Higher Education


The Holmes Institute Teaching and Learning Plan 2020-2023 (T&L Plan), builds on the Teaching and Learning Plan 2016-2019, focuses on achieving excellence in teaching and learning by applying five principal goals:

  1. Produce work-ready graduates who are imbued with the attributes set out in Holmes' Graduate Attributes Design and implement courses that are industry aligned through evidence-based benchmarking
  2. Develop an environment where staff are engaged, capable and accountable in the delivery of contemporary discipline-based education incorporating teaching best practices
  3. Strive for the highest standard of education quality utilising new approaches and technologies to support learning
  4. Inform teaching, assessment, and unit design through effective student feedback mechanisms including evidence-based processes to improve student performance indicators

Each of the goals has performance indicators contributed to by various initiatives. The initiatives are continually proposed by Holmes various stakeholders and implemented by senior management. The initiatives are continually evolving based on the needs of students, the changing educational environment and industry demands.

The Teaching and Learning Plan 2020-2023 is complemented by the Holmes Student Engagement and Support Plan (2020-2023). This plan includes the following objectives:

  1. Ensure the efficacy of the academic support processes in the student life-cycle at Holmes: from the process of orientation to a course of study; the support for transition to a course of study; the provision of early feedback on student academic performance; the detection and support for students at risk of unsatisfactory progress; and, ultimately, the monitoring of success rates at the cohort level
  2. Ensure student services focus on ensuring students are assisted in their transition into their course of study, and that the arrangements for transition are sensitive to students with special needs
  3. Ensure student services commit to supporting an inclusive supportive environment aimed at the promotion of safety and wellbeing
  4. Ensure provision of sufficient support so that students have access to mechanisms to resolve grievances effectively, at reasonable cost and with appropriate protection for complainants from breach of confidentiality or reprisal
  5. Promote student engagement through career development and alumni activities.

These two Plans set the targets to ensure Holmes to continuously improves the academic outputs and to enhance students personal and study experience in their lifecycle with Holmes and help students achieve their academic success.