December 2000 every continuing student will receive an individual
Translation Advice Statement in the mail, along with explanatory
notes and a 2001 Enrolment Guide.
Translation Advice Statement will provide students with the University's
assessment of the credit they have gained under the new unitised
program structure. It will be based on the results received by each
student in Semester 2, 2000 as at mid-December and will assume that
the results are correct and will not change.
receive an Incomplete for one or more courses (subjects) in Semester
student's grades are adjusted retrospectively for one or more
courses (subjects) after the release of Semester 2 results
there will be a possible impact on the accuracy of the advice statement.
the purposes of the Translation Advice Statement no credit will
been awarded for Incomplete results. Once an Incomplete result is
finalised and a grade is allocated then the student will be awarded
the appropriate credit in units.
other grade adjustments, such as where failing grades are converted
to passing grades, will have an impact on the overall calculation
Academic advising sessions, for the benefit of all students, will
be held at the beginning of 2001. A schedule of sessions will be
advertised at a later date.
students' circumstances are particularly complex or if they are
enrolled in a dual degree program they may need to arrange an appointment
with an academic adviser in the faculty.
It is University policy that no student is to be disadvantaged by
the conversion to the new unitised program structure. If students
do have a concern about any part of their Translation Advice Statement
or about advice provided by an academic adviser or faculty staff
member they have recourse to the following process to resolve their
can be addressed to the faculty Director of Studies in the first
students are not satisfied with the outcome they can appeal the
determination of the Director of Studies to the Executive Dean
of the faculty; and
they are still dissatisfied, they can lodge a final appeal with
Student Appeals Committee.
are encouraged to initiate appeals as early as possible so that
they have clear advice before they commence enrolment in 1st Semseter
handle appeals expeditiously it has been agreed that the Senate
Student Appeals Committee will process appeals according to the
(i) Appeal received.
(ii) Secretary/Assistant Secretary consults with the Faculty, then
provides summary advice to the Chair of the Senate Student Appeals
Committee (or Chair of the Sub-Committee in his absence) (within
2 working days of receipt of appeal).
(iii) Chair determines the case executively on behalf of the Committee
(within 5 working days of receipt of appeal); the Chair may seek
further information from the student or the faculty prior to making
(iv) When a decision will be against the student, the student is
provided the opportunity to respond/provide further information,
before the decision is finalised, and the appeal will be referred
to the full Senate Student Appeals Committee.
(v) Student and faculty are advised of the decision.
Faculty administration staff will be converting academic records
with the aid of a database. The database will generate the student