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Policy: Class summary


To describe the standards which underpin the University’s provision of coursework class summaries.


Guidance for provision of class summaries for each coursework course instance in a teaching period.


This policy applies across the University.

Policy statement


  1. ANU coursework classes have summaries that are:
  • In alignment with the strategic directions of the University;
  • Consistent with the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards);
  • Consistent with the academic standards of the University, as set out in University policies; and
  • Provided to students in an accessible and timely fashion.

Provision of Class Summaries

  1. Every student enrolled in a coursework course at ANU is given access to current and accurate information about that particular course for each teaching period and published on the University's online handbook, Programs and Courses, class summary page. Students are able to access that information no later than two weeks prior to the start of teaching of the relevant class.
  2. When changes to the class summary template in the Curriculum Management System are required, the consultation process is managed by the Academic Standards and Quality Office.
  3. The Academic Quality Assurance Committee approves changes to the class summary template.


Printable version (PDF)
Title Class summary (Under review)
Document Type Policy
Document Number ANUP_018808
Purpose To describe the standards which underpin the University’s provision of coursework class summaries.
Audience Staff-Academic, Students, Students-Graduate-Coursework, Students-Distance, Prospective Students, Students-Undergraduate, Students-Graduate-Research, Staff, Staff-Professional, Students-Graduate
Category Academic
Topic/ SubTopic Teaching & Learning
Effective Date 28 Jun 2022
Next Review Date 27 Jun 2027
Responsible Officer: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Approved By: Academic Board
Contact Area Division of Student Administration and Academic Services
Authority: Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2021
Delegations 32, 284

Information generated and received by ANU staff in the course of conducting business on behalf of ANU is a record and should be captured by an authorised recordkeeping system. To learn more about University records and recordkeeping practice at ANU, see ANU recordkeeping and Policy: Records and archives management.