Reasonable Adjustment is defined as being a ‘process to help you minimise the impact of certain adverse and unforeseen circumstances on your progression and performance in units of study’. There are three categories of Reasonable Adjustment that you may be eligible for:
- Alternative Examination Conditions
- Examination Location Change
- Special Consideration
Alternative Examination Conditions
To accommodate a verified disability, medical or other condition, alternative examination conditions can be implemented to ensure you are provided the same access to exams. CDU must take into account circumstances that are beyond the your control and have an actual or potential impact on a your ability to access and participate in an exam.
Examination Location Change
If you reside within 80km of an approved CDU Examination Campus are required to attend that Examination Campus and are referred to as being ‘On Campus’. Similarly for Off Campus examinations, if you reside within 80km of an approved University Examination Centre you are required to attend that Examination Centre. The distance to an examination location is determined by your current address and you may temporarily require a change of examination location, from either On Campus to Off Campus or vice versa.
If you consider that your examination performance has been affected by illness, disability or other special circumstances, you may be eligible for Special Consideration. Note: additional marks are not an outcome of an approved application for special consideration.
If you have a disability and/or medical condition and require adjustments to assist you to access and participate in other aspects of your study, please contact and register with Access and Inclusion.
Special examination may be granted if, as a result of special circumstances, you were or will be unable to sit for an examination on its specified date.
If you have entered the examination room you shall not be granted a special examination except on the grounds of an unforeseen and non-pre-existing illness arising at the time of the examination as testified by a medical certificate, signed by a qualified medical practitioner.
In such a case, you must leave the examination within the first hour of the examination period. After an hour, you will no longer be eligible for a special examination and must apply for reasonable adjustment.
You may be granted only one special examination for each unit attempt.
Please note: misreading the content of the central examination timetable or early departure for vacation does not constitute a valid reason to request a special examination. Be aware that your exam can be scheduled on any day during the central examination period.