1. The grounds in which the students can lodge for an appeal are:
(a) that the student believes that an error has occurred in the calculation of the marks;
(b) that the assessment decision is inconsistent with the published assessment requirements or assessment criteria; and
(c) that the student believes that the decision on examination misconduct is inconsistent with the policy, or there is a denial of natural justice, or the penalty is excessive, or there is new evidence that was not available at the time of decision.
2. The following are not accepted as grounds for an appeal:
(a) The close proximity of the result to another level of grade; comparison with the performance of another student or students;
(b) The student’s believes that the result does not commensurate with his effort;
(c) Issues relating to the permanent residency status or potential status of the student;
(d) The visa status of the student;
(e) Financial difficulties experienced by the student; and
(f) Issues relating to the employment prospects of the student.
3. Students can only appeal on the assessment results within fourteen (14) working days from the date of release.
4. Decisions on the appeal will be communicated to the students within fourteen (14) working days from the date of lodging the appeal.
5. Appeal procedures are communicated to the students in the website, Student Handbook, during Orientation and by the Manager of Admin/SAE.
6. All appeals are processed by the Manager of Admin/SAE and these will be submitted to the Teaching and Learning Committee(TLC), which is a sub-committee of Board of Examiners and Board of Academics.
7. Any decisions made by the TLC on appeals from the students will be endorsed to the Board of Examiners for final review and approval.
8. Final decisions on appeal will be communicated to the students by the Manager of Admin/SAE within fourteen (14) working days after the date of lodging the appeal.