Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this version of the document. It also contains information contact details for the subject matter expert.  To the right, a brief summary of the changes between this and the previous version is provided.

Awards and Graduation Policy

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Status Current Indicates if this version of the document is in effect (Current), yet to come into effect (Future), or expired (Historic).
Effective Date 28th March 2018 This is the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 28th March 2021 The next review of this document is scheduled to commence on this date.
Approval Authority Academic Senate The noted authority approved this is version of the document.
Approval Date 27th March 2018 This is the date on which this version of the document was approved by the authorised authority.
Expiry Date Not Applicable This is the date on which this version expires. It may still apply, conditionally, after this date.
Responsible Executive Mark Hoffman
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Vice President
This is the senior officer with responsibility for the document.
Enquiries Contact Cathie Shanahan
Senior Manager, Academic Governance & Compliance

Student Central
General enquiries should be directed to the officer/area listed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

8 November 2021:  Position title Director, Student Experience and Administration and Academic Registrar updated to Pro Vice-Chancellor, Student Experience and Academic Registrar, in accordance with Academic Division organisational change endorsed by the Vice-Chancellor on 4 June, 2021.  Administrative amendment.


20 November 2020:  Clauses 40, 42 and 44 removed.  Approved by Academic Senate 11 November 2020.


July 2020: Academic Registrar position title updated.  Administrative amendment.


16 July 2020: Definition of “course” updated. Administrative amendment.


16 July 2020:  Definition of “award” updated. Administrative amendment.


23 June 2020: Definition of “course” updated. Administrative amendment.


5 May 2020:  Table under Clause 29 removed and replaced with a link to an uploaded file. Approved as an administrative amendment by Director Assurance Services.


4 March 2020:  Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) amended to Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Vice President.  Approved as an administrative amendment, Director Assurance Services.


24 September 2019:  Definition of “Enabling Program” amended. Approved as a minor administrative amendment by Director Assurance Services, Michelle Jarvie.


15 May 2019: Schedule 1 List of Current Awards updated to reflect awards approved by Academic Senate on 20 March 2019: Graduate Diploma in Education Studies;  Master of Data Science; Graduate Diploma in Data Science and Analytics; and Master of Cyber Security; and to reflect awards approved by Academic Senate on 30 April, 2019:  Bachelor of Aerospace Systems Engineering (Hons); Master of Materials Science and Engineering; Bachelor of Science (Advanced); Bachelor of Psychological Science (Advanced); Bachelor of Mathematics (Advanced); and Bachelor of Coastal and Marine Science; and to remove disestablished award Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours) approved by Academic Senate on 30 April, 2019.  Schedule 2 updated to include disestablished award Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours).


10 January 2019: Minor administrative amendment – added new section to list associated schedules, approved by University Secretary, 9 January 2019.


1 July 2018: This version of the document was current at the time the new UON Policy Library launched. For all intents and purposes, this version is reflective of the version that was approved, published and in effect at the time the new Policy Library was launched. In migrating the document to the new Policy Library it was subjected to reformatting, including the application of a new numbering system.


The following information details the history of changes to the document prior to its publication in the new UON Policy Library:


The following three rules were rescinded and the relevant content transferred into the Awards and Graduation policy: Rule Listing Awards; Rules Governing Academic Dress; and Rule Governing Conferral of Awards and Graduation. The above mentioned rules contained matters which would be more appropriate in a policy level document.



Clauses Amended:Policy/Schedule: All