Resubmission Policy

Status


Approved

To inform students about when they may resubmit an assessment task.

Public
visibility
Approved on: 01 Feb 2012
Amended on: 20 Jul 2015
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: 

To inform students about when they may resubmit an assessment task.

Scope: 

This policy applies to both VET and Higher Education students of the College.

Statement: 

VET students are permitted to resubmit tasks during the duration of a competency-based unit until they are competent. Once competency has been demonstrated, no further resubmissions are allowed.

A Higher Education student may apply for resubmission based on one of following three categories.

  • failure due to poor quality of work
  • failure due to late submission
  • breach of academic integrity.

Each category is treated differently. The result given for the resubmitted assessment task becomes the recorded grade.

Category 1 (failure due to poor quality of work)

A student who receives a mark of 45-49% on an assessment task submitted when required is permitted to resubmit the assessment task provided the following guidelines are met.

  • Either the lecturer requests the student to resubmit or the student has discussed the possibility of a resubmission with the Academic in Charge who has agreed to such.  In either case the student must complete the  Resubmission Request form.
  • The revised essay must be submitted no more than 2 weeks after the approval of the request for resubmission. The resubmitted assessment task will be graded on its merit but a result of not more than 64% will be recorded for the assessment task.
  • ​There will be no opportunity for a subsequent resubmission.

A student who receives a mark of 44% or less on an assessment task submitted when required is not permitted to resubmit the assessment task. In the event that this result causes them to fail the unit and the unit is a core unit for the student's course the student must re-enroll in the unit, pay all associated fees and complete all the work specified in the Unit Guide to permit recording of a result for the re-enrolled unit.

Category 2 (failure due to late submission)

A students who fails an assessment task due to late submission but does not consequently fail the unit is not permitted to resubmit.

A student who fails to submit an assessment task by 5 days after the due date is not permitted to resubmit.

A student who fails an assessment task due to the application of the late submission penalty and consequently fails the unit may be permitted to submit a new assessment task provided they are expected to graduate at the end of the current semester and the following criteria are met:

  • The student must make an appointment with their Course Advisor to discuss the possibility of submission of a new assessment task and complete the Resubmission Request form.
  • ​The Academic Standards and Risk Committee agrees that the student is allowed to submit a new assessment task.
  • The new assessment task must be based on a different question to the first assessment task.
  • The new assessment task must be submitted within three weeks of the Resubmission Request form being approved by the Academic Standards and Risk Committee.
  • The resubmitted assessment task will not attract the original late penalty, but will attract any further penalties if submitted after the arranged date, as per the Late Assignments / Extension Policy. The resubmitted assessment task will be graded on its merit.
  • ​There will be no opportunity for a subsequent resubmission.

Category 3 (breach of academic integrity)

A student who has breached academic integrity may be permitted to resubmit an assessment task with appropriate acknowledgements of sources and correct references/citations. This will be processed according to the Academc Integrity Policy.