Departmental tests

Departmental tests are arranged by respective departments. They take a considerable amount of time to arrange. These are different to exams held in the formal exam periods at the end of each semester.

It is essential that you take the steps listed below to ensure that the special arrangements are made for you for each of your tests. It is important that you understand that if you do not follow these instructions then special arrangements will not be provided.

For each test that you require special arrangements, you must contact the Departmental Administrators of the department concerned at least 10 working days before the date of the test. Contact details for the Department Administrator can be found on the department’s website or download the current list of Departmental Administrators.

To help administrators make your arrangements please state:

  • The course code
  • The date and time of the test
  • The duration of the test
  • What your ‘Special Arrangements’ are eg: an extra 10 minutes per hour and a room with only a few others; Reader/Writer, an extra 10minutes per hour and/or a separate room

After this contact with the Departmental Administrator, you must liaise with them to confirm the time, place and any other instructions necessary regarding the test.

Report to the designated room at least 10 minutes before the test is due to start.

If, after your arrangements have been confirmed, you don’t intend, or are unable to sit your test, you must contact the Department Administrator by midday, one working day before the test. Failure to do this will result in a fine of $60.00 per test for each Supervisor and Reader/Writer (should you have one), towards the cost of setting up your accommodations.

If you do not contact Departmental Administrators at least 10 working days before the date of the test, they are within their rights to decline your request and you can sit the test with the main cohort. The Disability Resource Service staff support this decision.

If you have any concerns at any time, please contact the relevant Departmental Administrators.