Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Course Review, Design and Development at CSU

course design process

The university adopts best practice formal course design and development principles that ensure the quality of its courses and subjects and compliance with the Higher Education Standards Framework. These are detailed in the Course Review, Design and Development Policy (CRDDP).

The Learning Design Unit assists Course Directors and course teams to review, design and develop undergraduate and postgraduate curricula. All these are undertaken using the course design process to enact the principles of the CRDDP.

  • Review is a scheduled process that includes evaluation of the quality and performance of an existing course.
  • Design is the creation of new courses for which the university has identified a need.
  • Development is the building of the course design elements in preparation for delivery at subject level.

Course design is an iterative and collaborative process which meets the needs of:

  • student learning
  • the standards of professional accreditation bodies
  • CSU standards for courses
  • Higher Education Standards
  • best practice quality curriculum design principles.