Grading information for 2020

Not Yet Competent (NYC) and Did Not Submit (DNS) grades in 2020

If you receive an NYC or DNS grade for a course in 2020, this will not appear on your academic transcript. These grades will be progressively changed to ‘Withdrawn from course (WDR)’ after results release. Course fees will still apply if you receive an NYC or DNS grade and it's converted to WDR.

Result Not Finalised (RNF) grades

If you can’t complete the full learning requirements for your course in 2020 you will receive a grade of ‘Result Not Finalised (RNF)’.  

See FAQs - Exams and assessment to find out more.

Read more about VE results.

We’ve simplified the VE grading process

From 1 January 2020, we’ve simplified the way vocational education (VE) students are graded. This is to ensure that all VE students at RMIT are graded consistently.

What’s changed?

Formerly, RMIT had three VE grading schemes. From 1 January 2020, all VE courses will be assessed the same way: as Competent or Not Yet Competent

If you’ve previously been assessed as Competent or Not Yet Competent, you’ll experience no change.

If you’ve been graded for some courses (such as with Distinction DI or Competent with Distinction CDI), these will now be assessed as Competent CA or Not Yet Competent NYC.

From 1 January 2020, a GPA will no longer appear on official transcripts or in Enrolment Online.

VE pathways into higher education programs

RMIT VE students completing their program in Semester 1 2020 will no longer require a GPA for admission into the relevant RMIT higher education program.

If you’re transferring to another education provider after 1 January 2020, we recommend contacting the provider to discuss entry requirements.


Vocational education (VE) final grades

All VE courses are graded using the following competency based grading:


Competency Achieved


Not Yet Competent


Did Not Submit for assessment

SEC Stopped engagement in course
WDR Withdrawn from course
RSC Remission (removal) of debt under special circumstances – applies where a student is granted a remission of debt in special circumstances after the census date.

Interim grades

The following range of interim grades also applies to VE courses.


Competency achieved, pending employer sign-off – denotes that RMIT has assessed the student as competent and the employer sign-off is pending (competency based courses only).


Deferred assessment – Denotes that a deferral has been granted to a formal examination or assessment via Special consideration.


Extension of Time – Denotes that an extension of time of greater than seven calendar days has been granted via Special consideration.


Equivalent assessment – denotes that an equivalent assessment has been granted via Special consideration.


Result not finalised:

  • academic delay in finalising the grade
  • an equitable assessment arrangement is in place
  • a project/thesis was not due for submission until the end of the teaching period
  • industry-based assessment
  • approved exchange, study abroad or cross-institutional study course.


Recognition of Prior Learning final result not yet available.


Result withheld industrial


Supplementary assessment granted by a course assessment committee or program assessment board.


Credit transfer and recognition of prior learning grading


Exemption granted


Recognition of Current Competency – Granted


Recognition of Current Competency – Not granted


Recognition of Prior Learning – Granted (appears only for RPLs granted from 2007)


Recognition of Prior Learning – Not granted


Historic grades

From 1 January 2020 the following grades were removed from RMIT’s VE grading:


High distinction (80-100)


Distinction (70-79)


Credit (60-69)


Pass (50-59)


Fail (0-49)


Pass grade only – This grade will appear when no higher grading is available for

an assessment.


Competent with High Distinction


Competent with Distinction


Competent with Credit


Competency Achieved – Graded


Other historic grades:


Competency Passed – final result. Use was discontinued in 2010 and replaced with CAG ‘Competency Achieved – Graded’ as of late 2010.


Fail 0 – 74 – Plumbing apprentices. Use was discontinued at the end of 2011.


Not Complete – An interim result up until the end of 2001 academic year. Not used since that date.


No assessment scheduled during the enrolment period - Final result where applied prior to 2002. From 2002 on this is an interim result and no longer used for VET.


Pass 75 – 100 – Plumbing apprentices. Use was discontinued at the end of 2011.


Result Withheld – Interim result. Use was discontinued at the end of 2009 and replaced with RNF ‘Result Not Finalised’ as of 1 January 2010.


Supplementary exam granted – Interim result. Use was discontinued at the end of 2009.


Withdrawn with attendance – Final result. Use was discontinued at the end of 2001.


Withdrawn without attendance – Final result. Use was discontinued at the end of 2001.


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