We support the education sector

in evidence-based,

quality assurance review

Join our PRP Independent Reviewer Register

Each year we will be holding annual sector reviews on courses and units of study.

By providing your expertise and time for free, you will be provided with the following benefits:

  • My Account section on your dashboard to record evidence of your expertise and experience (aligned to TEQSA Independent Expert requirements)

  • Certificate of Scholarly Activity when you complete each review, free calibration workshops and course conversations

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR INDEPENDENT REVIEWER REGISTER

Engage with your disciplinary and expert community groups

  • Add yourself to your online, private disciplinary or expert groups for collaboration and conversations

  • These online groups provide access to mentoring and support in quality review within your discipline

  • Search for reviewers for your own accreditation and review requirements

ADD YOURSELF TO YOUR COMMUNITY/DISCIPLINARY GROUP


New Members

Existing PRP Members

PRP Members can chat & share

PRP Introduction to Unit Design and Assessment: Three workshop program

Unit Coordinators: This three workshop program is aimed at unit coordinators who are responsible for the unit design, (re) design and (re) development, including the collection of evidence and feedback as part of the evaluation and improvement process. Participants will receive a PRP Certificate of Scholarly Activity which can be recorded on their individual scholarship profile on the PRP. Total Workshop Cost: $270+GST per person for three workshops.

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215 Education Organisations are registered on the PRP

