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.

International students

As an international student you can lodge an appeal directly with RMIT 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)​

Find out how to lodge an appeal as an international student

For all other appeals refer to the table below.

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 process, you may submit an appeal to either the College Appeals Committee (ColAC) or the 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. No later than 20 working days from 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 cancelled outcome. However, you can seek a review of the cancelled outcome (refer to your outcome email for instructions and deadline).

No later than 10 working days from the date of the outcome.
An equitable or alternative assessment arrangement outcome You may appeal to the UAC against a denied outcome. No later than 10 working days from the date of the outcome.
A final course assessment result In order to appeal to ColAC, you must first seek a review of the result from your school. You can do this by contacting your Course Coordinator or Program Manager. No later than 20 working days from 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. No later than 20 working days from the date of the initial application outcome.
An outcome of a College Appeals Committee 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.

No later than 10 working days from date of the appeal application 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.

No later than 20 working days from 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.

No later than 20 working days from the date of the final course result publication.

Further assistance

We strongly recommend that you read the University regulation, policies and processes governing student appeals that are referred to in each appeal form.

If you need further advice on the appeal process or how to complete an appeal form, please use the contacts below:

University Appeals Committee Secretariat

tel. +61 3 9925 8846
tel. +61 3 9925 8652
Email: universityappeals@rmit.edu.au

College Appeals Committee Secretariats

Business 
Tel. +61 3 9925 5680
Email: bus.appeals@rmit.edu.au

Design and Social Context 
Tel. +61 3 9925 7598
Email: dsc.appeals@rmit.edu.au

Science, Engineering and Health 
Tel. +61 3 9925 9520
Email: seh.appeals@rmit.edu.au

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.