Standards and quality framework for learning, teaching and research training

The framework defines and articulates standards for learning, teaching and research training, and provides a systematic means for managing and reporting on the quality and performance of university programs measured against our standards and to externally mandated standards.

The standards apply to all taught courses and higher degree research courses and describe what teachers, supervisors and those who support teaching need to know, understand and put into practice. They also describe what students and HDR candidates can expect from their learning experience at UOW.


For more information please see the Learning,Teaching and Research Training Standards Framework

Framework elements

  • Viability
  • Relevance
  • Academic rigour
  • Strategic alignment
  • Flexibility of learning pathways
  • Communication
  • Learning outcomes
  • Quality Assurance
  • Entry requirements
  • Assessment design
  • Embedded learner support

More information on the Design standards

  • Student Orientation
  • First year transition
  • Students-at-risk strategy
  • Academic integrity
  • Academic grievances
  • Library support
  • IT and e-learning support
  • Academic and English language support
  • Learning Environment
  • Student Voice

More information on the Support standards

  • Staff selection and retention
  • Staff induction
  • Professional development and support
  • Accessibility
  • Pedagogy
  • Peer review and sharing of good practice
  • Reward and recognition for teaching
  • Teaching resources and facilities
  • Assessment practices
  • Third party arrangements
  • Multi-location delivery

More information on the Delivery standards

  • Student experience
  • Student retention and progression
  • Comparative student outcomes
  • Assurance of learning outcomes
  • Graduate employment outcomes
  • Staff feedback
  • Teacher evaluation
  • Success of students from underrepresented backgrounds

More information on the Performance standards