The Faculty of Arts Standards and Quality Committee (FoASQC) is established under the provision of the Faculty Board Terms of Reference The Faculty Standards and Quality Committee Terms of Reference set out the objective, role and responsibilities, membership, tenure, authorisations and rules of operation of the Committee.


The FoASQC Committee will provide advice and recommendations to the Faculty Board and Executive Dean to ensure that the design and delivery of the Faculty’s undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs meet external regulatory standards (including the Higher Education Standards Framework) and requirements and align with the University’s policies and procedures and quality assurance principles.

  1. Advise the Faculty Board and Executive Dean on matters relating to the design, development, delivery and review of courses with reference to University policy, good practice, external regulatory requirements and industry/professional expectations.
  2. Review and recommend to the Faculty Board for endorsement or approval (as appropriate):
    1. Academic proposals relating to new or revised courses, majors, specialisations or units (in accordance with the University’s course approval requirements)
    2. Deletion of courses or units
    3. Individual deeming and saving cases
    4. Recognition of prior learning (RPL) for learning
    5. Unspecified credit (including for articulation arrangements)
    6. Exemptions from University policy.
  3. Review and recommend examination results to the Faculty Board for ratification.
  4. Recommend the schedule of major course reviews for approval by the Faculty Board.
  5. Conduct annual reviews of the quality and standards of course design and delivery with reference to agreed performance indicators.



  • Associate Dean (Quality & Standards), Chair
  • Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching), Deputy Chair
  • Manager, Learning and Teaching Quality and Support

By appointment

  • Up to six (6) academic staff members who have ongoing full-time appointments within the Faculty of Arts, appointed by the Executive Dean in consultation with the FoASQC Chair taking into account:
    • experience in course development and review
    • understanding of course-related policy and standards
    • representation of discipline clusters
  • One senior member of the Faculty of Arts Learning and Teaching team appointed by the Chair on the advice of the Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching)
  • Up to 5 additional members (internal or external to the Faculty) co-opted by the Chair in consultation with the Executive Dean from time to time to provide expertise to assist the committee to carry out its functions