This means you are making unsatisfactory course progress. You will be sent an official notification via VU email advising that you will likely be excluded from your course. If you are an International student, you will also receive information about the implications for your visa.
It is very important that you read through the instructions in the official notification carefully. You will be given the opportunity to indicate within five calendar days whether you wish to be heard or 'show cause' – that is, to explain why this outcome should not apply. See show cause hearings.
If you do not indicate that you intend to 'show cause' within five calendar days you will be deemed to have made unsatisfactory progress and will likely be excluded from your course. You will also be advised when the exclusion will take effect.
It is possible to skip progression levels if you fail more than one unit in a progression period, because all unit fails in a course count towards progression.
The maximum number of times that you can ‘show cause’ is twice. However, if you fail 10 or more units you will be excluded from your course.
If you do not respond to the formal letter or fail to comply with the plan of action, Victoria University will then inform you of its intention to report information about the breach of your student visa to the Department of Home Affairs.