If you do not satisfy the University’s progression requirements (e.g., WAM of 50, failed same unit twice, failed practical), you may be asked to “show good cause” as to why you should continue studying your degree. If you are already on a progression ‘stage’ or if you believe you are going to fail a compulsory or practical unit of study, you may want to consider how to write a show good cause appeal, and more importantly, consider what you need to do with these exams and during the summer break to help your situation.

First decide if you want to continue in your degree. If you would rather do something else talk to an SRC Caseworker about how to best “withdraw” from your course. Keep in mind that any changes to your enrolment may impact your Centrelink payments or your student visa.

If you want to continue in your course you will need to write about things:

You will need documented proof to support your problems and solutions. This might be a Professional Practitioner’s Certificate, police report, letter from a counsellor, study plan, or some other document. Documents in languages other than English need to be translated by a certified translator.

Don’t ignore the University’s requests to Show Good Cause. If you do it will most likely lead to you being excluded from your course. If you are an international student this may lead to your visa being cancelled and you returning to your home country with no prospect of returning to Australia, even in a tourist capacity, for at least 3 years.

While you are waiting for a response from the faculty you should continue studying as normal. That way, if your appeal is successful, you will not have missed out on anything, and will not fall behind.

Almost all students benefit from better time management and study habits. By completing the Learning Centre’s module 10, you will be able to create a daily timetable and a semester plan, which will help you to structure your study. Accessing a counsellor will help you to develop strategies to cope with difficult situations in your life. There is no shame in asking for help, and it may prove to be the difference between passing and failing.

For more information on how to “Show Good Cause” check out the SRC’s webpage or call the office to make an appointment on 9660 5222.

If you do not satisfy the University’s progression requirements (e.g., WAM of 50, failed same unit twice, failed practical), you may be asked to “show good cause” as to why you should continue studying your degree. If you are already on a progression ‘stage’ or if you believe you are going to fail a compulsory or practical unit of study, you may want to consider how to write a show good cause appeal, and more importantly, consider what you need to do with these exams and during the summer break to help your situation.

First decide if you want to continue in your degree. If you would rather do something else talk to an SRC Caseworker about how to best “withdraw” from your course. Keep in mind that any changes to your enrolment may impact your Centrelink payments or your student visa.

If you want to continue in your course you will need to write about things:

You will need documented proof to support your problems and solutions. This might be a Professional Practitioner’s Certificate, police report, letter from a counsellor, study plan, or some other document. Documents in languages other than English need to be translated by a certified translator.

Don’t ignore the University’s requests to Show Good Cause. If you do it will most likely lead to you being excluded from your course. If you are an international student this may lead to your visa being cancelled and you returning to your home country with no prospect of returning to Australia, even in a tourist capacity, for at least 3 years.

While you are waiting for a response from the faculty you should continue studying as normal. That way, if your appeal is successful, you will not have missed out on anything, and will not fall behind.

Almost all students benefit from better time management and study habits. By completing the Learning Centre’s module 10, you will be able to create a daily timetable and a semester plan, which will help you to structure your study. Accessing a counsellor will help you to develop strategies to cope with difficult situations in your life. There is no shame in asking for help, and it may prove to be the difference between passing and failing.

For more information on how to “Show Good Cause” check out the SRC’s webpage or call the office to make an appointment on 9660 5222.


More Information on ‘Show Good Cause’ appeals here >

More Information on ‘Show Good Cause’ appeals here >