Each university has a different GPA scoring system, I tried to figure out one or two a while back because they seemed to be a little over complicated. I would suggest you go to your faculty and ask them to calculate it for you :)
Grade point averages are not generally used in Australia below a tertiary level. They are calculated according to more complicated formula than some other nations:
Grade Point Average (GPA) = Sum of (grade points × course unit values) / total number of credit points attempted, in which grade points are as follows:
High Distinction = 7
Distinction = 6
Credit = 5
Pass = 4
Fail level 1 = 1
Fail level 2 = 0
At some universities, such as University of Technology, Sydney, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and Monash University, Melbourne, a GPA calculation out of 4 is calculated, whereby 4.0 = a High Distinction; 3.0 is a Distinction, 2.0 is a Credit, and 1.0 is a pass. In certain faculties, such as law, it is
therefore possible to graduate with "honors" with a GPA of less than 2.5.
Whenever a course result is a Non-Graded Pass, the result will normally be disregarded in GPA calculation.
I'm at UoW and I've never been provided with a GPA, and the transcript provided by the uni does not mention one. I agree with Gopinaath Ragavan, you are better off calculating your average percentage.
Quoting robyn kieseker (Posted on: 29 March 2011 05:25PM)
i know when i was working in grad recruitment we would be using gpa's to select grads but i have noticed on applications they are now not asking your gpa.
is this a correct obversation.
Applying the "need to know" concept, if they are not interested in GPAs
or academic averages, they would not ask for your academic transcript. The big firms and most mid-tier firms will ask for it as standard filtering procedures. They may not explicitly ask for you to give them a GPA. They receive numerous applications and this is their filter: