Academic result codes

The following results codes and grade sets will help you find out what your Victoria University results mean. Result codes and grades have also been included for previous institutions that have since merged with Victoria University, including Western Melbourne Institute of TAFE and Footscray Institute of Technology.

Please note that the intervals below refer to the year that your exams were assessed and graded.

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1 July 2013 to present

For units using graded assessments:

Explanation of the result codes for 1J uly 2013 to present for units using graded assessment.
Result code Meaning Grade result 
HD High Distinction 80 -100 %
D Distinction 70-79%
C Credit 60-69%
P Pass 50-59%
N Fail 0-49%

Units using pass/fail assessment:

Result code Meaning
S Ungraded pass
U Ungraded fail

Units using competency based assessment:

Result code Meaning
PP Achieved competency
NN Competency not achieved

Honours years, honours degrees, and degrees with honours:

Result code Meaning Grade result 
H1 First class honours 80 -100 %
H2A Second class honours, upper 70-79%
H2B Second class honours, higher 60-69%
H3 Third class honours 50-59%
N Fail 0-49%
S Ungraded pass

Additional grades:

Result code Meaning
CE  Joint Course/Complimentary Enrolment
(result issued by other institution)
E Supplementary examination assessment to be completed (An E grade must be converted to a final result within one semester and prior to the commencement of the following academic year, otherwise the assessment automatically lapses to a Fail.)
L Not yet assessed - Special Cause
(An L grade must be converted to a final result within one semester and prior to the commencement of the following academic year, otherwise the assessment automatically lapses to a Fail.)
NYC Not Yet Complete
PC Conceded pass
RO Result Outstanding
RC Recognition of Current Competence (RCC)
SE Unit Exemption/Credit Transfer
SPE Special examination granted (An SPE grade must be converted to a final result within one semester and prior to the commencement of the following academic year, otherwise the assessment automatically lapses to a Fail.)
SR Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
TA TAFE Preparatory Assistance
UN Fail - unsatisfactory completion of mandatory component of assessment
VC Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
WD Withdrew - Without Academic Penalty
WN Withdrew Failed
X Continuing Unit

1 January 2010 to 30 June 2013

Units using graded assessment

HD High Distinction 80%-100%
D Distinction 70%-79%
C Credit 60%-69%
P Pass 50%-59%
N Fail 0%-49%

Units using pass/fail assessment

S Ungraded Pass
U Ungraded Fail

Units using competency based assessment

PP Achieved Competency
NN Competency Not Achieved

Honours years, honours degrees, and degrees with honours

H1 First class honours 80%-100%
H2A Second class honours, upper 70%-79%
H2B Second class honours, higher 60%-69%
H3 Third class honours 50%-59%
N Fail 0%-49%
S Ungraded pass  

Additional grades

CE Joint Course/Complimentary Enrolment
(result issued by other institution)
E Supplementary examination assessment to be completed (An E grade must be converted to a final result within one semester and prior to the commencement of the following academic year, otherwise the assessment automatically lapses to a Fail.)
L Not yet assessed - Special Cause
(An L grade must be converted to a final result within one semester and prior to the commencement of the following academic year, otherwise the assessment automatically lapses to a Fail.)
PC Conceded pass
RO Result Outstanding
RC Recognition of Current Competence (RCC)
SC Satisfactory Completion of Class Hours
SE Unit Exemption/Credit Transfer
SPE Special examination granted (An SPE grade must be converted to a final result within one semester and prior to the commencement of the following academic year, otherwise the assessment automatically lapses to a Fail.)
SR Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
TA TAFE Preparatory Assistance
UC Unsatisfactory Completion of Class Hours
UM Fail - unsatisfactory completion of mandatory component of assessment
VC Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
WD Withdrew - Without Academic Penalty
WN Withdrew Failed
X Continuing Unit

1 January 2007 to 31 December 2009

Units using graded assessment

HD High Distinction 80%-100%
D Distinction 70%-79%
C Credit 60%-69%
P Pass 50%-59%
N Fail 0%-49%

