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Deadlines and Key Dates

Key Dates for Programme Management

New Programmes for September 2024 entry

Schools are asked to note a two year lead-in as shown in the New Programme Approval FlowchartUnder CMA Guidance, new programmes should not be listed in University websites or publications, or advertised in any media until final approval has been granted by the University’s Education Committee (Quality and Standards).

Schools are strongly advised to make provisional arrangements for a Programme Evaluation Meeting (PEM) in Semester 1, given that the availability of external advisors at short notice may be problematic. The PEM may only proceed if Approval to Proceed has been granted by the Faculty. 


Education Committee (Quality and Standards)

Prospectus Information Deadline



30 November 2021

28 January 2022



23 June 2022

2 September  2022


Please note that if these dates are not met new programmes will not be advertised in the relevant prospectus.

Changes to Existing Programmes commencing September 2023

Major changes to existing programmes must be submitted for approval to Academic Affairs by 28 February 2023.  This should be completed using the Programme Specification functionality in QSIS and accompanied by the Programme Amendment Form.

All Programme Specifications, including relevant documentation for minor changes, must be submitted via Qsis by 31 March 2023.

Withdrawal and Suspension of Programmes

Approval should be sought from Faculty Executive Boards normally one year in advance of the programme's withdrawal. Only in exceptional circumstances will the withdrawal of suspension of a programme be considered in the current recruitment cycle.