Final Assessment and Exam performance and feedback

Reflecting on your final assessment or exam performance can make a big difference to how you approach future assessment. The process of self‐assessment can enable you to evaluate your work and to identify areas where you need to improve. Feedback on your performance in exams is provided in stages:

  • Stage 1
    Unit Summary Feedback – general exam/final assessment feedback, available on your Moodle site once results are release.
  • Stage 2
    Exam/final assessment feedback – you may apply to view your exam/final assessment
  • Stage 3
    If - after completing the first two stages (viewed the unit summary feedback and viewed your exam/final assessment feedback) - you still require more information about your performance you may submit a written request for further feedback from your Chief Examiner. The written request must outline:
    • what feedback has been received thus far and why it is considered inadequate to support your learning
    • the steps you have taken to obtain additional feedback; and/or
    • any exceptional circumstances that have prevented you from accessing all available feedback.

It is important to note that where your request is assessed as non-specific or lacking in substance, the Chief Examiner (or nominee) may refer you back to the Unit Summary Feedback - provided on Moodle following the release of results.


Stage 2 exam/final assessment feedback (Australian Campuses only)

We are unable to offer physical exam/final assessment viewing sessions however, you may wish to apply for the following opportunity to view your exam/final assessment performance.

The primary objective of receiving feedback on your final assessment is:

  • ‘to provide academic feedback to the student on their exam performance, enabling them to understand where they went wrong and to thereby improve their future learning.’

This feedback will take place in a Zoom meeting, and may be individual or group based where similar feedback can be provided. For security reasons, you will not be able to view your individual script in this period. Instead you will be provided with verbal feedback on your performance, including any areas of strength and weakness, and you will be able to ask questions about your performance on the assessment.

Please note the following conditions of receiving feedback:

  • All fail grade examinations have already been verified in accordance with University and faculty procedures.
  • Academic staff will not enter into negotiation over final exam marks.
  • A request for feedback is independent from a request for re-marking. If after receiving feedback on your performance in the final assessment you believe a marking error has been made, the faculty’s re-marking procedure must be followed.

Timing of feedback:

  • A maximum of ten minutes will be allocated to receive feedback
  • Feedback is provided under academic supervision in the first two weeks of the following semester at a time specified by the academic
  • Feedback on deferred or supplementary assessments will be scheduled at a time specified by the department:
    • Semester one units - the two weeks immediately following the release of semester one deferred/supplementary results
    • Semester two units - the first two weeks of the following semester
  • Exam scripts are normally destroyed six months after the release of results for the unit.

How to apply and application deadlines

Semester Applications open
9 am AEST
Applications close
5 pm AEST
Sighting of paper
November Sem 2020* 1 March 2021 - apply now 12 March 2021 15 - 26 March 2021
Sem 2 2020 Def/Sup 1 March 2021 - apply now 12 March 2021 15 - 26 March 2021
Sem 1 2021 12 July 2021 23 July 2021 First 2 weeks of Sem 2 2021

NOTE: If you are requesting a feedback session for more than one unit, you will need to make multiple submissions of this form.

* ENG1001 and ENG1060 November semester are taught by Malaysia campus. You can register to sight your exam via the School of Engineering in Malaysia.


Any queries please contact us via Monash Connect.


Looking for more feedback?

After completing Stages 1 and 2 - outlined above - you can request further individual feedback by emailing your Chief Examiner. The Chief Examiner is listed in the handbook entry for the unit.

Your request must include an explanation of the reason you are seeking further feedback - such as a chance to understand how you could have expanded a response.

Applications for individual feedback open 15 March 2021 and close 10 working days later – 26 March 2021.