Units using pass/fail assessment

S Ungraded Pass
U Ungraded Fail

Units using competency based assessment

PP Achieved Competency
NN Competency Not Achieved

Honours years, honours degrees and degrees with honours

H1 First class honours 80%-100%
H2A Second class honours, upper 70%-79%
H2B Second class honours, higher 60%-69%
H3 Third class honours 50%-59%
N Fail 0%-49%
S Ungraded pass  

Additional grades

CE Joint Course/Complimentary Enrolment
(result issued by other institution)
L Not yet assessed - Special Cause
(An L grade must be converted to a final result within one semester and prior to the commencement of the following academic year, otherwise the assessment automatically lapses to a Fail.)
PC Conceded pass
RO Result Outstanding
RC Recognition of Current Competence (RCC)
SC Satisfactory Completion of Class Hours
SE Unit Exemption/Credit Transfer
SR Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
TA TAFE Preparatory Assistance
UC Unsatisfactory Completion of Class Hours
VC Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
WD Withdrew - Without Academic Penalty
WN Withdrew Failed
X Continuing Unit

1 January 1999 to 31 December 2006

Honours subjects, theses and subjects taken in Postgraduate Courses, Grades for Honours years, Honours degrees, Degrees with Honours and Degrees of Master, assessed as a whole

H1 First class honours 80%-100%
H2A Second class honours, upper 70%-79%
H2B Second class honours, higher 60%-69%
H3 Third class honours 50%-59%
N Fail 0%-49%
S Ungraded pass  

Other subjects

HD High distinction 80%-100%
D Distinction 70%-79%
C Credit 60%-69%
P Pass 50%-59%
N1 Fail 40%-49%
N2 Low fail 0-39%
S Ungraded pass (includes Recognition of Prior Learning grades)  
U Ungraded fail  

Competency based grades

CC Achieved outstanding competency
CP Achieved competency - Highest grade awarded
PP Achieved competency
NN Competency not yet achieved

Grades for incomplete assessment

X Continuing subject
L Not yet assessed - Special cause (An L grade was required to be converted to a final result within one semester and prior to the commencement of the following academic year, otherwise the assessment automatically lapsed to a Fail - Higher Education subjects only.)
RO Result outstanding

Additional grades

SC Satisfactory completion of class hours
UC Unsatisfactory completion of class hours
SE Subject exemption or Credit transfer
E1 Exempt Semester One (full year subject)
E2 Exempt Semester Two (full year subject)
CE Joint course or Complementary enrolment (result issued by other institution)
WT Withdrew - Transferred
WN Withdrew - Failed
WD Withdrew - Without academic penalty
WL Withdrew - Late
VC Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
TA Technical and Further Education (TAFE)
SR Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Recognition of Current Competency (RCC), or Credit Transfer

1 January 1993 to 31 December 1998

Honours Subjects, Theses and Subjects taken in Postgraduate Courses (Distinction and Credit grades are used for pass degrees)

H1 First class honours 80%-100%
H2A Second class honours, upper 70%-79%
H2B Second class honours, higher 60%-69%
H3 Third class honours 50%-59%
N Fail 0%-49%
S Ungraded pass  

Other subjects

HD High distinction 80%-100%
D Distinction 70%-79%
C Credit 60%-69%
P Pass 50%-59%
N1 Fail 40%-49%
N2 Low fail 0-39%
S Ungraded pass (includes Recognition of Prior Learning grades)  
U Ungraded fail  

Additional assessment grades

W Late withdrawal
T Subject exemption
T1 Exempt Semester One (full year subject)
T2 Exempt Semester Two (full year subject)
J Joint course or Complementary enrolment (results issued by other institution)
NYC Not yet complete

No final assessment

X Continuing subject
L Not yet assessed - Special cause (An L grade was required to be converted to a final result within one semester and prior to the commencement of the following academic year, otherwise the assessment automatically lapsed to a Fail.)
RO Result outstanding

1 July 1998 and until 31 December 1998

The following grades apply to the Western Melbourne Institute of TAFE prior to the merger with Victoria University of Technology.

