External Quality Assurance Agencies

Subject MGMT90117 (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

Off campus

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Time Commitment: Contact 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.


Assoc Prof Leo Goedegebuure


LH Martin Insititute
Subject Overview: An international overview of how different governments approach QA in tertiary education, including key concepts, the roles of QA agencies, the use of standards and measures and processes such as self-assessment and external review.
Objectives: To present to participants the various approaches to external quality assurance used internationally; illustrate these with case studies; consider strengths and weaknesses and highlight emerging challenges for national QA systems and QA agencies in a context of cross-border tertiary education and moves for greater mutual recognition of tertiary qualifications.

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 be able to distinguish between different approaches to external quality assurance and critically examine how well a given model fits a specific national context.
Links to further information: www.education.unimelb.edu.au
Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Quality Assurance

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