Results key

Here you will find results, grades and their meaning.

Special 2020 Grading Schema

This schedule applies to all grading of assessment in higher education courses for Trimester 1/Semester 1, Trimester 2/Semester 2 and Trimester 3 2020.

Result grades, enrolment status indicators and percentage marks for units of study
ResultDescriptionPercentage / meaning
HD High Distinction 80% and over
D Distinction 70% – 79%
C Credit 60% – 69%
P Pass 50% – 59%
NFailbelow 50%
NA Fail Band A 45% - 49% (2020 COVID-19 Pandemic Grade)
NB Fail Band B 40% - 44% (2020 COVID-19 Pandemic Grade)
NC Fail Band C below 40% (2020 COVID-19 Pandemic Grade)
UP Ungraded passused when pass or fail are the only possible outcomes for the unit
UNUngraded failused when pass or fail are the only possible outcomes for the unit
PCPass concededa grade that may be awarded by the relevant Faculty Committee for one unit in any course to enable a student to satisfy the requirements of the course in which they are enrolled, provided that the student has achieved a minimum of 45% in the unit and satisfied any other requirements as specified in the Assessment (Higher Education Courses) procedure
EPExternal Institution passused when a student obtains a pass or a higher grade in a unit completed at another institution under a cross-institutional enrolment arrangement
ENExternal Institution failused when a student obtains fail grade in a unit completed at another institution under a cross-institutional enrolment arrangement
XNFail, not assessedfor those students who did not submit any of the required assessment
WNWithdrawn failFail withdrawn after deadline for withdrawing: academic penalty incurred (default zero mark)
SAEAssessment pendingsupplementary assessment task (examination) awarded by the relevant Faculty Committee
SAAAssessment pendingsupplementary assessment task awarded by the relevant Faculty Committee
RIResult not finalisedshould only be used where it is not possible to finalise an individual student’s result at the time of submission of results
RIAAssessment pendingspecial assessment task granted in response to application for special consideration (outcome 4)
RICResult incompleteresult incomplete in T1-scheduled practicum unit due to COVID-19-related restrictions
RIEAssessment pendingspecial assessment task (examination) granted in response to application for special consideration (outcome 3)
RPResult not applicablefor a unit that commences in one academic year and is completed in another academic year or for linked units that are studied concurrently or in subsequent study periods
RWResult withheld
XANot to be assessed yetshould only be used where it is not possible to finalise results for all students in a unit at the time of submission of results due to the particular requirements of the unit
WEWithdrawn earlywithdrawn by relevant census date
WLWithdrawn latewithdrawn without academic penalty
WRWithdrawndebt remission without academic penalty
Grades for honours units and courses
AbbreviationGradePercentage
H1 First Class Honours 80% and over
H2A Second Class Honours Division A 70 – 79%
H2B Second Class Honours Division B 60 – 69%
H3 Third Class Honours 50 – 59%

Weighted Average Mark

The Weighted Average Mark (WAM) for a course is calculated as follows:

Sum of (number of credit points for unit x mark for unit)/ total number of credit points.

For the purposes of the calculation:

  • Only units studied by a student at Deakin University will be included. This excludes units completed at another institution under a cross-institutional study arrangement or for which credit towards a Deakin course has been granted.
  • Units will not be included with the following grades recorded in T1/S1 2020: NA, NB, NC, XN, WN
  • Units will be included where any of the following grades have been achieved: HD, D, C, P, N, PC

The following marks will be used for the purposes of the calculation:

Grade Mark used
HD, D, C, P Assigned mark
PC 50
N0
For combined course

The calculation of the WAM for a course that is a component of a combined or dual course only includes the units that are undertaken as part of the component course. For example, for a combined Bachelor of A/Bachelor of B consisting of 32 credit points in total, the calculation of the WAM for course A will include the units (16 credit points) that are undertaken as part of course A and the calculation of the WAM for course B will include the units (16 credit points) that are undertaken as part of course B.

For combined course which consist of 40 credit points in total, the calculation would be based on a 16/24 split.

