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All forms should be submitted to the PAEC Executive Officer.


Concept Proposal

Concept proposals to add a new program, delete a program, change the name of a program or for a major revision to an existing program must be first considered and approved at Faculty level.

The concept proposal should then be circulated by the Faculty to relevant stakeholders in the University for comment and input on potential opportunities and problems. The consultation checklist and a template for the email for circulation of the concept proposal are included in the concept proposal form package.

Instructions are contained in the preamble on the form.
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Addition of a New Program
Major Revision of an Existing Program

Feedback from consultations with stakeholders on the Concept Proposal should be considered when developing the full proposal for all PAEC submissions.

Major revisions require consideration by PAEC. Minor revisions do not. To help determine whether a program development is a major or minor revision, refer to the table of revision categories pdf.

Advice and guidance on completion of the form can be obtained from the PAEC Secretariat.

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Deletion of an Existing Program

Use the Deletion of an Existing Program form if the program is not to be offered to commencing students ever again.  Do not use this form if the program will simply be temporarily unavailable to commencing students.  Where a program is temporarily unavailable, contact your School Manager/ Faculty Registrar to ask them to contact relevant areas (including Publications, Admissions and the International Office) to inform them of the details, and ensure that all publications (including the Faculty/School web pages) also reflect this information.

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Suspension of an Existing program

Suspension of a program means that there is no intake to that program for a specified period of time. Students currently enrolled in the program continue their enrolment until they complete the requirements of the award. Where intake to a program is to be discontinued completely, the program deletion process should be followed. This requires application for approval through the Program Approval and Entry Committee.

Submission of Proposals

  1. Complete the 'Program Suspension Proposal' Faculty Section page 1-2 and forward to Student Recruitment and Admissions Services
  2. Student Recruitment and Admissions Services provides data on active applications, offers and acceptances and other data as relevant for consideration by the PVC(I)
  3. In the event that the:
    1. PVC(I) endorses proposal to suspend program: program form is returned to Student Recruitment and Admissions Services for implementation including notification to all relevant parties;
    2. PVC(I) does NOT endorse the proposal: PVC(I) will discuss with Executive Dean and/or relevant parties. Student Recruitment and Admissions Services will defer implementation of suspension until PVC(I) endorsement is provided.
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