Higher Education Academic Teaching Requirements
This Policy provides the principles to ensure that Federation University academic staff who teach award programs:
- are appropriately qualified in the relevant discipline by having a qualification at least one Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) standard level higher than the program of study being taught; or are deemed to have obtained the "equivalent professional experience" in lieu of the formal qualification;
- have a sound understanding of current scholarship and/or professional practice in the discipline that they teach;
- have an understanding of the pedagogical and/or adult learning principles relevant to the students being taught; and
- provide students with an appropriate level of access to academic support throughout their studies.
This policy applies to all academic staff engaged in the delivery of all undergraduate and postgraduate award programs, whether employed directly by the University or by its teaching partners (both on and offshore).
- Federation University Australia Act 2010
- The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (TEQSA Act)
|Academic levels||The qualifications, duties and responsibilities of academic staff members in accordance with the Minimum Standard for Academic Levels as per the University Collective Agreement.|
|Australian Qualification Framework (AQF)||The Australian Qualifications Framework is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. It incorporates the qualifications from each education and training sector into a single comprehensive national qualifications framework. The AQF was first introduced in 1995 to underpin the national system of qualifications in Australia encompassing higher education, vocational education and training and schools.|
|GCETE||Graduate Certificate in Education (Tertiary Education)|
|Partner provider (also referred to as third party)||An approved educational institution that delivers university programs/courses as part of an agreement with Federation University|
|Qualification||Accredited programs and National Training Package qualifications.|
|Performance Review and Development Program||The Performance Review and Development Program (PRDP) is the University's performance management process whereby strategic priorities and objectives are aligned to the performance and professional development of employees.|
|Program||A program is a course of study/research leading to the granting of an official award or qualification of the University contained in Schedule 5.1 of the University's Legislation. A program contains subsidiary elements variously referred to as courses, competency units or modules|
This policy sets out the University’s guiding principles relating to the qualifications, knowledge and skills required by academic staff teaching higher education award programs.
|The University ensures its academic teaching staff have the required level of qualifications, knowledge and skills.||
|The University ensures that students have an appropriate level of access to academic teaching staff.||
|The University encourages ongoing scholarship among academic teaching staff to ensure currency in teaching and learning.||
- Academic Probation (Higher Education) Policy
- Academic Probation (Higher Education) Procedure
- HDR Supervision Policy
- Supervision of Higher Degree by Research Candidates Procedure
- Higher Education Academic Teaching Requirements - Equivalency Form
- Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015
- Higher Education Academic Teaching Requirements Procedure
- Peer Enhancement of Learning and Teaching Procedure
- Professional Development Policy
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) is responsible for the Higher Education Academic Teaching Requirements Policy.
The Higher Education Academic Teaching Requirements Policy will be communicated throughout the University via:
- An Announcement Notice under "FedNews"
- Inclusion on the University's online Policy Library; and/or
The Higher Education Academic Teaching Requirements Policy will be implemented throughout the University via:
- Information Sessions within each School