Attendance at exams
Entry to the exam venue
Please ensure you are in place in the exam venue at least 10 minutes before the start time of the exam.
You should find your seat number before you enter, by checking the signs posted outside each venue.
Have your photo ID (student ID card, driver licence or passport) in hand, ready to show at the door. Once you enter the exam venue you should go straight to your desk and follow any instructions given by the exam supervisor.
Late arrival at exams
You will be permitted entry to the exam venue for the first 30 minutes after the scheduled start of the exam. You will not be given any extra time to complete the exam.
If you arrive more than 30 minutes after the scheduled start of the exam, you will not be permitted to enter the venue. Unless there are exceptional circumstances, arriving late for an exam is NOT sufficient grounds for a supplementary exam.
Leaving an exam early
You will not be permitted to leave the exam venue for the first 30 minutes after the scheduled start of the exam, except for illness or emergencies. Please make sure you visit the toilet before your exams starts.
If you finish the exam early (more than 10 minutes before the scheduled finish time) and wish to leave the exam, you should raise your hand and remain seated until a supervisor has collected your exam materials.
Leave the room as quietly as possible to avoid disturbing other students. Please also be aware of students taking exams in nearby venues.
You will not be permitted to leave the exam venue for the final 10 minutes of the exam. Please remain seated quietly while other students finish their work.
Illness during an exam
If you fall ill during an exam you MUST advise the exam supervisor before leaving the exam venue. If you later apply for academic consideration based on your illness, but did not record this illness with an exam supervisor, your application for academic consideration may be denied.
Note that if you become ill during an exam you will NOT normally be granted a supplementary exam, but may apply for your illness to be taken into consideration during the marking of your final exam.
Applications for academic consideration must be lodged online through SOLS on the day of the exam, or in exceptional circumstances, within three working days after the exam. Medical certificates or other documentation must then be submitted on the same or next working day of the SOLS application.
Conclusion of the exam
You will be given a warning 10 minutes before the exam finishes. Prior to the conclusion of the exam, you must ensure that the covers of all exam materials are completed with your name, student ID number, and the number of exam booklets used. Any unused booklets should still be completed with this information, and returned with your other materials.
Removal of the exam paper or other exam materials from the exam venue will be considered a breach of the Exam Rules.
You must remain quietly seated in the exam room until your exam materials have been collected, and you are dismissed by the exam supervisor.