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Short Courses Feedback Survey (SCFS)

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STUDENTS - please refer to Your feedback counts for current information on this topic.

TEACHING STAFF - please refer to Student feedback and surveys on Staff Connect for current information on this topic.


The Short Courses Feedback Survey (SCFS, updated version commenced in 2012) consolidates student feedback on short course activities. The SCFS allows short course coordinators and presenters to identify aspects of courses that may be further developed. As of 2012 the SCFS is administered as a paper-based questionnaire.

According to the UTS Short Courses Policy 2011 all short course participants must be given the opportunity to complete the SCFS, apart from those accredited by the NSW Vocational Education and Training Accreditation Board (VETAB).

Jayanta Bhattacharya

Jayanta Bhattacharya Former UTS Student

"I like the effort that UTS has been putting in with regard to student feedback surveys. The questions are effective, and you can actually understand what impact the subject has on the student."

Survey questions

The updated survey now includes 15 core ratings-based questions and 3 open-ended questions. The survey should take a maximum of ten minutes to complete.

The 15 core ratings-based questions are:

  1. The short course was delivered consistent with its stated objectives.
  2. I developed new skills and/or knowledge from this short course.
  3. The short course has met my expectations.
  4. My learning experiences in this short course were interesting and engaging.
  5. There were appropriate resources available to support this short course (i.e. notes, computers, slides, etc) as stated in pre-course communication.
  6. The short course was good value for money.
  7. The online booking procedure for this short course was easy (if used).
  8. The pre-course communication about this course was of a high standard.
  9. The venue in which this short course was held was adequate.
  10. The catering for this short course was satisfactory.
  11. Overall I am satisfied with the quality of this short course.
  12. I would recommend this short course to others.
  13. The presenter presented the course material clearly and in a well-organised manner.
  14. The presenter had good knowledge of the subject content.
  15. Overall I am satisfied with the quality of teaching of this presenter.

The open-ended questions are:

  1. What did you particularly like about this short course?
  2. What suggestions do you have on how we can improve this short course; in its content, delivery or administration?
  3. What other short courses would you be interested in for the future?

Survey Trial

The SCFS trial period commenced on July 1 and will run until the end of the 2012. At its conclusion a review will decide whether any changes are required in the content/administration for 2013 onwards.

Survey Form - Please do NOT administer SCFS yourself, you must contact PQU first!

2012 hardcopy version of SCFS form (.pdf)

Ordering a Short Courses Feedback Survey

If you are a Faculty Short Course Coordinator please send us an email at containing the following information:

  • Course Name
  • Course Code
  • Class Dates
  • Presenter(s)
  • Maximum Student Numbers
  • Course Contact

For more information ...

The SCFS is managed by PQU's Survey Management Team. For more information, please contact Alberto Mendez.