Assessment in postgraduate courses

Assessment requirements

All assessment items for each subject are required to be undertaken by students enrolled in the:

Every postgraduate subject offered by Governance Institute (except for the Risk Management Project) comprises three assessment items:

Assessment Item Weighting
Presentation 20%
Assignment 30%
Final examination (held during the examination week) 50%
Total 100%

Students must attain a minimum of 50%/100% in total from the three assessment items to pass each subject. In addition, students are required to achieve a minimum of 50% for each assessment item (10% and 15% for the presentation and examination, respectively); and achieve a minimum of 40% (30/75 marks) in the final exam, where combined marks from the three assessment items must total to a minimum of 50% to pass the whole subject.

Assessment requirements for the Risk Management Project are:

Assessment Item Weighting
Project Brief and Presentation 30%
Project Report 70%
Total 100%

Students must make a genuine attempt at all assessable components in order to pass the Risk Management Project subject.

Assessment dates 2022

The assessment dates and results release timelines are for each subject and the Risk Management Project:

Assessment Item* Semester 1 2022 Due Date Semester 2 2022 Due Date
Presentation Tuesday, 12 April Tuesday, 13 September
Assignment Tuesday, 3 May Tuesday, 4 October
Final Examination (held during the examination week) Monday, 13 June to Friday, 17 June Monday, 14 November to Friday, 18 November
Semester Results Release From Monday, 18 July From Monday, 19 December
Risk Management Project Semester 1 2022 Due Date Semester 2 2022 Due Date
Project Brief and Presentation Tuesday, 29 March Tuesday, 30 August
Project Report Tuesday, 14 June Tuesday, 15 November
Semester Results Release From Monday, 18 July From Monday, 19 December

*For all postgraduate subjects, except the Risk Management Project.

Assessment policy and guidelines

Assessments for each postgraduate subject at Governance Institute are conducted in accordance with its Assessment Policy.

Examinations are conducted online and accessed via the online learning centre. Governance Institute staff will advise enrolled students in advance of inline examination rules and guidelines.

The examinations for all states will be held during the publicised examination week. Examinations held on this day are primarily held during the day.

Students sitting more than one examination will have arrangements made to sit additional papers on another day during the designated examination week.

Results release and academic records

Subject results will be released per the “semester results release” timeframe listed in the Assessment dates 2022 table above, after ratification by the Education Committee. Thereafter results will be accessible to students on their academic record. Students will be notified by email when results are available.

Student prizes

Students may be eligible for recognition of academic merit/excellence. Dux awards are offered for best graduate and best in subject. A list of Dux award winners is included in Governance Institute's digital journal, Governance Directions.

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