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Changes to UTS Rules

The table below reflects changes to UTS Rules — Student Rules and General Rules — with recent changes appearing at the top of the table.

Rule changes can be approved at any time during the year. Notification of rule changes are posted on the UTS: Official Noticeboard.

UTS Rules are published once a year in the UTS Calendar. See previous editions of the UTS Calendar for archived versions of UTS Rules.

Table of changes to UTS Rules

Rule Changes Authorisation Approval date Effective date Notice (PDF)
16.12 Allegations referred to the Director, Governance Support Unit 16.12.6 amended Council 30.11.16 06.12.16 see notice
5.3 Offer of admission 5.3.3 amended Council 12.10.16 01.11.16 see notice
7.5 Variation of enrolment Amended Council 12.10.16 01.11.16 see notice
G2 5 Election of Chancellor and Deputy Chancellor G2 5 (d) and (e) various minor amendments Director, Governance Support Unit 09.08.16 09.08.16 see notice
G1 18 Conduct of Elections G1 18 (1) and (2) various amendments Council 19.08.15 08.07.16 see notice
G3 Academic Board, Faculty Boards and Elections G3 entire section amended as a consequence of amendments to the elections sections of the UTS By-law. Council 19.08.15 08.07.16 see notice
3.4 Professional experience requirements 3.4.6 – 3.4.15 various amendments Council 15.06.16 01.07.16 see notice
17.3 Professional Experience Appeals Committee 17.3.1 amended Council 15.06.16 01.07.16 see notice
9.3 Conduct of examinations 9.3.5 – 9.3.13 amended Council 13.04.16 03.05.16 see notice
17.5 Procedures for Appeals Committees 17.5.5 amended Director, Governance Support Unit 15.10.15 17.12.15 see notice
G2 Rules on election of Chancellor and Deputy Chancellor G2 1 (1)(c) amended Council 25.11.15 20.11.15 see notice
5.6 Refusal of application, withdrawal of offer of admission and cancellation of admission or enrolment 5.6.1(6) amended Council 14.10.15 31.10.15 see notice
7.5 Variation of enrolment 7.5.2(1)(a) amended Council 19.08.15 16.09.15 see notice
5.3 Offer of admission 5.3.3 amended Council 19.08.15 16.09.15
18.7 Offences and breaches of the Rules 18.7.3 amended Director, Governance Support Unit 09.03.15 10.07.15 see notice
Student Rules UTS Rules Amendments arising from the UTS Rules Review Project and changes to titles and structures Council 15.10.14 01.12.14 see notice
General Rules
G3 Part 1 Academic Board 1.2 amended Council 18.06.14 18.06.14 see notice
11.8 Extension of candidature 11.8.1, 11.8.3 and 11.8.4 amended; 11.8.5 and 11.8.6 added Council 16.04.14 05.05.14 see notice
11.20 Discontinuation of candidature 11.20.2 amended Council 16.04.14 05.05.14
2.5 Study management 2.5.2 amended Council 27.11.13 11.12.13 see notice
5.6 Withdrawal of offer of admission and cancellation of admission or enrolment 5.6.1 amended Council 27.11.13 11.12.13
5.7 Requirements for admission 5.7.1 amended Council 27.11.13 11.12.13
16.10 Allegations referred to the Responsible Academic Officer 16.10.1, 16.10.2, 16.10.4 amended Council 27.11.13 11.12.13
16.12 Allegations referred to the Registrar 16.12.4, 16.12.5 amended Council 27.11.13 11.12.13
Schedule 2 Relevant Legislation Amended Council 27.11.13 11.12.13
Schedule 4 Guidelines Relating to Student Misconduct and Appeals 3.2 amended Council 27.11.13 11.12.13
3.4 Professional experience requirements 3.4.5, 3.4.6 and 3.4.7 amended Council 16.10.13 01.11.13 see notice
3.10 Appeal procedure 3.10.1, 3.10.4 and 3.10.5 amended Council 16.10.13 01.11.13
17.3 Professional Experience Appeals Committee 17.3.2 amended Council 16.10.13 01.11.13
G1 Rules relating to Council, the Chancellor, Deputy Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor Section 20 added Council 14.08.13 18.09.13 see notice
G2 Rules on election of Chancellor and Deputy Chancellor Conduct of the ballot amended Council 14.08.13 18.09.13
