Special consideration support

We understand that sometimes extenuating circumstances may prevent you from completing an assessment task by the due date or to the best of your ability.

If you are experiencing difficulties, we would encourage you to contact our Student Services team prior to the assessment due date to discuss your options.

You may be eligible to apply for Special Consideration if you are prevented from completing an assignment or sitting an exam or if you feel your performance has been affected by:

  • Serious illness/injury
  • Personal trauma
  • Pregnancy with medical complications
  • Bereavement
  • Adverse/unforeseen circumstances
  • High/increased workloads at your place of work (unless there are exceptional circumstances)
  • Pregnancy without medical complications
  • Brief illnesses of less than one week’s duration that occur in the weeks prior to the subject deadline
  • Events such as weddings, holidays, conferences etc
  • Applications submitted after the deadline date has passed (unless you can provide credible evidence that the request for Special Consideration could not be submitted prior to the subject deadline)


Your application will only be considered if comprehensive, relevant supporting documentation is included. A downloadable Special Consideration Application Information is available in the ‘Forms’ section of our website. Please click here for more information.

Further information regarding special consideration can be found in our Assessment Policy.

Students with special learning needs or a physical disability may also be eligible for Reasonable Adjustment. Reasonable adjustment is available if you have a condition or special need existing at the time of your initial enrolment.
Reasonable adjustment is provided if you have a specific learning need, which, if not met, might impact on your ability to study or to complete your assessment.

Reasonable adjustment may include (but is not limited to): the use of adaptive technology; educational support; alternative methods of assessment; individual conditions of assessment; enlarged print materials; use of an approved scribe ; or additional time in the examination period.

If you believe your special learning need or physical disability disadvantages you in the completion of an assessment event you should apply for Reasonable Adjustment.  A downloadable Reasonable Adjustment Form is available in the ‘Forms’ section of our website. Please click here for more information.

Further information regarding reasonable adjustment can be found in our Assessment Policy.