Can I apply for a review?
You can apply for a review of a University decision if:
- you apply within 21 working days of receiving notice of the decision
- the decision is 'reviewable'.
A decision will be 'reviewable' if it falls under one of the following categories:
|Type of 'reviewable' decision||Description||Example|
|General misconduct decision||A decision made about the general misconduct of a student under University regulations.||A student engages in threatening behaviour. The student is suspended for the remainder of the semester.
|Academic misconduct decision||A decision made about the academic misconduct of a student under University regulations.||A student cheats in an assessment task. The responsible staff member decides that the student will receive no grade for that item of assessment.
|Reviewable administrative decision||A final decision made by the University in response to a student complaint, other than a frivolous or trivial complaint.||A student submits an assessment item late. The responsible staff member takes off 10% of the assessed mark. The student complains that the penalty is too harsh. The responsible staff member considers the student's complaint and decides to not alter the penalty.
|Student unsatisfactory progress decision||A decision in respect of a student who has failed to maintain satisfactory academic progress.||A student has failed several subjects in a program. The academic unit reviews the student's progress in the program and decides to exclude the student.
|Reviewable statutory decision||A decision in respect of which University legislation or other applicable legislation allows or requires a review.
|| The Higher Education Support Act 2003 requires a process of review in relation to the remission of fees.
|Deemed refusal||A decision, which a student has applied for but after 21 working days has not been made by the University, and if it had been made it would have been a reviewable decision affecting the applicant in their capacity as a student.|
How do I apply for review?
Who can help me apply for a review?
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 a review.
If you have received a review outcome and are not satisfied with the University's decision, you can apply for an appeal.