G8 The seal, the University emblem and the stamp Title amended Director, Governance Support Unit 10.09.13 18.09.13 see notice
3.7 Subject requirements 3.7.2 amended Council 14.08.13 28.08.13 see notice
10.8 Appeals 10.8.8(3) amended Council 14.08.13 28.08.13
Schedule 1 Definitions 'Doctoral Degree by publication' removed Council 14.08.13 28.08.13
G8 The seal and the University emblem Division 1 amended and Division 3 added Council 14.08.13 28.08.13 see notice
8.2 Learning and assessment arrangements 8.2.4 amended Director, Governance Support Unit 12.06.13 04.07.13 see notice
10.7 Academic caution 10.7.4 amended Director, Governance Support Unit 12.06.13 04.07.13
Schedule 1 Definitions 'HELPS' added Director, Governance Support Unit 12.06.13 04.07.13
Section 11 Graduate Research Study 11.18 and 11.19 amended Council 28.11.12 01.01.13 see notice
Section 5 Admissions 5.8.2 amended Council 18.04.12 01.01.13 see notice
Academic Board 12.09.12
Director, Governance Support Unit 10.12.12
Section 11 Graduate Research Study Amended Council 18.04.12
Academic Board 12.09.12
Director, Governance Support Unit 10.12.12
Section 12 Higher Doctoral Degree Requirements 12.4, 12.6 and 12.8 amended Council 18.04.12
Academic Board 12.09.12
Director, Governance Support Unit 10.12.12
Section 13 Awards and Graduation 13.2.2 amended Council 18.04.12
Academic Board 12.09.12
Director, Governance Support Unit 10.12.12
Schedule 1 Definitions 'Supervisory panel' and 'University Graduate School Board' amended Council 18.04.12
Academic Board 12.09.12
Director, Governance Support Unit 10.12.12
G1 Rules relating to Council, the Chancellor, Deputy Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor 17, 18 and 19 added Council 15.08.12 14.09.12 (by Ministerial order) see notice
5.6 Withdrawal of offer of admission and cancellation of admission or enrolment Amended Council 15.08.12 29.08.12 see notice
Section 10 Academic Progression 10.4, 10.5, 10.8 and 10.10 amended Council 15.08.12 29.08.12
Section 17 Appeals Committee of Academic Board 17.1 and 17.4.2 amended Council 15.08.12 29.08.12
G3 Part 1 Academic Board 2A and 2B added Council 15.08.12 29.08.12
2.3 Communication 2.3.2 amended Council 13.06.12 13.06.12 see notice
3.3 Legislative requirements 3.3.2 amended Council 13.06.12 13.06.12
4.5 Refund of tuition fees and charges 4.5.4 added Council 13.06.12 13.06.12
5.9 Readmission 5.9.1 and 5.9.4 amended Council 13.06.12 13.06.12
7.6 Leave of absence Amended Council 13.06.12 13.06.12
9.1 Examination timetables 9.1.5 amended Council 13.06.12 13.06.12
13.5 Rescission of award 13.5.4 amended Council 13.06.12 13.06.12
17.4 Appeals Committee (Non-disclosure) 17.4.2 amended Council 13.06.12 13.06.12
Schedule 1 Definitions 'Debt to the University' added Council 13.06.12 13.06.12
Schedule 5 Guidelines on Determining an Appropriate Penalty for Instances of Student Misconduct 10 amended Council 13.06.12 13.06.12
Section 5 Admission 5.3, 5.6, 5.7 amended Council 23.05.12 23.05.12 see notice
Section 11 Graduate research study 11.2, 11.7 and 11.15 amended Council 18.04.12 01.05.12 see notice
G3 Part 1 Academic Board 1.2 amended Council 18.04.12 18.04.12 see notice
2.1 General conduct 2.1.9 and 2.1.10 amended Council 23.11.11 27.02.12 see notice
3.4 Professional experience requirements 3.4.3 amended Council 23.11.11 27.02.12
Section 9 Examination of coursework subjects 9.2.18 and 9.8 amended Council 23.11.11 27.02.12
Section 16 Student misconduct and appeals Amended Council 23.11.11 27.02.12
18.7 Offences and breaches of the Rules 18.7.2 amended Council 23.11.11 27.02.12
Schedule 1 Definitions 'Centrally conducted examinations' and 'examination periods' amended Council 23.11.11 27.02.12
Schedule 4 Guidelines relating to student misconduct and appeals Amended Council 23.11.11 27.02.12
