Course Outline

The Course Outline is a binding document which provides students with essential teaching, learning, assessment and administrative information about a course.

Course Outlines for internal, external, offshore, UniSA Online and OUA delivered courses are designed to provide course-specific information to students and links to specific University policy and guidelines.

Following annual approval of the Assessment Policies & Procedures Manual , templates in the Course Outline web application are updated and made available for course coordinators to create course outlines for each course and delivery mode.

Course coordinator responsibilities

The information in this section is from the University's Assessment Policies & Procedures Manual (APPM) relating to Course Outlines. 

  • Course coordinators are responsible for preparing Course Outlines for all onshore and offshore courses offered in each scheduled Study Period and ensuring that the content is accurate.
  • Course Outlines must be made using the web-based Course Outline application, and made available online before the first day of teaching.
  • Once the Course Outline has been distributed to students, it is expected that the contents will only change where necessary for the integrity of assessment, or due to unforeseen factors such as staff illness.
  • Course coordinators are responsible for discussing proposed changes with students, and must attempt to minimise disruption or disadvantage arising from the changes.
  • If changes are made, the course coordinator must re-publish the Course Outline to the learnonlinecourse site. Students will be notified automatically by email when the Course Outline is re-published.

Consult section 2.1 of the Assessment Policies and Procedures Manual for all course outline requirements.

Access Course Outline

The Course Outline system can be accessed via:

  • myUniSA > Online Tools > Academic Systems > Course Outline
  • myUniSA > Teaching > My Courses (select course) > Task List > Course Outline 

Course Outline help

Visit Course Outline Help for more information and instructions on how to use the system.