Policy Directory

FRAMEWORK POLICY FOR UOW STUDENTS STUDYING AT UOW COLLEGE

Date first approved:

6 August 2010

Date of effect:

6 August 2010

Date last amended:
(refer to Version Control Table)

25 September 2017

Date of Next Review:

1 January 2021

First Approved by:

University Council

Custodian title & e-mail address:

Director, Academic Quality and Standards Unit
quality@uow.edu.au

Author:

Senior Manager, Policy and Governance

Responsible Division & Unit:

Academic Quality and Standards Unit
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Portfolio

Supporting documents, procedures & forms:

Not applicable

Relevant Legislation & External Documents:

Quality Assurance Agreement between UOW and UOWC Limited trading as UOW College
Delegations of Authority Policy

Audience:

Public

Contents

1 Purpose of Policy

  • 1. This policy:

    a. provides the policy framework governing students enrolled with the University of Wollongong and undertaking studies at UOW College;

    b. identifies the UOW College policies listed in Schedule 1 that apply to those students;

    c. identifies responsibilities for policy approval, application and amendment; and

2 Definitions

Word/Term

Definition (with examples if required)

Agreement

Quality Assurance Agreement between the University of Wollongong and UOWC Limited trading as UOW College.

Policy document

A rule, policy, code of conduct, code of practice, guideline or related procedure.

UOW

The University of Wollongong.

UOW Policies

The policy documents of UOW applying to UOW/UOW College students as amended or added to from time to time by UOW.

UOW/UOW College Students

Students enrolled with UOW and undertaking courses at UOW College including, but not limited to, the Foundation Studies Program, the University Access Program and the Special Tertiary Entry Program.

UOW College

UOWC Limited trading as UOW College.

UOW College Policies

The policy documents adopted by UOW College and approved by UOW as specified in this policy and listed at Schedule 1 as amended or added to from time to time as provided in this policy.

3 Application & Scope

  • 1. This policy applies to all UOW/UOW College Students.
  • 2. This policy is to be implemented by UOW College as part of UOW College’s obligations under the Agreement.

4 Policy Principles

  • 1. To ensure that UOW/UOW College students are subject to a comprehensive set of academic and related policies while studying at UOW College.
  • 2. To fulfil the University’s obligation in providing a strong governance framework by establishing processes for UOW to monitor and approve of the UOW College Policies that apply to UOW/UOW College Students

5 Policies Applying to UOW/UOW College Students

  • 1. UOW/UOW College Students are subject to the UOW College Policies in respect of those matters affecting them in their capacity as students that are regulated by the UOW College Policies.
  • 1. UOW/UOW College Students are, in respect of any matter affecting them in their capacity as students that are not regulated by a UOW College Policy, subject to the relevant UOW Policy in respect of that or those matters.
  • 2. If there is any inconsistency between the provisions of a UOW Policy and a UOW College Policy on any matter affecting a UOW/UOW College Student, then the UOW College Policy prevails to the extent of the inconsistency.

6 Access to UOW and UOW College Policies

  • 1. UOW College will take reasonable steps to ensure that UOW/UOW College Students have access to all policies affecting them, including providing students with reasonable access to electronic copies of all UOW Policies and UOW College Policies.

7 Approval and Amendment of UOW College Policies

  • 1. UOW approves of the application of the UOW College Policies listed in Schedule 1 to UOW/UOW College Students.
  • 1. UOW College will submit any amendments to the UOW College Policies and any new policy documents that UOW College wishes to apply to UOW/UOW College Students to UOW for prior approval.
  • 2. UOW must approve of any amendments to the UOW College Policies and/or any new UOW College policy documents before they apply to UOW/UOW College students. On approval, any such policy documents shall become part of the UOW College Policies
  • 3. The approval of UOW College Policies for application to UOW/UOW College students is granted by the Delegated Authority.
  • 4. Should UOW require UOW College to develop a new policy document to regulate any aspect of management of UOW/UOW College Students, UOW College will take steps to develop a policy document as required and submit it to UOW for approval as provided in this policy. On approval, any such policy document shall become part of the UOW College Policies.
  • 5. Should UOW require UOW College to amend any UOW College Policies, UOW College will take steps to amend the UOW College Policies in accordance with UOW College’s policy approval process and submit it to UOW for approval as provided in this policy. On approval, any such policy document shall become part of the UOW College Policies.

8 Version Control and Change History

Version Control

Date Effective

Approved By

Amendment

1

6 August 2010

University Council

First Version

2

18 November 2010

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Minor amendment to the Schedule of UOW College policies

3

3 June 2011

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Inclusion of approved policies to Schedule 1: Admissions Policy and Curriculum Review Policy

4

21 June 2011

Vice-Principal (Administration)

Updated to reflect change of name from Wollongong College Australia to UOW College.

5

4 December 2015

University Council

Consequential amendment to remove reference to rescinded Graduate Qualities Policy.

Update to DVC(A) title and latest Policy Template.

6

12 April 2017

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Administrative Amendment – Schedule 1 updated to reflect recent change to title of Academic Integrity and Student Conduct Policy.

7

25 September 2017

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Administrative Amendment – Updated in conjunction with the revision of the agreement between UOW and UOWC Limited. Policy List Updated.

Schedule 1 – UOW College Policies

  • Academic Integrity and Student Conduct Policy
  • Admissions Policy
  • Assessment Policy
  • Attendance Policy
  • Course Progress Policy
  • Critical Incident Policy
  • Curriculum Review Policy
  • Deferment, Suspension and Cancellation Policy
  • Student Academic Consideration Policy
  • Student Disability Policy
  • Student Grievances Policy
  • Transfer Between Providers Policy

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