Progression

Course progression

All students commence their course with an academic status of ‘Good Standing’.

The monitoring of student progress is undertaken as a proactive, enabling strategy that aims for the early identification of students at risk and the implementation of flexible, practical and achievable strategies to assist students to achieve their learning potential.

By monitoring student progress we aim to:

  • Facilitate the early identification of students whose academic performance is less than satisfactory;
  • Establish an intervention strategy for students at risk to ensure students are provided with access to appropriate support, resources and assistance; and
  • Provide a clear procedure for the exclusion of students who continue to make unsatisfactory progress as outlined in the Course Progress Flowchart.

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A student is Under Review if the student has:

  • Failed the same unit or a previous version of the same unit twice; and/or
  • Received fail grades in units that total half or more of the credit points attempted during the Progression Period being assessed. 

The University shall issue a notice to the student who is Under Review. The Under Review Notice will be sent by email to the student’s official University email address.

The Under Review Notice recommends that students make contact with the Student Progression Officer to seek assistance in developing a Learning Management Plan (LMP) or to advise what actions they have taken to improve their academic performance.

A student will be considered to be making unsatisfactory progress if the student failed the same unit or a previous version of the same unit three or more times.

A student also will be considered to be making unsatisfactory progress if the student:

  • Was, in the previous Progression Period in which they were enrolled, Under Review; and
  • In the Progression Period being assessed, received fail grades in units that total half or more of the credit points attempted. The Director, Office of Student Administration and Equity Services shall issue an Unsatisfactory Progress Notice to the student making unsatisfactory progress. The Unsatisfactory Progress Notice may be served by hand or sent by mail and email to the student’s last known postal address and official University email address. 

The Unsatisfactory Progress Notice requires the student to provide a written Student Response, to his/her Head of School through the Director, Office of Student Administration and Equity Services, and show cause why they should be permitted to continue in their course.

The Student Response will include the following information:

  • The student’s perceptions of what issues impacted on his/her academic performance and how this impact was experienced;
  • The student’s intended action/s for overcoming these issues in order to improve academic performance; and
  • What support services the student has accessed or intends to access to assist them to improve academic performance. 

A student who does not submit a written Student Response to the Unsatisfactory Progress Notice by August 1 for Progression Period 1, or December 15 for Progression Period 2 will be issued with an Exclusion Notice as per below.

The Director, Office of Student Administration and Equity Services has the authority to extend the deadline for the submission of a Student Response to show cause in cases of special circumstances.

The Director, Office of Student Administration and Equity Services shall issue an Exclusion Notice in writing to the student concerned where

  • The Head of School, after considering the Student Response, determines that exclusion is the appropriate outcome; and
  • The student does not reply to the Unsatisfactory Progress Notice within the prescribed time. 

For further more comprehensive information in regards to course progression please download the Higher Education Student Progression Procedures (PDF 84KB).

For further assistance email Course progression.