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Joint Award Courses Policy
- The policy outlines the University's principles to be used by staff involved in the management and development of joint courses leading to joint awards with third party providers, both nationally and internationally, and the production of joint testamurs and graduate statements.
- This document is applicable to all staff at the University of Canberra (UC) and University of Canberra College (UCC) who plan to develop joint courses.
- This policy applies to joint courses offered at Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) levels 5–10, which lead to the award of a single qualification that is jointly conferred by the University and one or more third party providers, either nationally or internationally.
- A joint course is a collaborative arrangement where one or more institutions develop and/or deliver a course. Joint courses do not necessarily lead to joint awards.
- A joint award is a single qualification that is jointly conferred by the University and one or more third party providers involved in a joint course, either nationally or internationally.
- A joint course leading to a joint award (a “joint award course”) will have the following attributes:
- Course delivery and subsequent completion, through a fully integrated joint course, contractually agreed by a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) by UC and one or more institutions.
- A nominated host institution for all joint awards.
- A curriculum (and its means of delivery) agreed upon by all participating institutions, which supports the learning outcomes of the joint course.
- A testamur (and other formal completion documentation where required) that displays information and/or logos from all participating institutions.
- Joint courses leading to joint awards must only be developed with higher education providers that are themselves an award issuing (AQF level 5 or above, or international equivalent) institution and are recognised as such by the appropriate national government.
- Joint courses and awards must be consistent with the AQF.
- Students undertaking a joint award course must meet the minimum requirements for study at the University to be eligible for the granting of an award, as specified in the Credit for Non-award Studies Policy and Credit Procedure.
- The University is directly responsible for the academic integrity of a joint award course through effective policies and measures. Processes to protect the University’s integrity and interests must be explicitly addressed.
- Joint courses should clearly protect and enhance the University’s academic reputation, position and brand name.
- Joint programs should be aligned with the University’s strategic direction, and should not involve substantial additional resources, except in cases where the cost/benefit can be clearly justified.
- All institutions are responsible for record keeping and external reporting requirements.
- In the production of the testamur, graduate statement and any other formal documentation detailing and confirming the student’s completion of the joint award course, templates must reference all relevant (sub) national legal frameworks in accordance with which the degree was awarded.
|UC staff with the authority to sign MoAs||
|Associate Dean (Education) and (International, where relevant)||
|Graduate Research Office||
6. Supporting Information:
- Joint Award Courses Procedure
- Course Delivery by Third Party Providers Policy
- Course Delivery by Third Party Providers Procedure
- New Course Development Policy
- New Course Development Procedure
- Course and Award Nomenclature Procedures
- Credit for Non-award Studies Policy and Credit Procedure
- Course Policy
|The University (UC)||Any reference to the University or UC throughout the document is relevant for both UC and UCC.|