Schedule 5 Guidelines on determining an appropriate penalty for instances of student misconduct Amended Council 23.11.11 27.02.12
Schedule 6 Guidelines for handling student misconduct involving plagiarism Added Council 23.11.11 27.02.12
Section 5 Admissions Amended Council 23.11.11 01.01.12 see notice
5.5 Deferral of commencement 5.5.5 amended Council 17.08.11 01.09.11 see notice
7.1 Enrolment procedures 7.1.3(1) amended Council 17.08.11 01.09.11
10.3 Minimum rate of progress — undergraduate courses 10.3.4 amended Council 17.08.11 01.09.11
10.4 Failure to maintain minimum rate of progress 10.4.1 amended Council 17.08.11 01.09.11
10.5 Maximum time to complete course requirements 10.5.5 and 10.5.7 amended Council 17.08.11 01.09.11
10.6 Repeated failure in a subject 10.6.4 amended Council 17.08.11 01.09.11
10.7 Academic caution 10.7.1 and 10.7.6 amended Council 17.08.11 01.09.11
10.8 Appeals Amended Council 17.08.11 01.09.11
10.10 Coursework Students' Exclusions Review Committee 10.10.2 amended Council 17.08.11 01.09.11
2.3 Communication 2.3.1 amended Council 17.08.11 immediate see notice
9.1 Examination timetables 9.1.5(2)(a) amended Council 17.08.11 immediate
Schedule 1 Definitions 'Office noticeboard' amended Council 17.08.11 immediate
G3 Part 3 Elections 20(1) amended Council 17.08.11 immediate
8.3 Special consideration of disruption to assessment 8.3.1 amended Council 13.04.11 immediate see notice
17.8 Notification of decision 17.8.2 amended Council 13.04.11 immediate
Schedule 1 Definitions 'Bachelor degree', 'Masters by coursework degree', 'Subject Coordinator' amended Council 13.04.11 immediate
Schedule 5 Guidelines on determining an appropriate penalty for instances of student misconduct 3.1 amended Council 13.04.11 immediate
10.6 Repeated failure in a subject Amended Council 7.12.10 28.02.11 see notice
10.8 Appeals Amended Council 7.12.10 28.02.11
Section 6 Credit recognition Section amended Council 7.12.10 01.01.11 see notice
10.5 Maximum time to complete course requirements 10.5.4 amended Council 7.12.10 01.01.11
11.13 Review of progress Amended Council 7.12.10 01.01.11
11.14 Candidature assessment Amended Council 7.12.10 01.01.11
11.15 Thesis requirements 11.15.2 amended Council 7.12.10 01.01.11
13.2 Completion of requirements Amended Council 7.12.10 01.01.11
Schedule 1 Definitions 'Advanced standing' amended, 'credit recognition' added, 'recognition of prior learning' removed Council 7.12.10 01.01.11
8.3 Special consideration of disruption to assessment 8.3.1(5) amended Council 24.11.10 08.12.10 see notice
11.18 Examination of thesis 11.18.3 amended Council 24.11.10 08.12.10
Schedule 3 Results and grades Amended Council 24.11.10 08.12.10
4.4 Failure to pay 4.4.2(7) amended Council 18.08.10 immediate see notice
16.3 Penalties 16.3.1(7) amended Council 18.08.10 immediate
Schedule 1 Definitions 'Academic transcripts', 'testamur' amended; 'Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement', 'official academic record' added Council 18.08.10 immediate
Schedule 5 Guidelines on determining an appropriate penalty for instances of student misconduct 2, 3, 4 and 10 amended Council 18.08.10 immediate
14.1 Honorary awards Amended Council 24.02.10 immediate see notice
3.7 Subject requirements 3.7.3 and 3.7.4 amended Executive action 18.12.09 immediate see notice
5.11 Readmission 5.11.1(3), (4) and (5) amended Executive action 18.12.09 immediate
7.5 Variation of enrolment 7.5.6 and 7.5.7 amended Executive action 18.12.09 immediate
7.8 Withdrawal from a course 7.8.3 and 7.8.4 amended Executive action 18.12.09 immediate
8.2 Learning and assessment arrangements Various amendments Executive action 18.12.09 immediate
8.3 Special consideration of disruption to assessment 8.3.1, 8.3.2, 8.3.3 amended Executive action 18.12.09 immediate
