Academic Policies

Appeals, Grievances and Review of and Appeal of Results

Students should first seek to resolve issues at the local level with their lecturers or the Academic Dean, or Postgraduate Coordinator, or Research Coordinator.

Review of and appeal of results

Students seeking a review of the grade awarded for a unit are expected to consult the lecturer in charge of the unit in the first instance. If the issue is not resolved at this level the student may apply for a review of the final grade by lodging an Review Request Form with the Academic Dean, or Postgraduate Coordinator, or Research Coordinator. The process for a review is detailed in the University of Divinity Assessment Policy (Section 11). 


By definition, "A grievance is a matter in which a student, staff member, or applicant for admission to the University believes that the conduct of a member of members of the University towards him or her has not been in accordance with the Code of Conduct. 
Grievances are handled through a three-stage process of mediation, lodging of a grievance and establishment of a panel, with an independent review by the Chancellor. Details for raising a grievance may be found in the University of Divinity Grievances Policy.


By definition "An appeal is a matter in which a student, staff member or applicant for admission to the University seeks review of a decision made by the University of one of its Colleges." (Appeals Policy, Section 2.1)
The Appeals Policy does not apply to matters previously dealt with by the Grievance Policy.
Details of Appeals Officers and the process to raise an appal may be found in the University of Divinity Appeals Policy


This policy ensures that students of the University are assessed fairly and appropriately so that they and the community have confidence that they can do what the units and courses of the University claim that they can do.
This policy aims to comply with the Australian Qualifications Framework requirement that the University "is responsible for ensuring the quality of the learning outcomes" for all graduates and that each graduate "has satisfactorily completed any requirements for the awarding of the qualification" (AQF, specifications for every award). University of Divinity Assessment Policy.

Student Progress

Students are expected to make satisfactory progress in studies each academic year. The regular interview with the Academic Dean for undergraduate students, the Postgraduate Coordinator for postgraduate and the Research Coordinator for Higher Degrees by Research students assists to monitor student progress. See the University of Divinity Student Progress Policy.


The University of Divinity Enrolment Policy stipulates that a student must:
a) Abide by the Code of Conduct;
b) Be enrolled through a College of the University;
c) Be enrolled in units of study or on leave of absence for the duration of the course;
d) Ensure that each semester financial obligations to the University are met in accordance with the Fees Policy;
e) Take responsibility for understanding the requirements of the course of study;
f) Notify the University of any change in name, contact details, or other circumstances which may affect enrolment.

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