Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about:

  • the status, ownership, approval, review and implementation of this version of this document
  • contact details for who can help with enquiries about application and interpretation and
  • a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Because committees and positions can change over time, current information about policy approval pathways should be obtained from   

Assessment, Credit and Moderation (HE) Policy

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Status Current Indicates if this version of the document is in effect (Current), yet to come into effect (Future), or expired (Historic).
Effective Date 9th November 2022 This is the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 1st November 2027 The next review of this document is scheduled to commence on this date.
Approval Authority Executive Director Strategy Performance and Growth The noted authority approved this version of the document. The Policy Framework Policy defines the current positions and committees that have authority to approve policies and procedures
Approval Date 8th November 2022 This is the date on which this version of the document was approved by the authorised authority.
Expiry Date Not Applicable This is the date on which this version expires. It may still apply, conditionally, after this date.
Policy Implementation Officer Nicola Cooley
Director Higher Education
This is the designated subject matter expert and contact person for enquiries relating to content and implementation
Policy Owner Marc Blanks
Executive Director Academic Operations
This is the member of Executive with responsibility for the document
Author Nicola Cooley
Director Higher Education
This is the author of record for this version of the document.
Enquiries Contact Nicola Cooley
Director Higher Education
General enquiries should be directed to the officer/area listed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

This is the first document to be published in Melbourne Polytechnic's new Policy Register. It is basically equivalent to the document that was approved and in effect at the time the migration occurred, except for the numbering system and references, which have been updated to align with the new formatting and current requirements.

Clauses Amended:Policy: All

Version History

Edition 5: Daryl Sadgrove, Executive Director, Strategy Performance and Growth – 8/11/2022 – The Assessment, Credit and Moderation (HE) Policy required a review as part of the Policy approval implementation plan.  This review was conducted as per the Implementation Plan requirements by Higher Education Senior leadership team (HELM) and has been updated with minor edits to the text to support clearer explanation. Moderation techniques, that are supported by group and academic collaboration have been added.

Edition 4: Higher Education Academic Board – 3/02/2022 – The Assessment, Credit and Moderation (HE) Policy, previously titled Assessment (HE) Policy, reviewed and updated as follows.

This updated policy includes Credit Transfer, Recognition of Prior Learning and Moderation and details assessment principles in the one policy. This will reduce the number of Policies and make it similar for students. Changes include:

- Supplementary assessment will be aligned to the duration of the course E.g. a 2-year Associate Degree (196credit points) will permit two supplementary assessments.

- One Conceded Pass will be permitted to support completion in the final semester of the course.

- Academic Integrity improvements have been included by incorporating awareness of contract cheating and risks to students.

- The new policy specifies the number of assessments for each subject along with assessment weightings and allows for exceptions approved through governance processes.

Note: Any changes required to assessments (types, number, etc), will not be implemented in Semester 1 2022.

Implementation will be planned and scheduled as part of continuous improvement reviews and be conducted over a two-year period up to 24 March 2024.

This updated Assessment, Credit and Moderation (HE) Policy supersedes the current Credit (HE) Policy and Subject Moderation (HE) Policy.

Edition 3: Academic Board – 6/12/2018 – Assessment (HE) Policy, updated as follows Moderation of Assessment (section 7e) explained in greater detail.

Edition 2: Academic Board – 7/09/2017 – Assessment (HE) Policy. A minor revision was made to the Policy: The first weighted assessment that contributes to a summative grade must occur within the first four weeks of semester to allow for early feedback opportunities. (Was

previously three weeks)

Edition 1: Academic Board – 12/05/2017 – New Assessment (HE) Policy. The new features of the Assessment (HE) Policy are:

- Marking and feedback along with Final grades has been included. Clarification provided that grades only are to be provided for individual pieces of assessment completed during semester (not numerical results). Numerical results are provided only when the official subject results have been confirmed through the Chief Examiners Meetings and released by MP.

- Complaints and Appeals has been consolidated under a separate item and contact points for local resolution have been included for special consideration and re-assessment.

- Examination and invigilation has been added.

- Student roles and responsibilities has been removed and recommend that this information be included in a student charter.

- Credit transfer and recognition of prior learning has been removed and will be included in the proposed Credit (HE) Policy

Submission of assessment has been removed and will be included in the proposed Assessment (HE) Procedure.

- Academic Progress has been removed