Higher Education - Grade Point Average (GPA) Policy
To outline the principles of the Grade Point Average (GPA) and how they will be applied at CIT. This includes the scale used and the method of calculation.
This policy applies to all higher education courses at CIT.
3.1 A GPA is available to all higher education students who have completed one or more subjects towards their award. It is specific to one award only.
3.2 Courses that are graded on a pass/fail basis are not included in calculating the GPA. This includes CTs (Credit Transfers) and RGs (Recognition Granted).
3.3 A student's GPA is updated every semester.
3.4 All attempts at a unit will be counted towards a GPA.
3.5 GPA will be provided on request from Awards@cit.edu.au.
3.6 CIT does not provide a Weighted Average Mark (WAM).
Higher Education Support Act 2003
Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2021
Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) (2017)
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
Education Services for Overseas Students ACT 2000 - ELICOS Standards 2018
All terminology used in this policy is consistent with definitions in the CIT Definitions of Terms.
(Grade Point Average)
|An internationally recognised method of finding the average of all grades achieved throughout a student's course. All grades are given a numerical value which are then averaged to give a GPA score, so summarising academic performance through a numerical index on a scale.|
Calculation of Grade Point Average (GPA)
How to calculate your GPA
GPA = ∑ (grade score x credit points)
∑ credit points
An example of a student's GPA calculation is set out in the attachment to this policy.
6. Policy Contact Officer
For more information about this policy contact Director, Education Services.
Contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email email@example.com.
Policy No: 2022/397
Approved: November 2022
Next Review: May 2025
Category: Student Policies, Training Policies
Policy Owner: Executive Director, Education and Training Services
| Higher Education GPA Calculation Example|
(PDF File 90.7 KB)
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