(1) This Procedure was approved by Academic Board on 11 November 2008 and incorporates all amendments to 19 July 2016.
(2) This Procedure is pursuant to the
(3) This Procedure provides information on the University's academic awards titles, conferral, testamurs and colours.
(4) This Procedure applies to higher education awards conferred by the University.
(5) Refer to the
(6) The higher education awards that may be conferred by the University are listed in Schedule 1: Academic Awards of Regulation 5.2 (2) - Higher Education Award Courses - General and are consistent with the Higher Education Qualifications listed in the Higher Education Standards Framework.
(7) Award titles unambiguously identify the qualification type, level and broad or narrow field of study in accordance with the AQF Qualifications Issuance Policy and any naming conventions of the University. Award titles for combined courses consist of the approved title for each course. The first component of the title is the course offered by the Faculty that has sponsored the combined course. Where both courses are delivered by one Faculty, the title is in alphabetical order.
(8) A student who exits at the end of a course that includes a nested course at a lower level only receives the higher level award.
(9) A student who completes a nested course and is progressing to the higher level course in which it is nested can only take out the nested award if:
Other evidence of a student's progress through the higher level course may be provided by the Academic Registrar as required.
(10) Students who satisfy the requirements of a Bachelor Degree (that does not include honours) will be awarded the Bachelor Degree with distinction where they:
Combined courses are treated as separate courses for this purpose.
(11) Graduates are issued with authorised documentation including testamurs and Australian Higher Education Graduation Statements that conform to the requirements of the Higher Education Standards Framework.
(12) Testamurs state:
(13) The testamur issued on completion of a joint course indicates that the degree was undertaken as a joint course in accordance with Regulation 5.2 (2) - Higher Education Award Courses — General.
(14) A Bachelor Degree awarded with distinction in accordance with clause 10 includes the designation 'with distinction' on the testamur.
(15) Australian Higher Education Graduation Statements (AHEGS):
(16) Award colours are in accordance with the broad areas of study as specified in Schedule A: Award Colours of the University.
(17) The introduction of a new award colour is approved by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education, in consultation with the Academic Registrar, on the recommendation of the Academic Board.
(18) For the purpose of this Procedure: