If you believe there are genuine grounds for contesting an academic decision, you should first discuss your concern with the relevant teacher or unit of study coordinator. Often this can be the quickest and easiest way to resolve your issue. If you do decide to lodge an informal appeal you should raise your concerns at the earliest opportunity, as the Appeals Rule mandates that appeals must be lodged within 15 working days of the academic decision having been made.
While it is possible to address many types of academic appeals at this stage, some appeals need to be resolved by the University more formally. If your appeal cannot be resolved by this process, or you feel you are unable, for whatever reason, to raise the matter with the relevant academic, you may move to the next stage of the appeals process and lodge a faculty-level appeal.