External Quality Assurance

Subject MGMT90117 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

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

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Online discussions, virtual team work and webinars
Total Time Commitment:

240 hours.


You must have taken the following subject prior to enrolling in this subject

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Core Participation Requirements:

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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.


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.


• Active participation in weekly discussion board (4 x 250 word postings);
• Virtual team project report (3000 words) due mid-semester;
• Compulsory webinar attendance,

This is a pass/fail subject.

Participants receive feedback for each task, and must pass all tasks.

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
Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education Management
Master of Tertiary Education Management

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