Appeals process: summary
Step 1: Complete Student Appeal Form
Step 2: Lodge request for appeal
Step 3: Appeal application assessed for completeness
The Student Policy and Appeals office assesses the Student Appeal Application for completeness.
Step 4: Pre-hearing review: appeals lacking substance
The respondent is informed and may request a review of the appeal on the grounds that it is lacking substance.
Step 5: Mediation or Brokering a settlement
In some circumstances the Student and Appeals office may make arrangements for independent mediation or brokering a settlement.
Step 6: Pre-hearing process
Once the appeal has been accepted, a pre-hearing process follows. This involves arranging a Student Grievance and Appeals Committee hearing, notifying all related parties of the details and their rights and distributing all relevant documents to all parties.
Step 7: Student Grievance and Appeals Committee hearing
There are specified procedures for a Committee hearing. Upon completion, the Committee deliberates in private. When the Committee has made its final decision the Chair must notify all parties and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic) in writing.
Step 8: Proceed to Stage 4
Except where otherwise indicated, if a student’s grievance remains unresolved after the Stage 3: Appeals process is completed, the student may wish to proceed to Stage 4, which involves taking the grievance outside the University.