Academic Policies

The University has several important policies related to assessment, progress, and other academic areas.

It is important that you are aware of these rules before you begin your study. For an overview see the student-related policies.


It's a good idea to become familiar with the University's assessment policies, as well as the rules surrounding examinations.

Academic progress

The University monitors the academic progress of all students to ensure that those who are experiencing difficulties are identified as early as possible and offered the advice, assistance and support services that are available at the University.

Students are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress in accordance with the University’s Academic Progress policy and procedures. Maintaining satisfactory academic progress is a student visa condition. Not making academic progress may result in exclusion from studies which will have effects on a CoE and possibly student visa. It's important therefore to be aware of the Academic Progress policy and procedures and seek help when required.

The University respects intellectual property and copyright laws. Consequently, plagiarism is taken very seriously and if you plagiarise you risk facing serious consequences.

It is important that you understand what constitutes plagiarism and cheating and how to appropriately cite and reference work in your assignments. Ignorance of the rules is not often accepted, as all departments make every effort to bring the policies and their requirements to your attention.

If you have trouble understanding the referencing system in your area, you can speak to your Faculty office or to the Writing Centre for more information.