It's important that you follow the correct process to seek a review or submit an appeal in order to comply with University rules and regulations.

Make sure that you read and understand the instructions on the relevant appeal form. Different forms may have different instructions, including grounds of appeal and submission deadlines.

Depending on the decision you're appealing, your submission should be made to either the College Appeals Committee (ColAC), the University Appeals Committee (UAC), the Student Conduct Appeals Committee, or International Compliance.

College Appeals Committee (ColAC)

Forms for appeals against - General information When to lodge
A final course assessment result

In order to appeal to ColAC, you must first seek a review of the final course result from your school.

You can do this by contacting your Course Coordinator or Program Manager.

Within 20 working days of the official result publication date.
A recognition of prior learning (RPL) or credit transfer outcome  In order to appeal to ColAC, you must first seek and receive a reviewed outcome from the relevant school or college. Within 20 working days of the date of the initial application outcome.

University Appeals Committee (UAC)

Forms for appeals against - General information When to lodge

An exclusion decision

You may appeal to the UAC against your school’s decision to exclude you from a program. Within 20 working days of the date of the notification advice.
A special consideration outcome You may only appeal to the UAC against a denied outcome. You can't appeal against a granted, withdrawn, or cancelled outcome. However, you can seek a review of a cancelled outcome (refer to your outcome email for instructions and deadline). Within 10 working days of the date of the outcome.
An equitable or alternative assessment arrangement outcome You may appeal to the UAC against a denied outcome. Within 10 working days of the date of the outcome.
An outcome of a College Appeals Committee (ColAC) application

You may appeal to the UAC against a ColAC appeal outcome in relation to:

 

  • a final course assessment result
  • a recognition of prior learning or credit transfer outcome.

You may only appeal where there's been a breach of University regulation, policy or process that had a significant impact on the outcome.

Within 10 working days of the date of the appeal outcome.
A termination of a higher degree by research candidature

HDR program students:

 

You may appeal to the UAC against your school’s decision to terminate your candidature.

Within 20 working days of the date of the notification advice.
A thesis/project examination in a higher degree by research program outcome

HDR program students: 

 

You may appeal to the UAC against a failed examination outcome.

 

You may only appeal where there has been a breach of University regulation, policy or process that had a significant impact on the outcome.

Within 20 working days of the date of the final course result publication.

Conduct matters

Refer to information regarding Conduct.

Appeals must be lodged within 20 working days of the date of the outcome letter.

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International student matters

In addition to the above appeals, international students can lodge an appeal against one of the following decisions:​

  1. Leave of absence outcome​.
  2. Request for release (transfer education provider) if you meet the eligibility criteria requirements​.
  3. Attendance requirements (for VCE & Foundation Studies students only).
  4. Amending study duration (eCoE request)​.

Appeals must be lodged within 20 working days of the notice of the decision.

Find out how to lodge an appeal regarding these matters.

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Further assistance

We strongly recommend that you read the University regulation, policies and processes relevant to the decision you are appealing. Further information is provided in the appropriate appeal form or webpage against each appeal type above.

If you need further advice on the appeal process or how to complete an appeal form, please refer to the contacts provided in each appeal form or webpage.

RMIT Student Union

The RMIT Student Union (RUSU) employs professional advocates who can give you advice and assistance with appeals. This is a free service for all RMIT students. If you wish to use this service, you are encouraged to make an appointment as soon as possible.