If you can provide evidence that you should not have been excluded, you may lodge an Appeal against exclusion. To be successful, an appeal needs to make out at least one of the following grounds:
- There is evidence that the decision was made on the basis of personal bias or ill will;
- There was a breach of a relevant rule or University policy in the handling of the exclusion process, which had a significant impact on the decision to exclude you;
- There is evidence that the penalty of exclusion is unreasonable, excessive or inappropriate;
- There is significant new, relevant evidence applicable to the period/s of unacceptable academic performance that was not available at the time you were required to ‘show cause’ why you should not be excluded.
Lodgement of appeals
Appeals against exclusion must be made on the ‘Appeal against exclusion – University Appeals Committee (UAC)’ form. The completed form must be submitted within 20 working days from the date of the exclusion notification from the Academic Registrar's Group. Submit your appeal with Student Connect or by email in PDF or JGP format from your RMIT student email account to VN Assessment Support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Appeal against exclusion – University Appeals Committee (UAC) form (PDF 544KB, 3p).