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An application for Special Consideration can be made by a student if serious circumstances beyond the student's control has disadvantaged them in their assessment tasks in comparison to other students.
Reasons for Special Consideration are classified as medical, compassionate, or hardship/ trauma and can include serious illness, death of a family member or severe disruption to domestic arrangements.
If seeking an extension for an assignment, the student should contact the Faculty/School/Campus office in the first instance. Generally, assignment extensions are handled via a separate process by the School/Faculty Office and do not require an application for Special Consideration.
Application forms are now online through Student Connect. Students, who for very genuine reasons are not able to apply online, must contact their Faculty Campus Office or Student Centre. The hardcopy application form is not available to be downloaded (direct copy from Study Support website). Applications must include supporting documentation from an appropriate authority.
Further details about Statuatory Declarations, including a list of University staff qualified and willing to witness Statutory Declarations is available from the Solicitors Office. A list of persons authorised to witness statutory declarations can also be found on the Victorian Department of Justice website. Please note: A Statutory Declaration is insufficient in itself and other supporting documentation must accompany the application.
Detailed information about special consideration is available in the Study Support section of this site.
You might like to read frequently asked questions about special consideration for additional information.