8.5 Supplementary assessment in final teaching period 8.5.1 amended Executive action 18.12.09 immediate
9.2 Student responsibilities 9.2.11 amended Executive action 18.12.09 immediate
11 Graduate Research Study Various amendments refer to 'Dean, University Graduate School' Executive action 18.12.09 immediate
13.10 Academic dress 13.10.4 added Executive action 18.12.09 immediate
Schedule 1 Definitions 'Academic Liaison Officer' and 'Results Ratification Committee' amended, 'Disability Services Officer' added Executive action 18.12.09 immediate
Schedule 3 Results and Grades 'W' — 'Result withheld' amended Executive action 18.12.09 immediate
8.3 Special consideration of disruption to assessment 8.3.2(3) amended Council 16.10.09 16.10.09 see notice
G1 Rules relating to Council, the Chancellor, Deputy Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor 12 amended Council 16.10.09 16.10.09
4.1 Liability for payment 4.1.1(4) amended Council 17.06.09 22.06.09 see notice
9.2 Student responsibilities 9.2.2, 9.2.3, 9.2.5 amended Council 17.06.09 22.06.09
10.10 Coursework Students' Exclusions Review Committee 10.10.1(1) amended Council 17.06.09 22.06.09
Schedule 1 Definitions 'Part-time student' amended Council 17.06.09 22.06.09
Schedule 4 Guidelines Relating to Student Misconduct and Appeals 3.17 amended Council 17.06.09 22.06.09
16.16 University Student Conduct Committee 16.16.1 and 16.16.2 amended Vice-Chancellor 11.06.09 15.06.09 see notice
7.5 Variation of enrolment 7.5.4 and 7.5.5 amended Executive action 19.12.08 23.02.09 see notice
8.6 Review of final subject assessment results Amended Executive action 19.12.08 23.02.09
8.7 Student Assessment Review Committee Amended Executive action 19.12.08 23.02.09
11.7 Period of candidature 11.7.1 and 11.7.2 amended Executive action 19.12.08 23.02.09
11.8 Extension of candidature 11.8.2 amended Executive action 19.12.08 23.02.09
9.3 Conduct of examinations 9.3.6 amended Council 22.10.08 22.10.08 see notice
13.2 Completion of requirements 13.2.2 amended Council 22.10.08 22.10.08
G3 Rules relating to the Academic Board Amended Council 22.10.08 23.10.08 see notice
3.10 Appeals procedure Amended Council 20.08.08 20.08.08 see notice
5.6 Withdrawal of offer of admission and cancellation of admission or enrolment Amended Council 20.08.08 20.08.08
9-1 Examination timetables Amended Council 20.08.08 20.08.08
11.21 Appeal against discontinuation of candidature Amended Council 20.08.08 20.08.08
17.3 Professional Experience Appeals Committee Amended Council 20.08.08 20.08.08
17.4 Appeals Committee (Non-disclosure) Amended Council 20.08.08 20.08.08
Schedule 2 Relevant Legislation Amended Council 20.08.08 20.08.08
Schedule 3 Results and Grades 'Grade point average score' included Council 20.08.08 20.08.08
G2 Rules on Election of Chancellor and Deputy Chancellor Amended Council 18.06.08 15.07.08 see notice
G3 Rules relating to the Academic Board and Faculty Boards Amended Council 18.06.08 15.07.08
13 Awards and Graduation 13.4, 13.9, 13.10 amended Council 16.04.08 14.07.08 see notice
7-5 Enrolment Amended Council 24.10.07 25.10.07 see notice
7-6 Enrolment Amended Council 24.10.07 25.10.07
Schedule 1 Definitions 'Borderline result' amended Council 24.10.07 25.10.07
11.21 Appeal against discontinuation of candidature 11.21.2 amended Council 15.08.07 15.08.07 see notice
13.2 Completion of requirements 13.2.1(3) amended Council 15.08.07 15.08.07
18 Use of the University Library Amended Council 15.08.07 15.08.07
10.8 Appeals Amended Vice-Chancellor 02.08.07 02.08.07 see notice
10.9 Result of appeal Amended Vice-Chancellor 02.08.07 02.08.07
10.10 Coursework Students' Exclusions Review Committee Rule 17.2 amended and moved to form new Rule 10.10 Vice-Chancellor 02.08.07 02.08.07
17 Appeals Committee of Academic Board Section 17 Rules amended to accommodate Rule 17.2 being revised to become Rule 10.10 Vice-Chancellor 02.08.07 02.08.07
