Assessment and credit options

Courses without written assessment tasks

For courses without written assessment tasks, having met the minimum attendance requirement, you will be issued with a Certificate of Completion.

Courses with written assessment tasks

For courses with written assessment tasks, having met the minimum attendance requirement, you will be issued with one of the following:

  • Certificate of Completion
    You may participate in the course and choose to submit work for formal assessment. If the assessment tasks have been completed successfully, you will be issued with a Certificate of Completion.
    OR
  • Statement of Attendance
    You may participate in the course but prefer not to submit work for formal assessment. On completion of the course you will be issued with a Statement of Attendance.

Special consideration

Assessment tasks are set to demonstrate you have achieved the learning outcomes of a program. Usually, you have one chance to complete each assessment task.

If you can’t complete an assessment task due to exceptional circumstances beyond your control, you may be eligible for special consideration.

Eligibility
You may be eligible for special consideration if you believe you won’t be able to, or you didn't complete your assessment due to exceptional circumstances beyond your control. The reasons may include:

  • acute illness
  • loss or bereavement
  • hardship or trauma.

You may also be eligible for special consideration if you can show your obligation to:

  • military service
  • jury service
  • emergency services such as the Country Fire Authority

When to apply
If you have been affected by an illness or other exceptional cause beyond your control and need additional time to complete an assessment task, you can apply for an extension or special consideration.

You can apply for an extension of up to 2 calendar days by contacting your facilitator directly.

If you require an extension of more than 2 days, you must apply for special consideration.

Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two University working days after the assessment due date. It’s good to apply as early as you can – submitting your application at the last minute can be stressful.

Late applications
We may accept late applications but not, under any circumstances, after results have been released. If your application is late, you'll need to tell us why you weren't able to submit it by the deadline.

How to apply
To apply for special consideration, please complete and return the application form below.

To ensure your application is assessed quickly, you need to submit a complete application. Your supporting documentation must meet the criteria below and must make it clear that, because of the circumstances beyond your control, you will be or were unable to complete the assessment task by the due date.

If your application is not complete, we will need to contact you for further information to help us make a decision. This will result in a delayed outcome for you.

Supporting documents 
Make sure you provide one or more of these documents to support your application:

  • medical certificate, letter from a medical professional
  • letter from a social worker, lawyer, psychologist
  • death notice or certificate and evidence of relationship
  • police report
  • statutory declarations from students or relevant people
  • notification from:
    - defence services
    - Juries Commissioner's Office
    - emergency service organisations such as the Country Fire Authority

Medical and professional certificates must state that you were unfit to complete work for assessment on or before the relevant date, and can't be signed by a member of your family.

Outcomes
successful application may result in one of the following outcomes:

  • an extension to a submission date
  • an alternative and equivalent form of assessment
  • a deferred exam.

The assessment result from the outcome will be final.

Re-submission

Under special circumstances, one re-submission per assessment is allowed. On successful completion, a Certificate of Completion will be issued.