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 offered by Governance Institute (except for the Risk Management Project) comprises three assessment items:

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

Students must attain a minimum of 50%/100% in total from the three assessment items to pass each subject. In addition, students are required to achieve a minimum of 50% for each assessment item (10% and 15% for the presentation and examination, respectively); and achieve a minimum of 40% (30/75 marks) in the final exam, where combined marks from the three assessment items must total to a minimum of 50% to pass the whole subject.

Assessment requirements for the Risk Management Project are:

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

Students must make a genuine attempt at all assessable components in order to pass the Risk Management Project subject.

Assessment dates 2022

The assessment dates and results release timelines are for each subject and the Risk Management Project:

Assessment Item* Semester 1 2022 Due Date Semester 2 2022 Due Date
Presentation Tuesday, 12 April Tuesday, 13 September
Assignment Tuesday, 3 May Tuesday, 4 October
Final Examination (held during the examination week) Monday, 13 June to Friday, 17 June Monday, 14 November to Friday, 18 November
Semester Results Release From Monday, 18 July From Monday, 19 December
Risk Management Project Semester 1 2022 Due Date Semester 2 2022 Due Date
Project Brief and Presentation Tuesday, 29 March Tuesday, 30 August
Project Report Tuesday, 14 June Tuesday, 15 November
Semester Results Release From Monday, 18 July From Monday, 19 December

*For all postgraduate subjects, except the 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 2022 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.

Student prizes

Governance Institute offers a number of academic prizes annually to eligible postgraduate students. These are:
 
The Ian Falconer Award
The Ian Falconer Award was established to honour the memory and achievements of the late Ian Falconer (2002). Ian was the Company Secretary of Rio Tinto Limited; and distinguished himself through his untiring support of Chartered Secretaries Australia – now Governance Institute of Australia. This award recognises the graduating student with the best academic record in the Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management course annually.
The Bernadette Sheridan Award

The Bernadette Sheridan Award recognises the late Bernadette Sheridan (2022), a former Governance Institute of Australia staff member, who gave over 20 years of distinguished service to the education department. This award recognises the graduating student with the best academic record in the Graduate Certificate of Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management course annually.

The Best in Subject (National) Award

The Best in Subject (National) Award is awarded to the student with the best mark in each subject each year, where the student meets the threshold of a Distinction grade, with at least six (6) students having completed the subject in that year. If more than one student achieves the same overall mark, the highest mark awarded for the examination determines the winner of the award. If the mark achieved in the examination is the same, a joint award is made.

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