UWA Handbook 2017

Rules

Advanced Diploma Rules

Advanced Diploma in Medical and Aboriginal Health Sciences (DA001)

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

Admission

3. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must—

(a) be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent and aged 20 years or older on 1 March in the year of entry to the course;

and

(b) have—

(i) formal prior educational achievement in primary health care at Australian Qualifications Framework Level 4 or above, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; and

(ii) at least two years' work experience in a health field, or equivalent, at a level approved by the Faculty on the recommendation of the Director of the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health; and

(iii) successfully completed a written assessment and interview conducted by the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health.

Course structure

4.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 72 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

5.(1) To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

(2) A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress.

Progress status

6.(1) Unless the Faculty determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances—

(a) a student who fails to make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 5.(1) is assigned the progress status of 'Suspended' by the Faculty;

(b) a student who fails to make satisfactory progress for a second time under Rule 5.(1) is assigned the progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty;

(c) a student who fails to make satisfactory progress under Rule 5.(2) is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation' by the Faculty unless they have been assigned the progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to make satisfactory progress under Rule 5.(1).

Advanced Diploma in Indigenous Legal Studies (DA002)

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

Admission

3. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must—

(1) (a) be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent and aged 20 years or older on 1 March in the year of entry to the course;

and

(b) have an appropriate educational background and/or work experience as determined by the Selection Committee described in Rule 3, namely:

(i) formal prior educational achievement at Australian Qualifications Framework Level 4 or above, or equivalent as recognised by the Selection Committee; or

(ii) at least two years' work experience at a level recognised by the Selection Committee; and

(2) undertake a written assessment and interview conducted by the School of Indigenous Studies.

Course structure

4.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 72 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

5.(1) To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

(2) A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress.

Progress status

6.(1) Unless the Faculty determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances,

(a) a student who fails to make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 5.(1) is assigned the progress status of 'Suspended' by the Faculty;

(b) a student who fails to make satisfactory progress for a second time under Rule 6.(1) is assigned the progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty;

(c) a student who fails to make satisfactory progress under Rule 5.(2) is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation' by the Faculty unless they have been assigned the progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to make satisfactory progress under Rule 5.(1).

Additional rules

Progression to Juris Doctor

7.(1) Subject to (2), a student who completes the Advanced Diploma with a grade point average (GPA) of 5.5 or higher is eligible to enrol in the course for the Juris Doctor.

(2) In exceptional circumstances, a student who obtains a GPA of less than 5.5 may be eligible to enrol in the course for the Juris Doctor at the discretion of the Faculty of Law.