  1. Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand universities

  2. Academies Australasia Polytechnic

  3. Adelaide College of Divinity

  4. Adelaide Institute of Higher Education

  5. Ako Aotearoa

  6. Alphacrucis College

  7. ANU College

  8. Asia Pacific International College

  9. Australasian Veterinary Boards Council

  10. Australian Catholic University

  11. Australian College

  12. Australian College of Applied Psychology

  13. Australian College of Christian Studies

  14. Australian College of Nursing

  15. Australian College of Physical Education

  16. Australian College of the Arts

  17. Australian College of Theology

  18. Australian Council of Deans of Education

  19. Australian Council of Educational Research

  20. Australian Dental Council

  21. Australian Guild Of Music Education Inc

  22. Australian Industrial Systems Institute

  23. Australian Institute of Business

  24. Australian Institute of Health Services Management

  25. Australian Institute of Higher Education

  26. Australian Institute of Management

  27. Australian Institute of Music

  28. Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors

  29. Australian Medical Council

  30. Australian National University

  31. Australian Pharmacy Council

  32. Australian Physiotherapy Council

  33. Avondale College of Higher Education

  34. Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School

  35. Bond University

  36. Broken Bay Institute

  37. Cairnmiller Institute

  38. Campion College Australia

  39. Central Queensland University

  40. Centre for English Language Uni SA

  41. Charles Darwin University

  42. Charles Sturt University

  43. Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

  44. Chinese University of Hong Kong

  45. Christian Heritage College

  46. CIC Higher Education

  47. Clausthal University of Technology, Germany

  48. Consultant Review

  49. CPA Australia

  50. Crown Institute of Higher Education

  51. Curtin College

  52. Curtin University

  53. Deakin College

  54. Deakin University

  55. Divine Word University

  56. Dublin Business School

  57. Eastern College Australia

  58. Edith Cowan College

  59. Edith Cowan University

  60. Elite Education Institute

  61. Engineering Institute of Technology

  62. EQUALS International

  63. European University College Association

  64. Excelsia College

  65. Eynesbury College

  66. Federation University Australia

  67. Flinders University

  68. Ganpat University

  69. Gateway Business College

  70. Gestalt Therapy

  71. Greenwich English College

  72. Griffith College

  73. Griffith University

  74. Harvest Bible College

  75. Hawthorn Melbourne

  76. Helwan University

  77. Higher Colleges of Technology

  78. Higher Education Leadership Institute

  79. Holmes Institute

  80. Holmesglen Institute

  81. Independent Higher Education Australia

  82. Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia

  83. Ikim Academic Risk Management

  84. Institute of Health and Management

  85. Institute of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology

  86. Intensive English Language Institute Flinders University

  87. International College of Hotel Management

  88. International College of Management - Sydney

  89. International Institute of Business and Technology

  90. ISN Psychology

  91. James Cook University

  92. Jazz Music Institute Pty Ltd

  93. JMC Academy

  94. Kaplan Business School

  95. Kaplan Higher Education

  96. Kent Institute Australia

  97. King Abdulaziz University

  98. Kings Own Institute

  99. La Trobe College Melbourne

  100. La Trobe University

  101. Laureate International Universities

  102. LCI Melbourne

  103. Le Cordon Bleu

  104. Leaders Institute

  105. Local Nerd

  106. Lyons College

  107. Macleay College

  108. Macquarie University

  109. Manukau Institute of Technology

  110. Marcus Oldham College

  111. Massey University

  112. Media Design School, NZ

  113. Melbourne Institute of Technology

  114. Monarch Institute

  115. Monash College Pty Ltd

  116. Monash University

  117. Montessori World Educational Institute

  118. Montpellier Business School

  119. Morling College

  120. Murdoch Institute of Technology

  121. Murdoch University

  122. NAAC, INDIA

  123. Nan Tien Institute

  124. National University of Samoa

  125. Navitas

  126. Navitas Professional Institute

  127. Newcastle International College

  128. Nottingham Trent University

  129. NSW TAFE

  130. Ozford Institute of Higher Education

  131. Online Peer Solutions

  132. Performing Arts Conservatory

  133. Perth Bible College

  134. Photography Studies College (Melbourne)

  135. Polytechnic Institute Australia

  136. Queensland University of Technology

  137. Ridley College

  138. RMIT University

  139. S P Jain School of Global Management

  140. SAE Institute

  141. Safety Institute of Australia

  142. Sinai University

  143. South Australian Institute of Business and Technology

  144. Southern Cross Education Institute - Higher Education

  145. Southern Cross University

  146. Southern Institute of Technology

  147. Sri Lanka Technological Campus

  148. Stanley College

  149. Study Group Australia

  150. Survey and Spatial Science Institute

  151. Swinburne University of Technology

  152. Sydney Institute of Business and Technology

  153. Tabor College of Higher Education

  154. TAFE Queensland

  155. TAFE South Australia

  156. TAFE WA

  157. Teesside University

  158. TEQSA

  159. The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  160. The MIECAT Institute

  161. The Performing Arts Conservatory

  162. The Royal Australian Chemical Institute

  163. The University of Adelaide

  164. The University of Adelaide ELC

  165. THINK Education

  166. Think Education Group

  167. Top Education Institute

  168. Torrens University Australia

  169. The Arctic University of Norway

  170. Universal Business School Sydney

  171. Universidad del Norte

  172. Universidad TĂ©cnica del Norte

  173. Universidad Veracruzana

  174. University of Adelaide College

  175. University of Adelaide ELC

  176. University of Auckland

  177. University of Bahrain

  178. University of Calgary

  179. University of Canberra

  180. University of Canberra College

  181. University of Divinity

  182. University of Fiji

  183. University of Manchester

  184. University of Melbourne

  185. University of New England

  186. University of New South Wales

  187. University of Newcastle

  188. University of Notre Dame

  189. University of Otago

  190. University of Portsmouth

  191. University of Queensland

  192. University of South Australia

  193. University of South Pacific

  194. University of Southern Queensland

  195. University of Sunshine Coast

  196. University of Sydney

  197. University of Tasmania

  198. University of Technology, Sydney

  199. University of Veracruz

  200. University of Waikato

  201. University of Western Australia

  202. University of Wollongong

  203. University of Wollongong College Hong Kong

  204. University of Wolverhampton

  205. UOW College

  206. UTS:INSEARCH

  207. Vanuatu Qualification Authority

  208. Victoria University

  209. Victorian Institute of Technology

  210. Wentworth Institute

  211. Western Sydney University

  212. Western Sydney University International College

  213. Western Sydney University The College

  214. William Angliss Institute

  215. York University


Our Mission

Our mission is to support, connect and advance education institutions by creating a sustainable, efficient, and cost-effective evidence-based review management system with services to support quality assurance

Support

Connect

Advance

The Peer Review Portal (PRP) is referred to in the TEQSA guidance note on external referencing as an online support mechanism which can be used by individuals, education providers, industry, networks and professional associations in meeting national and international standards in external peer review. The guide references the Portal as an optional support mechanism that higher education providers can use for external referencing activity and reporting.

  • What is the Peer Review Portal (PRP)?

The Peer Review Portal (PRP) is a cloud-based review management system and online community of practice for quality assurance and review with no infrastructure or redevelopment costs. The review management system can be linked to other institutional online systems and reporting.

The Peer Review Portal is referred to in the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency's (TEQSA) external referencing guidance note as an optional online support mechanism for external review and external referencing.

There is an increasing onus on higher education institutions across the sector to demonstrate an evidence-based approach to self assurance.

For example, Curtin University is using the Peer Review Portal to support their Curriculum Analysis, Review and Renewal Schedule (2018-2022).


Some background information:

A higher education collaborative, streamlined approach to institutional self-assurance and accreditation (Booth, 2020)

Assessment in Practice (NILOA): The Peer Review Portal: Using an Online College of Peers Network and Collaborator Role for Reporting Professional Accreditation, Course Accreditation and Assessment Activity (Booth, 2018)

External Referencing of Standards (EROS) Project (2016)

Good Practice Report: Assuring Learning Outcomes Standards (Freeman & Ewan, 2014)

Peer review of Assessment Networks: Sector-wide options for calibrating and assuring achievement standards within and across disciplines and other networks (Booth et al, 2015)

TEQSA best-paper in quality: A cost effective solution for external referencing of accredited course of study (Booth, 2017).


  • What are the cost benefits of using the Peer Review Portal?

The cost benefits of using the Peer Review Portal include:

  • No annual subscription fees, works on a user pays system at $90+GST per review project

  • It significantly reduces current costs in quality assurance

  • There are no infrastructure costs or redevelopment costs

  • Automatic review management system in the cloud

  • Data confidentiality and security

  • Ease of use and virtual access

  • Access to free online community to chat and share practice

  • No duplication of effort creates much greater efficiencies in time

  • Customised templates

  • Connectivity with teams, networks and other online systems (including regulatory/accrediting bodies)

  • Automatic reporting and calibration

  • Efficient use of resources both internal and external

  • Can include consultants and external experts

  • Can be used for professional development

  • Consider these costs and these benefits with your own institutional practice and costs for all types of course accreditation/reviews (including time taken to complete reviews, administration, reporting and consultancy costs )

Contact: info@peerreivewportal.com for more information

  • What areas can you use the Peer Review Portal for to support your institution?

The Peer Review Portal can be used as an evidence-based review management system and online community of practice for quality assurance and review which can include:

  • Panels and Chairperson

  • Academic committees and quality departments

  • Industry and professional accreditation bodies

  • Disciplines and networks

  • Broadcast function for reviewers and institutions

  • Support for regulatory decisions and evidence of standards

  • Professional development workshops

  • Calibration functionality

  • Scholarship activities

  • Management reporting for evidence-based decision making

  • Online Peer Review Portal Community with public/private groups and shared resources

  • 24/7access to this community by mobile, iPad and computer

  • What support services do we provide?

