Status and Details

Status and Details

Course and Subject Policy

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Status Current Indicates if this version of the document is in effect (Current), yet to come into effect (Future), or expired (Historic).
Effective Date 9th May 2023 This is the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 11th October 2024 The next review of this document is scheduled to commence on this date.
Approval Authority Academic Senate The noted authority approved this is version of the document.
Approval Authority - Admin Changes University Secretary The noted authority approved administrative changes to this version of the document.
Approval Date 9th May 2023 This is the date on which this version of the document was approved by the authorised authority.
Expiry Date Not Applicable This is the date on which this version expires. It may still apply, conditionally, after this date.
Unit Head Janelle Wheat
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching)
This is the officer generally responsible for day to day administrative matters.
Author Alice Roberts
Associate Director, Portfolio Engagement
This is the author of record for this version of the document.
Enquiries Contact Division of Learning and Teaching General enquiries should be directed to the officer/area listed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

November 2023 – Editorial change to clause 88 to reinsert link to procedure.


May 2023 - Editorial changes approved under delegation A13. New clause 46 to link to relevant procedure (referencing edit). New clauses 47-51 to move course change information, previously in the table of authorities, to the policy (clarification edit).


August 2022 - Editorial change (for clarification and referencing) - note added to 'Course and subject design' heading to reference Senate approval of curriculum architecture principles and their relationship with course design information.


July 2022 - Minor edits approved in accordance with delegation A11. Changes include: addition of HDR courses to scope; clarification that single subject study provides access to an authorised record of results; various edits to better reflect the language of HESF standards; amendments to expedited approval process (details amended in Course and Subject Life Cycle Procedure). Glossary moved to Section 5.

November 2021 – Editorial changes in accordance with delegation A13 to update references to committee names and policy.


October 2021 - Full review of the Course and Subject Policy approved by Academic Senate, resolution AS171/4.


Various resources were researched to inform the development of this policy, including course accreditation, reaccreditation  and discontinuance procedures, policies and guidelines (or equivalent) from all Australian Universities. Particular acknowledgement is made of the University of Technology Sydney Award Course Approval Policy and Award Course Approval and Publication Procedures.