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Policy: Teaching in a language other than English

Purpose

To outline the standards that underpin the delivery of programs and courses in languages other than English, that do not have as their primary purpose education in language proficiency.

Overview

ANU programs and courses comply with the Provider Course Accreditation Standards.

Scope

Scope

All programs and courses delivered in languages other than English that do not have as their primary purpose education in language proficiency.

Policy statement

  1. English is the primary language of instruction for ANU programs and courses, with the exception of education that aims to develop proficiency in languages other than English.
  2. All ANU programs and courses that are not either taught in the English language or education that aims to develop proficiency in languages other than English must be considered for accreditation by Academic Board.
  3. Approval will only be given for a program or course to be offered in a language other than English where there is a demonstrated strategic benefit to the University and whereby adequate and regular monitoring and review systems are in place.
  4. In accordance with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015, Standard 1.5 Qualifications and Certification, if any parts of the course of study or assessment leading to an ANU qualification has been conducted in a language other than English, and is not delivered with the primary purpose of education in a language other than English, a statement that this has occurred will be included on the testamur, transcript and Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS). Further information can be found in the Academic statements procedure.

Information

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Title Teaching in a language other than English
Document Type Policy
Document Number ANUP_007804
Version 3
Purpose To outline the standards that underpin the delivery of programs and courses in languages other than English, that do not have as their primary purpose education in language proficiency.
Audience Staff, Students
Category Academic
Topic/ SubTopic Students
 
Effective Date 21 Dec 2017
Review Date 11 May 2017
 
Responsible Officer Registrar, Student Administration
Approved By: Vice-Chancellor
Contact Area Division of Student Administration
Authority Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015
Australian Qualifications Framework