Academic progress information for current students.

Academic progress

Your faculty will review your academic performance if you:

After each term, you will be advised if you are not making satisfactory academic progress in your program, and will be given a few options to help improve your academic performance.


At Risk

Students are deemed to be At Risk and not able to maintain a satisfactory rate of progress in their program if they have either:

  1. failed 50% or more of the units attempted in a term; or
  2. failed a course that has been identified as a compulsory program component.

This is a formal warning and a prompt for you to take steps to improve your academic progress.

If you are identified as At Risk you are strongly advised to consider remedial actions which are available to assist you to succeed in your University studies. For more information about the At Risk process and who you can contact for more information, please read the At Risk advice sheet.


Show Cause

An At Risk student is required to Show Cause if they have either:

  1. failed 50% or more of the units attempted in two consecutive terms; or
  2. failed, for a second time, a course identified as a compulsory program component.

If you are identified as being required to Show Cause, you will need to provide your faculty with the reasons you are having difficulties with your studies and why you want to continue with your degree by completing the online Show Cause statement that has been emailed to your student email account.

For more information about the Show Cause process and who you can contact for more information, please read the Show Cause advice sheet.

To help keep you on track with your studies, seek help from our support services available for you:


For more details on academic progress, see the Program Management Procedure Manual - Coursework.