In ProgressPlease note that this Unit Profile is still in progress. The content below is subject to change.
This unit provides an overview of all quality dimensions and elements in regards to production of goods and services. It focuses on the theories of quality management and principles of total quality management in a practical real world setting. This unit discusses the importance of global perspectives of competition, customer satisfaction, ethics and corporate social responsibility, organisational culture, employee empowerment and teams in relation to quality management and total quality systems. Selected quality tools and techniques for planning, controlling and improving quality such as statistical process control are addressed. Quality standards and ISO9000, implementation of total quality systems and continual improvement approaches are discussed.
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Prerequisite: Minimum of 24 credit points
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
Offerings For Term 3 - 2023
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
Information for Class and Assessment Overview has not been released yet.This information will be available on Monday 11 September 2023
All University policies are available on the CQUniversity Policy site.
You may wish to view these policies:
- Grades and Results Policy
- Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
- Review of Grade Procedure
- Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure
- Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
- Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
- Student Refund and Credit Balance Policy and Procedure
- Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
- Information and Communications Technology Acceptable Use Policy and Procedure
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the CQUniversity Policy site.
Feedback, Recommendations and Responses
Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.
Feedback from Students and Moodle data.
Comprehensive and timely marking feedback has been consistently provided. However, in the latest unit delivery, only between 7% (A3) and 65% (A2) of students found and read the comprehensive and constructive marking feedback provided. Thus, students need to find and read it.
Although students are provided with guidance about how to find the comprehensive marking feedback, few students read it. Personalised CQU Success communication could inform students that they have not yet read the comprehensive constructive marking feedback provided.
Feedback from Unit coordinator.
The continuous update of contemporary Moodle materials should continue.
The continuous update of contemporary Quality Management materials on Moodle should continue.