Assessment in postgraduate courses

Assessment requirements

All assessment items for each subject are required to be undertaken by students enrolled in the:

Every postgraduate subject (except for the Risk Management Project) offered by Governance Institute comprises three assessment items, where all subjects have the same weightings for each assessment item, except for two subjects: Public Sector Accountability and Transparency and Risk Management Project, as summarised below:

Assessment Item Weighting
Presentation 20%
Assignment 30%
Final examination (held during the examination week) 50%
Total 100%

Students must achieve a minimum of 40% (30/75 marks) in the final exam; and to pass the whole subject, the combined marks from the three assessment items must total to a minimum of 50%. 

Assessment requirements for Public Sector Accountability and Transparency are:

Assessment Item Weighting
Presentation 20%
Assignment 40%
Exam 40%
Total 100%

Assessment requirements for Risk Management Project are:

Assessment Item Weighting
Project Brief and Presentation 30%
Project Report 70%
Total 100%

Assessment dates for 2023

The assessment dates and results release timelines are for each subject:

Assessment Item* Semester 1 2023 due date Semester 2 2023 due date
Presentation* Tuesday, 11 April Tuesday, 12 September
Assignment* Tuesday, 2 May Tuesday, 3 October
Final Examination (held during the examination week) Tuesday, 13 June–Friday, 16 June Monday, 13 November–Friday, 17 November
Semester Results Release From Monday, 17 July From Monday, 18 December
Applied Corporate Law
Presentation Tuesday, 18 April Tuesday, 19 September
Assignment Tuesday, 9 May Tuesday, 10 October
Finance for Decision Making
Presentation Tuesday, 11 April Tuesday, 19 September
Assignment Tuesday, 16 May Tuesday, 10 October
Public Sector Accountability and Transparency
Presentation N/A Tuesday, 19 September
Assignment N/A Tuesday, 10 October
Risk Management Project
Project Brief and Presentation N/A Tuesday, 29 August
Project Report N/A Tuesday, 14 November

 *Applies all postgraduate subjects, except Applied Corporate LawFinance for Decision MakingPublic Sector Accountability and Transparency and Risk Management Project.

Assessment policy and guidelines

Assessments for each postgraduate subject at Governance Institute are conducted in accordance with its Assessment Policy.

Examinations are conducted online and accessed via the online learning centre. Governance Institute staff will advise enrolled students in advance of inline examination rules and guidelines.

The examinations for all states will be held during the publicised examination week. Examinations held on this day are primarily held during the day.

Students sitting more than one examination will have arrangements made to sit additional papers on another day during the designated examination week.

Results release and academic records

Subject results will be released per the 'Semester Results Release' timeframe listed in the Assessment dates 2023 table above, after ratification by the Education Committee. Thereafter results will be accessible to students on their academic record. Students will be notified by email when results are available.

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