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Replacement exams

If you have a serious illness, injury or circumstances arise that affect your ability to attend or complete an exam, you may have grounds to apply for special consideration or special arrangements. For online exams, this may include inadequate technology or interruptions to your exam environment.

If your special consideration or special arrangements application is approved, you may need to sit a replacement exam. It's important to be aware of how this may affect you in terms of delaying certain aspects of your course. For example, sitting an exam later may delay when you receive your results, which means you are not able to graduate or re-enrol for the next year until your results are finalised.

Find out more about special consideration and special arrangements.

S2 Early and S2 replacement exam periods

As we had to make changes to our Semester 2 dates this year due to COVID-19, there are two sessions this semester that each have a replacement exam period.

If you’ve been scheduled for a replacement exam check our exam dates to confirm when it will be held. We expect you to be available and prepared to sit your exam on any day during this period. If approved for a replacement exam, we will email you when your replacement exam timetable is available.

Online replacement exams

With the need to keep students safe and minimise disruption to studies, we've had to move replacement exams online. Find out more about the different types of online exams.

Your replacement exam timetable will include the format of each exam.

If you have an exam scheduled through ProctorU, make sure you’ve read through the ‘Taking online exams’ Canvas site ahead of time to ensure you’re prepared and set up to take your online exam.

If you have a Live+ (ProctorU) exam scheduled, you will need to schedule your exam ahead of time. Find out how to schedule your Live+ exam.

This timetable is only for centrally-managed exams. If you've been approved for a replacement exam and it's not visible on your timetable, it is being managed by your faculty or school who will contact you with more information.

Issues attending your exam

If you're unable to attend your replacement exam during the formal replacement period then you may re-apply for special consideration.

If illness or misadventure prevents you from attending the replacement exam, or affects your performance in the exam, you can apply for further special consideration.

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Last updated: 19 January 2021

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