Appeal an Academic Progress Committee Exclusion

Internal appeal on procedural grounds

Students who are excluded from their academic career due to unsatisfactory academic progression are able to appeal on procedural grounds the decision of the Academic Progress Committee to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor.

Time in which to lodge a procedural appeal

Students have 20 working days from the confirmation of exclusion letter. This date is included in the confirmation of exclusion letter.

Grounds for procedural appeal

An appeal to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor is limited to procedural grounds only. This means you must identify where the University has not followed its academic progress rules, policies and/or procedures correctly and appropriately.

How to lodge a procedural appeal

  • Review the Academic Progress Rule
  • A formal written appeal must be lodged to the Academic Standards & Quality Office (ASQO) by the deadline stipulated in the confirmation of exclusion advice (20 working days from the date of the advice)
  • The appeal must be addressed to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, but sent to ASQO as this office co-ordinates these appeals
  • The appeal letter and supporting documentation can be either hand-delivered to Student Central or emailed to the contact email on this page

Outcome of the procedural appeal

Procedural appeals are determined as soon as practicable.

If the procedural appeal is unsuccessful and the exclusion decision is not changed, any current/conditional enrolment will be cancelled. Any tuition fees paid will be refunded and you will not be entitled to receive results for this period of enrolment.   

International students

International students' electronic confirmaiton of enrolment (eCoE) will be maintained during the procedural appeal period.

External appeal

Students who are excluded from their academic career due to unsatisfactory academic progression, and who have appealed unsuccessfully to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, may appeal the decision to an external agency. Commonly students appeal these decisions to the Commonwealth Ombudsman.

How to lodge an external appeal

Students have 20 working days from the date of the procedural appeal outcome letter; students should follow the lodgement instructions provided by the external agency.

Please advise ASQO that you have lodged an external appeal and provide the appeal lodgement number.

Outcome of the external appeal

If the external appeal is unsuccessful and the exclusion decision is not changed, any current/conditional enrolment will be cancelled. Any tuition fees paid will be refunded and you will not be entitled to receive results for this period of enrolment.   

International students

If ASQO is not aware that an external appeal has been lodged, action may be taken to cancel your eCoE once the procedural appeal period has expired.

Your eCoE will be maintained during the external appeal period if you appeal within the given timeframe and advise ASQO of the external appeal lodgement details.