Residential School Categorisation Schedule

Schedule overview

1 Purpose

To link the residential school categorisation to Assessment Items and grading calculations through the Assessment Procedure.

2 Scope

This schedule must be read in conjunction with the Assessment Procedure and is subordinate to it.

3 Schedule

3.1 Mandatory residential school

A mandatory residential school signifies that attendance is:

  • compulsory, in order to pass the Course.

Students who miss the residential school due to Compassionate and Compelling Circumstances will be considered in accordance with the Assessment of Compassionate and Compelling Circumstances Procedure. If the request for consideration is approved the Student must attend the next offering of the residential school.

3.2 Highly Recommended residential school

A highly recommended residential school signifies that:

  • Attendance is required for Assessment
  • Non-attendance will require performance to satisfy the 50% overall pass requirement in the remaining Assessment Items for the Course.

Students who miss the residential school due to Compassionate and Compelling Circumstances will be considered in accordance with the Assessment of Compassionate and Compelling Circumstances Procedure. If the request for consideration is approved the Student must attend the next offering of the residential school.

3.3 Recommended residential school

A recommended residential school signifies that attendance:

  • is not linked to formal Student Assessment but is an optional learning opportunity which may contribute to achieving optional professional accreditation requirements for some programs.

3.4 Course Specification Standard Statement Guidelines

These statements are provided to assist Students in determining what their responsibilities are in relation to attendance and usage of materials in the Course.

Table 1: Standardised Statements to be used for Course Specifications

Residential School Information provided in Course Specifications

Mandatory

Highly Recommended

Recommended

Synopsis

This Course contains a mandatory residential school

This Course contains a highly recommended residential school

This Course contains a recommended residential school

Workload

Residential school total hours represented holistically

Residential school total hours represented holistically

Residential school total hours represented holistically

Secondary Hurdles

Residential school included as Secondary Hurdle

No Secondary Hurdle

No Secondary Hurdle

Assessment

Residential school included as an Assessment component with associated pass fail logic

Assessment component clearly linked to the residential school by way of naming or Assessment note

(No Assessment component linked to the residential school

Important Assessment Information #1 - Attendance Requirements

Students must attend the mandatory residential school

Students are highly recommended to attend the residential school as the residential school is linked to an Assessment or an element of Assessment preparation

Students are recommended to attend the residential school in order to [relevant information to be inserted here]

Important Assessment Information #2 - Requirements to complete each Assessment Item satisfactorily

Students are required to attend and achieve a certain Mark for the residential school Assessment

(information provided in relevant Course Specification statement #2 - refer to Secondary Hurdle recommended statements)

No change to standard statement

(To satisfactorily complete an individual Assessment Item a Student must achieve at least 50% of the Marks for that item)

No change to standard statement

(To satisfactorily complete an individual Assessment Item a Student must achieve at least 50% of the Marks for that item)

Important Assessment Information #4 - Requirements to be awarded a passing grade in the Course

requirement to attend residential school

(information provided in relevant Course Specification statement #4 - refer to Secondary Hurdle recommended statements)

no change to standard statement

(To be assured of receiving a passing grade a Student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted Marks available for the Course)

no change to standard statement

(To be assured of receiving a passing grade a Student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted Marks available for the Course)

4 References

Nil.

5 Schedule Information

Accountable Officer

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Policy Type

University Procedure

Approved Date

23/1/2018

Effective Date

26/2/2018

Review Date

26/2/2021

Relevant Legislation

Related Policies

Assessment Policy

Related Procedures

Assessment of Compassionate and Compelling Circumstances Procedure

Assessment Procedure

Related forms, publications and websites

Grades Schedule

Review of Final Grade Application Form

Special Consideration Application Form

Definitions

Terms defined in the Definitions Dictionary

Assessment

The process of evaluating the extent to which Students have achieved the objectives of a Course....moreThe process of evaluating the extent to which Students have achieved the objectives of a Course.

