Director, Curriculum Quality and Standards
University Academic Board
Date of Next Review
QUT offers forms of study outside the accredited awards covered in the Award classifications policy (C/3.2). Non-award study provides the wider community with an opportunity to undertake learning to further levels of knowledge and skills in particular areas and to enhance employment opportunities.
|Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Education)||
|Executive Deans (or nominees)||
Faculty Academic Boards (or equivalents)
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 modules, micro-credentials, programs or 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.
Micro-credential means a structured and coherent set of learning and assessment activities for professional development that addresses a need in the market, meets the standards of the relevant profession or industry and meets the following criteria:
- includes specific learning outcomes
- includes verified summative assessment of the learning outcomes
- meets the minimum volume of learning as defined in the Non-award study protocols (if relevant)
- designed to meet a specific requirement of organisations or community
- approved and quality assured according to the Non-award study protocols.
Module - see definition of module in Unit and module information (C/4.5).
Non-award study includes single units of study which are units drawn from accredited award courses, modules, micro-credentials and other study not covered by Courses and awards (C/3.1).
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.
MOPP C/3.4 Graduate and professional education
MOPP C/3.5 Transnational education
MOPP E/4.1 Student admission
|27.07.20||All||University Academic Board||Revised policy to distinguish non-award from award and include definition of micro-credential|
|24.05.19||C/3.3.3, C/3.3.6||University Academic Board||Revised policy to clarify the definition 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|