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Unsatisfactory Academic Progress Policy

1. Purpose

To ensure students are given appropriate support to complete programs and that places in CIT programs are not occupied by students who have demonstrated that they are unable to make satisfactory academic progress.

2. Scope

All CIT students except for international students who have specific provisions regarding academic progress.

3. Principles

3.1 CIT is committed to providing a learning environment that assists students to reach their learning goals.

3.2 Academic progress of students is monitored and reviewed on a term and/or semester basis to identify students that may require assistance and advice regarding learning support and resources.

3.3 Students who do not successfully complete a subject or unit of competency are permitted to re-enrol for a second attempt, and may be monitored and offered counselling to improve their chances of completion.

3.4 Students will only be permitted to enrol more than twice if there is satisfactory evidence of a reasonable chance of success.  This could include evidence of participation in counselling or of interruption to studies by circumstances beyond their control.

3.5 Approval for a student or re-enrol must be granted by the College Director. If approval is not granted, a student may re-apply, with additional evidence, in subsequent semesters. Third and subsequent attempts will normally be charged on a cost recovery basis.

3.6 If a student has a substantial record of unsatisfactory academic progress in one or more programs, they will only be permitted to re-enrol in a previously attempted program or enrol in a different program of study when they provide the College Director with satisfactory evidence that there is a reasonable chance of successful completion of subjects in the program.

4. Documentation

Complaints Students and Community Members Policy

Unsatisfactory Student Behavior Policy

5. Definitions

All terminology used in this policy is consistent with definitions in the CIT Policy Glossary.

6. Policy Contact Officer

For more information regarding this policy contact Director, Education Services.

Contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email

7. Procedures

This policy is implemented through the associated procedures. The policy owner has the authority to make changes to the procedures as required.

Policy No: 2016/592
Approved: October 2016
Next Review: April 2020
Category: Student Policies, Training Policies
Policy Owner: Executive Director, Education & Training Services
Unsatisfactory Academic Progress Procedures
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