Appeals

A student has the right to appeal against a grade, exclusion or suspension, or a claim of plagiarism.

As well as having the right to appeal within the University, a student has the right to pursue external appeal processes.  All appeals must comply with the relevant Statutes and Regulations.

Type Details Authorising Signatures Approving Body
Unsatisfactory Progress Unsatisfactory progress can result in a student being excluded or suspended.  Unsatisfactory progress is reported to the Faculty Board where a determination on the outcome will be made.  The student is requested to attend an unsatisfactory progress hearing prior to the determination.

If it is determined that a student should be excluded or suspended, the Executive Dean of Faculty will sign off on lists and these will be reported to the Curriculum Committee.

 
Chair School Board Faculty  Board
Appeals An initial appeal by a student is lodged with the relevant Executive Dean of Faculty.  If the outcome of this is unsatisfactory to the student they are able to pursue the matter through the Appeals Committee.

If the student is still not satisfied with an outcome following an appeal to the Appeals Committee, the student is able to access the external appeals process.

All appeals must comply with the regulations, policies and procedures in relation to evidence, timelines and grounds for appealing.

Executive Dean of Faculty Appeals Committee
Plagiarism

All plagiarism reports must be signed off by the Executive Dean of Faculty prior to being recorded in the central plagiarism register located in Central Records.

Appeals against a charge of plagiarism follow the usual appeal process unless it is the third charge of plagiarism against a student.

On the third charge the matter is referred to the Student Discipline Committee.  Any appeal from this Committee is referred to Council.  If the student is still not satisfied with the outcome, they are able to access the external appeals process.

All appeals must comply with the regulations, policies and procedures in relation to evidence, timelines and grounds for appealing.

Executive Dean of Faculty Appeals Committee / Student Discipline Committee