General Regulations – Postgraduate Certificates

The following regulations take precedence over the specific regulations for each Postgraduate Certificate published in this Calendar. As far as possible they are to be read in conjunction with the specific regulations for each Postgraduate Certificate.

Note: For the purposes of these regulations a postgraduate certificate is worth 60 points.

General Requirements

1 A student enrolled for a Postgraduate Certificate at this University must pass the full points value specified in the postgraduate certificate regulations. The total enrolment may not exceed the minimum points requirement for the postgraduate certificate by more than 30 points.

Deadlines for Completion

2 a The requirements for a Postgraduate Certificate must be completed within:

(i) one semester of initial enrolment for the postgraduate certificate if enrolled full-time

or

(ii) four semesters of initial enrolment for the postgraduate certificate if enrolled part-time.

b In all cases, the semester of initial enrolment is deemed to be the first semester in which the student enrolled for a course which is assigned or reassigned to the programme.

c In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative, on the recommendation of the Head of Department, may increase the duration allowed for enrolment for a period not normally exceeding one semester.

Completion of Requirements

3 a A student enrolled for a Postgraduate Certificate must complete the requirements by the last day of the final semester of enrolment in the programme.

b Extensions of time to complete work in examined courses or 100 percent coursework courses will not be granted beyond the end of the semester(s) in which the course is offered.

c A student who has failed a course or courses of no more than 30 points may be approved by Senate or its representative to enrol for no more than one further consecutive semester beyond the deadline for completion specified in Regulation 2 in order to complete the postgraduate certificate.

Transfer Credits, Cross-credits and Reassignments

4 a Transfer credits

Transfer credit may not be awarded for a Postgraduate Certificate.

b Cross-credits

Courses may not be cross-credited into or from a Postgraduate Certificate.

c Reassignments

With the approval of the Head of Department, courses may be reassigned as specified in Regulation 9 of the Credit Regulations.

Certificate of Proficiency

5 a The Certificate of Proficiency regulations under ‘Other Programmes’ apply.

b A Certificate of Proficiency course may be reassigned to a Postgraduate Certificate as specified in Regulation 9 of the Credit Regulations.

Transitional Certificate

6 The Transitional Certificate regulations under ‘Other Programmes’ apply. A Transitional Certificate course may not be reassigned to a Postgraduate Certificate.

Variations

7 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to the regulations for a Postgraduate Certificate.

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