There may be variations to the 16/16 or 16/24 splits depending on the combined course structure as outlined in the relevant accreditation documents.

Undergrad and Postgrad

Unit Result Table
ResultDescriptionMeaning
HD High Distinction 80% and over
D Distinction 70 - 79%
C Credit 60 - 69%
P Pass 50 - 59%
N Fail below 50%
UP Ungraded Pass used when pass or fail are the only possible outcomes for the unit
UN Ungraded Fail used when pass or fail are the only possible outcomes for the unit
PC Pass Conceded a grade that may be awarded by the relevant Faculty Committee for one unit in any course to enable a student to satisfy the requirements of the course in which they are enrolled, provided that the student has achieved a minimum of 45% in the unit and satisfied any other requirements as specified in the Assessment (Higher Education Courses) procedure.
EP External Institution Pass     used when a student obtains a pass or higher grade in a unit completed at another institution under a cross-institutional enrolment arrangement.
EN External Institution Fail used when a student obtains a fail grade in a unit completed at another institution under a cross-institutional enrolment arrangement.
RI Result not finalised used where it is not possible to finalise an individual student's result at the time of submission of results
RIA Result not finalised special assessment task granted in response to application for Special Consideration (outcome 4)
RIE Result not finalised special assessment task (examination) granted in response to application for Special Consideration (outcome 3)
RP Result not applicable a unit that commences in one academic year and is completed in another academic year or for linked units that are studied concurrently or in subsequent teaching periods
RW Result withheld
SAA Assessment pending supplementary assessment task awarded by the relevant Faculty Committee
SAE Assessment pending supplementary assessment task (examination) awarded by the relevant Faculty Committee
WE Withdrawn early withdrawn by relevant census date
WL Withdrawn late Withdrawn without academic penalty after relevant census date
WN Withdrawn fail Fail, withdrawn after deadline for withdrawing, academic penalty incurred, default zero mark
WR Withdrawn Withdrawn, debt remission, without academic penalty
XA Not to be assessed yet used where it is not possible to finalise results for all students in a unit at the time of submission of results due to the particular requirements of the unit (e.g. clinical placement)
XN Failure, not assessed used for those students who did not submit any of the required assessment

Honours

Grades listed below are used for units studied during the honours year and are recorded against the course when a student's qualified status is determined.

Results codes and descriptions for Honours courses
ResultDescriptionMeaning
H1 First Class Honours 80% and over
H2A Second Class Honours Division A 70 - 79%
H2B Second Class Honours Division B 60 - 69%
H3 Third Class Honours 50 - 59%

Research

The following grades shall be used for students enrolled in Masters by Research and PhD courses ONLY

Results and descriptions for Higher Degrees by Research
ResultDescription
SP Satisfactory progress
IP Progress report not finalised
IPR Incomplete progress (through no fault of the candidates)
UPR Unsatisfactory progress

Research students undertaking coursework units, please refer to the Result Key for Undergraduate and Postgraduate units on this page.

Credentials

The following grades shall be used for students assessed for Professional Practice Credentials ONLY.

Results codes and descriptions for Professional Practice Credentials
ResultDescription
SAT Satisfied
NSAT Not Satisfied

Archived results

There are results listed below which are not currently used, but have been part of the grading schema since 1993.

Results no longer used showing result code, description and more detailed meaning
ResultDescriptionMeaning
WRN Withdrawn Withdrawn, debit remission, with academic penalty (normally applied where a student withdraws from a unit for the second time or following the unsuccessful completion of a significant assessment component)
XL Individual progression (self paced learning units) Used for Deakin Australia (Technology Management Courses) where the unit is being continued in the next semester

Results prior to 1993

Originally founded in 1975, Deakin University has had important links with many other tertiary educational institutions throughout Victoria. Subsequent amalgamations have meant that the historical records of results for students who attended these institutions are currently held by Deakin University and are available on request as a Deakin University Academic Transcript.

