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(4) Where possible the University will assess Advanced Standing before making an offer of admission or make an offer of Advanced Standing to an applicant concurrent with their offer of admission. If accepted, Advanced Standing offered to an applicant prior to enrolment will be granted at the time the applicant is enrolled in the admitted course.
(9) Applications for Advanced Standing made after the Student has been admitted to a course will not be accepted unless prior permission has been given by the Course Coordinator e.g. Permission to Enrol Elsewhere.
(10) Unless the prior learning was completed at UNE an application must be accompanied by appropriate evidence to demonstrate achievement of the relevant Learning Outcomes for the unit/s within the course for which the applicant is applying for Advanced Standing.
(12) Evidence required for Non-Formal and Informal Learning shall be determined by the relevant Course Coordinator in consultation with the Unit Coordinator (where applicable). Evidence may include, but is not limited to:
(13) Where documentation is in a language other than English, a certified English translation (from a recognised accredited translator) of each document must be provided together with certified copies of the original documents.
(17) Applicants must apply for Permission to Enrol Elsewhere in the manner specified, and by the due date published by the University, to enrol in units at another institution to have those units counted towards their UNE course.
(18) Permission must be sought and approved before enrolment elsewhere. Retrospective permission will not be given nor will Advanced Standing be granted for those units completed at the other institution without prior approval.
(23) Where possible Schools/Course Coordinators must provide Student Administration and Services (SAS) with a recommendation on an Advanced Standing application within 10 working days of receipt of a complete application in the School. If the assessment will take longer the School is to advise SAS accordingly.
(24) The University will notify applicants of the outcomes of their application within 20 working days of the receipt of the application, except where further evidence, clarification or more detailed assessment are required, in which case the University will contact the applicant to advise or seek further information.
(27) Where an applicable precedent exists which defines both the amount and units of Advanced Standing to be granted in the UNE course program of study, the Advanced Standing may be granted immediately by SAS.
(28) Where an applicable precedent exists which defines only the amount but not the specific units against which it will be granted the application must be referred to the relevant Course Coordinator for assessment and determination of type Advanced Standing to be granted (e.g. specified or unspecified).
(29) Where no applicable precedent exists the application will be referred to the relevant Course Coordinator for assessment and determination of any Advanced Standing to be granted in accordance with the Rule. Course Coordinators must record their decisions, including reasons for non-approval and may be required to provide a course program of study for the applicant.
(30) Applications for Informal and Non-Formal Learning require Schools to establish procedures to quality assure the evidence-based assessment methods applied to determine equivalence and comparability between the prior learning and the relevant UNE unit and/or course Learning Outcomes in accordance with the Rule.
(31) Where doubt exists or the evidence provided cannot support a decision, a Challenge Examination (at the applicant's cost) may be offered to firmly establish the applicant's standing. A Challenge Examination shall be arranged in accordance with the Assessment Rule Procedures.
(35) Prospective Student Visa Holders who submit an application before admission will be provided with a written record of the Advanced Standing, which the applicant must sign or otherwise accept as part of their offer of admission. Where the Advanced Standing is granted after enrolment UNEI will provide the Student with an adjusted offer of admission or eCOE in accordance with the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007 Part D, Standard 12.
(36) All other applicants are considered to have authorised the Advanced Standing granted to them if the University has provided them with an assessment of Advanced Standing for which they are eligible and they proceed to enrol in the relevant course. An applicant who has applied for Advanced Standing after enrolment and been provided with an assessment of Advanced Standing must notify SAS if they do not want to accept the grant of Advanced Standing.
(43) The Head of School (or nominee) of the School responsible for the course towards which Advanced Standing is sought will convene an Appeals Panel to assess the appeal. The Appeals Panel will comprise:
(47) The Head of School (or nominee) concerned will notify the appellant of the outcome of the appeal (including details and reasons for the decision), within ten working days of the date of the University receipt of the appeal. The decision of the Appeal Panel is final.
(49) A Student who has been granted Advanced Standing may, at any time, prior to the commencement of their final trimester of study, request to have rescinded part or all of their Advanced Standing by applying to SAS in the manner specified. The relevant Course Coordinator may rescind any Advanced Standing previously granted in accordance with the Rule and the relevant course rules.
(51) The rescinding of Advanced Standing granted to Student visa holders will be managed in accordance with the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007 Part D, Standard 12.
(53) Advanced Standing Assessments are an Advanced Standing decision, derived from an Articulation Agreement or stand-alone application for Advanced Standing that can be systematically recorded, published and applied to a Student program of study and can be reapplied in subsequent circumstances.
(54) Advanced Standing Assessments, derived by an Articulation Agreement are approved by the relevant School Teaching and Learning Committee. Schools will report all approved Advanced Standing Assessments to the University Academic Programs Committee.
(55) Where specific Advanced Standing Assessments are to be included in an Articulation Agreement, the School Teaching and Learning Committee must approve the assessment prior to the signing of the Articulation Agreement.
(56) In cases where a fast response is required to capitalise on opportunities or meet specific negotiating needs, the Chair of the School Teaching and Learning Committee shall be empowered to consult and approve Advanced Standing Assessments, which will then be reported back to their respective committees.
(57) The University publishes information on Advanced Standing precedents. Course specific Advanced Standing Assessments are also published on the relevant course entry in the Courses and Units Catalogue.
(64) Advanced Standing Assessment is an approved Advanced Standing decision, derived from an Articulation Agreement or stand-alone application for Advanced Standing that can be systematically recorded, published and applied to a Student program of study and can be reapplied in subsequent circumstances.
(65) Articulation Agreement means an agreement that outlines the broad principles and conditions where Students who complete study at a partner institution have a defined pathway to progress to a course of study at UNE with admission and/or Advanced Standing.
(66) Challenge Examination means an examination which a School requires an applicant to successfully complete before granting Advanced Standing on the basis of non-Formal Learning for a specific UNE unit.
(67) Exemption means when a Student has demonstrated competence in the Learning Outcomes of a unit such that they are not required to complete that unit but are required to complete another unit of the same credit point value.
(69) Informal Learning means learning gained through work, social, family or leisure activities and experiences. Unlike Formal or non-Formal learning, Informal Learning is not organised or externally structured in terms of objectives, time or learning support.
(72) Permission to Enrol Elsewhere means pre-approved studies undertaken by a Student enrolled in a University of New England course at another University, for Advanced Standing towards the University of New England course.
(74) Recognition of Prior Learning is process that involves assessment of an individual's relevant prior learning (including Formal, Informal and non-Formal learning) to determine the outcomes of an application for Advanced Standing. Recognition can take the form of a reduced Volume of Learning or credit points that count towards a course or an Exemption of a requirement to undertake a core, prescribed or pre-requisite unit of study.
(75) University Representative means a University employee (casual, fixed term and permanent), contractor, agent, appointee, UNE Council member, adjunct, visiting academic and any other person engaged by the University to undertake some activity for or on behalf of the University. It includes corporations and other bodies falling into one or more of these categories
(76) Volume of Learning means is a dimension of the complexity of a qualification. It is used with the level criteria and qualification type descriptor to determine the depth and breadth of the learning outcomes of a qualification. The volume of learning identifies the notional duration of all activities required for the achievement of the learning outcomes specified for a particular AQF qualification type. It is expressed in equivalent full-time years.