Grades

Your potential grades don’t just range from an A+ to an E. Find out about the variety of pass and fail grades that you may be awarded.

Standard pass/fail grades (from Trimester One, 2014)

Grade Normal mark range Midpoint Indicative Characterisation
A+ 90-100 95 Outstanding performance
A 85-89 87 Excellent performance
A- 80-84 82 Excellent performance in most respects
B+ 75-79 77 Very good performance
B 70-74 72 Good performance
B- 65-69 67 Good performance overall, but some weaknesses
C+ 60-64 62 Satisfactory to good performance
C 55-59 57 Satisfactory performance
C- 50-54 52 Adequate evidence of learning
D 40-49 45 Poor performance overall, some evidence of learning. Fail.
E 0-39 20 Well below the required standard. Fail.

Other pass grades

  • P = Overall Pass (for a course classified as Pass/Fail)
  • G = Aegrotat Pass
  • J = Pass in recognition of prior learning
  • L = Compensation Pass
  • Z = Special Pass

Other fail grades

  • F = Fail (for a course classified as Pass/Fail; also used for an unsuccessful Special Pass application)
  • K = Fail due to not satisfying mandatory course requirements, even though the student’s course mark reached the level specified for a pass, usually 50 percent. (Q grades are no longer used.)

Non-pass grades

In addition to the grades listed above, the following grades may be entered by the Faculty Student Administration Office:

  • GP = Grade pending (usually associated with an aegrotat application)
  • U = Withdrawal approved by Dean
  • WD = Withdrawal during permitted period

Master’s degrees

If a master’s degree has a thesis, the thesis is normally assigned a grade (i.e. one of the grades shown in the table above). Masters' degrees are also awarded an overall result of Pass or Fail; many are also able to be awarded with Merit or Distinction:

  • S = Pass with Distinction
  • T = Pass with Merit
  • P = Pass
  • F = Fail

Standard pass/fail grades until Trimester Three, 2013

Note: For master's theses, these grades apply until mid-2014. Contact the relevant associate dean (postgraduate research) for details.

  • A+ = Excellent performance in all respects
    • Percentage = 85–100%
    • Mid-point = 92.5
  • A = Excellent performance in almost all respects
    • Percentage = 80–84%
    • Mid-point = 82
  • A- = Very good, some aspects excellent but others not
    • Percentage = 75–79%
    • Mid-point = 77
  • B+ = Very good, some aspects excellent but others not
    • Percentage = 70–74%
    • Mid-point = 72
  • B = Good performance overall
    • Percentage = 65–69%
    • Mid-point = 67
  • B- = Good performance overall
    • Percentage = 60–64%
    • Mid-point = 62
  • C+ = Work satisfactory overall, strengths outweigh weaknesses
    • Percentage = 55–59%
    • Mid point = 57
  • C =  Work satisfactory overall, strengths outweigh weaknesses
    • percentage = 50–54%
    • Mid-point = 52
  • D = Poor performance overall, weaknesses outweigh strengths
    • Percentage = 40–49%
    • Mid-point = 45)
  • E = Well below the standard required
    • Percentage = 0–39%

Historical grades

The following grades are no longer used, but may appear on student histories:

  • H = Overall Pass (for some courses classified as Pass/Fail)
  • M = Overall Pass with Merit (used only for some teacher education courses)
  • = Fail due to not satisfying mandatory course requirements, regardless of overall course mark
  • = Did not sit final examination
  • = Withdrawal without Dean’s permission
  • WX = Withdrawal from assessment
  • = Course cross-credited