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Exams

Familiarise yourself with the instructions, processes and expectations governing end-of-semester exams.

Overview

Preparing for online exams

This semester, to keep students safe and minimise disruption to studies, we’ll continue to schedule our exams online. If you have an exam scheduled you will complete it through Canvas either as a take-home quiz or assignment, an open-book exam, or under supervised conditions using an online platform called ProctorU.

When exam timetables are released, your timetable will include details on the type of exams you will be sitting. You should refer to the Canvas site for each of your units for more details on what format the exams or assignments will be in.

Types of exams

Your unit of study outlines include information on the types of assessment you will need to complete for your unit.

Live+ (ProctorU) (Type A)
Review+ (ProctorU) (Type B)
Open book (Type C)
Take-home short release (Type D) – short take home exam up to three hours duration
Take-home long release (Type E) – long take home exam, usually completed over 1-3 days

Booking a spot on campus

If you do not have adequate space or technology to sit your exam off campus, there will be limited space on campus you may be able to access to take your exam. As numbers are limited, you should only apply for this option if you've explored all other alternatives. If you have an exam supervised through ProctorU you can book to sit your exam on campus. If you have an open book exam you can book a space in the Library. Headphones are required if you sit an exam in a library space.

If you are registered with Disability Services and have exam adjustments in place for a proctored exam (Live+ or Review+), you should submit an online enquiry instead, making sure you reference 'on-campus registration' in the 'What is your enquiry about' field. The Exams office will then be in touch to make the appropriate arrangements for you. If you have exam adjustments in place for an open-book exam, you can just follow the process to book a space in the library.

If you are unable to come on to campus but you feel your technology will prevent you from completing an exam online, you can apply for Special Consideration.

Adjustments for online exams

Disability Services helps students who have a disability to access reasonable adjustments for exams. They can also help students who have a temporary condition or injury and require adjustments for their exam. Find out about registering with Disability Services.

Common adjustments converted for online delivery are outlined here. The Disability Services team are actively working on more complex cases not covered by common adjustments.

If you have a condition or circumstance that will affect you taking your exam in the short-term, just for a day, a week, or a few months, you may be able to apply for Special Consideration.

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Last updated: 01 December 2020

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