Chapter 5. Student Assessment
Part 1. Assessment Implementation
38. Assessment requirements
The University must provide students who are enrolled in units with details of assessment requirements in the manner and by the time set by the University.
39. Determination of results
1. Student results in a unit will be determined by the means specified in the accreditation instrument, which may include—
b. oral work;
l. group work;
m. practical work;
n. clinical work.
2. A student enrolled in a unit must make himself or herself available and be prepared and equipped for the time, place and mode of assessment as detailed in the assessment requirements.
3. Without limiting sub-regulation (2), students must be available to sit examinations (including any deferred examination) at the time and place determined by the University.
40. Equivalence of assessment
1. The University must ensure that if a unit is offered at more than one location or in more than one mode of study—
a. unit learning outcomes are the same; and
b. tasks for achievement of learning outcomes are equivalent.
2. The Academic Senate must monitor equivalence.
41. Equitable Assessment Arrangements
1. Subject to sub-regulation (2), the University may agree reasonable adjustments to assessment requirements for a student with a verified disability, medical or other condition to provide equality of opportunity to fulfil course requirements.
2. A student with a disability, medical or other condition who wishes reasonable adjustments for assessment to be made must notify the University of his or her disability or condition in the manner required by the University within one week after the commencement of a unit of study to allow the University to make reasonable adjustments.
42. Student who is repeating a unit
A student who is repeating a unit must complete the assessment requirements which apply to the unit.
43. Previous work not to be submitted
1. Subject to sub-regulation (2), a student must not submit work that has previously been submitted for assessment in—
a. another unit;
b. a previous attempt at that unit; or
c. other studies at another institution.
2. The University may allow previous work that demonstrates competence or prior learning to be submitted for vocational education courses.
44. Special consideration
1. The University may, on application, grant special consideration to a student.
2. The University must publish the —
a. criteria for the granting of special consideration
b. requirements for applying for special consideration.
3. It is the responsibility of a student to ensure that an application for special consideration is submitted in the manner and within the time required by the University.
4. The University may refuse to consider an application for special consideration if the student has not complied with all other mandatory requirements for successful completion of the unit.
5. An application for special consideration must be supported by appropriate documentary evidence.
6. An application under this regulation the University may—
a. defer assessment;
b. grant an extended period for assessment;
c. approve special arrangements for assessment;
d. allow the student to re-do one or more assessment tasks.
45. Alternative assessment arrangements
The University may make alternative arrangements for assessment if—
1. a student is, or was, unable to attend an examination or undertake another form of assessment due to exceptional circumstances;
2. an assessment item has been lost, stolen or damaged;
3. national or specialist commitments affect a student’s ability to undertake or complete assessment in the circumstances;
4. a student is unable to attend an examination on a specific religious holiday.
Example: A student may be required to attend elsewhere for commitments associated with certain elite national-level sports or the defence reserve.
46. Deferred examinations
1. The University, on application, may grant a deferred examination to a student.
2. If a student does not sit a scheduled deferred examination—
a. subject to paragraph (b), a further deferral must not be granted and a fail grade must be awarded for the examination;
b. the University, if it is satisfied that extraordinary and severe circumstances prevented the student from sitting the scheduled deferred examination, may grant a further deferred examination.
47. Late assessment and extensions
1. The University may make provision for late assessment and extensions.
2. The University may impose academic penalties for late assessment and extensions.
48. Last to complete assessment
1. The University may grant an assessment in a unit to a student who would otherwise fail that unit, if—
a. the unit was undertaken in the student’s final teaching period and is required to complete the course; or
b. the unit—
i. was undertaken in the student’s penultimate teaching period;
ii. is required to complete the course; and
iii. is not offered in the student’s final teaching period.
2. Not more than one last to complete assessment may be granted to a student in respect of a course.
3. A student is not entitled to continue to the next component of a nested suite if he or she only satisfies the requirements for the previous component of that suite based on a last to complete assessment.
4. Except in exceptional circumstances, the University must not grant a last to complete assessment where failure in the unit was caused by student misconduct.
49. Reassessment of student work
1. The University may, on application by a student, review an item of assessment to determine whether—
a. the assessment item was correctly marked;
b. the aggregate marks for assessment components have been taken into account.
2. An application must be made within 10 working days after the publication of the results for the assessed item, unless, in exceptional circumstances, the University allows a longer period.
3. The University may remark an assessment item.
4. Following the remarking of an assessment item, the University may—
a. award an improved mark; or
b. decide that the original mark stands.
Part 2. Role of Chief Examiner
50. Chief Examiner
Chief Examiners must be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor.
Part 3. Grading
51. Assessment categories
The grading schema used by the University is set out in Part 1 of the Schedule to these Regulations.
52. Conceded pass
1. An undergraduate student enrolled in an award course may graduate with a maximum of one conceded pass in a course.
2. A conceded pass cannot satisfy a prerequisite requirement.
3. A conceded pass is not available to a student enrolled in a single unit of study.
53. Temporary grades
1. The University may give temporary grades, as set out in Part 1 of the Schedule to these Regulations.
54. Competency based units and courses
The University may use graded assessment for competency based units and courses.
A student may be eligible to be awarded a result of pass or higher for a unit if he or she has been assessed as competent.
Part 4. Grade Point Averages
55. GPA calculation
1. Subject to this regulation, the grade point average calculation used by the University is set out in Part 2 to the Schedule to these Regulations.
2. The grade point average calculation only applies to units with grades for coursework courses.
3. Units for which pass or fail only, competent or not competent only or completion only grades are awarded do not contribute to the grade point average calculation.
4. The University may determine to not apply a grade point average calculation or may apply a different grade point average calculation.
Part 5. Results
56. Result approval and moderation
1. The University must determine grades to be awarded to students enrolled in a unit.
2. Results must only be released in the form determined by the University.
57. Amendment to results after release
1. The University may alter a grade if—
a. the alteration is necessary to correct a patent error; or
b. the alteration is necessary to make the grade accord with the grade which would have been awarded if relevant circumstances, which were not considered at the time of the determination of the grade, had been taken into consideration.