The Basics

Course Progression is a web-based planning tool that works with Banner to help students and Course Coordinators monitor student's progress toward degree completion. Course Progression automatically retrieves the students' academic record from Banner and organises it into an educational plan on the web, easily identifying program requirements; which courses have been completed; and which courses the student still needs order to complete their degree.

It provides a more accessible, convenient, and organised way for students to know where they are academically and how they can plan towards course completion. Students may avoid wasting time and money as program requirements will be clearly laid out and they are less likely to enrol unnecessary or incorrect Units.

Course Progression is not a substitution for consultation with Course Coordinators.

Course Progression is an advisory tool which will produce a much easier to read and user-friendly degree audit. This will give students and advisors better information selecting coursework and understanding degree requirements.

The software will allow a more precise snapshot of student progress terms of completed and-progress units. Faculty staff will be able to advise much more quickly the required units to complete the degree.

Course Coordinators are able to enter notes into a students' Course Progression record, which will provide background information on interaction/advice/approvals processed Course Progression.

Course Coordinators and Course Administrators should use the system as an advisory tool to better follow the students' progress and determine which requirements are still needed. The system should also be used to track historical notations on the students' record regarding advice given and substitutions applied.

Students will be able to use Course Progression to track their progress and check what requirements they still have to complete.

Student Centre staff have access to view student records and assist with basic enquiries.

Enrolments staff have access to enter substitutions as requested by Course Coordinators (refer to Substitutions for further information).

Faculty Managers, administrative staff and other relevant University staff may use the software for reporting purposes.

The Information Resources Management Section is responsible for entering all course rules data into Course Progression.

Students access Course Progression via Student Connect. They do not require separate login details.

Course Progression is being rolled-out to the University on a staged basis and is currently available to selected Academic Years and Undergraduate courses* from the following Faculties:-

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Theology & Philosophy
  • Faculty of Law and Business (law courses only).

*Some Postgraduate courses have been included.

A full list of included courses and Academic Years can be found on the Course Progression webpage.

The remaining courses and Faculties will be rolled-out on an incremental basis where and when it makes sense to do so.

Course Progression imports current (active) student data from Banner.

A filter has been applied that prevents information from students with an Academic Year prior to 2010, or that are enrolled courses outside the current scope of the rollout, from being imported.

An applicant becomes a student of the University (receives a student number), once they have accepted their offer of a place.

All students are classified "active" for the particular Academic Year (eg 2014) from the date of acceptance, and remain "active" Banner for 2 years regardless of whether they enrol in any Units during that time.

If no enrolment occurs within the 2 year timeframe (eg 2014-2015), they will become "inactive" and will no longer be imported from Banner.

No. Any student with an Academic Year prior to 2010 will not be able to use Course Progression. If a student is enrolled an Academic Year or course outside the current scope of the roll-out they will not be able to use Course Progression. Existing manual processes will need to be used to consult with these students.

Yes. As with all student information you access through University systems, all student information is strictly confidential and must be protected.

As such, your Course Progression login information must be kept secure.