Possible outcomes & examination timetables

The Special Consideration team assess if your application is eligible for special consideration.

Ineligible for special consideration

  • applications that do not meet the eligibility criteria will be deemed unsuccessful and will not progress further
  • you may request a review of this decision if you have evidence that the decision was biased or prejudiced, or the application was not assessed according to the Special Consideration Policy.

Eligible for special consideration

  • applications that meet the eligibility criteria will be deemed eligible
  • applications are then forwarded to the Subject Coordinators for review
  • eligible applications could receive one of the following special consideration outcomes:
  1. extension
  2. removal of late penalty
  3. substitute or internal assessment task
  4. resubmission of the original assessment task
  5. reweight of the assessment task
  6. a one-off arrangement (workplace based subject)
  7. deferred examination (SPE)
  8. no outcome

View the Possible special consideration outcomes FAQ for more detailed information.

Special consideration applications for final exams

If  a final exam is attempted and/or completed and the student applies for special consideration:

  • Successful applications will be awarded either SPE (centrally managed special exam) or SPA (internally managed special exam or substitute assessment task). The attempted paper will not be marked and only the results from the special exam will count.
  • Unsuccessful applications will not receive special consideration and the attempted paper will be marked as normal.

If there are questions or concerns about the outcome a student receives, it is recommended that they contact the subject coordinator in the first instance.

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