Procedures and Resources

TEQSA Guidance Notes

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.

Policies and Procedures

Sector Procedures on external review of assessment and academic integrity

Institutional Policies on External Referencing

Curtin University has developed a Curriculum Analysis, Review and Renewal Process (CARR) using the Peer Review Portal. Go to:

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

ICMS has External Referencing Procedures which uses the Portal for external referencing purposes.

The University of the 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.

Good Practice Reports

Booth, S. (2019). International Employability Benchmarking and Exchange Initiative: Good Practice Case Studies: Online Peer Solutions, AdvanceHE, and Higher Ed Services:

Online Learning Resources

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, Emeritus Faculty, 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 the external peer 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).

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