Appeal Procedure (Academic)

PROCEDURE

Appeal Procedure (Academic)

This procedure outlines the processes which enable students to appeal against academic decisions.

POLICY

Appeal Policy (Academic)

NOTES FOR STUDENTS

Notes for Students (Appeals) 2023

APPEAL FORM (ENROLLED STUDENTS)

Stage 1 Appeal

A student may apply for a Review of Grade where:

  • the Unit Information, Unit Outline and/or LMS was not prepared in accordance with the Assessment Policy;

  • the assessment requirements as specified in the Unit Information, Unit Outline and/or LMS were varied in an unreasonable way;

  • assessment requirements specified in the Unit Information, Unit Outline and/or LMS were unreasonably or prejudicially applied to the student;

  • an error occurred in the computation of the grade; or

  • appropriate consideration has not been paid to the evidence of illness or misadventure that was previously provided to the University as part of an application.

An appeal of any other academic decision other than Review of Grades, must be based on at least one of the following criteria:

  • the decision-maker failed to follow Avondale policy and procedure, and/or

  • the policy or procedure was unreasonably or prejudicially applied to the student, and/or

  • relevant information which materially affected the decision was not considered.

The application must be submitted within 10 working days of the notification of the decision being appealed or of the release of grades, unless there are extenuating circumstances, which must be documented.

Stage 1 Student Appeal Form

Stage 2 Appeal

If a student believes that the outcome of a Stage1 appeal warrants subsequent appeal on the basis that the decision-maker failed to either:

  • follow Avondale policy and/or procedure, and/or

  • consider relevant information available at the time of the Stage 1 appeal which may have materially affected the outcome

they may make a Stage 2 appeal. This cannot simply consist of the re-submission of the appeal presented in Stage 1. Rather, it should be a request to review the process used in Stage 1 of the appeal.

A Stage 2 appeal must be lodged within 10 working days after the day on which the student received the notice of the outcome of their Stage 1 appeal.

Stage 2 Student Appeal Form

Stage 3 Appeal

If a student believes that the outcome of a Stage 2 appeal warrants subsequent appeal on the basis that the decision-maker failed to either:

  • follow Avondale policy and/or procedure, and/or

  • consider relevant information available at the time of the Stage 1 appeal which may have materially affected the outcome

they may make a Stage 3 appeal. This cannot simply consist of the re-submission of the appeal presented in Stage 2.

A Stage 3 appeal must be lodged within 10 working days after the day on which the student received the notice of the outcome of their Stage 2 appeal.

Stage 3 Student Appeal Form

APPEAL FORM (NON-ENROLLED STUDENTS)

Non-Enrolled Student Academic Appeal Form 2022

DOCUMENTATION

Professional practitioner certificate 2024


Policy Owner: Provost

Approving Body: Academic Board

Date Approved: 11 July 2023