Completion of Study Policy

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Last reviewed
Wed, 03 June 2015

Specifies when the Dean of Academic Administration may allow someone to complete studies from a previous semester

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Approved on: 14 Oct 2013
Review cycle: 3 Years
Owned by

Academic Standards and Risk Committee

Approved by

Academic Board

Category: 
Policy Contact: 
Secretary, Academic Standards and Risk Committee
Purpose: 

Specifies when the Dean of Academic Administration may allow someone to complete studies from a previous semester

Scope: 

This policy applies to all students

Statement: 

The College recognises that there are occasions when special circumstances disrupt a student’s study program. Such disruptions may range from inability to attend lectures or tutorials, delays in completing assessment work to withdrawal from units of study and/or discontinuance in the course.

Special circumstances recognised by the College include:-

  • a medical condition which has been identified or has changed, thereby preventing the student from continuing with his/her study
  • a change to family or personal circumstances beyond the control of the student. Such events may include:-
    • the death of a family member;
    • severe medical problems experienced by the student or a member of his/her family;
    • a change to the student’s financial circumstances owing to loss of employment or the collapse of a family business;
    • a change demanded by an employer, e.g. a transfer to another location or a major change to an employment contract; or
    • the breakdown of a marriage relationship.

In the event that the Dean of Academic Administration is satisfied that a special circumstance would have made it unreasonable to expect a student to continue with his/her studies at the time of the event which created the special circumstance, permission may be given for the student to finalise the units in which he/she was enrolled in earlier semesters but failed to complete.

The Dean or Registrar shall formalise the arrangement with a special arrangement and specify a time frame for completion. Generally, no further tuition fee payment will be required from the student who is completing units under these conditions.