Articulation Pathway Request and Preliminary Information
Prior to establishing an Articulation Agreement, educational organisations are requested to provide preliminary information, which will be used by the University to determine the feasibility of entering into an agreement, and where applicable to better negotiate and develope arrangements.
Articulation Pathway Request
Completion and submission of the relevant 'Articulation Information Request' form is necessary in order for the University to consider the feasibility and quality requirements of entering into an Articulation Agreement and where necessary, to support the negotiation, development and management of articulation pathway arrangements.
Australian (non-TAFE) Institute Articulation Information Request form
Australian Institute Articulation Request Form
International Institute Articulation Information Request form
International Institute Articulation Request Form
All information is treated confidentially. Please submit the form and any supporting documents to: e: email@example.com
Questions may be directed to the Coordinator, Schools Articulation Support:
t: +61 2 6626 9591 OR (free call within Australia)
Articulation Pathway Feasibility
The Deputy Vice Chancellor and/or the Pro-Vice Chancellor, International and Enterprise consult with the Heads of School/College to consider if the proposed arrangements:
- are complementary;
- can be appropriately resourced;
- will assist to build a suitable relationship between the parties that considers proximity and will be mutually beneficials;
- will be mutually sustained by sound marketing and promotional activities, now and into the future;
- align with the University's strategic, fiscal, cultural and objectives;
- are likely to result in the flow of aptly equipped students to the University and/or SCU College, or in the case of reverse articulation, to the other institute;
- will enhance the student experience through exposure to a variety of cultural influences and suitably support individuals' life long learning goals by facilitating seamless progress through education levels, with maximum advanced standing;
- will support the national and international mobility of graduates with Australian qualifications; and
- provide opportunity for the growth of new business between the parties which may further the development of key SCU collaborative partnerships.
If the proposed articulation pathways are deemed not feasible, notification is provided in writing. Where feasibility is established, quality assurance follows.
From two (2) days to one (1) week, depending on the availability of management and the complexity of proposed arrangements.
Articulation Pathway Quality Assurance
The 'Articulation Quality Assurance Assessment' ensures that, amongst other quality criteria, an organisation:
- is appropriately registered/accredited in the applicable country as an educational institute, a National or Regional training system or qualification framework; a curriculum, assessment or certification authority, an industry body such as a training council or advisory board, or is an organisation that can demonstrate a valid interest in delivering or supporting education, training and skills development;
- clearly identifies non accredited courses and professional development programs from accredited qualifications/courses in Australia or overseas;
- offers qualifications/courses/programs that are of an equitable standard, using the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) as a benchmark and Australian Education International (AEI), through the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR); or equivalent, to advice on the comparability of overseas qualifications;
- supports or delivers training and/or education on an equitable basis to a range of student cohorts as their primary business activity;
- engages education practitioners/assessors that hold appropriate qualifications and expertise;
- by evidence of its published Policies, Rules and procedures, appears to employ sound corporate governance and abides by all relevant legislative requirements;
- has suitably rectified any minor or significant quality audit non compliances and has no recent critical non-compliances identified;
- only publishes links with professional bodies that are bona fide; and
- issues valid academic Transcripts, Testamur/Certificates, Statements of Attainment and alike that comply with the requirements of issuing organisations in the relevant country.
Notification of the outcome of the SCU 'Articulation Quality Assurance Assessment' is provided in writing.
Quality Assurance Period
From two (2) days to one (1) week, depending on the availability of assessors, the comprehensive provision of information and the complexity of the appraisal.
Where all criteria is satisfied, the institute (or qualification framework) are requested to provide detailed academic evidence for each program to be listed in the Articulation Agreement.
For information about the nature of evidence required and SCU's approach to negotiating and developing articulation arrangements click here.
Further queries may be directed to the Coordinator, Schools Articulation Support:
t: +61 2 6626 9591 OR 1800 626 481 (free call within Australia)
Updated: 24 January 2013