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Grades

Higher Education grades

In semester grades

During the semester, you'll receive a grade for each assessment task you complete. These results will be available to you in Learnline via the CDU Portal.

Final grades

At the end of each semester, those results will be combined to give you an overall result. This will be given to you as a grade based on the grading system in the table below.

Final grades will be published in MyStudentInfo by 9am on the grade release day. This is typically 2 weeks after the exam period ends, but you can find exact dates by visiting important dates.

To view your final grades, log in to the CDU Portal, select MyStudentInfo and then select Course Details/Grades.

While you are in MyStudentInfo, we encourage you to add your enrolment for the next semester.

Higher Education Grading system

Every country has it's own academic grading system for Higher Education. Here's a breakdown of the Australian grading system and what each grade means at university.

Grade

Grade definition

Percentage score

HD

High Distinction

85 to 100%

D

Distinction

75 to < 85%

C

Credit

65 to < 75%

P

Pass

50 to < 65%

PC

Pass Conceded

45 to < 50%

PU

Pass Ungraded

0

F

Fail

0 - 50%

FNS

Fail Not Submitted

 

AC

Assessment Continuing

 

PO

Placement ( Practicum) Ongoing

 

SPEC

Special Examination Approved

 

W

Withdrawn with no penalty (before census date)

 

WW

Withdrawn with no penalty (after census date)

 

WF

Withdrawn Fail (after census date)

 

NA

Grade not yet available

 

Grade Point Average (GPA)

A GPA is a way of looking at your overall achievement. Each grade is given a numeric value on a 7-point scale.

Your GPA is calculated by dividing the total points by the number of units you have completed.

The GPA for each grade at CDU are:

Grade

Grade definition

GPA Value

HD

High Distinction

7

D

Distinction

6

C

Credit

5

P

Pass

4

PC

Pass Conceded

3

F

Fail

0

WF

Withdraw Fail

0

View an example of a GPA calculation.

VET grades

If you're a VET student, grades work a little differently to Higher Education.

VET grades are not merit-based, which means you don't receive a score or a rank for your achievement. Instead, you are simply assessed to have met the requirements of learning.

Your grade will be published when your trainer has confirmed that you have achieved competency in the unit you're enrolled in.

If you have enrolled and studied some or all of your units online, you can view your grades in MyStudentInfo.

You can access this through the CDU Portal. Once you log in:

  • select MyStudentInfo, and then
  • select Course Details/My Grades.

If you haven't needed to use an online student account, you will be sent a hard copy Memorandum of Grades to your postal address.

VET Grading System

Grade

Grade definition

CA

Competency Achieved

SP

Success Participation

CE

Continuing Enrolment

OWA

Ongoing Workplace Assessment

NYC

Not Yet Competent

NS

Never Started

IP

Insufficient Participation for Assessment

UP

Unsuccessful Participation

SW

Special Withdrawal

W

Withdrawn Without Penalty

WW

Withdrawn Without Academic Penalty

NA

Grade Not Available

-

Indicates results not yet available

RPL

Recognition of Prior Learning

RPL-NOT

Recognition of Prior Learning NOT Granted

If you believe you have completed your course - congratulations! You will be hearing from the Graduation Team shortly.

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