Students have the right to appeal an assessment decision, which means you can apply for a review of an academic grade or a skills recognition assessment result.
If you wish to appeal an assessment decision:
- Make an appointment to discuss the issue informally with your teacher.
- If an issue is not resolved, make an appointment with the Head of Department responsible for your course to discuss the issue informally.
- For assessment appeals outline your compliance with the assessment policy guidelines (which will have been given to you by your class teacher during the first two weeks of the course).
- If unable to resolve the issue with the Head of Department you may wish to make a formal academic appeal in writing and submit to CIT Student Services within four weeks of receiving the grade. An academic appeal fee of $30 per subject will be charged but will be refunded if the appeal is successful. Your academic appeal is then directed to the relevant Director.
- An independent person is appointed by the Director to investigate and make recommendations. Written confirmation of the outcome of the appeal is provided to all parties.
- If you are not satisfied with the decision of the Director, you can appeal to the Chief Executive for a review.
- The Chief Executive appoints an independent senior manager to complete the review and make a recommendation prior to a final decision. The decision from the Chief Executive is final, apart from the right to seek an external review.
- A formal academic appeal must be submitted within four weeks of results being available on CIT Self Service.
- A written statement regarding the outcome of any appeal will be provided including, where appropriate, advice about the option and process for review.
- The ACT Year 12 Certificate follows the appeals procedures of the ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies (BSSS).