Final Unit to Complete
After results are released at the end of a study period, you may be eligible to apply through this process to finalise your degree if you have one credit point remaining.
You may be eligible to apply for either a Pass Conceded (PC) grade or a Supplementary Assessment:
To be eligible for a Pass Conceded, the following requirements need to be satisfied:
1. It is the final unit of your degree (e.g. you have completed 23 of 24 credit points); and
2. A unit result of between 45% and 49% (inclusive) in a unit studied in any study period of your course; and
3. You have not failed any hurdle requirement for the unit; and
4. You have not previously been awarded a PC grade:
- for any other unit in your single degree; or
- for any other unit in the relevant component of a double degree; and
5. Fail grades in other units not exceeding the number of units specified in the following table:
|Two-year undergraduate course||a fail in no more than two other units|
|Three-year undergraduate course||a fail grade in no more than three other units|
|Four- or five-year undergraduate course||a fail grade in no more than four other units|
|Double degree||a fail grade in no more than two other units in the relevant course - a student is eligible to be considered for a pass conceded grade in each of the component courses|
|Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma||a fail grade in no more than one other unit|
|Masters by coursework||a fail grade in no more than two other units.|
Outcome: if awarded, final unit will become a PC grade and student will be eligible to graduate
To be eligible for a Supplementary Assessment, the following requirements need to be satisfied:
- It is the final unit of your degree (e.g. you have completed 23 of 24 credit points); and
- A mark/grade of between 40 N and 49 N (inclusive) in that unit; and
- The unit must have been studied in the last 12 months. For example;
- If your final study period is Trimester 3, consideration can be given for units you studied in the preceding Trimester 2 or Trimester 1.
- If your final study period was Trimester 1 and you didn't study in the previous Trimester 3, consideration is only given to the final study period and the preceding Trimester 2.
- If your final study period is Semester 2, consideration is given to units in this final study period and the preceding Semester 1.
If you have attempted the unit multiple times, consideration will only be given to your most recent attempt of the unit.
Outcome: if awarded, a Supplementary Assessment (either an assessment task or exam) with a maximum possible final mark/grade of 50P. If a 50P is not achieved the result will revert to the published result prior to Supplementary Assessment being granted.
Where a relevant unit had an exam, you will be offered a supplementary exam (SAE) to be schedule in the next available sup/special exam period.
Where the relevant unit did not have an exam, you will be offered a supplementary piece of assessment (SAA), to be organised by the faculty.
In 2020 the University’s Academic Board approved a special temporary grading schema for all relevant unit results throughout 2020. These result bands may relate to a Pass Conceded (PC) or Supplementary Assessment application as follows:
- Fail Band A – 45% - 49% (aligned with Pass Conceded, if all other criteria is met)
- Fail Band B – 40% - 44% (previously aligned with Supplementary Assessment, but no longer applicable as the unit must have been studied in the last 12 months)
- Fail Band C – below 40% (not eligible for either Pass Conceded or Supplementary Assessment)
How to apply
You can apply for either a Pass Conceded or Supplementary Assessment within 5 working days from the date of official notification of the results for a course.
You must meet the eligibility as described for each process above.
Please note that:
- This process is only for students who are one credit point short of completing their degree
- If you still require more than one credit point to complete your degree, you are not eligible to apply
- Final Unit to Complete will not be accepted in either of the two degrees of a double degree until you have satisfied the course rules for both degrees and require 1 credit point to complete either one or both degrees (i.e. you will be eligible to graduate from the double degree if you are granted Final Unit to Complete and are awarded a Pass Conceded or Supplementary Assessment and successfully complete that unit)
- The Faculty Committee will usually award a Pass Conceded (PC) grade over Supplementary Assessment if you are eligible for both
- Neither PC grades nor Supplementary Assessments will be awarded for practicum or work placement units (for Faculty of Arts and Education - work placement units where the placement (hurdle requirement) has not been passed), or units that are worth 2 credit points
- If you opt for a Supplementary Assessment, the outcome does not guarantee a pass in the unit, and is final with no further opportunity for any additional Supplementary Assessment, Pass Conceded or Review of Result.
You may be eligible to apply for either a Pass Conceded or Supplementary Assessment.
Pass Conceded applications that are deemed eligible will award you a 'PC' grade with no mark value and will be listed against the unit on your academic transcript.
- In some cases (e.g. professional recognition requirements), you may need to consider applying for a Supplementary Assessment instead.
Supplementary Assessment applications that are deemed eligible may either award you a supplementary assessment item (e.g. assignment) or a supplementary exam, at the discretion of the Faculty Committee and Unit Chair.
- The maximum mark/grade that will be awarded to you will be a 50P, irrespective of your performance.
- If you fail your supplementary assessment, your final grade will revert to the original mark/grade for that unit with no further opportunity for additional assessment or review.
If you are eligible for both, the Faculty Committee will usually award you a PC grade.
Pass Conceded applications that are deemed eligible and awarded will list a 'PC' grade with no mark value against the unit on your academic transcript.
Supplementary Assessment applications that are deemed eligible will award you a final mark/grade that is calculated based on your performance in the supplementary assessment item and the unit overall. This final mark/grade may still be a fail.
Applications for either Pass Conceded or Supplementary Assessment will be considered in accordance with University policies and procedures.
This process is pursuant to the 'Final Unit to Complete' provision, described in clauses 60-65 of the Assessment (Higher Education Courses) Procedure
Faculty of Arts and Education:
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 (Psychology)
- Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Early Childhood (E420) may only apply for a Conceded Pass on a level 4 unit.
Faculty of Business and Law:
LLB professional recognition requirements will make a Pass Conceded grade inappropriate even where all criteria have been met. If you are in this category, please seek advice from a Student Adviser.
Ready to apply?
Complete the Final Unit to Complete application form
You will be notified of the outcome by email via your Deakin email.
If you have any questions about your application, please email your faculty:
- Course codes starting with A or E - Faculty of Arts and Education - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course codes starting with M - Faculty of Business and Law - email@example.com
- Course codes starting with H - Faculty of Health - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course codes starting with S - Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment -
- Course codes starting with D - find your course code in the table below and contact the appropriate faculty:
|D303, D304, D305, D310, D311, D313, D317, D338, D347, D351, D380, D390||Faculty of Arts and Education|
|D312, D321, D322, D323, D325, D330, D331, D335, D353, D354, D358, D359, D366, D371, D385, D396, D397, D707, D711, D712, D713||Faculty of Business and Law|
|D301, D302, D333, D355, D381, D387, D388, D391, D394||Faculty of Health|
|D320, D329, D336, D364, D372, D373, D375||Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment|
If you cannot find your course code in the list, please contact Student Central and speak to a Student Adviser.