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Both Higher Education and CDU TAFE students will complete a range of assessments throughout their courses.

Assessments are the way that teaching staff can assess your knowledge and understanding of a unit.

The combined grades of assessments will determine if you have met requirements and are eligible to pass a given unit.

When teaching starts, we will provide you with a unit outline for each unit. This will include an overview of each assessment, the due dates and the percentage it will contribute to your overall study.

Types of assessments

The assessment tasks you will need to complete are dependent on your unit of study. Assessment tasks for both Higher Education and CDU TAFE might include:

  • essays
  • online quiz
  • research project
  • exams (Higher Education only)
  • questioning
  • direct observation
  • portfolio
  • third-party evidence
  • product-based methods.


Find out more about how your assessment results work by visiting Grades.

You can also make an appointment to seek feedback on any assessment results by contacting your lecturer. The best method for this is via email. You can find your lecturer's email address in your Learnline Unit information.

Extensions and appeals

If you need a time extension on an assessment, special consideration, or want to appeal a final result, you should speak with your lecturer first. If you cannot resolve your concern, you can refer to the Complaints Policy - Students or contact the Complaints Management Unit for guidance.

Below are the current policies and procedures that CDU use to ensure all assessment requirements are met:


Find out more about how you will be graded.


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