Students have the right to request a review of their assessment.

Students can then requesting a re-mark if they believe;

  • The explanation for their mark is unsatisfactory
  • That the mark was calculated incorrectly.
  • They have valid grounds

To request a re-mark, a student must have first discussed their concerns with the person who marked their work.

Valid grounds

  • The mark for the assessment was not based on the published marking guidelines.
  • Demonstrated bias affecting the assessment.
  • The marking was inconsistent with advice from staff teaching the unit.

Invalid grounds

  • The learning objectives of the unit.
  • The assessments set for the unit.
  • The standard required to achieve a particular mark in the unit or assessment activity.
  • A study overload.
  • Personal and medical problems (which should be dealt with by deferred assessment instead).
  • Financial implications of not passing the unit.
  • Grades received by the student in other units or other assessment activities.
  • The amount of work the student has done.
  • A penalty imposed for plagiarism in accordance with University Policies.
  • The need for additional marks to achieve a particular grade.
  • A penalty imposed for late submission in accordance with advice published in the Unit Information and Learning Guide and/or the unit website.


  1. After first discussing the results with the marker, applications for a re-mark of an assessment should be directed to the Unit Coordinator within 10 business days.
  2. If the Unit Coordinator denies the request, you may formally write to the Head of Discipline to formally request a re-mark within another 10 business days.
  3. This request should include the student’s justification.
  4. You must provide a clean copy of the assessment to be re-marked.

And remember,

  • A re-marked result will be the official, recorded result for that assessment, whether it is higher or lower than the original mark.
  • Any piece of work can only be re-marked once.

For further information contact the Student Assist team:

Domestic Undergraduate Student Assist Officer: Hazel 9360 7350 /

International Student Assist Officer: Roland 9360 6419 /

Postgraduate Student Assist Officer: Mark 9360 6585 /


This information is for reference purposes only. The Murdoch University Policy and Procedure Manager should be consulted for full and up to date policy information.

For further information contact Student Assist:

Domestic Undergraduate Student Assist Officer: Hazel 9360 7350 /
International Student Assist Officer: Malena 9360 6419 /
Postgraduate Student Assist Officer: Rachel 9360 6585 /