Leading Australian University (AQF Audit)

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Brief

A highly regarded Australian university required audits of over 1,000 units from preparatory to doctoral level.  These audits are the institution’s response to ensuring their alignment with the respective level requirements of the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) set by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TESQA). The audit would serve as risk mitigation and learning enhancement for the university. 

Solution

Cubic:

  • Reviewed 1,400 courses and units through university’s LMS
  • Considered the suitability of unit learning outcomes, assessment tasks and instructional materials against relevant AQF levels
  • Evaluated each unit against the university’s assessment policy for workload, sequencing, and pacing
  • Assessed student user experience of the online LMS platform
  • Addressed different learning styles by considering the extent of student engagement as active learners

Results

A range of risks were identified that required immediate intervention, with some needing ‘global’ LMS adjustments in order to be addressed. Issues identified included:

  • Areas of common misunderstandings by academics that the university might seek to address
  • Instances of inconsistent or inadequate approach to unit teaching and/or assessment
  • Potential copyright infringements and lack of currency in terms of prescribed texts and recommended readings

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