Talk:Academic grading in Australia

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Article name and context[edit]

Grading is a term which is applied to a wide range of subjects - it refers to categorising individuals with others sharing similar qualities. As such it applies to wool (but is often termed wool classing), wheat, soil, sand, meat, gravel, and a wide range of other matters.

This article maybe needs to move to Educational grades in Australia or something similar? and in accordance with the manual of style, should be able to use the article name in the lead section. Garrie 01:03, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

I agree; I added a merge tag to Grading in Australia and to GPA in Australia, pointing to Grades in Australia. Do you think it is still necessary to use the "Educational" prefix? I think just Grades is clear enough and simple, and in any case we can add a disambiguation note on top of the article :) Waldir talk 11:15, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
Due to the comments of AB-me in Talk:GPA in Denmark, I'd change my proposed target to Academic grading in Australia. Waldir talk 13:39, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
Pointed here, I'd say Academic grading in Australia or Educational Assesment in Australia. Too many things are grades for this to be one article. Also, I'd say that this article is in desperate need of section headings and transition paragraphs. Mbisanz 18:12, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
I like Waldir's suggestion of Academic grading in Australia. Long time between comments ;).Garrie 21:47, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
I find that a beautiful thing, Garrie. :) It gives us a sense that hope is never lost :D Waldir talk 22:33, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
So...I'm gonna execute the move to Academic grading in Australia unless anyone objects. Mbisanz (talk) 09:00, 10 December 2007 (UTC)


I've added sections and wikitables to the article to make it a bit more readable, but it's still a bit of a mess. It needs editing for clarity (I'd work on this, but I don't really know enough about grading outside my own university to be able to), probably less numbers, and maybe fewer examples. --Nasica (talk) 01:44, 5 July 2008 (UTC)


I go to Monash and the grading system here (GPA) is additional to the normal grading system and as far as I know it hasn't even been implemented yet. The page does not mention at all that this is a GPA.

The normal system is for coursework units is as follows:

High Distinction(HD)80+ Distinction(D)70-79 Credit(C)60-69 Pass(P)50-59 Fail(N)Less than 50 Near Pass(NP)45-49

For Honours, the same system is used except that the names are changed to HI, HIIA, HIIB, HIII and N respectively.


I think that this system is much more common from my exposure to other grading systems than the one listen as 'normal'. I know that Melbourne Uni uses the Honours grading I mentioned above for coursework.-- (talk) 13:56, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

Sydney Uni Grading[edit]

According to the Uni website last updated 18 March 2010 [2] The grading system seems to be the same as most unis and not extremely different like the article suggests. Unless there is any objection ill edit this. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:28, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Sydney Uni Grading Grad boundaries are wrong -

100 - 85% is a HD 75 - 84% is a D 65 - 74% is a Cr 50 - 64% is a Pass —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:33, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

Charles Darwin University[edit]


I feel CDU grades should be included into this page as it is now ranked 13th in Australia in one, if the University ranking systems.

The ranking system is as follows:

I would add it, but have no idea how.

Many Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:35, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Sydney And Queensland[edit]

  • While I admit that the current table is a little cluttered why exactly do Sydney and Queensland Uni's have a complete section on their grading as opposed to being in the table? There isn't enough information or difference to warrant this. Shadowmaster13 (talk) 11:01, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
USyd has a somewhat novel scaled system which does need a bit of prose explanation, which is probably why it's down there. I've moved UQ's system into the main table. Adam Brenecki (talk) 02:33, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
  • That whole Usyd section is totally out of date. We use standards-based assessment now: [3]. I suggest simply deleting that section. Usyd is already listed in the table above it. --99of9 (talk) 03:58, 4 September 2014 (UTC)