Assignment and Online Test Extensions
If you wish to seek an extension for an assignment, you will need to apply by email directly to your Unit Chair, as soon as you become aware that you will have difficulty in meeting the scheduled deadline but at least 3 days before the due date.
For applications submitted within 3 days prior to the assignment due date, a current draft of the assignment showing progress towards completion must be submitted with the extension application.
You should use the Assignment and Online Test Extension Application Form below.
Appropriate documentation should be submitted in support of your application, such as a medical certificate, police report etc.
A maximum of 14 days can be normally granted as an extension.
If extension is granted, the student must attach a copy of the approved form when submitting the assignment.
NOTE: The form below does not replace the Special Consideration process.
Conditions under which an extension will normally be approved include:
- Medical To cover medical conditions of a serious nature, e.g. hospitalisation, serious injury or chronic illness. Note: Temporary minor ailments such as headaches, colds and minor gastric upsets are not serious medical conditions and are unlikely to be accepted. However, serious cases of these may be considered.
- Compassionate e.g. death of close family member, significant family and relationship problems.
- Hardship/Trauma e.g. sudden loss or gain of employment, severe disruption to domestic arrangements, victim of crime. Note: Misreading the timetable, exam anxiety or returning home will not be accepted as grounds for consideration.