We support the education sector

in evidence-based,

quality assurance review

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

Peer Review Portal 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.

Guidance Note: ELICOS Direct Entry Version 2, 5 June 2019

Guidance Note: External Referencing (including Benchmarking) Version 2.5, 16 April 2019




Four Scenarios for using the Peer Review Portal

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

*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

The process for setting up a cloud-based review management system is very simple:

1. Each individual needs to log onto the Portal and set up their account and add their institution

2. An institution contacts info@peerreviewportal.com to set up institutional coordinator/coordinators to set up an institution management system which can monitor all reviews across the institution

3. Institution coordinator/faculty coordinator can create/save review template/s

4. Reviews are paid by credit card. Institutions can pay for bulk credits and all reviews can be managed by institution coordinator/s or faculty coordinators

5. Evidence-based reporting, including quantitative and qualitative results

6. Monitor, calibrate and report actions from all reviews for institution/faculty reporting and committees

Online review process with three simple steps


Applicant/institution uploads evidence for review

Upload questionnaire for review


Add reviewers, collaborators & chair


Online Panel: Chair and panel calibrate & report results

Optional Benefit

Professional development workshops

Reviews can be used for professional development purposes and online communities of practices.

All de-identified qualitative and quantitative data and comments can be used as part of a professional learning workshop


Port Arthur, Tasmania