NATIONAL STANDARDS AND REVIEWS

NEWSROOM

Final announcement - Quality Promotion Conference 2019
Monday, January 14, 2019

Final announcement - Quality Promotion Conference 2019,

Statement by the Minister of Higher Education and Training on the call to scrap registration fees,...
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Minsiter has expressed concerns on the call to scrap registration fees, encourage walk-ins at universities,

Office Closure
Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Council on Higher Education wishes to inform all stakeholders that the CHE office will be closed for the festive

The National Reviews are about re- accrediting existing programmes offered at higher education institutions and form part of the CHE's quality assurance system. One of its aims is to increase public confidence in higher education programmes and qualifications.

This Framework sets out the evaluation and re-accreditation policy for programmes and qualifications identified for national review. Since approval of an original Framework for national review in September 2012, there have been two major developments affecting the approach to national reviews. One is the implementation of the HEQSF gazetted in October 2014. The other is progress by the CHE in development of standards for higher education qualifications. Qualification standards serve an important function as part of the national review process, in that the standard provides a benchmark for the purpose of the qualification and the graduate attributes that manifest it. This Framework replaces the original Framework approved in September 2012.

The National Review process is aligned with the programme accreditation system which evaluates new programmes and existing programmes. The fundamental aims of a national review are to ensure that minimum standards in programmes are met, that students are protected from programmes that do not meet minimum quality standards and that public confidence in higher education programmes is assured. To be re-accredited, programmes need to meet the national qualification standard and the programme-level criteria.

National Review Framework

 

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