Why you need photo ID for face-to-face or supervised online exams

Exams are fast approaching and it’s time to get prepared. Have you remembered to order your student ID card?

It’s an easy thing to overlook when you’re studying, but if you have face-to-face or supervised online exams this Semester, having your student ID card with you on the day is really important.

Why does it matter?

It’s University policy that students sitting face-to-face or supervised online exams must display their student ID for the duration of their exam.

Displaying a valid student ID is the quickest way we can ensure the person sitting the exam is really you. It protects the security of your academic record and ensures the integrity of our exams.

How do I order a student ID card?

Ordering a student ID card is easy. All you need to do is snap a clear, passport quality photo of yourself, and order your card online.

When your photo is approved, you’ll receive an email to your student email address (not your personal email). Your card will then be ready to collect from your campus 3-5 working days, or 5-7 working days during peak times.

You’ll need to bring government-issued photo ID when you collect your card, such as a passport or Australian driver’s license.

What if I don’t have my student ID card in time for my exam?

If you haven’t been able to order and collect your student ID card before your exam, don’t stress. Simply make sure you bring some form of government-issued photo ID on the day. Suitable photo ID includes: 

  • Passport
  • Australian driver’s license
  • Proof of age card
  • Marine license
  • Working with Children Check