UWA Handbook 2017

Rules

Part 5—Academic performance

34. Making satisfactory or unsatisfactory progress in academic performance

A student undertaking a course makes satisfactory progress or unsatisfactory progress in their academic performance in accordance with this Part.

35. Satisfactory or unsatisfactory progress in academic performance

(1) To make satisfactory progress a student must meet the requirements for doing so provided for in the rules that apply to their course.

(2) A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(3) Subject to (4), a student who does not make satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'On Probation', 'Suspended' or 'Excluded'.

(4) The assignment of a status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' takes effect—

(a) on the expiry of the period for submitting a statement under Rule 36(2) if the student has not submitted a statement; or

(b) if after a student's statement is considered by the relevant faculty or board the student is not assigned a status of 'On Probation'.

36. Suspended or excluded students may submit explanation (show cause)

(1) A student who has been assigned the status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' under Rule 35 may submit to the relevant faculty or board a statement of the reasons for their failure to make satisfactory progress and of the steps they have taken or are taking to address them.

(2) The statement must be submitted within 20 University working days after the formal release of the results in respect of which the student has been assigned the status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded'.

(3) The statement must be accompanied by any available supporting documentary evidence.

(4) If the relevant faculty or board permits a student who has submitted a statement under (1) to re-enrol, the student is assigned the status of 'On Probation'.

37. Conditions of probationary enrolment

(1) If a student is assigned the status of 'On Probation', the period of probation is 12 months.

(2) A student who is assigned the status of 'On Probation' must—

(a) consult their student adviser about their enrolment; and

(b) if their student adviser specifies an enrolment, submit the enrolment as specified.

(3) If a student who has been assigned the status of 'On Probation' cancels their enrolment in a course and is later re-admitted to the University and proposes to re-enrol in that course, the student—

(a) may be assigned the status of 'On Probation' for the balance of the period of 12 months that remained at the time of cancellation; and

(b) may be required to submit an enrolment specified by their student adviser.

38. Consequences of suspension

(1) A student who is assigned the status of 'Suspended' under Rule 35—

(a) is suspended from their course for the period of 12 months; and

(b) cannot enrol in that course during that period.

(2) A student who, after the period of suspension, re-enrols in one or more units forming part of the course from which they were suspended is assigned the status of 'On Probation' for the period of 12 months.

39. Consequences of exclusion

A student who is assigned the status of 'Excluded' under Rule 35 is excluded from their course indefinitely, unless permitted to re-enrol in accordance with Rule 40.

40. Enrolment following exclusion

(1) A student who is assigned the status of 'Excluded' in respect of their course under Rule 35 may re-enrol in one or more units forming part of that course if—

(a) the student successfully appeals under Part 6 against the assignment of the status of 'Excluded'; or

(b) having been assigned that status for a period of at least 12 months, the student applies and is permitted to re-enrol by the relevant faculty or board.

(2) A student who is permitted to re-enrol in accordance with (1)(b) is assigned the status of 'On Probation' for the period of 12 months.

(3) A student must apply to re-enrol in the relevant teaching period.

41. Academic misconduct

(1) A student must not act in a manner that constitutes academic misconduct.

(2) A student who acts in a manner that constitutes academic misconduct is liable to one or more penalties.

Note: This rule should be read in conjunction with information on academic conduct, including the University Policy on: Academic Conduct Misconduct. Further Information is also available from academic conduct.

42. Eligibility to graduate from course

(1) To be eligible to graduate from a course, a student must have—

(a) fulfilled the relevant course requirements specified in the rules that apply to that course; and

(b) complied with all statutes, by-laws, regulations and rules of the University.

(2) A student who considers that they are eligible to graduate from a course must apply to the relevant faculty or board to do so.

(3) If a student who is eligible to graduate from a course has not applied under (2) within the period of two years after first becoming eligible to make an application under that provision, the student may be taken to have applied to graduate under (2).