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Course Browser and Handbook 2016 - Go Live

From Wednesday 5 August, the Course Browser began displaying the 2016 courses.
Many thanks to the Web Services team for enabling this transition to happen with minimal disruption to both staff and prospective students.

Please note that when viewing a 2016 course within the Course Browser, there is no longer any reference to the year within the URL (eg Bachelor of Nursing is http://www.acu.edu.au/courses/undergraduate/nursing_and_midwifery/nursing/bachelor_of_nursing).
If you find links anywhere within the website that display courses with “2015” in the URL, please advise the IRM Section so that the issue can be rectified as soon as possible.

The 2016 Handbook is now live and can be found via the Handbooks page.

The IRM team have now finalised the quality checking of the Course Browser and Handbook for 2016, working towards a more consistent style and formatting to ensure data integrity.

We have also endeavoured to ensure that every Handbook 2016 page complies with the accessibility requirements as per the following item.

Students Website Accessibility Audit

As well as completing an accessibility audit of the Students website, Vision Australia has also completed an accessibility audit of the public website at the request of Web Services. IRM team members attended a teleconference this week where the results of the audit were discussed.

The audit provided some recommendations that should be implemented so that the public site is more compliant. As a result, IRM will be reviewing all public-facing web pages under our jurisdiction and updating any pages/content to meet these recommendations.

In addition, IRM is continuing to update Student Administration webpages within the Students site.

Course Cost Database

The 2016 Course Cost database, which provides indicative first year costs for all course/campus offerings has been updated during the past week to reflect recent changes to course offerings. These changes have been entered into SZACIDF and SOZCINF screens in Banner for government reporting purposes.

The 2016 Course Costs database has also been sent to Web Services and can be viewed from the Units and Course Costs webpage.


During the past week, there were 578 visits with the most popular articles being:

Article Title Hits
ACU Dress Code 26
Course Transfer 25
How do I transfer to ACU from another university? 25
Applying to ACU 23
Mature Age / Non Recent School Leavers 22
Fee Payment Methods 19
Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculation 18
Interrupting Your Studies 18
Enrolling in Units (Subjects) 17
Semester Breaks and Holidays 15


Important Reminders

Work Requests
When submitting work requests, please use the IRM Work Request Form and ensure that the wording complies with the Student Administration Style Guide located in the All Student Admin section of Knowledge Manager.

Student Connect Noticeboard
Changes to the Student Connect Noticeboard should also be submitted via the IRM Upload Request form. Please remember to visit the noticeboard regularly to ensure it stays current.


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