The student is achieving satisfactory course progress and can continue in the course.
This status does not necessarily mean that you have passed all of your units.
The student is at risk of not achieving satisfactory course progress but is permitted to continue in the course.
There may be conditions set by the Head of School.
Criteria for determining Conditional Status:
Failed 50% or more of enrolled units (for example, enrolled in 4 units and failed 2)
Semester weighted average of less than 50
Students may be placed on Conditional Status at the discretion of the Board of Examiners if they failed a core unit in the study period that has just ended. Their status of Conditional may be continued in subsequent study periods until the failed core unit is passed.
Students are permitted to continue with their course, with possible conditions.
You may be required to meet with your course coordinator to discuss options or utilise the Return to Good Standing Plan.
You should also be informed of the support services available to you at Curtin.
Find out more about Conditional Status and some of the support available here.
Students can be returned to Good Standing should they meet the following criteria:
Here's a guide explaining the Terminated Status process.
The student has not achieved satisfactory course progress and is terminated from the course for a period of up to 12 months.
The student is given the opportunity to appeal the status by demonstrating extenuating circumstances.
Students will be notified of the termination through the OASIS Official Communications Channel (OCC), not your student email.
Learn more about our Termination Status Information Sessions here.
A student may be terminated if they have completed two or more study periods, they are currently on Conditional Status, and meet one or more of the following criteria:
Termination after one study period normally does not occur. If this applies to you, please contact Student Assist.
Your options are:
All students are encouraged to lodge a Request for Review (also known as an appeal) explaining how your circumstances affected your studies for the study period. Students will only be allowed to continue with their course if their Request for Review is successful.
Please note: All students are considered enrolled students until the final outcome of the Request for Review process. Students are still able to enrol in units for the next study period and attend classes until a final outcome is reached.
How to complete a Request for Review application
If you wish to continue with your course, you will need to submit your Request for Review in writing (including documents to support your claim if available) to the Examinations Office within 20 working days of being notified of your Terminated Status.
Your application should consist of:
Request for Review form (complete all required sections)
Supporting documents (if available)
The Student Assist team are available to discuss your circumstances and to review your letter before submission.
Once you have submitted your Request for Review form and attached documentation to the Examinations Office, your appeal is reviewed by your Head of School.
Appeals can sometimes take a few weeks to be resolved.
While you are waiting for the outcome, you should still enrol in units for the next study period and attend classes until a final outcome is reached.
If successful, you will be returned to Conditional Status and allowed to continue in your course.
If unsuccessful, you have the option to make a second appeal, which will go to the Student Progress Appeals Committee.
You are encouraged to attach a letter explaining the circumstances that led to your poor performance.
As part of the review, your academic history will also be considered. Explain your past situation briefly and accurately, covering from when you were placed on Conditional status (from when you have failed units). In your explanation, it's important to show that your performance was affected by circumstances outside your control. These include any medical conditions or injuries, any family illnesses, or unexpected work commitments.
The next part of your letter should highlight how things have changed and show what steps you’ve taken to improve your ability to study in the future. Explain what strategies you have in place should the same circumstance impact on you again.
Remember, the purpose of this letter is to convince the university to readmit you to your course – don’t hesitate to explain how passionate you are about your studies.
A sample letter can be found here.
It is necessary to attach documents that support your explanation.
These can include medical certificates, a letter from your counsellor, or a letter from your employer.
If you are an International student choosing to switch courses, there might be serious implications for your visa. It's recommend that you put in a Request for Review application.
For International students who have been terminated, there are consequences for your visa. If your Request for Review is unsuccessful, you will be reported to Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection which may lead to cancellation of your student visa.
If your student visa is cancelled, you will have to go back to your home country and risk exclusion of returning to Australia for 3 years.
Please include your name, student number, course of study and a description of your query.
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