Program Suspension Process

Suspending a program means there will be no intake to that program for a specified period of time. Faculties who wish to suspend a program and prevent offers being made to students for one or more intakes are required to follow the applicable process outlined below (maximum duration one year). 

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  • Face to face programs

    Face to face program suspensions are monitored by APEAC and require the approval of the PVC(I).

    Detailed overview of the program suspension process workflow.

    The program suspension process applies to all face to face programs that are fully operational and have active applications, offers and/or acceptances. For programs that have recent APEAC/VC approval but have not been fully operationalised, the faculty should inform Admissions of the delayed intake so this can be factored into the operational setup of the program/s.

    Faculties must complete and submit a Program Suspension Form.

    If the suspension is approved, Admissions will:

    1. Notify the faculty who must then add the following sentence into Degree Finder “This program is currently unavailable”.
    2. Inform all other relevant stakeholders including – SATAC, internal staff and pathway providers.
    3. Issue revised offers and/or CoE’s to international applicants for the alternative program noted in the program suspension proposal.
    4. Send a copy of the approved program suspension form to the APEAC Executive Officer for noting at the next APEAC meeting and for calendar purposes.

    Programs are suspended for a maximum duration of one year.  Faculties must then either:

    For further information please contact Learning and Quality Support

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  • Online programs

    Online program suspensions are monitored by APEAC and require the approval of the relevant Executive Dean following a recommendation from the Joint Alliance Board to suspend a program. 

    Faculties must complete a Program Suspension Form.

    If the suspension is approved, the faculty will:

    • Add the following sentence into Degree Finder “This program is currently unavailable”.
    • Inform all relevant stakeholders ie – Pearson.
    • Send a copy of the approved program suspension form to the APEAC Executive Officer for noting at the next APEAC meeting and for calendar purposes.

    Programs are suspended for a maximum duration of one year.  Faculties must then either:

    For further information please contact Learning and Quality Support