Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

QA Declarations

From 201945, QA Declarations are included in each Outline to guide content and quality of the Outline and ensure compliance with the Moderation Policy. A supplementary checklist (pdf) is also available; and you can consult the Division of Learning & Teaching Quality Assurance page.

An Author must make the declarations in order for an Outline to pass the Compliance Check and be eligible for submission to QA. Likewise, a QA Officer must make the declarations in order for an Outline to pass the Compliance Check and be eligible to be submitted for publication.

QA Declarations in effect from 201945

LevelSectionDeclaration
Outline N/A – overall tone The tone of communication with students in the Subject Outline is appropriate. That is, not too formal, no excessive use of jargon and written in plain English.
Section Schedule The Schedule has been updated; and the assessment due dates on the Schedule match the due dates for Assessment Items.
Section Essential requirements to pass the subject The essential requirements to pass this subject are reasonable and in line with CSU Assessment Policies.
Per Assessment Item Task The Task description includes all necessary information for the student to complete the assessment item.
Rationale The assessment task is aligned with the selected learning outcomes and clearly explains the purpose of the task to the student.
Marking criteria and standards Marking criteria and standards
  • Marking criteria align to the learning outcomes being assessed.
  • The standard for a pass demonstrates achievement of the learning outcome/s.
  • Marking criteria and standards are explicit, measurable and are able to be applied consistently by all students and markers.
Per Exam Item Requirements Requirements for the examination include all necessary information for the student to prepare for the examination.
Rationale The assessment task is aligned with the selected learning outcomes and clearly explains the purpose of the task to the student.
Marking criteria and standards* Marking criteria and standards
  • Marking criteria align to the learning outcomes being assessed.
  • The standard for a pass demonstrates achievement of the learning outcome/s.
  • Marking criteria and standards are explicit, measurable and are able to be applied consistently by all students and markers.
* optional section – if it has been left null, tick the ‘N/A’ checkbox instead of making declarations

TIPS
»  Be sure to click ‘Save’ to ensure your declarations are not lost
» QA Declarations are included in Clone QA Exemption. Learn more: Cloned QA Declaration
» The declaration for the Schedule is supported by a date reconciliation function
» While marking criteria and standards of performance for exams is optional, it is advisable to provide students with information about what you expect from their responses to exam questions. Get help with developing marking criteria and standards for exams