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Courses Planning Committee

The Courses Planning Committee assesses the strategic and commercial soundness of course proposals and advises the Vice-Chancellor or Vice-Chancellor's delegate on whether a course proposal should proceed.

2021 meeting dates

Tuesday, 2 February
Tuesday, 16 February (reserve)
Tuesday, 23 March
Tuesday, 11 May (reserve)
Wednesday, 26 May
Tuesday, 29 June (reserve)
Tuesday, 20 July
Wednesday, 27 July
Wednesday, 31 August (reserve)
Tuesday, 7 September
Tuesday, 28 September (reserve)
Tuesday, 2 November (reserve)
Tuesday, 30 November (reserve)

Time: 2pm to 4pm, except Tuesday 11 May, which will be from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Location: via Zoom

Committee contact

Divya Murthy
Governance Support Officer (Courses Accreditation)
Tel: 02 9514 1226

Composition and membership

Composition Member
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Education and Students) (Chair) Professor Shirley Alexander
Provost and Senior Vice-President Professor Andrew Parfitt
Chair, Courses Accreditation Committee Professor Sara Denize
Manager, University Academic Programs Office Anne-Lise Daniel
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International), or nominee Iain Watt
Director, Marketing and Communication Unit, or nominee John Chalmers
Chief Financial Officer, Financial Services Unit, nominee Rene Pedersen
Members co-opted at the discretion of the Chair for their particular expertise

Terms of reference

  • To make recommendations to the Vice-Chancellor or the Vice-Chancellor's delegate on planning approval of award courses, extension of course accreditation and phasing out and discontinuation of award courses, and on planning approval of proposals which involve offshore institutions and may have an impact on award courses;
  • To refer policy matters arising from consideration of course planning approval documents to the appropriate committee.


Half of membership plus one.