FOA Unit Guidelines

Faculty Approved Guidelines

  • All 1000 level units will offer Week 1 tutorial
  • The Faculty policy in relation to late assessment submissions is as follows:
    Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, a 5% penalty (of the total possible mark) will be applied each day a written assessment is not submitted, up until the 7th day (including weekends). After the 7th day, a mark of ‘0’ (zero) will be awarded even if the assessment is submitted. Submission time for all written assessments is set at 11.55pm. A 1-hour grace period is provided to students who experience a technical issue. This late penalty will apply to written reports and recordings only. Late submission of time sensitive tasks (such as tests/exams, performance assessments/presentations, scheduled practical assessments/labs will be addressed by the unit convenor in a Special consideration application.
  • Moderation report should be filled in throughout the session.
  • Only one iLearn site to be created for each unit code.
  • Any instance where a student uses the University’s electronic learning management system (iLearn) to submit for assessment a written response that comprises more than 250 words in total will be subject to plagiarism detection software.


  • iLearn Unit should open 1 week prior to start of session.
  • Official published Unit Guide should be linked in Topic 0 of the iLearn unit
  • All Turnitin assessments are to be marked out of 100
  • Gradebook should be setup with categories reflecting the assessments listed in the unit guide.
  • Teaching Notes section should be used in iLearn for reflecting on teaching practices.
  • Names and contact details of teaching staff are to be listed in the ‘Teaching Staff Block’.
  • Links to library unit readings via Leganto or other methods.
  • The learning outcomes listed in the Unit Guide in are the same as those listed on the iLearn site.
  • Assessment tasks in the iLearn unit are identical to those listed in the Unit Guide.
  • Assessment submission dates are consistent and up to date for the teaching period.
  • There are clear methods for providing feedback to students.

For more, visit unit setup guide.