Academic Progression - TAFE Queensland

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Academic Progression

Academic Progression Requirements

What You Need to Know

You are expected to meet all of the academic progression requirements for your education and training with TAFE Queensland.

This means you are required to:

  • Meet all of your attendance obligations for each unit;
  • Submit and undertake all assessment on time; and
  • Complete all the requirements for the unit within the prescribed study period.

Intervention Strategies

What You Need to Know

Informal Intervention:

If you are having difficulties in managing satisfactory academic progression, you should be proactive and discuss the matter with your teachers.

TAFE Queensland will also monitor your academic progression. If you identified as at risk of unsuccessful academic progression, TAFE Queensland will discuss with you your options to improve your performance.

Formal Intervention:

If you continue to demonstrate unsuccessful academic progression, TAFE Queensland will introduce more formal intervention strategies, including:

  • A formal meeting between TAFE Queensland, you, and other relevant stakeholders to discuss formal intervention strategies to be put in place;
  • A Student Academic Progression Plan, detailing how academic progression will be managed through these formal intervention strategies; and
  • (If applicable) A Student Behaviour Contract, detailing how behavioural improvements will be made.

Note that under legislation and funding agreements, TAFE Queensland will also be obligated to report academic progression issues to your parents/guardians (if you are under 18 years of age), your school (if you are enrolled in secondary school), your employer (if you are an apprentice or trainee), and other relevant government agencies (e.g. the commonwealth Department of Education for international students, the Department of Education and Training in Queensland for User Choice students).


What You Need to Know

If compassionate or compelling circumstances mean you cannot reasonably complete your training within the specified study period, TAFE Queensland may consider an extension to the close of study date for the relevant unit/s.

Any request for an extension to the close of study date for a unit must be made in writing to the regional General Manager at least 48 hours prior to the close of study date. An original signed doctor's certificate (or other documentary evidence) must be provided to support the request.

Formal Disciplinary Process

What You Need to Know

If you have a continued pattern of failing to achieve satisfactory academic progression and/or the agreed actions in your Academic Progression Plan, you will be subject to a formal disciplinary process for Student Misconduct.

If you are a higher education student, if you have a semester Grade Point Average (GPA) of less than 3.0 at the end of a semester and/or are awarded a failing grade in a unit which you have previously failed in your current program of study you will be placed on probation for the following semester, which may include enrolment in a restricted number of units.

You are liable for exclusion if you:

  • Fail a required unit more than twice; or
  • Have a GPA of less than 3.0 in two consecutive semesters.