Apply to Develop Pathways
Where Qualification Linkages exist, the establishment of an Agreement is not necessary.
Prior to establishing an Cooperative, Collaborative or Exchange Agreement other organisations are required to provide preliminary information about proposed pathways to SCU.
The information will remain confidential and will be used by SCU to determine the feasibility of entering into an agreement, and where applicable to better negotiate and develop pathway arrangements.
Pathway Request for Information
Pathway Request for Australian Organisations
Pathway Request Form - Australian Organisations
Pathway Request for International Organisations
Pathway Request Form - International Organisations
Please electronically complete the form, attach supporting documents and submit to:
Still have questions?t: +61 2 6626 9591 OR (free call within Australia)
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 in study discipline;
- can be appropriately resourced;
- will assist to build a mutually beneficial relationship between the parties that considers proximity;
- will be mutually sustained by sound marketing and promotional activities, now and into the future;
- align with the University's strategic, fiscal, cultural and academic objectives;
- are likely to result in the flow of aptly equipped students to the University, or in the case of reciprocal pathways, to the other institute;
- will enhance the student experience through exposure to a variety of cultural influences and suitably support individuals' life long learning through various 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 SCU collaborations.
If the proposed articulation pathways are deemed not feasible, notification is provided in writing as soon as possible. Where feasibility is established, quality assurance follows.
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 Qualifications Framework; a curriculum, assessment or certification authority; an industry body such as a training council or advisory board; is a Government body or an organisation that can demonstrate a valid interest in 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 comparable benchmark via Australian Education International (AEI), National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR Country Education Profiles Online (CEP Online); or equivalent, to advice on the comparability of overseas qualifications;
- provides 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 abide by 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 as soon as possible.
Where all criteria is satisfied, SCU will ask to be provided with a range of academic evidence for each qualification/course program to be included in a pathway (as detailed on the final page of the Pathway Request Form.
Still have questions
Contact the SCU Pathways Coordinator:
t: +61 2 6626 9591 OR 1800 626 481 (free call within Australia)
Updated: 06 December 2013