Subject Outline Guide and Template

LTSE Policies & Resources Subject Outline Guide and Template

The Subject Outline Template and Guide represents minimum requirements for all JCU subject outlines.

In order to best support Subject Coordinators in developing their subject outlines, the 2018 Subject Outline Template is available in two versions:

  1. with the compulsory black text only (download file) (DOTX, 454 KB)
  2. with the compulsory black text and Subject Coordinator instructions in brown text (download file) (DOTX, 460 KB)

The Subject Outline Guide (download file) (PDF, 530 KB) has the compulsory black text with Subject Coordinator instructions in brown text and policy references in blue text. It is a PDF resource for Subject Coordinators, providing references from the Higher Education Standards and JCU policies, as relevant to the subject outline’s requisite sections, as well as support resources. Of note is that a comprehensive list of James Cook University Assessment types is presented in Appendix A.

The 2018 documents have a new look so it is essential for all Subject Coordinators to transfer to the new Template rather than amend existing outlines accordingly. Colleges and Disciplines may choose to provide additional information to students, or make minor alterations to the format, however the core information provided in the Template will be mandatory for all subjects.

The Subject Outline Template and Guide are informed by TEQSA's Higher Education Standards Framework and the following James Cook University policies:

Enquiries or suggestions may be forwarded to:

Associate Professor Michelle Lasen
Head, Teaching Quality and Student Success
Michelle.Lasen@jcu.edu.au