Assessment results for all subjects will be recorded as Grades.
In determining a student’s overall result, all marks allocated for assignments, examinations and participation, as applicable, are combined to give a final grade.
As part of the ICMA’s quality assurance process results may be moderated prior to release.
Results are graded as follows :
- 85% – 100% = High Distinction
- 75% – 84% = Distinction
- 65% – 74% = Credit
- 50% – 64% = Pass
- 0% – 49% = Fail
Students learning in classroom mode must attend at least 80% of seminars.
Please refer to the subject outline on the website or to the subject notes for the weighting of each assessment task.
Candidates must obtain a pass grade or higher in all assessment events to achieve overall competence in a subject/module.
The following results codes will be used by the ICMA to record and report student assessment outcomes:
|| These are High Distinction; Distinction; Credit and Pass. There will be no review of the examination grade.
||A mark less than 50% is recorded as a Fail. There will be no review of the examination grade.
||Deferred is a temporary code which indicates that the student has been prevented from completing an assessment through illness or exceptional circumstances. This code should be used in cases where a student has been granted special consideration. Applications for special consideration must be made in writing. Students will be permitted to undertake their deferred assessment task without any financial penalty; within 2-years of them completing their education program.
||Disciplinary fail applies where a student fails in a subject or module as a result of misconduct. A Disciplinary fail will be recorded internally and a Fail result reported in the Transcript. A Disciplinary fail is only to be given on the recommendation of the Misconduct Review Panel.
||This code indicates that the student has achieved the assessment requirements for the module through previous study or through mutual recognition.
||This code indicates that the student did not submit or sit an assessment event and there is no acceptable reason given for this. This is recorded as a Fail grade in the subject. There will be no refund of their assessment fees. Students will be permitted to re-sit/re-submit submit their assessment task by re-paying the assessment fees.
||A Withdrawn result indicates that the student has formally notified the Institute in writing of their intention to withdraw from the assessment 48 hours prior to the assessment date. Such students will be permitted to re-sit/re-submit their assessment task without any financial penalty; within 2-years of them completing their education program.
Notification of results
Results are notified by the Chairman of the ICMA Education Committee individually to students by post, either directly, or via their Recognised Provider Institutions (RPI).
For privacy and confidentiality reasons the Institute cannot release your results over the phone. No results can be given to third parties without your written authority.
No re-assessment opportunity will be provided to any student; all unsuccessful students will therefore be required to re-enrol into the subject. There will be a re-assessment fee per subject.
No re-submission opportunity will be provided to any student; all unsuccessful students will therefore be required to re-enrol into the subject. There will be a re-submission fee per subject.
No re-sit opportunity will be provided to any student; all unsuccessful students will therefore be required to re-enrol into the subject.There will be a re-sit fee per subject.
No re-marking opportunity will be provided to any student, all unsuccessful students will therefore be required to re-enrol into the subject.There will be a re-sit fee per subject.
Assessment Complaints and Appeals Process
If you have a complaint or grievance about your grade, first take it to your Recognised Provider Institution (RPI). If your RPI cannot resolve the matter to your satisfaction, take your complaint or grievance to the Chairman-Education Committee.To apply for re-marking, you must write to the Chairman-Education Committee within two weeks of receiving your results. Justifications for your request must be provided. The Chairman-Education Committee will advise you of their decision if a re-marking will be undertaken. An administration fee equivalent to the current exam fee per subject will apply if re-marking does not change your result to a higher grade; or in fact, it results in a lower grade. A See Student Grievance Policy.
If you have a complaint about the education and/or assessment process you should put it in writing, outlining your reasons for the complaint, and lodge it with the Chairman-Education Committee. The complaint will be investigated and you will be advised of the outcome. If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of your complaint and you feel it has had an effect on a related assessment decision, you may lodge a formal appeal against the assessment decision with the President of ICMA, whose decision will be final.
If, after exhausting all avenues available through the Institute, you are still dissatisfied with the outcome, you may take whatever action you feel appropriate, including referring the matter to appropriate State or Commonwealth departments or bodies, such as the Department of Fair Trading.