Alternative exam arrangements

You can apply to sit an exam at another time/location due to:

  • medical reasons
  • some non-medical reasons
  • exam clashes

Medical reasons

If you have a temporary or permanent disability that you are aware of prior to an assessment task, please contact Equity & Diversity.

Non-medical reasons

You can apply for an alternate exam arrangement if you have unexpectedly been called up for:

  • armed services duty
  • jury duty or appearing in court
  • emergency services employee/volunteer

Travel plans are not considered grounds for alternative exam arrangements.

Exam Clashes

If you have an exam clash the Examinations Office will contact you 2 weeks prior to your exams.

An exam clash applies only where two exams occur on the same day at the same time. Two exams on the same day (eg. 9am and 2pm) is not considered to be a clash.

Availability for exams

The University advises all students to make themselves available for the duration of all official examination periods. Holiday or travel plans are not valid reasons to request alternative exam times.

Special Consideration

If you miss an exam because of an unexpected illness, or other unforeseeable  adverse circumstance, you may lodge an application for Special Consideration .