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Medals and with Distinction

Medals and with Distinction

If you’ve recently completed the final semester of your academic program, and have received your Congratulations Graduand! email, you could also be eligible for a medal or with Distinction.

Your Faculty will automatically assess your eligibility, and you will be notified by the Graduations Office at the *appropriate time (see table below).

University Medals, the University’s most prestigious award, are awarded to a small number of graduates whose academic performance in the graded courses of the program studied has been consistently of the highest order, and who have displayed high levels of independent and critical thought, and effective communication.

Faculty Medals are awarded to graduates whose academic performance in the graded courses of the program studied has been consistently of the highest order, and who have displayed high levels of independent and critical thought and effective communication.

Where do I find my current Grade Point Average (GPA)?

Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculation Schedule - see Criteria 3.4 Calculation of GPA for Medals and for with Distinction

Medals and Awards with Distinction Schedule - see Criteria 3.1 - 3.4 

*When does this take place for graduands, and what happens next?

 Final Semester  Faculty Assessment  Notification communication
 My eQuals digital graduation document/s update
 S1 2020 mid-late Aug 2020 late Aug 2020
 S2 2020 late Nov 2020
late Feb 2021
early Dec 2020
early Mar 2021
 S3 2020 mid Mar 2021
early April 2021

Where is your medal or with Distinction recorded on your official graduation documents?

 Recognition Official Academic Transcript Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS)  Testamur
 University Medal  No  Yes  No
 Faculty Medal  No  Yes  No
 with Distinction (undergraduate program)  Yes  Yes  Yes
 with Distinction (postgraduate program)  Yes  Yes  Yes