The Coursework Program Approval Manual (CPAM) is a guide to the development of all coursework programs.
The University’s program and course offerings are approved in accordance with the University’s academic policies and meet the requirements of the Australian Qualifications Framework and the Higher Education Support Act.
Program Notification Statement (PNS) consultation and Compliance Statements
Consultation needs to take place at the PNS stage and when submitting a new or amended program proposal.
For new or significantly amended program proposals, Division Academic Services staff will facilitate consultation with and request compliance statements. PNS consultation, Impact and Compliance Statements are required from the following areas:
|Area and/or Staff||PNS consultation||Impact and Compliance Statement|
|Provost and Chief Academic Officer||Yes||No|
|Deputy Vice Chancellor (External Relations and Strategic Projects)||Yes||No|
|Student Engagement Unit (Director: Student Engagement Unit)||Yes||Yes|
|Teaching Innovation Unit (Associate Director: Curriculum Development and Support)||Yes||Yes|
|Student and Academic Services (Deputy Director: Academic Services)||Yes||Yes|
|UniSA International (Senior Compliance Manager/ Director: UniSA International)||Yes||Yes|
|Finance Unit (Director: Operational Finance)||Yes||Yes|
|Communications and Marketing Unit (Director: Communications and Marketing)||Yes||Yes|
|Library (Deputy Director: Library)||Yes||Yes|
Student and Academic Services staff are able to provide information on Compliance Statements, timetabling, and program structures.
Academic Services staff in each Division assist with program development.
Promotion Approval Dates
Promotion Approval dates for minor course amendments that can be approved throughout the year are provided below:
More information is available in the Coursework and Program Approval Manual (CPAM).
Admissions Transparency - Entry Requirements
In support of Government Admissions Transparency requirements, from 2019 a new standard pro forma for the display of entry requirements for undergraduate programs has been introduced.
The following document outlines how entry requirements are to be entered into PCMS based on the standard entry requirements listed in Policy A-18: Selection and entry to programs.
The program and course details stored in PCMS underpin a number of systems and processes across the University. They provide information for marketing, publications and web display, course outlines and timetabling, and support the student lifecycle from admission through to graduation, as well as informing load management and planning processes, internal and statutory reporting.
An introduction to Program and Course Approval at UniSA is available online via our Program and Course Approval training site:
Additional training modules will be gradually made available.