Curriculum and Course Planning Committee (CCPC)


2014 Meeting and Submission Schedule

Key dates for final submission of course proposals are:

The CCPC schedule of meetings for 2014, the dates for the submission of papers (including new course proposals, expressions of interest and third party agreements) and the relevant SEG and Academic Board meetings are listed below. In 2014, new postgraduate and new undergraduate courses will be approved for introduction in 2016.

Undergraduate Coursework Key CCPC Submission Dates

  • Last date for submission of all expressions of interest for new undergraduate courses starting 2016: 19 June 2014
  • Last date for submission of all new course proposals for undergraduate courses starting 2016: 18 September 2014

Postgraduate Coursework Key CCPC Submission Dates

  • Last date for submission of all new course proposals for postgraduate courses starting 2015: 16 Jan 2014
  • Last date for submission of all expressions of interest for new postgraduate courses starting 2016: 14 August 2014
  • Last date for submission of all new course proposals for postgraduate courses starting 2016: Mid Jan 2015

Meeting Dates for 2014

Deadline for proposal documentation 

 CCPC meeting date

SEG meeting date 

USC and GSC meeting dates

AB meeting date

16 January 4 February   27 February   26 March 16 April
13 February 4 March  27 March 7 May 21 May
13 March 1 April  10 April  7 May 21 May
17 April  6 May  22 May  18 June 2 July
15 May  10 June  3 July  6 August 20 August
19 June  8 July  17 July   6 August 20 August
17 July   5 August  14 August 17 September 1 October
14 August  2 September  25 September 22 October 5 November
18 September 7 October  23 October 19 November 3 December
23 October  11 November   4 December February 2015 February 2015
20 November   9 December   January 2015 March 2015 April 2015

What is the CCPC?

The Curriculum and Course Planning Committee supports the University in achieving its strategic aims by embedding research-enriched and community-engaged teaching and learning in a renewed curriculum; in furthering its social inclusion agenda; and in overseeing the setting of fees, load profiles and development and refinement of new and existing degree programs.

The CCPC reviews the business case for all new course proposals from faculties with a view to encouraging collaboration between faculties and assessing financial viability, load implications and fit for the wider University strategy. The Committee will then provide advice to SEG to assist in its deliberations over whether to endorse the course for consideration by the Academic Board.

Following discussion with OGC, Provost and DVC(E), a new approach for review of Educational Services Agreements (in fact, all third party arrangements) by the CCPC is proposed for the medium term. All new and renewal agreements under the Educational Services Policy and other third party agreements should be considered by CCPC, to be reviewed for strategic fit and for financial viability. The overall purpose of this review is to provide support for faculties, minimise risk for the University and establish a central resource to allow efficient access of information. A register will be maintained by the PIO to capture all submissions and outcomes of review.


The Course Proposal Submission Process

The summarised process for new course proposals follows this pathway:

Course approval process details

Expressions of Interest

An Expression of Interest (EOI) is to be submitted to the CCPC for consideration early in the process of proposing a new course. The EOI should be brief (1-2 pages maximum) outlining the strategic rationale for introducing the course and a concise outline of the business case.

This step of the course approval process will assist by flagging any potential issues at the commencement of the development phase. The aim is to provide early feedback on optimal strategic and academic outcomes and to encourage early and meaningful collaboration between faculties, which should assist in development of the course and help speed completion of necessary documentation for final consideration and approval.

After its consideration, CCPC recommends the EOI to SEG for endorsement, after which the Faculty can continue development of the detailed course proposal.

Expression of Interest template

An Expression of Interest should be submitted to:


New Course Proposals

Following SEG endorsement of the EOI, faculties should continue development of the detailed course proposal and seek formal faculty approval prior to submission of the proposal to CCPC. The proposal should include a more detailed business case, with the focus being on the financial sustainability of the course, expected mix of enrolments and load, market research, inter-faculty collaboration and the rationale for how this proposed course fits the overall mission of the faculty (particularly its research profile) and the University. CCPC will then provide advice to SEG to assist in its deliberation of whether to endorse the course for consideration by the Academic Board.

The dates for submission are listed below and tie in with the schedule of SEG and Academic Board meetings.

New proposals may be submitted by the Dean for CCPC review at any time after the proposal is approved at the Faculty level, however the final deadlines for submitting proposals to CCPC should be noted.

New course proposals should be prepared on the Course Proposal Template for New Courses.

Course proposals and accompanying documentation should be submitted to:


Course Amendments and Deletions

Course amendments and deletions will continue to be handled by the Academic Board. Go to the Academic Board web site and click on the link to relevant template under the heading "Course Proposal Templates". Major course amendments will need to follow the same procedure as for new course proposals


New and Renewing Educational Services Agreements
(and all Third Party Arrangements)

The University’s varied arrangements with Third Parties have multiple purposes, define engagement with external parties and support a number of goals outlined in the Strategic Plan. The aim is to establish a baseline understanding of the breadth and depth of third party collaborations, to provide advice to faculties, where appropriate, in establishing these ventures and to ensure we can respond to potential TEQSA requirements. Many third party arrrangements are formally approved by DVC(E) under the current Educational Services Policy and are reviewed by OGC and by the Academic Board. These arrangements, plus those not formally approved by the DVC(E) range from provision of units of study offshore, joint delivery of a course onshore or offshore, the licensing of identified course curriculum, and many other scenarios.

All new and renewing third party arrangements should be sent to the CCPC committee for review. The overall purpose of this review is to provide support for faculties, minimise risk for the University and establish a central resource to allow efficient access of information. Some Third Party proposals presented to CCPC may require discussion and comment, others may simply be for noting. For renewed agreements, a revised financial analysis is requested as the previous financial analysis may not be as thorough as required and, regardless of the size of commitment, the CCPC needs to be confident in the financial viability of each collaboration or service. In addition the CCPC will review each from the perspective of compliance guidelines and internal policy.

A register will be maintained by the PIO to capture all submissions and outcomes of review. All documents for review should be submitted to: Additional information can be found on the University Policy Register, here.