National governance of learning and teaching

The following resources give strategies for implementing external policy guidelines and frameworks determined by the Australian Quality Framework (AQF) and Tertiary Education and Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA). They include papers and resources that have been developed by Australian Catholic University as well as from external institutions and organisations.

Higher Education Standards Framework (ACU) (Office of Planning and Strategic Management)

The diagrams show the Higher Education Standards including the established Threshold Standards and associated criteria. While the Research Standards are being established, ACU will adopt the best practice criteria from the NHMRC/ARC Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research.

HESF Legislation Threshold Standards 2011 (PDF File, 227.7 KB)

Higher Education Standards Framework (PDF File, 102.5 KB)

In October 2015, a revised version of the Framework was tabled in Parliament. This version, the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015, will take effect from 1 January 2017.

TEQSA Regulatory Risk Framework

TEQSA is required by legislation to reflect the principle of risk in taking regulatory action. This Regulatory Risk Framework details TEQSA's regulatory risk management policy and processes to give effect to that principle.

TEQSA Regulatory Risk Framework (PDF File, 1.1 MB)

Teaching and Learning Standards: Issues and options paper February 2012

The primary aim of the issues and options paper is to contribute to sector-level discussion of issues and options relating to teaching and learning standards. It maps key elements in the national quality and standards landscape.

Teaching and Learning Standards: Issues and options paper (PDF File, 886.0 KB)