Penalties

Late Submissions

All submissions to the eMed Portfolio system are date and time stamped, and late submissions will be subject to a penalty.

If you submit an assignment or project after the specified time on the Due Date but no later than seven days afterwards, then the maximum grade that the assignment or project will be awarded for the generic Self-direction and Critical Evaluation capability will be P-. It may be awarded an F if it otherwise fails to meet the generic criteria for this capability. If it is late up to 14 days a F grade will be awarded for the generic Self-direction and Critical Evaluation capability. Please note that a pattern of P- or F grades for any capability may jeopardise your ability to pass the portfolio examination, which is a barrier assessment.

If you submit an assignment or project more than 14 days after the specified time and Due Date, then the assignment or project will not be assessed and an overall F grade for the assignment or project will be awarded. If you do not submit an assignment or project, a “dummy” entry will be made and F grades will be awarded for all capabilities due for the assessment. You would then have a further 28 days to re-submit a new assessment otherwise the above process may be repeated. Your final result for the course will be withheld pending a review of your academic standing in the program.

If you experience extenuating circumstances that will prevent you from submitting an assignment or project by the due date, you should apply for Special Consideration online and you should contact the course convenor before the due date to seek advice. In most cases a medical certificate or similar evidence will be required. 



Over-length Reports

The word limit for assignments and projects includes all text in the report including tables and figures, apart from the cover page and the reference list. In other words, if you include a significant amount of text in tables, these words will be counted towards the total word count. If you submit an assignment or project report that more than marginally exceeds the maximum word length specified, then the maximum grade that the assignment or project will be awarded for the generic Effective Communication capability will be P-. It may be awarded an F if it is significantly over-length or if it otherwise fails to meet the generic criteria for this capability. Please note that a pattern of P- or F grades for any capability may jeopardise your ability to pass the portfolio examination, which is a barrier assessment.

Back to Top