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Further Assessments & Assessment Extensions

Further Assessments

There is not an application process for a Further Assessment. Further Assessments may only be approved by the Board of Examiners if you:

  • Are enrolled in a unit within your first 200cp of study in your course; or
  • Are enrolled in the unit and it is the final study period of your course; and
  • Have attempted all required assessment tasks for the unit and have marginally failed the unit; and
  • Have not been found guilty of Academic Misconduct in that unit.

If you are eligible for a Further Assessment, you may only be offered:

  • Two opportunities for a Further Assessment in a Bachelor level course; and
  • One opportunity for a Further Assessment in all other courses.

If you are granted a Further Assessment examination you will be notified in writing by the relevant Faculty/School of the date, time and venue of the examination. The Faculty/School may contact you via your OASIS Official Communication Channel, a hard copy letter or email to student provided account.

It is the responsibility of students to be available to attend or complete the Further Assessment based on the instructions provided by the Faculty/School or organising area. International onshore students must attend their Further Assessment examination at the Curtin campus in which they are enrolled in. A student who commits to other arrangements that prevent them from completing a Further Assessment task will not be entitled to another opportunity and the provisions for Assessment Extension procedure will apply.

Should you pass the Further Assessment examination, you will be awarded a pass in the unit. The mark of the initial examination/assessment will be retained.

For further information please refer to "Further Assessment" section in the Assessment and Student Progression Manual.

Assessment Extension

Assessment Extension is a process involving the formal permission for a student to delay the completion or submission of an assessment task after the deadline. This may apply to assignments, tests, examinations and other forms of assessment.

Where an Assessment Extension extends beyond the date of the Board of Examiners the interim grade 'Deferred Assessment' shall be used. Deferred Assessment is the formal approval, by the Board of Examiners, to delay the determination of a student's final grade in a unit to permit the student to complete an assessment task(s) at a later date.

Assessment Extension cannot be used to defer a unit to a future study period.

Applying for an Assessment Extension (Deferred exam)

To apply for an Assessment Extension please submit an 'Application for Assessment Extension' form. This is available from the Current Students forms webpage, or as a Quick Form through your my studies tab in OASIS.

Please submit the form to your unit coordinator or head of school before the assessment deadline. If you are unable to submit prior to the deadline due to exceptional circumstances, the form may be accepted up to five working days after the deadline.

  • Exceptional circumstances that may warrant approval of an extension include, but are not limited to:
    Student injury, illness or medical condition
  • Family issues (for example family injury, illness or bereavement)
  • Participation in Defence Force or Emergency Services
  • Unavoidable and unexpected work commitments not opted into on a voluntary basis
  • Elite Athlete sporting activity participation
  • Obligatory religious requirements
  • Further reasons including social and welfare.

The unit coordinator or Head of School (or nominee) must be satisfied that the reason you were not able to complete an assessment task was due to exceptional circumstances beyond your control.

An application for an Assessment Extension will not be accepted after the date of the Board of Examiners' meeting.


In order to receive approval for an Assessment Extension, your application must satisfactorily demonstrate that there are exceptional circumstances beyond your control that prevent you from completing the assessment task by the due date.

For further information, refer to the Application for Assessment Extension form found via the Current Students website.

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