Maintaining Quality within Institutions

Subject EDUC90602 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours (online discussions and seminars)
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: You must have taken the following subjects prior to enrolling in this subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

Participation in weekly discussion boards and webinars, online exams and surveys and final exam.
These subjects are offered online only and do not require attendance on campus.


Dr Geoff Sharrock


LH Martin Institute
Subject Overview: Defining what ‘quality’ means for the institution’s programs and work processes; and developing and supporting systematic approaches to QA that match institutional understandings of what is important, and also meet external demands to demonstrate the quality of the institution’s programs and processes.
Objectives: To enable participants to recognise the different considerations at play with internal and external QA and the challenges this presents for institutions and QA units and staff.

Assessment: Participation in class discussions; written 4000 word assignment

Prescribed Texts: Selected readings and notes to be provided prior to commencement
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: On successful completion of this subject participants will appreciate the challenges of meeting internal and external QA priorities, and be able to apply this knowledge to specific situations.
Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Quality Assurance

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