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Course/s applying to defer exam
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Grounds for deferred examination
The following are acceptable grounds for applying for a deferral of an examination. They must be accompanied by documentation as required.
All students applying for a deferred examination must provide a brief statement of circumstances
Supporting documentation

Students applying for deferral of an examination on medical grounds must have a medical practitioner complete the attached medical certificate, or provide an original surgeon’s report or hospital admission record.

Students applying for deferral of an examination on other grounds must provide original certified documentation. This would include:

  • Compassionate/personal trauma – e.g. death or serious illness of a close family member or friend. Victim of crime/accident. Supporting evidence must be provided. This may include a letter from a doctor, counsellor, funeral director, or police officer depending on the situation.
  • Cultural/sporting/Defence Force/jury duty. Supporting documentation formally confirming the dates of the activity and the student’s requirement to attend.
  • Religious obligation. Documentation to confirm the student’s recognised affiliation with the religious group.
  • Exceptional work commitments. Documentation from an employer to confirm the nature of the work commitment to be undertaken at the time of the examination and why it is unavoidable. Note that ordinary work commitments will not be accepted as a reason for a deferred examination.

A maximum file size of 30MB will be accepted and exceeding this size may result in a delay of your application being processed.

Student declaration

By submitting this form, I declare that:

  • I accept that I must be available to sit any approved deferred examinations during the Deferred/Supplementary examination period specified at:
  • I have read the instructions and understand the policies and procedures that relate to this application.
  • I authorise staff from the University, where applicable, to obtain a confidential report from the Medical Practitioner giving the medical certificate.
  • I authorise the Medical Practitioner issuing the medical certificate where applicable, to provide a confidential report to staff from the University on request.
  • I understand that I will be notified of the outcome via email.
  • I certify by accepting this declaration that all the information I have supplied is true and correct. I acknowledge that disciplinary action may be taken if I knowingly supply false or misleading information.

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