Stakeholder Consultation

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The Panel issues Communiqués to the Higher Education sector periodically to keep stakeholders informed about the Panel’s work and the Panel’s progress with the review of the Standards.

Communiqués

Communiqués issued since the Panel’s inception are linked below, the most recent first.

  • Communiqué 15 - Final Communique from the Inaugural Panel and Summary of progress during 2014 - 12 December 2014
  • Communiqué 14 - Final Proposed Higher Education Standards Framework - 12 December 2014
  • Communiqué 13 - OLT/Higher Education Standards Panel Research Fellowship - October 2014
  • Communiqué 12 - Feedback on Call for Comment Number 3 - August 2014
  • Communiqué 11 - Report on HESP Information Session on 14 May 2014 - June 2014
  • Communiqué 10 - Summary of progress during 2013 - December 2013
  • Communiqué 9 - Feedback on Call for Comment Number 2 - September 2013
  • Communiqué 8 - HES Reference Points and update on Organising Framework - May 2013
  • Communiqué 7 - Technical Amendments to the HE Standards Framework - March 2013
  • Communiqué 6 - Summary of progress during 2012 - December 2012
  • Communiqué 5 – Decision criteria and standards development process - November 2012
  • Communiqué 4 – Organising framework for Higher Education Standards - November 2012
  • Communiqué 3 – Feedback on Teaching and Learning discussion paper - September 2012
  • Communiqué 2 – Issues to date, approaches, initial priorities - August 2012
  • Communiqué 1 – Introduction to the Higher Education Standards Panel and its operation - June 2012

Documents for Comment

The Higher Education Standards Panel has made three calls for comments to the sector to seek feedback on issues relating to the Higher Education Standards Framework. Details of each call for comments are provided below.

Call for Comment Number Three (April 2014)

Proposed Higher Education Standards Framework

In April 2014, the Higher Education Standards Panel invited feedback on the complete proposed revised standards Framework (except in relation to Provider Category Standards) which incorporated all of the feedback from previous consultations. The Panel received 87 submissions in response to the Call for Comment three.

A stakeholder Information Session for clarification and initial feedback took place on 14 May 2014. A Q&A session was held as part of the Information Session and a report on the session as well as the Panel Chair’s presentation are available to download.

The Panel released a response to the feedback on the third Call for Comment in Communique 12.

Information Session

A stakeholder information session was held by the Higher Education Standards Panel (the Panel) on Wednesday 14 May 2014. This information session was an opportunity for stakeholders to gain clarification and seek initial feedback from the Panel on the Proposed Higher Education Standards Framework. A Q&A session was held as part of the Information Session.

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Consultation documents:
Background information:

Please note

  • The background information is not part of the consultation documentation; it is a resource for those who are interested in how the proposed Framework compares to existing requirements.
  • The Panel does not regulate the higher education sector. Please continue to liaise with TEQSA in relation to TEQSA's interpretation and application of the current Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2011 for regulatory purposes.

Responses received

Some personal information contained within these responses has been removed to protect the privacy of individuals in line with the current Information Privacy Principles.

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Call for Comment Number Two (May 2013)

Call for comment number two regarding revised standards was released in May 2013 and focussed on specific standards for research and research training (including learning outcomes) which were nominated as part of the group of Non-Threshold Standards in the existing Framework. The Panel received 71 submissions in response to the call for comment two.

The Panel released a response to the feedback on the second Call for Comment in Communique 9.

Downloads

Responses received

Some personal information contained within these responses has been removed to protect the privacy of individuals in line with the current Information Privacy Principles.

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Call for Comment Number One (March 2013)

Draft Standards for Course Design and Learning Outcomes

Call for comment number one was released in March 2013 and focused on the proposed structure and style of proposed revised standards including the use of reference points, using draft standards on course design and learning outcomes to test the Panel’s approach. The Panel received 72 submissions in response to the call for comment one.

The Panel released an initial response to the feedback on the first call for comment in Communique 8.

Further information

Responses received

Some personal information contained within these responses has been removed to protect the privacy of individuals in line with the current Information Privacy Principles.

Please note

The Panel is an advisory body to the Minister and the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). It does not regulate the Higher Education sector. Please continue to liaise with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) in relation to TEQSA's interpretation and application of the current Standards for regulatory purposes.

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