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Special Consideration

  We understand the extraordinary circumstances our students may be facing and understand that you may require some additional time to help meet your assessment deadlines.

If your studies have been impacted by COVID-19, an extension will be granted without the provision of documentation, stating the reason being COVID-19 and outlining the impact this has had on your ability to submit your assessment.

All requests must be submitted via the eForms within My Enrolment.

An extension of up to 7 days (for Session-based students) and up to 3 days (for Study Period students), from the original assessment due date, will be granted without supporting documentation. Any further requests for extensions require relevant supporting documentation as per SCU Policy – Rules Relating to Awards.

The temporary policy waiver will remain in place for the remainder of Session 2 and Study Period 5, 2020.

Special Consideration is a request for:

  • Extensions of the due date for an assessment task, other than an examination (e.g. assignment extension).
  • Special Consideration (Special Consideration in relation to a Completed Assessment Task, including an end-of-unit Examination).
  • A Special Exam (an examination in lieu of normal examination).

If you would like to apply for Special Consideration please select the appropriate button below. Submission of this form, together with all supporting documentation does not guarantee Special Consideration will be granted.

Special Consideration for Assessment

Special Exam Application

  How to submit a special consideration form

Requests for special consideration in relation to assessment tasks shall only be considered on the following grounds: health (including impacts of religious fasting); compassionate circumstances; religious observances or celebrations; serious unforeseen personal events; selection in State, national or international sporting or cultural events; rendering genuine and unforeseen emergency service in a professional or voluntary capacity; or rendering any service (including undertaking training) in the Defence Reserves.

For more information see the following sections of Rule 3 — Coursework Awards — Student Assessment and Examinations:

Download a PDF guide on How to Request Special Consideration for an Assessment

Supporting documentation information

Health (including impacts of religious fasting)

Supporting DocumentationExamples

Medical Certificate from a registered health practitioner which must include:

  • Date of consultation
  • Statement of the practitioners opinion of the effect of the complaint or treatment and your ability to complete the assessment/exam

A registered health practitioner means a health practitioner registered as a provider under Medicare or a private health fund, together with such health practitioners as the University may determine from time to time.

Medical certificates or statements that do not contain this information will not be considered

Compassionate circumstances

Supporting DocumentationExamples

As soon as possible before the due date of the assessment/exam, you will need to obtain:

  • Factual details of the circumstances
  • Together with such corroborative evidence that may support this application

Factual and corroborative evidence may include:

  • A medical certificate/statement
  • Newspaper death notice
  • Statement from religious leader on the organisation’s letterhead and include contact details of the religious leader signing the statement

Religious observances or celebrations

Supporting DocumentationExamples

As soon as possible before the due date of the assessment/exam, you will need to obtain:

  • Factual details of the circumstances
  • Together with such corroborative evidence that may support this application
  • A statement signed by an authorised officer of the appropriate organisation which details the nature of the event and validates a conflict with the University’s timetable

Factual and corroborative evidence may include:

  • A medical certificate/statement
  • Newspaper death notice
  • Statement from religious leader on the organisation’s letterhead and include contact details of the religious leader signing the statement

Serious unforeseen personal events

Normally refers to events which are outside the student’s control to prevent or overcome.

Supporting DocumentationExamples

As soon as possible before the due date of the assessment/exam, you will need to obtain:

  • Factual details of the circumstances
  • Together with such corroborative evidence that may support this application

Factual and corroborative evidence may include:

  • A medical certificate/statement
  • Newspaper article
  • Photographic evidence

Selections in State, National or International sporting or cultural events

Supporting DocumentationExamples

One month before the starting date of the event, you will need to obtain:

  • A statement signed by an authorised officer of the appropriate organisation which details the nature of the event and validates a conflict with the University’s timetable

The statement needs to be on the organisation’s letterhead and include contact details of the authorised officer signing the statement

Rendering genuine and unforeseen emergency services in a professional or voluntary capacity

Supporting DocumentationExamples

As soon as possible before the due date of the assessment/exam, you will need to obtain:

  • A statement signed by an authorised officer of the appropriate organisation which details the nature of the event and validates a conflict with the University’s timetable

The statement needs to be on the organisation’s letterhead and include contact details of the authorised officer signing the statement

Rendering any service (including undertaking training) in the Defence Reserves

Supporting DocumentationExamples

As soon as possible before the due date of the assessment/exam, you will need to obtain:

  • A statement signed by an authorised officer of the appropriate organisation which details the nature of the event and validates a conflict with the University’s timetable

The statement needs to be on the organisation’s letterhead and include contact details of the authorised officer signing the statement

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