Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy


Assessment is a core academic activity and an essential component of the learning process. Its main purposes are to encourage student learning, to make judgements about student achievements, and to monitor the effectiveness of the learning environment. This policy sets out the principles which underpin the University of Adelaide's approach to assessment, and the mandatory procedures which ensure that the principles are implemented.


Faculty of Health Sciences amendments added as agreed by Academic Board 6/14: Procedures 1(a), 1b(iii), 1b(v), 1(d), 5(f) - approved DVC&VP(A) 8 September 2015 ref: d2015/226619.

Title Version Date uploaded
Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy D2015/250675 9 Nov 2018
Grade Descriptors D2015/283738 19 Nov 2015
Mark and Grade Schemes D2015/283734 19 Nov 2015

RMO File No. 2014/2717
Policy custodian Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic)
Responsible policy officer Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Learning)
Endorsed by Academic Board on 7 October 2015
Approved by Vice-Chancellor and President on 13 October 2015
Related Policies University Mark and Grade Schemes

Grade Descriptors

Grade Point Average calculation guide

QEC Guidelines on Hurdle Requirements

Academic Honesty and Assessment Obligations for Coursework Students Policy and Academic Dishonesty Procedures

Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment Policy

Reasonable Adjustments to Teaching and Assessment for Students with a Disability Policy

Student Grievance Resolution Process

Conflict of Interests Policy

Superceded Policies Good Practice Guidelines on Assessment for Staff and Students
Effective from 13 October 2015
Review Date 12 October 2018
Contact for queries about the policy

Printed copies of these documents may not be up to date. Please refer to the University Policy and Procedures website for the latest version.