Programmes Development

Realisation of Programme Qualification Mix

To ensure that the university continues to offer the intended mix of high-quality academic programmes aligned to its vision, mission and strategic goals, AP performs the following functions:

  • Monitor the performance, growth, efficiency, viability and sustainability of modules, academic departments and the PQM for purposes of continuous improvement.
  • Produce periodic external and internal environment reports in collaboration with the Institutional Information Systems (IIS) and Monitoring and Institutional Research (MIR) directorates of DIRAP to collate data, information and evidence to inform the direction of the PQM for responsiveness to the societal/labour market needs.
  • Assist with the development and monitoring of quality improvement plans emanating from PQM reviews.

Programme Development and Accreditation Application

On matters related to development of new and modification of existing programmes, we offer support as follows:

  • Assist with programme and module alignment to the Higher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework (HEQSF) and other relevant academic standards.
  • Evaluate proposals for introducing new and modifying existing academic programmes.
  • Monitor the development and accreditation status of academic programmes towards the realisation and growth of the PQM.
  • Submit applications for programme PQM clearance, accreditation, and NQF registration to DHET’s, CHE and SAQA respectively.
  • Follow up with the external stakeholders post submission of the applications, where deemed necessary.

Programmes Qualification Mix Data and Information

We continually conduct quality screening and audits to maintain the accuracy of the programme and qualification data, which includes:

  • Quality checking module information for accuracy of the Module Catalogue.
  • Conducting Rule Books and Prospectus information verifications in consultation with relevant stakeholders.
  • Conducting PQM audits to ensure consistency of data across UFS, SAQA, CHE and DHET information.

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