Quality Course Development


TIIS’s approach is informed by four inter-related underpinnings.


1. Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)

These guidelines provide the overarching framework for the foundations of the course and in particular the course learning outcomes.

2 Higher Education Standard

2. Higher Education Standards Framework (HESF)

The domains guide TIIS throughout the course development. In particular, the following domains:


Domain 1 – Student Participation and Attainment
This is about having clear and concise guidelines for student’s entry into the course and the ability for students to obtain the learning outcomes through the assessment process. Such considerations are integral to the design and institutional administrative processes.


Domain 3 – Teaching
Learning outcomes and staffing have been assessed to ensure an appropriate and effective learning experience for students.

3 Industry Practice

3. Professional and Industry Practice

This is achieved by embedding industry and professional bodies targeted disciplinary declarative and technical knowledge, and capabilities including skills and dispositions. The quality of the proposed course hence is assured in terms of fit of purpose and fit for purpose.


This is achieved by aligning the proposed course focusing on the overall educational design, declarative and technical knowledge, and assessment techniques, to the (1) proposed course’s peak industry and regulatory body; (2) Course Advisory Committee (CAC) – TIIS’s internal academic quality review panel that comprise industry stakeholders; and (3) external Expert Reviewers who are disciplinary experts.

4 TIIS Graduate

4. TIIS Graduate Attributes

TIIS’s graduate attributes permeate the course design including content and assessment to ensure that the course develops and assesses these attributes.


TIIS graduate attributes are:

• knowledgeable and skilled in their profession;
• effective communicators and work well as members of a team;
• ethical and socially responsible in their practice;
• cross-culturally aware and global in perspective;
• innovative and creative in their judgement; and
• reflective, self-aware, and self-managed professionals.