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Student Academic Progress

Supporting our students is a priority, and one of the ways we do this is by monitoring each students’ academic progress.

As a student, you are required to maintain satisfactory academic results and complete your program within a specified time. We acknowledge that every student is unique, and at different times throughout your studies there may be periods when you experience difficulties. If we identify this early, we can help you. There are a range of support services and people who can help you succeed.

A Student’s Academic Progress is not program specific and is retained when transferring from one Award Program to another.

Commonwealth supported students commencing in 2022 may be required to maintain a completion rate in their program, in order to retain eligibility for a Commonwealth Supported Place.

Academic progress stages

After each release of results, we will contact students who may benefit from additional support. If you are successfully progressing towards completing your program, you will not be assigned to any of the Academic Progress stages and may access support as you need it.

The first time you meet one or more of the following criteria, you will be identified as a Stage 1 Priority Student:

  • failed a Course and enrolled in that Course for a second time or
  • failed one or more Courses, but less than 50% of your Courses in your most recent Teaching Period.

You will need to improve to ensure you do not progress to a further Stage. You are encouraged to:

Your academic progress will return to satisfactory when you pass all Courses in the most recent completed Teaching Period, unless you have previously failed the course.

You will be identified as a Stage 2 Assisted Student, if you continue not to meet academic progression requirements and meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • failed 50% or more of your Course load in the most recent Teaching Period
  • failed one Course or its equivalent for the second time
  • enrolled in a Course for the third time
  • enrolled in a compulsory work-integrated learning (WIL) practicum or placement or project Course for the second time
  • failed a compulsory work-integrated learning (WIL) practicum or placement or project Course
  • readmitted to the same or different program, following a period of Exclusion.

As an Assisted student, you are required to:

When you are identified as a Stage 2 Assisted Student for the first time, you will remain in Stage 2 for a minimum of two Teaching Periods, unless you meet the criteria for Stage 3 after your first Teaching Period as a Stage 2 Assisted Student.

If you continue to not make satisfactory progress towards completing your program, you are at risk of exclusion for a maximum of 12 months.

If you have been identified as a Stage 2 Assisted Student for at least one Teaching Period and meet one or more of the following criteria, you will be issued with a Notice of Intention to be Excluded from your program:

  • failed 50% or more of the Courses attempted in your most recent Teaching Period as a Stage 2 student
  • failed the same Course, or its equivalent, a third time
  • failed a compulsory WIL, practicum, placement or project Course for a second time.

If you receive a Notice of Intention to be Exclude, you are required to complete a Show Cause. 

As a student visa holder your academic progress is linked to your student visa. You are expected to maintain satisfactory program progress and complete your program within the standard completion timeframe. Under the ESOS act, the university is required to monitor your academic progression and report to the Department of Home Affairs when your progress impacts your enrolment.

It is important that you are aware of any conditions attached to your student visa. For a full explanation of the conditions, visit the Department of Home Affairs website.

Not meeting satisfactory academic progress will lengthen the duration of your program and you may need to apply for an extension of your eCOE and student visa.

If you are not meeting your course requirements and that results in exclusion from your program, the University is required to notify the Department of Home Affairs. As a result, your student visa will likely be impacted, and you will need to contact the Department of Home Affairs.

Support for you

To help you succeed in your studies, we offer a large variety of services that you can access any time.
Listen to your concerns, suggest resources, make referrals and support you in meeting your academic goals
Student Advisor
Study tips, support groups and development of academic skills
Study Support
Welfare, Counselling, Disability support and financial assistance
Student Wellbeing
Assistance with general questions and refer to other support teams
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