Appeal against assessment

Students who have evidence that the mark or result they were awarded for an assessment task is inaccurate, are encouraged to raise their concerns with the Unit Coordinator.

Alternatively they may lodge a formal appeal against their assessment results.

Step 1: Request a review

Contact your Unit Coordinator via email and identify if you are appealing against the mark of a particular assessment task or the final mark awarded for the unit. Outline your evidence that the mark you were awarded is inaccurate and request a review of your result.

If you are unable to contact your Unit Coordinator to request a review within the timeframe above you can lodge a formal appeal without a review.

If appropriate, the Unit Coordinator may refer you to the member of staff responsible for marking the work.

Where this seems warranted, the Unit Coordinator may arrange for the assessment task concerned to be re-marked and notify you of the outcome.

In most cases the issue will be able to be resolved at this stage, however if you are unsatisfied with the outcome you may lodge a formal appeal.

Step 2: Lodge a formal appeal in writing

Submit a formal appeal by completing and submitting the Formal Appeal Against Assessment Form within 10 working days of the date when you received the mark for the assessment task.

You will need to document the reason you feel you were inaccurately assessed.

The appeal will be determined within 10 working days of it being received. Once a decision has been made on the appeal you will be advised of the outcome immediately and in any case, no later than three working days from the date of the decision.

The decision of the Head of School (or authorised officer) is final.