Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:September, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Online discussions and webinars |
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|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
CoordinatorDr Heather Davis
LH Martin Institute
Level 1, 715 Swanston Street
T: +61 3 8344 0756
This subject provides an international overview of how different governments approach EQA in tertiary education, including key concepts and definitions, the role of EQA agencies and surrogates, the use of standards and criteria, the processes of self-assessment, internal quality assurance, and external review.
The overall objective is to impart a comparative view of the major modalities and approaches to quality assurance, both internal and external. Students will acquire at least a fundamental grasp of (1) the key definitions and vocabulary of EQA; (2) the practical effects of variations in EQA standards, criteria, and procedures; (3) EQA agencies as surrogates of government; (4) critical decisions by government and EQA agencies regarding agency autonomy, focus-level-scope, policies relating to quality control, self-management or improvement, as well as the policy dimension of standards and criteria; and, (5) agency networking in the context of emerging challenges for EQA agencies.
Assessment for online delivery
Students will receive feedback and mentoring on each task and must pass all tasks.
This is a pass/fail subject. The discussion board postings and the final paper count equally toward the final grade.
Assessment for intensive subject delivery
There are two assessment tasks:
This is a pass/fail subject. Participants receive feedback for each task, and must pass all tasks.
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Selected readings and notes to be provided prior to commencement
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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|
Graduate Certificate in Quality Assurance |
Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education Management
Master of Tertiary Education Management
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