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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.

Find out more about special consideration and special arrangements.

If you apply for special consideration or special arrangements and your application is approved, you may need to sit a replacement exam. You can only sit a replacement exam if you have been given permission through special consideration or special arrangements.

Replacement exam dates

Replacement exams are generally centrally managed and take place in Week 18, check our exam dates to confirm. 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 (Monday of Week 18).

In some cases, your replacement exam will be run by your faculty or school and could occur outside the replacement exam period. This will happen for:

  • all special consideration or special arrangements applications that are approved after the Friday before replacement exam timetables are released
  • computer lab exams
  • online exams
  • practical exams
  • oral exams
  • The Conservatorium of Music exams.

Your faculty or school will email you to let you know the details of your replacement exam.

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.

Replacement exams for in-class or mid-semester exams are arranged by the relevant discipline office. You will be given at least three working-days notice and will be notified of the details via your University student email account or Blackboard.

Replacement exams for mid-semester exams may be held earlier than the formal replacement exam period.

Replacement exams are not always in the same format as the original exam (for example, the replacement assessment for a written exam may be a viva voce exam).

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