Curriculum quality

Providing curriculum quality - at both a program and course level - is more than just consulting a framework and developing a comprehensive plan. Curriculum quality forms the foundation upon which to deliver quality teaching practices in higher education. It is ensuring that the process of design, development and facilitation adheres to both sector and institutional standards, frameworks and strategic plans to ensure successful program delivery and student learning outcomes.

Sector standards and frameworks

The tertiary education sector is governed by a number of standards, frameworks and compliance criteria to ensure accountability of quality within the sector. Federation University is required to maintain these standards and report to these bodies and agencies regularly. The tab below links to the following information:

  • Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards)
  • Australian University Teaching Criteria and Standards Framework
  • Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)
  • Australian Quality Framework (AQF)
  • Tertiary compliance standards
    • Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TESQA)
    • Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)

Curriculum frameworks and processes

The following curriculum design and development resources guide Federation University staff in designing programs that are inclusive, holistic and strive for excellence in relation to quality assurance. The tab below links to the following information:

  • Co-operative model
  • Minimum Co-operative Standards
  • Curriculum design methodology
  • Program review and renewal processes
  • Industry accreditation
  • Work integrated learning
  • Internationalisation of curriculum

Teaching standards and tools

The following quality assurance processes and tools are Federation University specific to guide teaching staff in their individual learning and teaching practices. The tab below links to the following information:

  • Learning and teaching plan
  • Teaching expectations for academic staff
  • BOLD learning and teaching practices
  • Moderation of assessment
  • Peer review and benchmarking