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What you need to know about appealing assessments

Assessment Appeal 

All students have the right to appeal their assessments if they have evidence to show that the marks given were inaccurate. Students have 10 working days to submit their appeal. This timeline starts from the day you received your marks.

There are two types of appeals

  • Appeal against Assessment (for an assessment mark completed during study period). 

  • Final Result Appeal (for the overall unit mark shown on your transcript once the study period is complete).

Process for Appeals

Informal Appeal 

We strongly encourage you to raise your concern with your unit coordinator if you have evidence that the mark or result awarded for an assessment task is inaccurate. If this is unsuccessful, you can progress to a formal appeal.

If you have contacted the Unit Coordinator, but they have not responded within 3 working days, get in touch with your School Student Services Officer (SSSO).They can be reached through accessing Curtin Connect at Building 101.

Formal Appeal

If you are unsuccessful with the Informal appeal, and you wish to continue to appeal the decision, your next step is to submit a formal appeal. Students wishing to submit a formal appeal to the Head of School (or authorised officer) will need to do so within 10 working days of the date the mark for the assessment task was notified to the student. Students should begin by downloading and completing the Formal Appeal Against Assessment form.


Please note: Following the informal process may not be possible at times when staff are away on leave or failed attempts to contact them are not followed up, we encourage you to progress to the formal appeal stage and attach documentation to show attempts at contacting academic staff as well as indicate this on the Formal Appeal Against Assessment form. 
 

Constructing your grounds for appeal

As part of the application for appealing against your assessment, you will need to submit a letter highlighting why you believe your mark is inaccurate. Simply wanting more marks is not an adequate reason! You will have to state evidence supporting why you believe your marks are inaccurate.

If you are unsure of your grounds for appeal, have a chat with us to discuss your options. 

For more information on Appeal against assessment and access to the application form, refer to Curtin's Appeal Against Assessment page.

The Assessment Appeals policy is located in Curtin's Assessment and Student Progression Manual. The policy outlines the process you must follow if you want to appeal against any formal assessment.

Contact Us

Email: student.assist@guild.curtin.edu.au
Please include the following information: Your name, student number, your course of study and a description of your query.
Phone: (08) 9266 2900
Location: Building 106F Curtin University
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