Program and course approval and amendment

Coursework Program Approval Manual

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 No
Library (Deputy Director: Library) Yes Yes


More information

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.

Program and Course Management System (PCMS)

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.

Online Training

The following online training modules are available via the Program and Course Approval training site: SAS Training - Program and Course Approval (learnonline)

Additional training modules will be gradually made available.