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Alternative Examination Arrangements

Curtin University recognises that some students require alternative arrangements for their examinations. This may be due to a disability or medical reason, religious reasons, social inclusion or Elite Athletes.

Alternative Examination Arrangements for Disability or Medical Reasons

Students requiring alternative exam arrangements due to a medical condition or disability should seek advice and assistance from Curtin's Disability Services. Students who are primary carers for a person with a disability are also eligible. You will need to provide documentation from your treating health professional to support your request at the initial appointment. Disability Services will then assess your situation and assist you to make arrangements for in-class and end of semester exams if required.


For more information, contact a Disability Advisor or Curtin's Disability Services.

Please note, the deadline for alternative examination applications is three weeks prior to the commencement of the examination period, so ensure that a meeting with the Disability Advisor is made as early as possible in the semester.

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Alternative Examination Arrangements - for Religious Reasons

Students whose obligatory religious requirements prevent them from sitting an examination at the scheduled time may apply for an alternative time to sit their examination/s. To apply for an alternative examination time, please contact the Student Wellbeing Advisory Service by either emailing studentwellbeing@curtin.ed.au or calling 1800 244 043 (toll free) or visiting in person at Curtin Connect – Building 102. As part of your application, you will need to provide appropriate support documentation from your church or religious group.

Please note, the deadline for alternative examination applications is three weeks prior to the commencement of the examination period, so ensure that a meeting with the Wellbeing Officer is made as early as possible after the final examination timetable is released.

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Alternative Examination Arrangements – Ethical and Social Inclusion

Students experiencing issues (related to pregnancy or extenuating commitments as a primary carer) that prohibit them from sitting their exams at the scheduled times should in the first instance apply for an Assessment Extension, otherwise known as a Deferred Assessment. This is a formal process and allows for the student to apply for an alternative time to sit the examination.


Students requiring a letter-of-support for their application should contact Student Wellbeing Advisory Service. If the alternative time is still not appropriate or you require more advice about your circumstances, please contact Student Wellbeing Advisory Service by either emailing studentwellbeing@curtin.ed.au or by calling 1800 244 043 (toll free) or visiting in person at Curtin Connect – Building 102.


Please note, the deadline for alternative examination applications is three weeks prior to the commencement of the examination period, so ensure that communication is made as early as possible after the final examination timetable is released.

Alternative Examination Arrangements - Elite Athletes

Recognised Elite Athletes requiring alternative exam arrangements should seek advice and assistance from Curtin’s Elite Athlete Coordinator.

Please note, the deadline for alternative examination applications is three weeks prior to the commencement of the examination period, so ensure that communication is made as early as possible after the final examination timetable is released.

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