Academic Standards & Quality Office

The Academic Standards and Quality Office (ASQO) provides advice, direction and compliance implementation for the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA), the Education Services for Overseas Students Act (ESOS) and ANU Policy, Procedures and Rules.

ASQO has extensive liaison and provision of advice to the Department of Education & Training (DET) and the Department of Immigration & Border Protection (DIBP), and is crucial to ensuring the University's compliance with Government legislation.

ASQO provides domestic and international students with advice on ANU student related rules and policy and operationally advices, directs and implements compliance for the Higher Education Support Act (HESA) and Education Services for Overseas Students Act (ESOS).

ASQO support the curriculum management activities of the University through programs and course accreditation, scheduling and timetabling classes and the publication of the ANU Handbook online through Programs and Courses.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • providing advice on academic policies and procedures;
  • ensuring compliance with student visa regulations;
  • registration of ANU programs for CRICOS;
  • administration of US Financial Aid;
  • reporting of education activities to the Commonwealth;
  • administration of student appeals, coordination of development and review of academic rules, policies and procedures;
  • maintenance of curriculum information in the student administration system and on Programs & Courses;
  • liaison with Commonwealth departments and authorities on student, education and regulation matters.

Our teams & contacts

Functional

Name
Contact details
Appeals 
Phone +61 2 6125 5551
Commonwealth Student Data Reporting 
Phone +61 2 6125 2507
Curriculum policy and accreditation 
Phone +61 2 6125 3531
International Student Compliance, Student Policy, & Academic Integrity 
Phone +61 2 6125 1436
Programs and Courses 
Phone +61 2 6125 3701
Timetabling 
Phone +61 2 6125 6369

People

Name
Contact details
Jo Higgins 
Assistant Registrar
Phone +61 2 6125 8194
Kathryn Sanft 
Manager (Acting)
Policy, rules and legislation
Student appeals
Education Standards and Quality Committee
Phone +61 2 6125 5948
Narelle Buckley 
Deputy Manager
Phone +61 2 6125 9821
Jess Chan 
Programs and Courses Officer
Programs and Courses Publication
Phone +61 2 6125 1436
Jake Francis 
Curriculum policy and accreditation
Academic projects
Phone +61 2 6125 3531
Ryan Johnson 
Senior Reporting Officer
Department of Education reporting late withdrawals/Revisions and remissions
Phone +61 2 6125 2507
Rebecca Morgan-Ikedo 
Policy Officer
Appeals
Student policies & procedures
Phone +61 2 6125 8194
Tom Ritchie 
Senior Administration Officer
US Financial Aid
ESOS and National Code queries
Phone +61 2 6125 5551
Deb Wilson 
Senior Programs and Academic Integrity Officer
Academic Programs Publication
Academic Integrity
Phone +61 2 6125 7623