Awards at level 1, level 2 and level 3 are classified as Successful where a learner has achieved all the outcomes for the award.

Awards at level 4, level 5 and level 6 are classified as Pass, Merit or Distinction where a learner has achieved the standards for the award within the grading criteria.

  • A Pass is a grade awarded to a learner who has attained the minimum standard. To be awarded a pass grade a learner must have achieved a mark of between 50-64%
  • A Merit is a grade awarded to a learner who has exceeded the minimum requirements. To be awarded a merit grade a learner must have achieved a mark of between 65-79%
  • A Distinction is a grade awarded to a learner who has substantially exceeded the minimum requirements. For a learner to be awarded a distinction he/she is must have achieved a mark of 80% or over.

When a learner has not achieved the minimum standards for an award the grade is recorded as Referred.

For competency based awards or awards with specific legislative requirements regarding levels of competences the assessment will be weighted accordingly and the grading criteria specified in the Award Specification will reflect the minimum standard of achievement required by the learner.

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