learning and/or assessment activities that works alone or in concert with other formal or informal learning. A module normally does not have a credit point value but may lead to a credential, provide a basis for advanced standing into an award course (C/3.3.4) and/or contribute to meeting entry or other requirements for an award course (C/5.4.8). Where a module leads to a credential or advanced standing, the learning must be quality assured and assessed formally and provide a credit point equivalence.

Non-award study comprises QUT units drawn from accredited award courses, which do not lead to a University award.

Non-formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning but does not lead to an officially accredited qualification (C/5.4.4).

Program is a generic term used at QUT that may include defined sequences of non-award study or non-formal learning.

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Related Documents

MOPP C/3.4 Graduate and professional education

MOPP C/3.5 Transnational education

MOPP E/4.1 Student admission

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Modification History

Date Sections Source Details
24.05.19 C/3.3.3, C/3.3.6 University Academic Board Revised policy to clarify the definiton of 'module' and include amendments to support management of approval of units and modules (effective 01.06.19)
24.03.17 All Director, Governance and Legal Services Simplified policy
25.11.16 All University Academic Board Revised policy to include definition of a program
27.03.15 All University Academic Board Revised policy
25.05.12 All University Academic Board Revised policy
14.11.08 All University Academic Board Renumbered policy to C/3.3 (formerly C/5.1)
16.11.07 All University Academic Board Revised policy (endorsed by Teaching and Learning Committee 30.10.07)
12.12.00 All Secretariat Updated to reflect new Student Rules

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