Academic Progress and Integrity

FAPDC information specific to the Faculty of Arts and Education.

For Students:

Re-admission after Academic Exclusion - click here to expand

Re-admission after Academic Exclusion 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION (please read before completing your application):

The below application is to be used to apply for course re-admission following academic exclusion. The minimum period of exclusion from a course is one academic year, pursuant to section 8.2 of Regulation 05.03 (1) - Assessment and Academic Progress in Higher Education Award Courses.

Any pending matters with the University Appeals Committee (UAC) or any external bodies (eg. Ombudsman) must be resolved before your re-admission application can be processed.

Please note: If you wish to apply for re-admission after discontinuation for reasons other than exclusion (e.g. non-payment of fees, voluntary withdrawal from studies or allowing enrolment to lapse) please visit the Apply for Re-admission web page.

To re-commence study in Trimester 1: must apply before August 30 (of the previous year)

To re-commence study in Trimester 2: must apply before April 30

To re-commence study in Trimester 3: must apply before August 30

What to include: Your application for re-admission should outline any work, study and other actions undertaken whilst excluded, and should demonstrate why you will be more successful in your studies if re-admitted back into your course. Please explain how you have and/or plan to manage any previous issues which may have contributed to your exclusion.

Please ensure you attach copies of relevant supporting documentation to this form (eg. Resume, references, transcripts etc).

Extended Intermission Application - click here to expand

Applying for Extended Intermission 

Students wishing to apply for any further period of intermission (beyond one Academic Year) must apply to the Faculty Academic Progress and Discipline Committee (FAPDC) by completing an online application form. On this form you must provide detailed reasons why you are unable to undertake your studies in the trimester/s you wish to intermit.

You must provide appropriate documentation to support your request.

Please note: An application for extended intermission should be made at least one week before the Census date

Review of Result - click here to expand

Review of Result 

Please be aware that an application for review of result can be made only after the release of results. You cannot use this form to apply to waive a late penalty or to apply retrospectively for special consideration.

Given the complex nature of some reviews, it is not possible to stipulate a turnaround time for applications.

If your assessment has been failed as a result of an Academic Integrity matter you are ineligible to apply for a Review of Result for that assessment.

An application for Review of Result must be made within five working days of the official release and publication of results at the end of the study period. All marks for individual assessment tasks are provisional until the final unit results have been approved for release by the Faculty Committee.

Trimester 3, 2017

University result release:

Thursday 1 March 2018 at 6.00pm

FAPDC Review of Result period:

Friday 2 March - Thursday 8 March 2018

When completing your application please ensure you select the correct area for review -  

  • An administrative review of your result 

An administrative review of result involves a detailed check of the arithmetical accuracy of your mark and grade (calculation and recording) not a remark of assessment. For comparison purposes please provide a list of the assignments completed by you and the mark/grade awarded in each case.

  • A remark of your assessment/assignment

To request that an assessment/assignment be re-marked you MUST attach the original assignment as returned to you after marking and a fresh copy of the same assignment for review. If you have contacted the Unit Chair about this issue please attach all correspondence.

Final Unit to Complete (FUTC) (Pass Conceded/Supplementary Assessment) - click here to expand

Final Unit to Complete (FUTC) 

This application is for students enrolled in Faculty of Arts and Education courses only.

You must apply to the faculty in which your course is owned:
Course codes starting with A: Faculty of Arts and Education (use this application - see below)
Course codes starting with E: Faculty of Arts and Education (use this application - see below)
Course codes starting with H: Faculty of Health
Course codes starting with M: Faculty of Business and Law
Course codes starting with S: Faculty of Science Engineering and Built Environment
Course codes starting with D: Combined degrees, check with each Faculty

The 'Final Unit to Complete' (FUTC) provision is outlined in clauses 46-51 of the Assessment (Higher Education Courses) Procedure and offers students who are one credit point short of completing their degree to apply for either a Pass Conceded or Supplementary Assessment.  If you are more than one credit point short of completing your degree, you are not eligible to apply.

Applications for either a Pass Conceded or Supplementary Assessment are considered by the Faculty Academic Progress and Discipline Committee (FAPDC) of the Faculty you are enrolled in, not the Faculty that taught the particular unit.

Applications must be made within 5 working days of Result Release / finalisation of your result for your next-to-final credit point required for completion of your course.

Please note the following rules:

  • The Faculty Academic Progress and Discipline Committee will award a PC grade over Supplementary Assessment if the student is eligible for both.
  • Neither PC grades nor Supplementary Assessment will be awarded for practicum or work placement fails or units worth 2 credit points.
  • In relation to combined degree programs (e.g. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Commerce), a student is eligible to be considered for a Pass Conceded grade in each of the component degrees.
  • In some courses, a PC grade cannot be awarded for core units in courses requiring professional registration. These include but are not limited to the following courses:
    • Bachelor of Arts (Public Relations)
    • Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)
    • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
    • Master of Communication (Public Relations specialism)
    • Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Early Childhood course (E420) may only apply for a Conceded Pass on a level 4 unit.

If you have not met all the requirements, your application will be rejected.

Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Pass Conceded (PC) grade requirements: 

  1. This is the final unit of your degree (e.g. you have completed 23 of 24 credit points)
  2. You have a unit result of between 45% and 49% (inclusive) in a unit studied in any trimester of your course;
  3. You have received a fail grade for no more than the number of units specified in the table below:

Degree type

Number of units in which fail grade may have been received

Associate degree

A fail grade in no more than two other units

Three-year undergraduate degree

A fail grade in no more than three other units

Four- or five-year undergraduate degree

A fail grade in no more than four other units

Combined degrees

A fail grade in no more than two other units in the relevant degree of the combined degree program

Graduate Certificate
Graduate Diploma

A fail in no more than one other unit


A fail in no more than two other units

OUTCOME: If awarded, final unit will become a PC grade and student will be eligible to graduate.

Please note: 

  • PC grades cannot be awarded to students that have been awarded a Pass Conceded grade for any other unit in the course or articulated suite of courses
  • PC grades cannot be awarded if professional registration requirement preclude this. In such situations, students are offered Supplementary Assessment if they meet criteria 1 to 3 above.

Supplementary Assessment

Supplementary Assessment requirements:

  1. Final unit of degree (e.g. has completed 23 of 24 credit points)
  2. A unit result of between 40% and 49% (inclusive)
  3. The unit was studied during the last 12 months (e.g. the trimester just completed and the two trimesters before that)

Supplementary Assessment/Exam -

- Where a relevant unit had an exam the student will be offered a supplementary exam (SAE grade) to be scheduled in the next available sup/special exam period. See important dates in the University Handbook

- Where a relevant unit did not have an exam a student will be offered a supplementary piece of assessment (SAA Grade) to be organised by the Faculty

OUTCOME: If awarded, will be either


Exact task to be determined in consultation between FAPDC Chair and Unit Chair

Capped at a maximum result of 50P for the unit.

For all Deakin students

For Staff: 

Visit the Faculty Staff wiki for additional information and forms specifically for staff use.

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