An appeal is the second step in the review and appeals process. If you have received a review outcome and you are dissatisfied with the University’s decision, you can apply for an appeal of that decision.
Can I apply for an appeal?
You can apply for an appeal of a University decision if:
- you have received a review outcome
- you apply within 21 working days of receiving notice of the review decision
- you have one or more grounds for appeal.
Grounds for appeal
You must identify one or more of the following grounds for appeal:
- There was relevant evidence which could not have been known by you prior to the review and was not taken into account by the review officer
- A procedural irregularity occurred which may have affected the review officer's decision
- The decision was manifestly wrong
- The penalty imposed was manifestly excessive
- The review officer failed to make a decision within 21 working days.
How do I apply for an appeal?
Who can help me apply for an appeal?
Swinburne Student Amenities Association (SSAA) - If you require further assistance, you are advised to contact SSAA to speak to one of their advocates who can help you apply for an appeal.
You also have a right to request an external review. External agencies may require that you exhaust the University's review and appeals process before they will consider your case.