Alternative exam arrangements

Arrangements for students with an Access Plan

Students with disabilities may negotiate an agreement to alter the standard examination conditions. If you believe you require alternative exam arrangements please contact Access and Inclusions Services at the Student Engagement Unit.

The arrangements will vary depending on the impact of the disability and are outlined in an Access Plan. The Access Plan will be provided to you and your Program Director by Access and Inclusion Services at the Student Engagement Unit.

IMPORTANT: For your requirements to be in place for your final exam, your Access Plan must be finalised* no later than the date specified in the table below relevant to your enrolment study period.  Requests after this date may not be able to be accommodated therefore it is important to arrange a meeting with a disability advisor early to provide every opportunity your requirements can be met.  Late requests cannot be guaranteed.

 *FINALISATION OF YOUR ACCESS PLAN will only occur after:

1. supporting documentation has been provided;
2. you have met with a disability adviser to discuss your requirements; and
3. your access plan has been approved

The arrangements that are agreed upon can be temporary or can be in effect for the duration of your study, depending on whether the disability is temporary (e.g. broken arm), fluctuating or permanent.

The Examinations Office will inform you via email of what arrangements have been made before the examination period.  This information will be included in your personalised final exam timetable email. 

2018 Study Period of enrolmentDue date:
Access Plan to be finalised*
Study Period 1 Monday, 12 February 2018
Study Period 1 UniSA Online (UO) Monday, 12 February 2018
Study Period 2 Law Monday, 16 April 2018
Study Period 2 Business School Monday, 16 April 2018
Study Period 2 Monday, 7 May 2018
Study Period 3 Monday, 7 May 2018
Study Period 3 UniSA Online (UO) Monday, 7 May 2018
Study Period 1, 2, 2 Business School & 3 secondary assessments Monday, 23 July 2018
Study Period 4 Law Monday, 23 July 2018
Study Period 4 Monday, 30 July 2018
Study Period 4 UniSA Online (UO) Monday, 30 July 2018
Study Period 5 Business School Monday, 24 September 2018
Study Period 5 Monday, 24 September 2018
Study Period 6 Law Monday, 5 November 2018
Study Period 6 Monday, 22 October 2018
Study Period 6 UniSA Online (UO) Monday, 22 October 2018
Study Period 7 and Study Period 5 & 6 secondary assessments Monday, 21 January 2019

Equipment and extra time

Exam invigilators will be provided with equipment and extra time details as outlined in your Access Plan.


Off campus exam arrangements for students studying a course internally

Please note: in accordance with Assessment Policy and Procedure APPM 6.6 Off-campus examination arrangements for students studying a course internally

  • Students studying a course internally are expected to be available for all examinations at the specified venue during the examination periods.
  • Eligible students must meet the following criteria:
    • have a home address outside of South Australia, as recorded on the student record system
    • are studying at one of UniSA's campuses in South Australia
    • are intending to return home immedicately after their examinations, and
    • request to sit a secondary examination in their home country/state
  • Where a student is offered a secondary assessment examination during the applicable secondary assessment period, they are expected to make reasonable attempts to attend the specified venue by delaying or deferring travel elsewhere
  • Where it is not possible for a student to delay or defer travel, the student may apply to sit the examination off-campus

If you have been offered a Secondary Assessment examination in one or more courses and you have arranged to return home immediately after the examinations, you should organise to sit the assessment/examination off-campus before you return home

Complete and lodge the Application for Off-campus Secondary Assessment Examination with payment at any Campus Central Office within five working days of notification of the Secondary Assessment examination/assessment. The administration charge to sit off campus is $150 per exam.

The University will arrange for all students to sit their exams at approved examination centres. The examination centre that you are allocated will be based on the home address that you have recorded with the University. Students are no longer permitted to arrange for a private Invigilator to supervise their exams.

The Secondary Assessment exam timetable will be published on the relevant timetable release date listed on the Exam homepage. Shortly after the timetable becomes available, you will receive an email or letter advising you of the examination centre that you have been allocated to and the exact date and time. Off-campus examinations and assessments are to be taken at the same time as on-campus examinations and assessments.