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.
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.
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.
85 to 100%
75 to < 85%
65 to < 75%
50 to < 65%
45 to < 50%
0 - 50%
Fail Not Submitted
Placement ( Practicum) Ongoing
Special Examination Approved
Withdrawn with no penalty (before census date)
Withdrawn with no penalty (after census date)
Withdrawn Fail (after census date)
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:
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
Ongoing Workplace Assessment
Not Yet Competent
Insufficient Participation for Assessment
Withdrawn Without Penalty
Withdrawn Without Academic Penalty
Grade Not Available
Indicates results not yet available
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of Prior Learning NOT Granted
If you believe you have completed your course - congratulations! You will be hearing from the Graduation Team shortly.