Workshop Summary


Role of Internal Quality Assurance for Institutional Rating


Prof. Dr. Hanim Salleh Director Quality Advancement Centre, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. List out the elements of key concepts and principles of IQA
  2. Explain the strategies and best practices to develop and strengthen the IQA system to support Institutional Rating
  3. Propose an IQA system framework from sample case study

Target participant

  1. Deans , deputy deans and academics
  2. QA officers and quality managers of higher learning institutions


This workshop uses problem-based and activity-based approach and requires active participation including using online tools.

The session is divided into 3 main slots:

  1. Key concepts and principles of IQA supporting the strategic direction for institutional rating of a Higher Learning Institution
  2. Strategies and best practices to develop and strengthen the IQA system
  3. Case study : Developing an IQA system framework

At the end of the workshop, participants are expected to be able to set-up, plan, develop and continuously strengthen their IQA system.


Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning for Credit Award APEL(C)

In this present age of ubiquitous learning we are connected through the digital realm. Learning may occur at any place and at any time. This encompasses the three major categories of learning ie. formal learning, informal learning and non-formal learning. In the promotion of lifelong learning, the Ministry of Education and Malaysia Qualifications Agency have introduced the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) to widen access to higher education [(APEL(A)] or to grant the award of credits based on the prior experiential learning of the individual that is relevant and specific to a course within a programme of study [APEL(C)].

APEL(C) allows the learners to gain credit for course(s)/module(s) beyond the entry point on the basis of the knowledge and skills acquired through the informal and non-formal learning. These forms of learning will need to be formally reviewed and evaluated through a vigorous assessment mechanism. This workshop will bring you through the journey of APEL(C) where it will deliberate on the roles and responsibilities as well as the processes and procedures involving the two major stakeholders ie. the learners and higher educational institutional provider.