Academic status appeal

If you have been placed on Terminated status it is possible there were factors outside your control that have affected your work which your lecturers were unaware of. For this reason, the academic status appeal process is available.

Full details regarding academic status and academic status appeals processes are contained within the Assessment and Student Progression Manual in Curtin Policies.

Step 1: Request for review

  • Submit a request for review within 20 working days of receiving your formal notification of termination through your Official Communication Channel.  
  • Confirmation of receipt of your request will be sent to you through your Official Communication Channel in OASIS. 
  • Continue as normal with your payments, enrolments or attending classes.  
  • Notification of outcome will be sent to you through your Official Communication Channel in OASIS within 10 working days.  
  • If successful check your enrolment and continue your course.  
  • If unsuccessful accept the decision or lodge a formal appeal to the Student Progress Appeal Committee. 

What to include in your request for review

Your request needs to include:  

Email to examinations@curtin.edu.au using the subject line: 

Request for Review Termination – [Student ID] [Student Name] 

If you are unable to email your request for review, please contact the Examinations Office to discuss alternative options within 20 working days of being notified of your termination from your course. 

Request for review letter

If you wish to request a review of the decision to terminate you from your course, you will need to set out in writing the reasons for your request and include relevant documents that support your claim. Your request for review letter must include: 

  • your full name 
  • your student number 
  • your address 
  • your course of study 
  • your current academic status
  • the grounds for your request for review, which must be stated in detail and should include: 
    • what went wrong and how it affected you and your studies 
    • what you have done about it 
    • what plans you have made to improve the situation.

Supporting documentation

You need to include any documentation that supports your grounds for appeal, such as: 

  • A medical certificate from a registered medical practitioner which specifies the length and severity of the illness or injury.  
  • A letter of support from a registered psychologist 
  • A letter of support from a Minister of religion 
  • A letter of support from an authorised officer in the emergency services or Australian Defence Force.

Step 2: Lodge a formal appeal

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your request for review, you may lodge a formal appeal with the Student Progress Appeals Committee (SPAC). 

  • Submit a written appeal to the Student Progress Appeal Committee (SPAC) within 10 days of your notification of outcome.  
  • Response to your appeal will be provided through your Official Communication Channel in OASIS within 10 working days. 
  • If your appeal is successful check your enrolment and continue your course.  
  • If unsuccessful accept the decision or request that your appeal is considered by an independent person. 

Instructions for lodging a formal appeal 

Complete the Appeal to Student Progress Appeals Committee coversheet [link]. 

Send to examinations@curtin.edu.au using the subject line: 

SPAC appeal – [Student ID] [Student Name] 

If you are unable to email your SPAC appeal, please contact the Examinations Office to discuss alternative options within 10 working days of being notified of the outcome to your request for review.  

This form will be added to your request for review and forwarded onto the Chair of the Student Progress Appeals Committee and these documents will be used by the committee to assess the appeal.