Assessment Item

An individual Assessment task as outlined in the Assessment schedule for a Course. Assessment Items may consist of Assignments or Formal Examinations and may be Formal, Informal, Formative or Summative in nature....moreAn individual Assessment task as outlined in the Assessment schedule for a Course. Assessment Items may consist of Assignments or Formal Examinations and may be Formal, Informal, Formative or Summative in nature.

Compassionate and Compelling Circumstances

Circumstances that are generally beyond a Student's control. These circumstances have an impact on a Student's wellbeing and/or on their ability to progress in their Courses or program....moreCircumstances that are generally beyond a Student's control. These circumstances have an impact on a Student's wellbeing and/or on their ability to progress in their Courses or program.

Course

The basic unit of study and assessment for which a Student may be awarded a grade, and may accumulate credit units towards completion of a Program....moreThe basic unit of study and assessment for which a Student may be awarded a grade, and may accumulate credit units towards completion of a Program.

Course Specification

A written specification of the objectives, content, assessment methods, and other relevant details of a Course....moreA written specification of the objectives, content, assessment methods, and other relevant details of a Course.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

A GPA is the sum, for all relevant Courses, of the Unit value for each Course, multiplied by the numerical value of the Grades achieved in those Courses, divided by the sum of the Unit values for all the relevant Courses....moreA GPA is the sum, for all relevant Courses, of the Unit value for each Course, multiplied by the numerical value of the Grades achieved in those Courses, divided by the sum of the Unit values for all the relevant Courses.

Mark

An indication of mastery or non-mastery of an assessment task that takes the form of a numerical value....moreAn indication of mastery or non-mastery of an assessment task that takes the form of a numerical value.

Primary Hurdle

A Primary Hurdle requires the achievement of 50% or more of the total weighted Marks available for the Course in order to obtain a passing Final Grade for the Course....moreA Primary Hurdle requires the achievement of 50% or more of the total weighted Marks available for the Course in order to obtain a passing Final Grade for the Course.

Secondary Hurdle

A Secondary Hurdle imposes additional specified requirements that must be met to be eligible for a passing Final Grade for the Course....moreA Secondary Hurdle imposes additional specified requirements that must be met to be eligible for a passing Final Grade for the Course.

Secondary Hurdle (Proficiency)

A Secondary Hurdle (Proficiency) requires the achievement of a passing standard in the Assessment of compulsory competencies. A proficiency hurdle is normally associated with an ungraded pass (P) or fail (F) skills proficiency Assessment....moreA Secondary Hurdle (Proficiency) requires the achievement of a passing standard in the Assessment of compulsory competencies. A proficiency hurdle is normally associated with an ungraded pass (P) or fail (F) skills proficiency Assessment.

Secondary Hurdle (Supervised)

A Secondary Hurdle (Supervised) requires the achievement of a certain standard (a specified percentage) in supervised Assessment that is typically a Formal Examination....moreA Secondary Hurdle (Supervised) requires the achievement of a certain standard (a specified percentage) in supervised Assessment that is typically a Formal Examination.

Student

A person who: has been Admitted or Enrolled in an Academic Program at the University, but has not yet graduated from the program; or has been Enrolled in a Course at the University but has not yet completed the Course....moreA person who: has been Admitted or Enrolled in an Academic Program at the University, but has not yet graduated from the program; or has been Enrolled in a Course at the University but has not yet completed the Course.

Supplementary Assessment

An Assignment or Examination offered to Students who have undertaken all the required Assessments in that Course, but have not demonstrated satisfactory levels of achievement in all of the objectives considered as essential for passing the Course....moreAn Assignment or Examination offered to Students who have undertaken all the required Assessments in that Course, but have not demonstrated satisfactory levels of achievement in all of the objectives considered as essential for passing the Course.

Definitions that relate to this schedule only

Keywords

Residential School, Attendance, Skills, Assessment, Accreditation

Record No

17/131PL

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