Other institutions which in the past were affiliated with Deakin University are:

  • Warrnambool Institute of Advanced Education
  • Gordon Institute of Technology
  • State College of Victoria / Victoria College: Burwood, Prahran, Rusden, Toorak.

Prior to 1993 different grading schema were used at various institutions. While some appeared similar to the current grading schema, grade conversions do not necessarily correspond to the current grading schema. This document outlines grade codes for institutions and courses prior to 1993.

Key to Results - Prior to 1993
codevalue
AA Annually assessed
ABS Fail
C Credit
C# Credit after reassessment
CG Credit granted
CO Competent
CP Credit pass, Course pass
CR Credit
D Distinction
DEF Deferred Assessment
DF Deferred
DS Distinction
EIP External institution pass
EP External institution pass
EX Exemption granted
F Fail
FP Faculty pass
HD High distinction
HH Honours
HS Highly satisfactory
I Result not finalised
I Incomplete
N Fail, not passed
N# Fail after assessment
N+ Only one passing grade available
NC Not competent
NN Fail, failure following supplementary examination
NP Pass following supplementary exam
NRN Fail, to repeat unit, not to proceed to next unit
NRP Fail, to repeat unit, may proceed to next unit
NS Fail, supplementary assessment to be completed
NS Supplementary assessment pending
P Pass
P* Pass - highest level available
PA Pass
PC Pass conceded
PP Pass
PS Pass grade after supplementary assessment
PU Ungraded Pass
RD Result Deferred
RI Result not finalised
RP Result not applicable
RW Result withheld
S Satisfactory
SA Supplementary assessment pending
SS Supplementary assessment pending
UGP Ungraded pass
UP Ungraded pass
W Withdrawn
WD Withdrawn
WDN Withdrawn fail
WE Withdrawn by relevant census date
WH Withheld
WL Withdrawn without academic penalty
WN Failure due to withdrawal
XA Not to be assessed yet
XC Credit granted
XL Individual progression
XN Failure, not assessed
XW Study recognised, no credit granted
Y Result not applicable
ZZ Awaiting assessment - individual progression
# Result following further assessment
* Not yet reported, result pending
Honours grades
codevalue
H1 First class honours
H2 Second class honours
H2A Second class honours division A
H2B Second class honours division B
H3 Third class honours
Higher Degree by Research Progress Results
codevalue
SP Satisfactory progress
IP Progress report not yet finalised
IPR Incomplete progress (no fault of the student)
UP Unsatisfactory progress
UPR Unsatisfactory progress
Letter Grading - Pre 1971
codevalue
A Top 10%
B Next 20%
C Middle 40%
D Next 20%
E Next 10%
S Satisfactory
Letter Gradings - used by some institutions between 1973-1978
codevalue
A 85% and over
B 70% - 84%
C 56% - 59%
D 50% - 55%
T Terminating Pass
E Fail (below 50%)
Key to Unit Levels - Pre 1994
codevalue
1 - 3 Undergraduate courses up to 3 years
1 - 4 Undergraduate courses up to 4 years
C Middle 40%
4 - 5 Graduate Certificate / Graduate Diploma
6 Masters degree and research projects
7 PhD degree
Key to Study Period
codevalue
1 Semester 1
2 Semester 2
A Unit commencing summer semester, concluding Semester 1
B Unit commencing summer semester, concluding Semester 2
C 3 semester unit commencing Semester 1 of current year, concluding Semester 1 of following year
D 3 semester unit commencing Semester 1 of previous year, concluding Semester 1 of current year
E 4 semester unit commencing Semester 1 of current year, concluding Semester 2 of following year
F 4 semester unit commencing Semester 1 of previous year, concluding Semester 2 of current year
G Year long unit commencing Semester 2 of current year, concluding Semester 1 of following year
H Year long unit commencing Semester 2 of previous year, concluding Semester 1 of current year
I 3 semester unit commencing Semester 2 of current year, concluding Semester 2 of following year
J 3 semester unit commencing Semester 2 of previous year, concluding Semester 2 of current year
S Summer semester
Y Year long unit
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