Assessment, Results & Transcript – ECA College of Heath Sciences – CHS

Assessment, Results & Transcript

Academic Integrity

Plagiarising some other student’s work or some other person’s work, in part or whole, constitutes misconduct under the College’s rules. Please refer to the CHS Academic Integrity policy and CHS Assessment policy. Any secret agreement or understanding for the purpose of trickery or fraud; underhand scheming or working with another; deceit, fraud also constitutes misconduct under the College’s rules.

  • What is Plagiarism ?

    Many people think of plagiarism as copying another’s work, or borrowing someone else’s original ideas. But terms like “copying” and “borrowing” can disguise the seriousness of the offense. Plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else’s work and lying about it afterwards. The following are considered as Plagiarism:

    • Turning in someone else’s work as your own;
    • Copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit;
    • Failing to put a quotation in quotation marks;
    • Giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation;
    • Changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit; and
    • Copying most of the words or ideas from a source that makes up for majority of your work, whether or not the source of information is referenced.

    Most cases of plagiarism can be avoided by citing sources. Simply acknowledging that certain material has been borrowed and providing your audience with the information necessary to find that source, is usually enough to prevent plagiarism. For further information, please refer to the CHS Academic Integrity policy.

  • Assessment Methods

    Assessments are designed to maintain academic standards and generate evidence of learning through a focus on the quality of learning outcomes, the use of a combination of two or more assessment tasks which reflect the learning outcomes of the unit, with assessment spread across the teaching period, the importance of the learning outcomes reflected in the relative weightings of assessments; and providing students with the opportunity to demonstrate a range of competencies in learning from minimum learning standards to learning of the highest standard. The assessment methods include: Research essays, reflective journal, synchronous activities including quizzes, case study discussions, discussing a topic through a review of literature, critical appraisal of a published paper, designing a healthcare management plan and designing a performance improvement project plan.

  • Submission of Assignments

    Assessment is an activity to determine your academic progress in achieving the Course and Unit Learning Outcomes. You may be directed to undertake an assessment task either individually or in collaboration with one or more members of your cohort.

    The College requires all assignments to be submitted electronically via Turnitin. There may be circumstances that an electronic submission may not be feasible. Where hard copies of assignments are endorsed in the unit outline, a secure collection centre must be stipulated in the unit outline. All hardcopy assignments are required to have a stamped, signed acknowledgement of receipt. Students are to keep a copy of all work submitted until the final course grades are recorded and released.

    The time stated as the deadline for the submission of an assessment task or the sitting of a test or examination is Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) or Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) during the months when daylight saving is followed.

    Accessing your results

    Examination or Assessment results can be accessed through the Meshed Portal. Please check the Academic calendar to keep track of when the official results will be published online.

  • Academic Transcript

    An academic transcript is an official document issued by the College as a record of all your completed units and results throughout your enrolment at the College of Health Sciences.

    Grade Notation Nomenclature Mark Description
    HD High Distinction 85 to 100 Student has demonstrated outstanding achievement towards all the relevant assessment criteria and standards in the unit of study
    D Distinction 75 to 84 Student has demonstrated superior achievement towards the relevant assessment criteria and standards in the unit of study
    C Credit 65 to 74 Student has demonstrated good achievement towards the relevant assessment criteria and standards in the unit of study
    P Pass 50 to 64 Student has demonstrated satisfactory achievement towards the relevant assessment criteria and standards in the unit of study
    PC Conceded Pass 45 to 49 The Board of Examiners has conceded a pass for the unit even though the student’s percentage mark is less than the deemed pass mark for the unit. ‘PC’ is normally awarded when the unit is the last unit before student fulfils the course requirements for graduation
    PS Pass 50 Awarded after passing an approved supplementary assessment
    MF Marginal Fail < 50 The student’s work marginally failed to demonstrate a satisfactory level on the criteria for assessment, but nevertheless shows potential for improvement
    F Fail 0 to 49 Student has demonstrated unsatisfactory achievement towards the relevant assessment criteria and standards in the unit of study.
    In exceptional circumstances students who achieve a final mark of 45-49 may be granted a Supplementary Assessment at the recommendation of the Board of Examiners
    NF Non-assessed Fail NA The student did not complete any of the assessment tasks
  • Interim & Administrative Grades
    Grade Notation Nomenclature Description
    RP Result Pending Used as Interim grade when a student’s final grade and mark in a unit cannot be confirmed due to a Deferred Examination or Supplementary Assessment being approved by the Board of Examiners.‘Result Pending’ may also be used when a student’s final grade and mark in a unit cannot be confirmed due to other circumstances beyond the control of the course Director.
    W Withdrawn (without academic penalty) Evidence is provided by the student of serious illness or misadventure experienced after the relevant census date warranting withdrawal and/or deferral with penalty.
    AF Absent Fail Student has not officially withdrawn from the unit and cannot be assessed as having completed the unit