All students have the right to appeal their assessments if they have evidence to show that the marks given were inaccurate.
Students have 10 working days to submit their appeal, starting from the day you received your marks.
There are two types of appeals:
Appeal against Assessment for an assessment mark completed during the study period.
Final Result Appeal for the overall unit mark shown on your transcript once the study period is complete.
This graphic outlines the Appeals Process.
We strongly encourage you to raise your concern with your Unit Coordinator if you have evidence that the mark or result awarded for an assessment task is inaccurate. If this is unsuccessful, you can progress to a Formal Appeal.
If you have contacted the Unit Coordinator, but they have not responded within 3 working days, get in touch with your School Student Services Officer (SSSO) by contacting Curtin Connect.
The Informal Appeal process may not be possible at times when staff are away on leave or failed attempts to contact them are not followed up. We encourage you to progress with a Formal Appeal and attach documentation to show attempts at contacting academic staff as well as indicate this on the Formal Appeal Against Assessment form.
If you are unsuccessful with the Informal Appeal and you wish to continue to appeal the decision, your next step is to submit a Formal Appeal.
Students wishing to submit a Formal Appeal need to complete the Formal Appeal Against Assessment form and submit it to the Head of School (or authorised officer) within 10 working days of the date the mark for the assessment task was notified to the student.
You need to submit a letter highlighting why you believe your mark is inaccurate as part of the application for appealing against your assessment with evidence supporting why you believe your marks are inaccurate. Simply wanting more marks is not an adequate reason!
If you are unsure of your grounds for appeal, get in touch with the Student Assist team to discuss your options.
For more information on Appeal against assessment and access to the application form, refer to Curtin's Appeal Against Assessment page.
The Assessment Appeals policy is located in Curtin's Assessment and Student Progression Manual. The policy outlines the process you must follow if you want to appeal against any formal assessment.
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