Final Grade Appeal

Under some circumstances, students may appeal the final grade of their course. You have to be able to show that the course description was not clear or that the delivery or assessment of the course did not match the course description. If neither of these apply, but you had significant circumstances impacting your study this semester, you could consider applying for a Remission of Debt instead.

Final grade appeals Semester 1 2022 (term code 2205)

You can submit a final grade appeal for Semester 1 2022 once grades are officially published in My Student Centre on Monday 11 July 2022. For other teaching period result publication dates check Important dates.
Please note that the School has 30 working days after receiving your appeal letter "or such further time as may be reasonably necessary for the Dean or his/her nominee to complete his or her determination" to finalise the appeal process.

How to make a Final Grade Appeal

To assist you in preparing a Final Grade Appeal letter please read Regulation 5.3 and download a copy of the School Appeal Submission form. You will need to use this form to submit your appeal. You can type your appeal statement directly on the form, but if you run out of room please attach another page (be sure to include your student number on any pages you add to your appeal). We have written a guide to help you put together a Final Grade Appeal.

Resources

Regulation 5.3 - Assessment (pdf, 16kb)

School Appeal Submission form (pdf, 141kb)

Student Guides

Final Grade Appeal Student Guide (pdf, 78kb)

Check out our individual guides if you're considering appealing based on...

...group work challenges

...concerns with marking

...unclear or incorrect assessment information

...concerns with placement documentation

Submitting your appeal

Your appeal must be submitted to the Executive Dean of the Institute responsible for your course within 10 working days* of the official publication of your grade. You should send the following by email to the relevant address contained in the table below with subject line 'Final Grade Appeal CONFIDENTIAL'.:

  • The appeal form - you must include this
  • A written statement (if written separately)
  • All evidence you have to support your appeal

If you are not sure which Institute you study with, email us to ask.

Institute Email address
Institute of Health & Wellbeing

health.appeals@federation.edu.au

Institute of Education, Arts & Communityeducationarts.appeals@federation.edu.au

Institute of Innovation, Science & Sustainability:
Life Sciences, Engineering, IT

science.appeals@federation.edu.au

Institute of Innovation, Science & Sustainability:
Business

business.appeals@federation.edu.au

* Working day - means an ordinary business day of the University (excluding weekends, public holidays or days on which the University is officially closed, eg. Christmas close-down).

For further advice and support contact Student Advocacy

Student Appeal Procedure