Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the relevant Unit Head and document author and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Assessment Policy

Status Current
Effective Date 15th June 2021
Review Date 1st November 2023
Approval Authority Academic Senate
Approval Date 15th June 2021
Expiry Date Not Applicable
Unit Head Lucy Webster
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching)
Author Lucy Webster
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching)
Enquiries Contact Division of Learning and Teaching

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

June 2021 - Changes approved by Academic Senate under delegation GOV9, resolution AS170/6, change to processes for identifying and supporting students whose academic progress is unsatisfactory, and updates to refer appeals to the University Student Appeals Policy. Position and organisational units updated to reflect new organisational structures.


January 2021 - Division name changed from Research Office to Office of Research Services and Graduate Studies.


December 2020 - Minor change to academic progress appeals provision, improve consistency with delegations. Approved in accordance with the special conditions of GOV9.


December 2020 – Editorial changes in accordance with GOV10B, references to Director, Research updated to Dean, Graduate Studies.


October 2020 - Editorial changes in accordance with GOV10B to clarify and update position titles at clauses 103d and 132. A copy of the document prior to this change has been captured in the University’s record management system.


July 2020 - The Assessment Policy is an output of the academic governance review project. This policy was approved by Academic Senate at its meeting on 6 May 2020 (resolution AS164/8) in accordance with delegation schedule 1 GOV 9, to take effect from 1 November 2020.


The following policies are subsumed by this policy:


1. Academic Progress Policy (to be rescinded on 31 December 2020 so as not to apply to sessions starting on or after 1 January 2021) 2. Assessment Policy – Coursework Subjects 3. Assessment Principles Policy 4. Bachelor (Honours) Policy 5. Early Intervention Policy 6. Elite Athlete Policy 7. Examination Administration Policy 8. Examination Centres Policy 9. Examination Guidelines – Special Conditions in Exams 10. Examination Policy – Conducting Exams 11. Examination Question Papers and Stationery Policy 12.Examination Timetables Policy 13.Grade Centre Policy 14.International Full Fee-Paying Students – Monitoring Course Progress Policy (to be rescinded on 31 December 2020 so as not to apply to sessions starting on or after 1 January 2021) 15.Moderation Policy 16.Progress, Supervision and Assessment Policy – Coursework Programs with a Research Component 17.Special Consideration Policy 18.Student Progress in the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials Policy