Alternative examination arrangements

If you have a disability or medical condition that would disadvantage you if you sat for an examination or assessment under standard conditions, you may be able to make alternative examination arrangements after speaking to a disability advisor.

This may include the provision of:

  • ergonomic furniture
  • specialised equipment or software programs
  • examination papers in alternative formats (including braille, enlarged print and electronic format)
  • scribes or readers
  • additional time
  • other needs as required.

Centrally scheduled examinations

These examinations are run at the end of each semester by the Examinations office, and are listed on the Examination timetable.

Arrangements for centrally scheduled examinations are valid for the duration of your Curtin Access Plan or as otherwise arranged with the disability advisor.

The deadline for making new requests or making changes to existing arrangements for centrally scheduled examinations is at least three weeks before the examination fortnight commences. After this deadline, arrangements may only be possible in unforeseeable or exceptional circumstances.

You must contact a disability advisor before this deadline, and also provide appropriate documentation from your treating health professional.

If you have a changing or temporary condition or wish to review your examination arrangements please make an appointment with a disability advisor. Further health professional documentation may be required to continue or adjust arrangements.

School scheduled assessments

These examinations or assessments are run in class, by the lecturer or tutor, or may be a computer-based or online assessment.

For alternative arrangements in school-scheduled assessments, you must provide your Curtin Access Plan to the unit coordinator at least two weeks prior to the assessment.

Your Curtin Access Plan can be used each semester for the period in which the Plan is valid.

Curtin OUA students

If you’re a Curtin OUA student, you don’t have the same processes and deadlines as other Curtin students. Find out how to apply for alternative exams arrangements on the OUA website.

General information about exams