Are you ready for your T1/S1 exams and final assessments?
The Trimester 1/Semester 1 exam period starts next Monday, 7 June, so it’s time to complete your final preparations.
Most exams and final assessments will be delivered through your CloudDeakin unit site. Some courses/units with accreditation requirements also have on-campus exams. If this applies to you, you’ll have received an email to your Deakin account.
If you haven’t already, make sure you confirm your exam details:
- Check StudentConnect for your individual exam timetable.
- Check each of your unit sites for details about your exams and final assessments.
- If you have an Access Plan through the Disability Resource Centre (DRC), adjustments remain in place.
If you have online exams/final assessments
Online exams/assessments can comprise the following options:
- A supervised online exam: Information on preparing and sitting your exam is in your CloudDeakin unit site.
- A timed exam: To ensure you can meet the time limits, prepare early and log on ahead of time with any resources required.
- A timed exam available during a 24-hour window: For example, you may have a two-hour exam and can choose when to start. Remember: once you start your exam, you’ll only have two hours to complete it, and you’ll need to ensure you submit it before the end of the 24-hour window.
- An exam you download to work on and then return to the site to upload: Permitted working times for these exams should be listed in your unit site (for example, 24, 48 or 72 hours). These exams have strict deadlines – there will be no extensions or allowance for late submissions, so ensure you allow enough time to upload your work at the end of your exam.
If you have an online exam and are located in another time zone
- Check that StudentConnect has your correct address/exam location details: Most online final assessments are time-limited and require you to start at the Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) listed in StudentConnect. You’ll need to adjust your time zone yourself if your location details are incorrect and aren’t located in the AEST.
- Plan ahead! Plan your time carefully as you may have exams of varying durations and submission times that overlap. These are not considered clashes, and exam dates and times will not be changed.
If you have to attend an exam at a physical location
On-campus exams that have been scheduled due to accreditation requirements or special arrangements will proceed as planned, in line with state government and health restrictions. If this applies to you, make sure you:
- Read Deakin’s general rules for exams: This includes information on what you can and can’t bring into exams and exam rules and procedures.
- Check out your exam location early: Use our campus maps and Campus-based exams webpage to make sure you know exactly where you’ll be sitting your exam. Plan to arrive early on the day!
- Bring your Deakin Card: As your official student ID, you’ll need to present your Deakin Card to sit your exam.
- Wear a face mask: As per current Victorian Government guidelines, you must wear your face mask at all times while travelling to and sitting your exam, except if an exemption applies.
If you’re unable to access resources
Some online textbooks have limited concurrent licences, which means you may be unable to access them while preparing for open-book exams. Please contact your unit chair or refer to our Study Support resources about how best to prepare.
If you need to apply for special consideration
Special consideration is available to help you deal with unexpected short-term setbacks. To apply, you will need to provide documentary evidence. Reasons for special consideration may include:
- A medical condition – you’ll need a medical certificate, but conditions apply.
- COVID-19 – you may be awaiting a test result, in isolation, in a high-risk category or caring for a person within a high-risk category. If you’re unable to provide documentation to support your application due to circumstances associated with COVID, contact [email protected] (for exams) or Student Central (for mid-trimester assessment tasks).
Note that technology issues will not generally be grounds for special consideration. All exams have additional time built-in to allow students to manage technical issues that may be encountered. To apply for special consideration, you’ll need to demonstrate extenuating circumstances with relevant documentation.
If you experience technical issues
- Remember to save your work regularly during your exam.
- Allow plenty of time to upload/submit your exam at the end. Check your unit site for specific instructions.
- If you have problems accessing your unit sites or online exam material, or you need help with any of the digital platforms or tools required to complete an online exam/assessment, contact Deakin’s IT Help Desk as soon as possible on 1800 463 888 (+61 3 5227 8888 if you’re overseas). During the exam period (7–18 June), the Help Desk is open for extended hours (AEST):
- Monday to Friday: 8am to 10pm
- Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 5pm.
Please visit the General exam information page if you have any more questions. And good luck!