HD Highest grade awarded
CC Credit/Outstanding competency
PP Pass/Achieved competency
NN Competency not achieved
RW Result withheld
SC Satisfactory completion of class hours (subject not assessed)
NC Studies not yet complete (Subject enrolment spans two calendar years, ie. two reporting periods).
EX Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
TR Credit transfer
WT Withdrew - Transferred
WN Withdrew - Failed
WD Withdrew

Prior to 1998

1994 - 1997 Western Melbourne Institute of TAFE

CG Credit
PG Pass
NG Fail
CE Credit (80%-100%)
PE Pass (60%-79%)
NE Fail (0%-59%)
AP Competent to an outstanding level
CP Competent
NP Competency not achieved
HD High distinction
DD Distinction
CD Credit
PD Pass
ND Fail
CO Complete
SC Satisfactory completed
C# Competent, highest grade awarded
E Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
NA Result not available
NC Not complete
NX Not examinable
P# Pass, highest grade awarded
T Credit transfer (includes exemption)
W Withdrawn
XX Did not complete
NO Not complete (0%-49%)
C1 Complete (60%-100%)
N1 Not complete (0%-59%)
WN Withdrawn - Fail

1983 - 1993 Western Melbourne Institute of TAFE

C Credit (75%-100%)
P Pass (50%-74%)
p# Pass (highest grade awarded)
N Fail (0%-49%)
NC Not completed (continuing subject)
Y Result unavailable
X Did not complete
E Exemption
T Transfer (subject completed at another TAFE College)
W Withdrawn

Tertiary Orientation Program (TOP) courses only

A 80%-100%
B 70%-79%
C 60%-69%
D 50%-59%
E 40%-49%
F 5%-39%
J 0%-4%
X Did not complete
Y Result unavailable

1979 - 1982 Western Melbourne Institute of TAFE

A 80%-100%
B 70%-79%
C 60%-69%
D 50%-59%
E 40%-49%
F 30%-39%
G 20%-29%
H 0%-19%
X Continuing subject (Satisfactory progress)
A-D Pass grades

1974 - 1978 Western Melbourne Institute of TAFE

A, B, C, D Pass
E, F, G, H Fail
L Deferred
Y Absent

1971 - 1973 Western Melbourne Institute of TAFE

1H First honour
2H Second honour
3H Third honour
C Credit
P Pass
S Eligible to sit supplementary examination
N Fail
D Deferred
A Absent

1 January 1992 to 31 December 1992

All other Grade Sets, except First to Third class honours used in 1992, were as below prior to 1 January 1992.

H1 First class honours 85%-100%
H2A Second class honours, upper 75%-84%
H2B Second class honours, higher 65%-74%
H3 Third class honours 50%-64%

Prior to 1 January 1992

The following grades apply to the Western Melbourne Institute of TAFE and Footscray Institute.

H1 First honour 85%-100%
H2A Second honour 74%-84%
H3 Third honour 50%-64%
N1 Fail (eligible to apply for Stage Completion) 40%-49%
N2 Fail 0%-39%

Grade Sets for other subjects

S Satisfactory (ungraded pass)
U Unsatisfactory (ungraded fail)
T Exemption
T1 Exempt Semester One
T2 Exempt Semester Two
X Continuing subject
** Result outstanding
J Joint course (results issued by other institution)
L Deferred result (awaiting supplementary assessment)
W Late withdrawal

Additional assessment grades

HD High distinction 85%-100%
D Distinction 75%-84%
C Credit 65%-74%
P1 Pass - upper level 55%-64%
P2 Pass - lower level 50%-54%
N1 Not passed 40%-49%
N2 Not passed 0%-39%
S Pass - not graded  
NS Not passed - not graded  
W Withdrawn after Census date  
ET Subject exemption granted  
X Continuing subject  
L No assessment - Special clause  
A, B, C, D Passes  
E, F, G, H Failures  
* Denotes whole-of-year result  
S Eligible to sit supplementary exam  
A Absent  

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