Assessment and results

If you disagree with your assignment marks...

1. Request a meeting to get detailed feedback

If you'd like more information about the marks you received for an assignment, the first thing you should do is email your lecturer or tutor and request a time to meet to discuss your assessment and feedback. This is encouraged under the Higher Education Assessment Procedure Section 10.

Make sure you provide your name, student number, and which course (subject) and assignment you are enquiring about. Often being able to discuss and ask questions about your feedback is helpful and will put you in a good position to prepare your next assignment for the course. It can be useful to have detailed notes of the conversation if you later decide to apply for a Review of Grades.

2. Request a second marking

In some cases, after receiving more feedback, you might still disagree with the marks that you have received. If the marks that you have received differs substantially from your usual marks, then you may request a second marking by writing to your course coordinator within the teaching period. Please note that in some courses, second marking happens automatically for assignments receiving under 50%. If this applies it should be written in the Course Description.

The relevant University Procedure is the Higher Education Assessment Procedure Section 9. B Requesting a second marking.

3. Apply for a Review of Grades

If there is a mark or final grade that you still disagree with at the end of the semester, a Review of Grades may be an appropriate option to make your case for having your assessment re-marked. Please note there are strict time limits to submit this application, and strict grounds on which you can appeal - please see the Students Regulation (Section 34).

ZN grades - What do they mean?

A ZN grade means that you have been granted a supplementary assessment.  If you have a ZN grade, check your student email for information about your supplementary assessment. Sometimes these emails don't arrive until the day after results are released. If you haven't received an email, or you need more information about the arrangements for your supplementary assessment, contact your Course Coordinator for that subject as soon as possible, as the supplementary assessment period is usually very close to results publication.

SI (Studies Impacted) Grades in Semester 1 2020

The SI grade was implemented as a short-term measure during the first wave of COVID19, and applied only to courses studied in Semester 1 2020 (term codes 2003, 2005, 2007). If you received an SI grade and are wondering what it means, or what your options are, please speak to Student Administration: 1800 333 864 or via the FRED portal.


Higher Education Assessment Procedure