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An online proctored exam is a supervised exam that’s completed online from any location, such as your home or office using a computer or laptop. Online proctored exams have the same rules and regulations as normal exams, so you’ll be monitored throughout the duration of the assessment. A proctor will verify your identity and can provide support during the exam if required.

Higher Education

Exams for higher education subjects are now completed online via ProctorU. We’ve partnered with ProctorU to facilitate the invigilation of our exams, allowing you the flexibility to complete your exam online in the comfort of your own home or office without the need to attend a public venue. To book your exam, you’ll need to refer to your KapLearn subject room for the subject you wish to schedule your exam for.

Once you’ve accessed the subject room:

  1. Select the ‘Assessment’ tab
  2. Click the ‘Exam’ tile option
  3. Select the green button labelled ‘Exam details’. This page will provide you with more information about ProctorU and how you can schedule your exam.

There are several benefits to online proctored exams, such as:

  • The flexibility to complete exams in the comfort of your own home or office
  • Completing your exam in a familiar and quiet environment can help concentration
  • Allows you to avoid travel and exam venues, which can help reduce stress and anxiety
  • Exams are completed using a computer, so you can type and simply edit answers before submitting
  • The exams are secure and supervised – a proctor will verify your identity, can monitor your activity to avoid cheating, and provide support during the exam
  • Your privacy is a priority and the online provider will adhere to Australian security and privacy requirements

Effective Study Period 2 2020, online proctored exams are now available for all Kaplan Professional higher education courses. Kaplan Professional is currently reviewing the ability to introduce online proctored exams for vocational education courses. For more information on vocational education exams, please click here.

Students who are unable to sit an online proctored exam may be eligible to apply for special permission to sit an external exam with an independent supervisor. Our Student Advice team will be happy to discuss this with you. For more information, please click here.

You can sit your online proctored exam in any location that’s convenient for you, such as your home or office. Kaplan Professional suggests sitting the online proctored exam in a quiet room with minimal distractions, so you can adhere to general exam rules and perform at your best.  You’ll require a reliable internet connection to complete the online exam.

Yes, all content will remain the same as if you were sitting the exam at a designated venue.

Students will require a personal computer or laptop with video capability and a stable internet connection to complete their exam online. Further information can be found on our minimum technology requirements page. 

Students will require a personal computer or laptop with video capability and a stable internet connection to complete their exam online. Students who are unable to sit an online proctored exam may be eligible to apply for special permission to sit an external exam with an independent supervisor. If you have any questions regarding your exam, our Student Advice team is happy to assist. Please contact the team on 1300 135 798 (option 1) or studentadvice@kaplan.edu.au. You can also find more information here;

Higher education

To sit your higher education online exam, you’ll need to:

  1. Log in to your KapLearn subject room
  2. Go the ‘exam’ section under the ‘assessment’ tab
  3. Click the ‘exam details’ button
  4. Click the link labelled ‘connect with your supervisor’. This will prompt you to log into your ProctorU account.

There are also additional steps to help you gain access and prepare for your online exam. This includes several useful guides to assist you with ProctorU i.e. ‘Preparing for sitting your ProctorU exam’.  You can access the guide under the ‘exam day’ tab and then selecting the ‘show me how’ button.

Once you’re connected with the proctor on exam day, they’ll assist you with gaining access to your online exam.

 

Vocational education

For vocational education exams:

  1. If you’ve selected to complete your exam face-to-face in your workplace, you’ll receive email confirmation of your exam booking.
  2. If you’ve submitted a form to book your exam online via Zoom, we’ll book your online exam sitting for you in your KapLearn subject room and send you a calendar appointment with the Zoom access details and instructions.

Higher education

Exam dates for higher education courses and qualifications can be found here. Higher education exams are offered over a three-day period. The dates are listed on the relevant subject assessment timetable. Individuals are required to select one exam date only.

 

Vocational education

For vocational education courses and qualifications, exams can be completed at any time you feel you’re prepared, prior to your subject deadline. For more information about scheduling your exam, please click here.

There are set dates and times for all online proctored exams. Please refer to your subject room for specific exam information relevant to you.

All students will have their ID verified and will be monitored throughout the online examination by proctors. Students don’t need to organise a supervisor but will need to adhere to the usual exam rules and regulations.

Higher education

With online proctored exams, higher education students can sit their exams from a location convenient for them. To complete an online exam, you require internet access and a personal computer or laptop. If you’re looking for further information regarding online proctored exams, you may find our other exam FAQs helpful.

 

Vocational education

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, vocational education students can currently complete exams face-to-face in their workplace with a nominated supervisor or online via Zoom. This will enable you to sit your exam at home or in a suitable location where you won’t be disturbed while completing your exam. You can find more information on vocational education exams here.

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