Alternative arrangements : Current Students : The University of Western Australia

Current Students

Alternative arrangements

Further information


It is your responsibility to make sure that you can make the scheduled examination on time. In some circumstances, alternative examination arrangements can be made.

  1. Clash of timetables
  2. Disability or medical condition
  3. Religious beliefs
  4. Recent injury
  5. Elite athletes

Clash of timetables

If two exams were scheduled for the same time, your personal timetable on studentConnect will state: 'timetable clash'.

A new time will be provided for one of the exams.

You must report to the allocated venue twenty minutes before the rescheduled exam. You will be required to sign a statutory declaration form before you can sit your exam.

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Disability or medical condition

If you have a disability or medical condition that means you are unable to complete exams under regular conditions, alternative arrangements can be made.

Examples include alternative venues, extra time or use of a computer. The adjustment must be clearly related to the functional impact of your disability or medical condition in exam conditions.

Make an appointment to discuss your requirements with a disability officer at UniAccess – UWA's Disability Office.

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Religious beliefs

If you cannot attend an exam on a Saturday due to your religious beliefs we can organise an alternative time. Your exam will be resheduled to the first available exam session following the Saturday.

You must present a letter from your local religious leader, indicating that you are a member of his or her congregation and are unable to attend exams on a Saturday, to the Associate Director, Student Administration as soon as the timetable is released on studentConnect.

Student Administration require at least two weeks notice to organise alternative exams.

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Recent injury

If you suffer an illness or disability before exams begin, you should telephone Student Administration on (+61 8) 6488 3235 to see if special arrangements can be made for you.

If, for example, you injure your writing arm you will need to apply for a deferred examination.

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Elite athletes

Alternative exam arrangements can be made for elite athletes, however, you must submit your request at least two weeks before your exams. You can take the exam at the scheduled time away from the University or you may require a deferred examination.

If you are not eligible as an elite athlete, you must attend your exam as scheduled in your personal timetable.

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