If you are allowed to bring a dictionary or calculator to your exam this will be outlined on your exam timetable. You will need to get these approved at the Student Centre or Student Central (Cumberland) well in advance of your exam. Once it's been approved, we'll attach an approval sticker.
Your unit of study coordinator decides what calculator, if any, is allowed in your exam. This will be outlined on your personal exam timetable.
There are three types of calculators.
Only calculators on the below Approvable non-programmable calculator list can be approved for use by the Student Centre. This list is updated by the NSW Board of Studies to be in line with the Assessment Procedures 2011.
If you have previously had your calculator approved and the sticker is still intact, you can continue to use it even if it isn't on the current list.
You can borrow an approved non-programmable calculator from the Students' Representative Council office, subject to availability.
If you’re using a financial calculator in an exam, you need to get it checked and approved before your exam. You can visit the Finance office 547 in the Codrington Building (H69) between the following times to have your calculator approved:
If your calculator has previously been approved and the sticker is still intact you can continue to use it in exams.
Only non-programmable, financial calculators that are on the following list can be approved. This list is subject to change.
Students from a non-English speaking background can apply for permission to use a standard linguistic dictionary in examinations. You will need to visit the Student Centre to have your linguistic dictionary approved. Once checked and stamped, you can use it in exams throughout your University enrolment. The Student Centre can only approve a dictionary that is English to foreign language or vice versa (bilingual).
The Student Centre cannot approve: