Late Penalties
Late penalties must be applied to work submitted more than 24 hours after the due date and time for an assessment task. The due date for an assessment task is either the submission due date, set and communicated as part of the assessment information, or the extended due date if an extension has been granted.

The lecturer/unit coordinator of the relevant unit has discretion as to whether or not to apply a late penalty to work submitted within 24 hours of the due date and time for an assessment task.

Late penalties are applied by reduction of the grade awarded to an assessment task, provided that an assessment task submitted up to 4 weeks late must not be failed on the basis of lateness alone. If the examiner judges that an assessment task submitted up to 4 weeks late is satisfactory then the minimum grade which may be awarded after application of late penalties is 50%.
 
Date Assessment Task Submitted Late Penalty Example
Over 1 day and up to 1 week late 10% 72% becomes 62%
Over 1 week and up to 2 weeks late 20% 78% becomes 58%
Over 2 and up to 3 weeks late 30% 62% becomes 32%
but adjusted to 50% minimum
Over 3 and up to 4 weeks late 40% 70% becomes 30%
but adjusted to 50% minimum
 
Work submitted 4 or more weeks after the due date is not accepted and a grade of 0% is recorded.

When a late penalty is applied, the feedback to the student must clearly indicate both the original grade awarded, and the final grade awarded after application of a late penalty.

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