|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
Term 2 - Online
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Internal and external quality audits and reviews are now ubiquitous in tertiary education. This subject equips students with knowledge and skills to understand, plan and manage quality audits and reviews in tertiary education for credible processes and productive outcomes. Current challenges and models for quality assurance and audit will be discussed but the main focus is on the practical aspects of managing audit and review activities to add value by improving organizational and academic effectiveness. Internal, related party and external audit models are explored, as the subject is designed to be relevant to both institutional managers and practitioners working in quality and related agencies.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of the growing convergence of 'traditional' models of quality audit and review in tertiary education and business models for organizational effectiveness;
- Plan and design a quality audit or review activity for first-party (internal), second-party (related-party) and third-party (external) relationships in tertiary education;
- Manage a credible independent quality audit process of a tertiary program or institution, including managing political and environmental elements; and
- Apply their understanding to identify improvements to current systems and the implications of new developments for tertiary education quality audit and review.
On successful completion of this subject participants will be able to:
- Distinguish and address the different types of relationships involved in various forms of quality audit and review;
- Practice advanced analytical and critical thinking skills; understand and apply the skills of oral and written communication required of audit and review processes;
- Identify and practice teamwork skills;
- Apply skills in acquiring and analysing data for quality audit and review.
Eligibility and requirements
Recommended background knowledge
Experience in developing, undertaking or participating in some form of quality audit or review process (internal or external) in tertiary education; general knowledge of the participant’s national or regional external quality assurance systems.
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
Written response to study analysis, to plan and design elements of an external quality review
|End of term||70%|
Dates & times
- Term 2 - Online
Coordinator Gwilym Croucher Mode of delivery Online Contact hours 24 Total time commitment 170 hours Pre teaching start date 22 April 2019 Pre teaching requirements During the pre-teaching period, students should familiarise themselves with the online platform and may like to take the opportunity to read through preliminary information about the subject and the services and support that is available to them. Students are encouraged to use this time to also introduce themselves to peers and teaching staff and to learn about those they will be studying with throughout the term. Teaching period 29 April 2019 to 23 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 23 April 2019 Census date 17 May 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 7 June 2019 Assessment period ends 30 June 2019
Term 2 contact information
Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing EducationEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149 Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT. Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.
Academic Contact: : Gwilym Croucher email@example.com
Time commitment details
Selected readings and notes to be provided prior to commencement
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.