Assessment timetable now live – understanding the upcoming Semester 1 assessment period

Assessment timetable now live – understanding the upcoming Semester 1 assessment period

Semester 1 assessment timetable is now live on the website for you to download. You’ll notice a few key changes for the upcoming period. Please read on for more detailed information about how the assessment period will run this semester.

As you know, the academic calendar has been amended as a result of Covid-19. This includes changes to the Semester 1 exam period, with online assessment tasks replacing face-to-face exams. The assessment period now runs from Friday 12 June until Tuesday 30 June 2020.

What’s different this assessment period?

There are also two different types of online assessment tasks:

  1. Assessments with a set time to complete – these tasks have a specific beginning and end time
  2. Assessments with a window of time to complete – these tasks can be completed any time throughout a longer window

The full details of your assessment task will be available in your subject LMS site. There you will find specific instructions from your subject coordinator and an indication of how long the task should take you to complete. These details of your assessment task will appear in your subject LMS site soon – keep an eye out.

Due to changes in Semester 1 and 2 academic calendar dates, some assessment tasks are scheduled on a Saturday. This scheduling has allowed for an overall shorter assessment period which now runs for a condensed two weeks.

Assessments with a set time to complete
* Carefully check the following details of your scheduled assessment task date and start time.

* All times listed are Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

* Make sure you allow yourself enough time to complete the task before the end of the allocated time
 Assessments with a window of time to complete
* Can be completed at any time throughout the specified window and all times are listed in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

* An example of a window of time in which you can complete the task could be 12 or 24 hours

* You’re not expected to use the entire window of time to complete the task and you shouldn’t feel like you need to write more in order to use up the time frame

* Your subject coordinator will let you know a suggested writing time via your subject LMS site which should give you an indication of how long it will take to complete the assessment task

Alternative assessment arrangements (Alternative exam arrangement or AEA)

If you have a Learning Access Plan (LAP), the normal arrangements will apply. Your subject coordinator will make sure you’re allowed the provisions outlined in your LAP for each appropriate assessment task. Requests must be organised a minimum of 2 weeks before the Assessment period starts. Please contact Equity and Diversity if you have any questions about your LAP or you need further assistance with your studies.

For specific non-medical alternative assessment arrangements, please visit the AEA website to check your eligibility and complete the application form once it’s live.

Special consideration

If you’re not able to complete an assessment tasks due to serious illness, emotional disturbance or misadventure, please let your subject coordinator know as soon as possible. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply for special consideration within 5 working days (inclusive) of the task. You must submit relevant supporting documentation with your application for it to be processed. Failure to complete an assessment task by misreading the timetable is not a sufficient reason to apply for special consideration.

Need help?

Assessment questions?
For more information about your assessment task please speak to your subject coordinator.
System questions or issues?
For technical, LMS or system support or issues please contact Student IT Support.

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