University Program Approval Committee

Two university committees carry out the twin functions of program approval and strategic program planning for the University

University Program Approval Committee

The Terms of Reference for the UPAC include:

  1. To meet on an as needs basis to approve new proposals for HE programs and for VET additions to scope
  2. To assess the financial viability of initial HE program proposals and VET additions to scope.
  3. To approve or otherwise initial program proposals and to approve the development of full program proposals which will proceed to Curriculum Committee and thence to Academic Board for final approval
  4. To provide feedback to faculties on improvements that need to be made to the initial program proposals in the event of PAC not approving the program or addition to scope.

As part of its deliberations, faculty Executive Deans and/or Heads of School will be invited to present new programs in person to the PAC.

Membership UPAC

Position Name
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Chair Professor Andy Smith
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Support and Services) Mr Darren Holland
Chair, Academic BoardAssoc Prof Elisa Zentveld
Strategic Planning Mr Justin Gilbert
Chief Operating Officer Mr John Blair


Executive Officer - University Program Approval Committee
Ms Sally Bedggood
Phone: (03) 5327 9242