Policy: Rescinding and surrendering of awards
To outline the circumstances in which the University may rescind an Award or when a graduate may surrender their Award.
The University can revoke Awards in cases where a graduate is deemed not to meet the requirements of an Award. A graduate can surrender an Award where they have not gained and will not gain any advantage from the Award or its surrender.
This Policy applies across the University.
Rescinding of Award
- The University complies with the AQF Qualifications Issuance Policy.
- Where an Award is required to be rescinded on the basis of student misrepresentation, action, or behaviour, the rescinding is pursued under the Discipline Rules.
- The University rescinds Awards in the following further cases:
- Where a graduate has not met the requirements of the Award conferred; or
- Where an administrative error has occurred, the graduate has met the requirements of an alternate Award, and requests to have that Award conferred in place of the original Award.
Surrendering of Award
- An ANU graduate can:
- voluntarily surrender an Award, but can not do so to gain advantage into another award at ANU or another institution;
- surrender an Award where they have not gained and will not gain any advantage from the Award or its surrender.