8.2 Assessment of Coursework Subjects 8.2.4 amended Council 06.06.2007 06.06.2007 see notice
14 Honorary Awards of the University 14.1 and 14.2 amended Council 06.06.2007 06.06.2007
G1 Rules relating to Council, the Chancellor, Deputy Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor 10 amended Council 06.06.2007 06.06.2007
7.5 Variation of enrolment 7.5.7 added Acting Vice-Chancellor 31.05.2007 31.05.2007 see notice
10.7 Academic caution Amended Acting Vice-Chancellor 31.05.2007 31.05.2007
4.3 Allocation of payment 4.3.1 amended Vice-Chancellor 12.12.2006 01.01.2007 see notice
5.6 Withdrawal of offer of admission and cancellation of admission or enrolment 5.6.2 Appeal, subclauses (4) and (5) amended Vice-Chancellor 12.12.2006 01.01.2007
5.7 Requirements for admission 5.7.3 amended Vice-Chancellor 12.12.2006 01.01.2007
5.11 Readmission 5.11.6 amended Vice-Chancellor 12.12.2006 01.01.2007
16.4 Designation 16.4.1 amended Vice-Chancellor 12.12.2006 01.01.2007
17.3 Graduate Research Students' Appeals Committee 17.3.1(5) amended Vice-Chancellor 12.12.2006 01.01.2007
17.4 Professional Experience Appeals Committee 17.4.1(5) amended Vice-Chancellor 12.12.2006 01.01.2007
17.5 Appeals Committee (Non-disclosure) 17.5.1(5) amended Vice-Chancellor 12.12.2006 01.01.2007
Schedule 1 Definitions 'Responsible Academic Officer' amended Vice-Chancellor 12.12.2006 01.01.2007
Schedule 4 Guidelines Relating to Student Misconduct and Appeals 1.3 amended Vice-Chancellor 12.12.2006 01.01.2007
16.10 Exclusion from facilities and/or participation in activities 16.10.6 amended Vice-Chancellor 12.12.2006 12.12.2006 see notice
Schedule 1 Definitions 'Teaching period', 'Director, Student Services Unit', and 'Registrar' amended Vice-Chancellor 12.12.2006 12.12.2006
5.5 Deferral of commencement 5.5.2 amended Council 20.11.2006 20.11.2006 see notice
G3 Division 1 The Academic Board Clause 1(2) amended Council 20.11.2006 20.11.2006
11.13 Progress reports Amended Council 19.10.2006 19.10.2006 see notice
Schedule 1 Definitions Amended Vice-Chancellor 19.04.2006 19.04.2006 see notice
4.4 Failure to pay 4.4.2(1) amended Council 12.12.2005 12.12.2005 see notice
5.6 Withdrawal of offer and cancellation of admission or enrolment 5.6.1(2) amended Council 12.12.2005 12.12.2005
5.8 General requirements for admission 5.8.4(1) amended Council 12.12.2005 12.12.2005
5.11 Readmission 5.11.1(4) amended Council 12.12.2005 12.12.2005
9.5 Special examinations 9.5.1 and 9.5.4 amended Council 12.12.2005 12.12.2005
11.2 Course requirements 11.2.1 replaced with 11.2.1, 11.2.2 and 11.2.3 Council 12.12.2005 12.12.2005
16.12 Faculty Student Conduct Committee 16.12(1)(b) amended Council 12.12.2005 12.12.2005
16.16 University Student Conduct Committee 16.16(1)(b) amended Council 12.12.2005 12.12.2005
16.19 Student Misconduct Appeals Committee 16.19.1(1)(b) and 16.19.7(1) replaced Council 12.12.2005 12.12.2005
17.2 Coursework Students' Appeals Committee 17.2.1 amended Council 12.12.2005 12.12.2005
11.20 Discontinuation of candidature Amended Vice-Chancellor 30.11.2005 30.11.2005  
Various Various Revised as a consequence of changes to By-law Council 14.11.2005 24.11.2005 see notice
Schedule 3 Results and Grades Mark range 'Fail (X)' removed Vice-Chancellor 26.10.2005 27.10.2005 see notice
7-1 Enrolment Procedures 7.1.2 amended Vice-Chancellor 22.10.2005 22.10.2005 see notice
G1(15) Nominations Committee of Council Clause 15 and 15a repealed. Council 19.09.2005 14.10.2005 COU/05/110
G1(16) Instrument of appointment Clause 16 repealed. Council 19.09.2005 14.10.2005 COU/05/110
G3 Division 4 Functions and Powers of the Board Clause 14 amended. Changes to (d), (e), (f) and (g) Council 19.09.2005 19.09.2005 see notice
Various Various Revised Council 14.02.2005 25.02.2005 see notice