Support Service 1. Annual course review and benchmarking service

  • We have an annual course review and benchmarking service. We work with HE institutions across the sector to benchmark their courses to meet TEQSA HESF (2015) requirements

  • These sector reviews meet TEQSA Standards requirements: 1.3.5, 1.4.1, 1.4.3, 1.4.4, 5.3.1, 5.3.4, 5.3.7

  • TEQSA's External Referencing Guidance Note

Support Service 2. External benchmarking projects

  • We undertake national and global benchmarking projects on an annual basis based on strategic themes in quality assurance and review. Examples include: assessment, student support, first year transition support and retention, academic integrity

  • This process involves comparing sector data, processes and evidence to identify areas of good practice, areas for improvement and areas for further development. Institutions put forward their institutional recommendations for evidence-based decision making

  • Examples of benchmarking & sector reviews

Support Service 3. Provide online workshops on quality assurance and review

  • We provide cost-effective online workshops based on strategic themes in quality assurance and review

  • We can also work with your institution/course teams to support you in quality assurance and review

Support Service 4: Policy development and review

  • We provide a service reviewing academic policies and procedures and work with your institution to provide relevant, concise and context-specific policy documentation to meet regulatory standards


  • What are some examples of how HE institutions are using the PRP?

Some examples of sector reports showing how HE institutions can work together on quality review:

  • IHEA Collaborative Working Model for External Moderation and Integrity of the Assessment Process. See Report

  • UECA National Guidance Document for External Referencing of ELICOS Direct Entry Program Standards. See Report

Some policies and procedures:

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU) has a comprehensive website on external review of assessment called Benchmarking at CSU . There are videos and support material including External Benchmarking Procedures and Specific Information for Subject Coordinators

  • Curtin University uses the Peer Review Portal for their comprehensive curriculum review process call Curriculum Analysis, Review and Renewal Process (CARR). See their website for a Schedule of Reviews

  • ICMS has an External Referencing Procedure which uses the Portal for external referencing purposes and for scholarship

  • The University of Sunshine Coast (USC) has External Referencing: Peer Review of Assessment Procedures which uses the Peer Review Portal

  • The University of Wollongong (UOW) has an External Referencing: Peer Review of Assessment Standards Procedure which uses the Peer Review Portal

  • Victoria University (VU) uses their External Referencing Procedure to assist them with maintaining and evidencing the quality of courses, units, teaching methods, assessment models, student progress, student experience and graduate outcomes. They have noted using the Peer Review Portal as one of the tools that their course teams can use.

  • A summary of roles and responsibilities in external referencing activities across VU is below:

    • Director of Learning and Teaching (or equivalent) establish an External Referencing Plan for all courses

    • Select and liaise with appropriate benchmarking partner(s) for courses to be reviewed via call-outs on the portal or other methods

    • Course Chair uploads material for review to the portal

    • Dean of relevant College approves the results of benchmarking activities as part of the Annual Course Monitoring and Comprehensive Course Review

    • Director, Academic Quality Standards approves a proposed professional accreditation-linked benchmarking

    • Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, approves the results of benchmarking activities as part of course concept proposals


A sector resource developed using the Portal:

  • External Peer Review of Assessment: A Guide to Supporting the External Referencing of Academic Standards . This resource was developed by a CAULLT Project Team (Assoc Prof Gail Wilson, Southern Cross University, Assoc Prof Simon Bedford, Western Sydney University, and Prof Kylie Readman, Murdoch University). This resource is intended to provide support to academic staff engaging in external review of assessment. It is aimed at experienced reviewers and for people preparing to review for the first time. Funding for this project was provided by the Council of Australasian University Leaders in Learning and Teaching (CAULLT).


  • What is our online Peer Review Portal Community?

Step 1. Access to online Peer Review Portal Community

  • Every time a new User registers on the Peer Review Portal, they have access to our free online community of practice

  • The aim of this online community of practice is to chat and share ideas across the sector

  • Key topics include: Sector news, Portal updates, Share Resources, Reviewer Recruitment, Portal Bugs, Suggestion Box, Site Feedback and Events and Workshops

  • There are both public and private groups that communities and networks can use to share information on quality assurance and review

Go to our online Peer Review Portal Community

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