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Supplementary exams and assessment


You can be granted a supplementary assessment for no more than two failed units in one course. The chief examiner for the unit will determine whether this is in the form of an additional exam or assessment task. No further delay of assessment is possible.

Your faculty may grant you a supplementary assessment if you meet all the following criteria:

  • you fail a unit by no more than five per cent or equivalent below the pass rate (a mark of 45-49)
  • you have also passed all other units during the same teaching period
  • and a pass would complete all academic requirements for the degree or the unit failure would significantly impact on your academic progress.

You do not apply for a supplementary exam or assessment task. If applicable, your faculty will offer it to you. If offered a supplementary exam or assessment, your unit grade will display NS (supplementary assessment granted) in WES.

Faculty rules

The faculties listed below have additional guidelines for granting supplementary assessment:

How this affects your results

Until you complete your deferred exam or supplementary exam/assessment,you will have an incomplete result. An incomplete result does not satisfy unit prerequisites. This could prevent you from enrolling in some units. Please check your enrolment carefully and consult your faculty.

Once you complete a supplementary exam or assessment, the maximum result you can receive is 50% P (pass grade).

Overseas exams

You may be able to sit your supplementary exam at an overseas venue. For details, see sitting your supplementary exam overseas.

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