Assessment key dates & timetables
Examinations are defined as formal, invigilated assessments.
Key dates for upcoming assessment periods can be found on Exams and Results Page
Official exam/assessment timetables are published four weeks before the assessment period.
Students are required to be available for the entire duration of the exam period. Exams may also be scheduled on Saturdays for which students need to be available.
Please check your timetable regularly leading up to the exam period as details may change. You will be notified of any changes via SMS or your student email account.
About the timetable
Carefully check the timetable provided below for the date and time for each subject you are enrolled in.
- Most or all of your exams will be online with only a small number of exams delivered on-campus.
- Full details of online assessment tasks will be provided on the subject LMS site - this includes assessment duration.
- Full details of On Campus exams are provided in the timetable (start/finish time, location, allowable materials).
- All times listed are Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT).
If you can’t complete an online assessment from home
Please note if you attend campus, you must hold an authorised student permit. You can apply for an authorised student permit via the Authorised Student Permits for Studies form. For more information, visit the Student FAQs for COVID-19.
If your Subject Coordinator has scheduled an ‘In House’ assessment, which does not appear on the timetable but is at the same time as a scheduled assessment, you will need to contact your Subject Coordinator to request an alternate time for the ‘In House’ assessment.
If you cannot attend your scheduled assessment you can check if you are eligible to apply for an Alternative exam arrangement.
COVID-19 and your assessment
To stay informed of any further important updates, please ensure we have your best email address and mobile number so we can easily contact you. You can update your details in StudentOnline at any time.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Please note that these Exam FAQs are a subset of the broader University COVID-19 FAQs. Please make sure to refer to the broader COVID-19 FAQs to ensure you are up to date with the latest developments.
Will I have to wear a mask to my face-to-face exam?
Yes, mask wearing will apply as per the current Victorian Government's restrictions. Find information about wearing a face mask in Victoria.
I am currently self-isolating due to the recent COVID outbreak in Victoria and cannot attend my exam. What do I do?
If you have a face-to-face exam which you are not able to attend due to mandatory isolation, please apply for special consideration. You will need to provide documentation to support your application.
If you have an online assessment and feel your preparation has been severely disadvantaged due to mandatory isolation, you may also apply for special consideration. Applications will require supporting documentation and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
My preparation for exams has been disrupted by the latest COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria, what do I do?
We have a range of support services available to students throughout this time. Please see our Help and Support website for more information.
Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for Special Consideration. Check the Special Consideration website or more information.
What about online assessments?
There are no changes to the timetable for online exams. Assessments will still run at their scheduled time.
How will I be informed of any further changes?
To stay informed of any further important updates, please ensure we have your best email address and mobile number so we can easily contact you. We will communicate all important information via your student email account and SMS. You can update your details in StudentOnline at any time.
How will face-to-face exams be COVID-Safe?
The venue will be deep cleaned before all exams including bathrooms and high touch areas.
Mask wearing will apply as per the current Victorian Government's restrictions. Find information about wearing a face mask in Victoria.
Hand sanitising stations will be available at various locations throughout the venue. Handwash facilities will also be available in all bathrooms.
Known case locations
Please ensure you are familiar with any known case locations and follow the public health orders relating to testing and mandatory quarantine arrangements.
Physical distancing of 1.5 m will apply. We have reduced the number of people allowed in each space throughout the venue accordingly.
Seating for students will be allocated and adequately distanced. Venue staff will be on hand to help manage this.
I can't complete my assessment from home, what should I do?
Due to COVID-19, if you are able to complete your assessments from home, then you should. Please follow all rules and guidance regarding the COVID-19 restrictions where you live when considering coming to campus. Although if you can't complete an online assessment from home we have some study spaces available for you to use on campus.
If I have an Alternative Exam Arrangement, how will this impact me?
If your exam is scheduled Online, your subject coordinator will accommodate your arrangements 2 weeks prior to the start of the exam period. Please chat to them directly if you have any queries.
If your exam is scheduled on Campus, you will receive communication confirming your alternative exam arrangements from the exams team 2 weeks prior to the start of the exam period.
What if my exam is cancelled due to COVID-19?
If face-to-face exams need to be cancelled or rescheduled, students will be contacted via their student email and SMS. Please ensure your details are up to date in Student Online so we can contact you with important information. Updates will also be provided by Subject Coordinators via the LMS.