This page provides resources for academic staff involved in the development and approval of units of study at the University of Divinity. For further information or to request improvements, please contact your College’s Academic Dean or the University’s Director of Learning and Teaching, the Rev Dr John Capper.
A unit is a discrete quantum of study organised around a topic that contributes to a course of study leading to an award of the University. A list of units offered at the University in current year is available online at: units.divinity.edu.au
Copies of approved Unit Records may be obtained from your College’s Academic Dean or the Director of Learning and Teaching.
Unit Development and Approval
Unit Policy – the policy approved by the Academic Board which governs the development, approval and review of units. Unit approval requires completion of review by an academic external to the College responsible for the unit, the endorsement of a unit by a College Academic Committee, and approval by the Director of Learning and Teaching.
Unit Record – the form approved under the Unit Policy for the development, approval and recording of units
External Review Report – the form approved under the Unit Policy for the review of a unit
College Review Checklist – the form approved under the Unit Policy for the assessment of a unit by a College Academic Committee
Unit Reviewers must complete a brief training course and assessment to receive accreditation. A list of accredited Unit Reviewers is available below. Persons wishing to be accredited as Unit Reviewers should ask a College to add them to the “Unit Reviewer Professional Accreditation” site in ARK, the University’s Learning Management System.
|26 February–1 June||Semester 1|
|20 March||Semester 1 Census Date|
|26 March–6 April||Non-teaching period (Easter)|
|16 March||Graduation (Melbourne)|
|6 June||Research Day (Staff and HDR Students)|
|4 June–8 June||Study Week|
|11 June–15 June||Examination Week|
|13 July||Results published|
|30 July–2 November||Semester 2|
|21 August||Semester 2 Census Date|
|24 September–5 October||Non-teaching period|
|7 November||Teaching Day (Staff)|
|5 November–9 November||Study Week|
|12 November–16 November||Examination Week|
|30 November||Graduation (Adelaide)|
|14 December||Results Published|
Supervised Reading Units
A Supervised Reading Unit is an individual program of study undertaken by a student under direction of a supervisor and approved in accordance with the requirements of section 11 of the Unit Policy. The program of study may include participation or attendance in classes, lectures, seminars or conferences. A Supervised Reading Unit may only be undertaken at Undergraduate Level 3 or at Postgraduate Elective Level.
Supervised Reading Unit Approval Form – the instructions and form approved under the Unit Policy for the development and approval of a Supervised Reading Unit
- Higher Education Standards Framework (see standard 3.1.1 e) )