Subject completion policy

This policy applies to all students enrolled in any of the postgraduate courses or those enrolled as a non-award student. 

Policy statement 

1.0 Tutorial mode of study 

Where a student fails to complete the assessment component(s) for subject(s) studied by the tutorial mode in their first semester of study, they will be able to complete them in the next consecutive semester at a fee of $300 per subject, with updated materials supplied online. Full online support, including participation in the online classroom, will be available during the second semester of study. 

Students will not be permitted to attend tutorial classes unless they pay the full enrolment fee for the subject(s). 

2.0 Distance mode of study 

Students enrolled in subject(s) by distance mode and unable to complete the assessment component(s) in their first semester of study will be able to complete them in the next consecutive semester at a fee of $300 per subject with updated materials supplied online. Full online support, including participation in the online classroom, will be available during their second semester of study. 

3.0 General 

Students enrolled in subject(s) by either distance or tutorial mode and have completed one assessment component in their first semester of study are eligible to extend the enrolled subject(s) to the next consecutive semester (extension semester) at a fee of $300 per subject based on the above guidelines. 

The result for the completed assessment will be carried over to the extension semester and students must complete the second assessment component in the extension semester. Students are not eligible to re-attempt a successfully completed assessment component. 

4.0 Assessment resit

If a student fails an assessment component resulting in a Fail grade of the overall subject, the student can resit the failed assessment in the next consecutive semester upon remitting the assessment resit fee as shown below:

                                                            Resit fee

                        Assignment                        $50

                        Examination                     $100

Kindly note that if you had completed an assessment component (either assignment or exam) for a subject, the mark obtained for the completed assessment can only be carried over to a maximum of three (3) consecutive semesters.

5.0 Studying beyond a second semester 

All students, whether enrolled by tutorial or distance mode of study, will be permitted a maximum of two consecutive semesters to complete their subject(s) as detailed in the above sections. No further extensions will be permitted unless an application on Special Consideration grounds has been approved by the National Director, Education and Training. 

Therefore, any students who has not completed all assessment requirements for any subject in which they are enrolled by the end of their extension semester of enrolment and who wish to continue the subject will be obliged to re-enrol in that subject and pay the full enrolment fees. 

All applications for a semester extension should be emailed to National Education Administrator. 

6.0 Special consideration 

The Governance Institute of Australia recognises that there may be serious misadventure, accident, illness or extenuating circumstances beyond a student's control which are of such severity or gravity that they may impact adversely on the ability to complete the subject requirements within a semester. 

Students are entitled to submit a case for special consideration on the above grounds, supported by a medical certificate or other appropriate evidence from a third party. 

Special Consideration can be grounds to extend an enrolment beyond the extension semester without penalty. 

Please note that the failure to complete a subject after two semesters because of the work pressures is not sufficient grounds for special consideration. 

All applications for special consideration must be submitted in writing to the National Education Manager.

Version Approved by Date
2.1 National Director, Education & Training 26 February 2016
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