Students are expected to complete their assessment tasks by due dates which are outlined in the Course Information Booklets (CIB) and provided to students at the beginning of each study period. Students, whose disability, mental health or medical condition means that they will take longer to complete assessment tasks may need to negotiate extensions.
Extensions can be helpful, but sometimes can contribute to a build up of workload pressure. If this is the case it may be helpful to discuss a study plan with a Disability Adviser or Program Director.
Course Coordinator's are responsible for providing students with 'reasonable adjustments', which can include extensions, and decide whether students are eligible for an extension on this basis. It is important for students to check the course information CIB for details about extension procedures as they vary between courses.
Applications for extensions must be lodged with the Course Coordinator before the due date for the assignment and supported where appropriate by documentary evidence (Assessment Policies and Procedures Section 3), which may include an Access Plan.
Students are required to:
- State clearly their reasons for the request
- Provide supporting evidence where appropriate e.g. Access Plan, medical certificate
- Contact the Course Coordinator in person, by email, or phone before the due date
- Explain the reason for requesting an extension and what supporting documentation can be provided
- Request an extension until a date which is realistic (e.g. you will have enough time to complete the assessment task) and reasonable (e.g. normally within days rather than weeks).