Vice-Chancellor and President
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3.4.3 Roles and resonsibilities
3.4.4 Types of graduate and professional education
3.4.5 Criteria for graduate and professional education
3.4.6 Approval of graduate and professional education
QUT aims to achieve a diverse and sustainable portfolio of Graduate and Professional Education (GPE) activities that provides the University with an important source of commercial income.
The purpose of this policy is to:
- define QUT’s integrated institutional approach to the selection and development of graduate and professional education courses and programs
- define approval, quality assurance, design, operational and support roles and responsibilities relating to graduate and professional education
- promote the provision of high quality, well-designed and demand-driven graduate and professional education courses and programs
- foster whole-of-portfolio consideration of graduate and professional education activities across QUT and collaboration between faculties and institutes.
This policy applies to all types of graduate and professional education at QUT as set out in types of graduate and professional education (C/3.4.4).Additional policy requirements apply where it is intended that education is delivered offshore (face-to-face or blended) (C/3.5 Transnational education).
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Graduate and professional education may be offered as a postgraduate award course (C/3.1.3(a)) or program (C/3.3), and includes Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) and Small Private Online Courses (SPOC).
Research or consultancy projects which include an incidental learning and teaching component will generally not be defined as graduate professional education, for the purposes of this policy and will be governed in accordance with their respective policies.
Graduate and professional education courses and programs aim to provide learners with transdisciplinary and highly applied distinctive QUT learning experiences. Graduate professional education courses and programs must satisfy the following key criteria:
- strategic alignment with the QUT brand and priorities
- high quality and distinctive QUT learning experiences
- building upon and responding to market needs, including multiple markets, where possible
- providing a return on investment for the University and measurable outcomes for organisations and individuals.
Graduate professional education programs are to be designed according to the Graduate and Professional Education procedures established for graduate and professional education.
Graduate and professional education courses and programs may be offered to the general public or to an external organisation (corporate).
All award courses whether publicly available or corporate are subject to QUT policies including for curriculum design, design, approval and accreditation (C/4.1), quality assurance (C/4.6) and evaluation (C/4.7).
Where there is a market need, streamlined approval processes for proposals for graduate and professional education courses and programs are permitted according to the Graduate and Professional Education procedures established for graduate and professional education.
Graduate and Professional Education comprises publicly available (public) and corporate postgraduate award courses and programs.
Corporate refers to courses and programs that are not open to general admission but are offered to employees of, or students provided by, an external organisation with whom a contract is in place.
Program means a defined sequence of non-award study or non-formal learning (C/3.3 Programs and non-award study).
Refer to Appendix 3 Schedule of Authorities and Delegations (C097, VC195, VC197, VC198, VC199, VC200)
C/2.3 Programs Executive Committee
C/3.1 Courses and awards
C/3.3 Programs and non-award study
C/3.5 Transnational education
C/4.1 Curriculum design, approval and accreditation
C/4.6 Course quality assurance
C/4.7 Evaluation of courses, units, teaching and student experience
D/3.1 Intellectual property
A/1.6 Management of contracts, deeds and memoranda of understanding
G/8.1 User Charging policy
Graduate and Professional Education procedures and information (QUT staff access only)