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Exam week

Exam week is held in Week 12 of each trimester

You must sit your exams at the scheduled date and time irrespective of any conflict with a planned holiday or special event.

If you cannot attend an exam, you must submit an Application for Assessment Special Consideration Form to the Program Director by Thursday of Week 10.

Useful information:

  • Exam timetables are generally released on the Hub in Week 6 (subject to change).
  • ID: you must bring your student ID card to all exams
  • Arrive early: arrive by the advertised registration time, so that everyone can sign in before the exam starts.
  • Go the right place: check your Subject Code/ Name and attend the correct exam session and location.
  • Open book exams: Your lecturer or Program Director can advise if your exam is open or closed book. It is your responsibility to bring any and all appropriate material to each exam.
  • Know what to expect: Read the THINK or Torrens Exam and Assessment policies before your exam.

Sitting an online exam?

Read this guide to taking an online exam in Blackboard Learn to help you prepare

Supplementary assessments and exams

This section only applies to Higher Education courses

Supplementary assessments and exams give you the opportunity to receive a supplementary pass for a subject you failed if:

A) You attempted all assessments AND recorded a final mark between 45% and 49%


B) You were granted special consideration

If your final mark is below 45%, you may be granted a supplementary assessment by the Exam Committee (e.g. if you submit a special consideration application).

If a subject does not offer supplementary assessment, you may be eligible for a conceded pass or terminating pass.

How do I know if I can sit a supplementary exam?

You will receive an email to your student email account - so make sure your contact details are up to date.

It is also a good idea to check your results (in the student portal) as soon as they are available.

It is your responsibility to know if you are granted a supplementary exam or assessment and to be available during the secondary exam period.

Special Consideration

If circumstances outside your control, such as illness or the death of a family member, affect your performance you can apply for special consideration to:

  • Extend an assessment deadline;
  • Submit a supplementary assessment; 
  • Re-sit an exam or resubmit an assessment; 
  • Sit an exam at a later date; or
  • Make modified assessment arrangements

Application forms and policies

When do I need to submit the form?

Unless it is impossible to do so, the following deadlines apply:

  • Exams: If you can't attend an exam due to circumstances beyond your control you must apply within 2 working days of the scheduled exam.
  • Exams: If there is a clash in your exam timetable you must notify Student Services within 5 working days of the timetable release.
  • Assessment extensions: To extend a deadline you must apply at least 1 working day before the assessment due date
  • Re-submit, re-sit or request supplementary assessment: You must apply within 5 working days of the assessment due date or examination date

When are extensions/ resubmissions due or deferred/ re-sit exams held?

Usually within 10 working days from the date you are advised in writing that your application for special consideration was successful.

If you seek more than 10 working days your application will be referred to your Program Director for a decision.

Find further information in Section 9 of the assessment policy that applies to you:

Exam schedule

Exam dates 2018

Trimester 1

Main exam period - week 12
Monday 7th to Friday 11th May 2018

Supplementary Exams
Wednesday 30th May to Thursday 31st May

Trimester 2

Main exam period - week 12
Monday 20th August to Friday 24th August 2018

Trimester 3

Main exam period - week 12
Monday 3rd December to Friday 7th December 2018

Program directors

Program Directors

Bachelor of Commerce
Melissa Denison

Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced)
Marcela Hertnekyova