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Associate Degree in Health Schedule

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Section 1 - Introduction

(1) As a higher education provider authorised to self-accredit, the University of Newcastle (University) is responsible under the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (Cth) for ensuring that programs comply with the Provider Course Accreditation Standards. This Schedule provides the detailed principles and criteria that underpin the self-accreditation process for each Associate Degree in Health exit award that may be conferred by the University.

(2) This Schedule supports the implementation of the Awards and Graduation Policy and Governance Rule. The Governance Rule describes each type of qualification offered by the University and provides descriptions of the role of Academic Senate in approving and monitoring programs.

(3) In the event of an an inconsistency between subordinate policy documents and any Rule(s) or Schedule to the Rule(s), the Rule(s) made by Council prevails to the extent of the inconsistency.

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Section 2 - Awarding of Associate Degree in Health

(4) The Associate Degree in Health is the exit award for students enrolled in one of the following degree programs:

  1. Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy;
  2. Bachelor of Podiatry;
  3. Bachelor of Midwifery;
  4. Bachelor of Nursing.

(5) Students for one of those degrees listed in Clause 4 who have satisfied the requirements may be awarded the exit award, Associate Degree in Health. Students seeking to graduate with the Associate Degree in Health exit award should apply in writing to the Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, for approval.

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Section 3 - Grading of Associate Degree

(6) The Associate Degree in Health will be conferred as an ordinary Associate Degree.

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Section 4 - Re-Admission and/or Re-Enrolment into Original Program

(7) Students awarded the Associate Degree in Health will not be permitted to re-enrol or be re-admitted to their original program of study, as listed in Clause 4, except under exceptional circumstances approved by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Vice President and on recommendation of the Pro Vice-Chancellor College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing.