Special consideration

Special consideration is intended to assist you in dealing with short-term, unexpected setbacks. You may be eligible for special consideration if circumstances beyond your control prevent you from undertaking or completing an assessment task at the scheduled time.

  • Applying for special consideration does not automatically guarantee that it will be granted. Special consideration will be granted on the basis of your eligibility and approval.
  • A separate application must be submitted for each individual assessment item requiring special consideration.
  • Documentary evidence must be provided to support your application. Click on 'Documentary evidence required' below for more information. If you are unable to obtain the relevant documentation to support your application for special consideration due to exceptional circumstances, please contact consid-dsa@deakin.edu.au for assistance with exams and Student Central for assistance with mid-trimester assessment tasks.
  • Technical difficulties - if you have technical difficulties that cannot be resolved in the time available for you to complete an assessment task, you must lodge an IT Help support ticket and include the ticket number when you apply for special consideration. This applies for both exams and within-trimester assessment tasks.
  • If longer term conditions or circumstances are affecting your performance, please refer to 'Long term difficulties' below for more information.
  • Consideration in marking is not an outcome of special consideration.
  • Should you be impacted by a positive result for COVID-19, please ensure you provide evidence of positive PCR test or a recording of a positive rapid antigen test (RAT) in your relevant state reporting system (students located in Australia). If you're in Victoria, visit the Victorian Government Reporting your result site.

Assignment extensions

If circumstances beyond your control will prevent you from attending a test, placement, practicum or similar, or from submitting an assignment by the due date, you should speak to your Unit Chair as soon as you become aware of the problem.

If you need to apply for extensions of up to two weeks, please refer to the Assignments page for information about applying for an extension.

Students may apply for extension via their unit site if the due date has not passed.

If the due date has passed, students may apply for special consideration (for tests, placements, practicums or similar). Please apply via StudentConnect within 3 university working days after the due date, ensuring that you attach relevant documentary evidence.

Exams/Final Assessment Tasks

  • Please apply via StudentConnect within 3 university working days after the due date of your exam/final assessment, ensuring that you attach relevant documentary evidence.
  • If you apply for special consideration and it is granted after attempting the initial exam/assessment task, the initial task will not be marked.
  • Where special consideration is granted, your unit result will be recorded as 'RIE' (outcome 3) or 'RIA' (outcome 4) until the final result is released following the marking of your special consideration assessment task or special examination.
  • Special consideration applications for Trimester 1 2022 which are granted will, in most cases, result in a special exam/final assessment to be scheduled 1-5 August 2022 which is during the Trimester 1 2022 supplementary/special exam period.
  • Documentary evidence to support your application must be current. It is recommended that documentation provided in support of applications on medical grounds include a consultation date on the day of, or the day following the exam or final assessment due date. Back-dated medical certificates will not normally be accepted.

Documentary evidence required

You must provide documentary evidence when you apply for special consideration.

  • Where an application relates to a medical condition, a medical certificate is, in most cases, the evidence required. A Deakin medical certificate for special consideration form (PDF, 227.2KB) or a medical certificate from the treating medical/health professional needs to clearly state the severity/impact on your ability to attempt or complete the relevant assessment task (completion of the Deakin medical certificate is preferred but not mandatory). Medical certificates must be current and cover the relevant assessment or exam date. Back dated medical certificates will not normally be accepted. Telehealth medical certificates will be accepted.
  • If your application relates to technical difficulties, an IT Help support ticket must be provided.
  • If you are unable to obtain the relevant documentation specified below due to exceptional circumstances, please contact consid-dsa@deakin.edu.au for assistance with exams and Student Central for assistance with mid-trimester assessment tasks.

Supporting documentation requirements

Supporting documentation (letters, statutory declarations and medical certificates) must:

  • be on official letterhead (where applicable), signed and dated
  • indicate whether the situation was unexpected and unavoidable, e.g., out of your control
  • summarise the nature and duration of the condition/circumstances
  • clearly state the severity/impact on your ability to attempt or complete the relevant assessment task (applications may not be approved without this)
  • be in English. Documents that are not in English must be translated by an accredited translation service.

Contact a Student Adviser (see below), or make an appointment to see a Deakin University Student Association Advocate, if you need advice about the other types of supporting documentation you can provide.

Allowable grounds with acceptable and unacceptable reasons

Medical condition

Examples of acceptable reasons Evidence required Normally unacceptable reasons
Based on severity/impact:
  • conditions requiring hospital treatment, e.g. surgery
  • general ailments, e.g. severe asthma attack, flu, broken limb, migraine
  • newly diagnosed or disclosed* mental health issues, e.g. severe anxiety or depression
  • exacerbation of ongoing condition, e.g. cancer.
*newly disclosed means you have not yet disclosed your condition to Deakin (by registering with the Disability Resource Centre) and have therefore not had appropriate adjustments made for your condition via an access plan
Medical certificate

A medical certificate is, in most cases, the evidence required. A Deakin medical certificate, or a medical certificate from the treating medical/health professional that clearly states the severity/impact on your ability to attempt or complete the relevant assessment task (completion of the Deakin medical certificate for special consideration form is preferred but not mandatory).

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Telehealth certificates will be accepted.

Support service statement

Statement from a Deakin support service, e.g. Counselling and Psychological Support, Safer Communities, Disability Resource Centre will be accepted, however, a medical certificate may still be requested.

Evidence not normally accepted
  • Medical certificates completed by a pharmacist.
  • Back dated medical certificates.
  • Minor ailments where the impact is not considered severe by the treating medical/health professional (or the supplied evidence does not include the severity/impact, or is backdated):
    • colds
    • headache
    • upset stomach
    • hay fever
    • pregnancy (no complications).

    Examples of acceptable reasons

    Based on severity/impact:

    • conditions requiring hospital treatment, e.g. surgery
    • general ailments, e.g. severe asthma attack, flu, broken limb, migraine
    • newly diagnosed or disclosed* mental health issues, e.g. severe anxiety or depression
    • exacerbation of ongoing condition, e.g. cancer.

    *newly disclosed means you have not yet disclosed your condition to Deakin (by registering with the Disability Resource Centre) and have therefore not had appropriate adjustments made for your condition via an access plan

    Evidence required

    Medical certificate

    A medical certificate is, in most cases, the evidence required. A Deakin medical certificate, or a medical certificate from the treating medical/health professional that clearly states the severity/impact on your ability to attempt or complete the relevant assessment task (completion of the Deakin medical certificate for special consideration form is preferred but not mandatory).

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, Telehealth certificates will be accepted.

    Support service statement

    Statement from a Deakin support service, e.g. Counselling and Psychological Support, Safer Communities, Disability Resource Centre will be accepted, however, a medical certificate may still be requested.

    Evidence not normally accepted
    • Medical certificates completed by a pharmacist.
    • Back dated medical certificates.

    Normally unacceptable reasons

    Minor ailments where the impact is not considered severe by the treating medical/health professional (or the supplied evidence does not include the severity/impact, or is backdated):

    • colds
    • headache
    • upset stomach
    • hay fever
    • pregnancy (no complications).

    An exacerbation of a condition covered by an access plan

    Examples of acceptable reasons Evidence required Normally unacceptable reasons
    Based on severity/impact (students must be registered with the Disability Resource Centre):
    • conditions requiring hospital treatment, e.g. surgery
    • mental health issues, e.g. severe anxiety or depression
    • deterioration of ongoing physical condition, e.g. MS, ALS, cancer, glandular fever, Parkinson’s, migraine, chronic fatigue syndrome.
    Medical certificate

    A medical certificate is, in most cases, the evidence required. A Deakin medical certificate or a medical certificate from the treating medical/health professional that clearly states the severity/impact on your ability to attempt or complete the relevant assessment task (completion of the Deakin medical certificate for special consideration form is preferred but not mandatory).

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, Telehealth certificates will be accepted.

    Support service statement

    Statement from a Deakin support service, e.g. Counselling and Psychological Support, Safer Communities, Disability Resource Centre will be accepted, however, a medical certificate may still be requested.

    Conditions already covered by an access plan where the exacerbation is not considered severe by the treating medical/health professional (or the supplied evidence does not include the severity/impact, is backdated or was not conducted face-to-face except where you are located in a rural or remote area).

    Conditions where you do not have an access plan and are not registered with the Disability Resource Centre.

    Examples of acceptable reasons

    Based on severity/impact (students must be registered with the Disability Resource Centre):

    • conditions requiring hospital treatment, e.g. surgery
    • mental health issues, e.g. severe anxiety or depression
    • deterioration of ongoing physical condition, e.g. MS, ALS, cancer, glandular fever, Parkinson’s, migraine, chronic fatigue syndrome.

    Evidence required

    Medical certificate

    A medical certificate is, in most cases, the evidence required. A Deakin medical certificate or a medical certificate from the treating medical/health professional that clearly states the severity/impact on your ability to attempt or complete the relevant assessment task (completion of the Deakin medical certificate for special consideration form is preferred but not mandatory).

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, Telehealth certificates will be accepted.

    Support service statement

    Statement from a Deakin support service, e.g. Counselling and Psychological Support, Safer Communities, Disability Resource Centre will be accepted, however, a medical certificate may still be requested.

    Normally unacceptable reasons

    Conditions already covered by an access plan where the exacerbation is not considered severe by the treating medical/health professional (or the supplied evidence does not include the severity/impact, is backdated or was not conducted face-to-face except where you are located in a rural or remote area).

    Conditions where you do not have an access plan and are not registered with the Disability Resource Centre.

    Compassionate reasons

    Examples of acceptable reasons Evidence required Normally unacceptable reasons

    Recent death of a close family member:

    • Parent/Grandparent/Spouse/Partner
    • Uncle/Aunt/Cousin/Grandchild
    • Brother/Sister/Son/Daughter
    • Step relations
    • Guardian.

    Family breakdown, e.g. divorce, separation.

    Unavoidable personal obligation, e.g. emergency travel.

    Unavoidable travel related to Deakin study*

    *Participation in a Deakin study tour/program will only be considered where no other options are available.

    Death notice

    A death notice (or confirmatory letter from an appropriate source).

    Statutory Declaration

    A Statutory Declaration outlining the impact on your ability to attempt or complete the relevant assessment task, combined with any other available supporting documentation dependent on circumstances, e.g. government agency or support service.

    Support service statement

    Statement from a Deakin support service, e.g. Counselling and Psychological Support, Safer Communities, Disability Resource Centre. Note, further documentation may be requested.

    Faculty Support Statement

    Letter of support from Faculty-led Study Program detailing Study Tour dates and the impact on your ability to complete the assessment task.

    Travel Itinerary

    Travel documents detailing Study Tour dates

    Family members outside of the listed groups and non-family (including family pets).

    Planned personal obligations:
    • weddings
    • family events, e.g. birthdays
    • moving house
    • holidays
    • concerts or similar events.

    Personal travel outside (before or after) Study Tour dates that clash with an exam period will not normally be an acceptable reason. Students are expected to return to sit exams where practicable. Change of Venue may be an option in some circumstances and should be investigated prior to applying for special consideration.

    Examples of acceptable reasons

    Recent death of a close family member:

    • Parent/Grandparent/Spouse/Partner
    • Uncle/Aunt/Cousin/Grandchild
    • Brother/Sister/Son/Daughter
    • Step relations
    • Guardian.

    Family breakdown, e.g. divorce, separation.

    Unavoidable personal obligation, e.g. emergency travel.

    Unavoidable travel related to Deakin study*

    *Participation in a Deakin study tour/program will only be considered where no other options are available.

    Evidence required

    Death notice

    A death notice (or confirmatory letter from an appropriate source).

    Statutory Declaration

    A Statutory Declaration outlining the impact on your ability to attempt or complete the relevant assessment task, combined with any other available supporting documentation dependent on circumstances, e.g. government agency or support service.

    Support service statement

    Statement from a Deakin support service, e.g. Counselling and Psychological Support, Safer Communities, Disability Resource Centre. Note, further documentation may be requested.

    Faculty Support Statement

    Letter of support from Faculty-led Study Program detailing Study Tour dates and the impact on your ability to complete the assessment task.

    Travel Itinerary

    Travel documents detailing Study Tour dates

    Normally unacceptable reasons

    Family members outside of the listed groups and non-family (including family pets).

    Planned personal obligations:

    • weddings
    • family events, e.g. birthdays
    • moving house
    • holidays
    • concerts or similar events.

    Personal travel outside (before or after) Study Tour dates that clash with an exam period will not normally be an acceptable reason. Students are expected to return to sit exams where practicable. Change of Venue may be an option in some circumstances and should be investigated prior to applying for special consideration.

    Hardship/trauma

    Examples of acceptable reasons Evidence required Normally unacceptable reasons
    • severe disruption to domestic arrangements, e.g. homelessness, eviction
    • family violence
    • impact of crime, e.g. sexual harm, assault
    • natural disasters, e.g. bushfire, flood
    • major transport failure, e.g. freeway/rail line - closure or severely impacted, vehicle breakdown
    • traumatic experience, e.g. witness to or victim of accident
    • unexpected technology failure
    Statutory Declaration
    A statutory declaration outlining the impact on your ability to attempt or complete the relevant assessment task combined with other available supporting documentation dependent on circumstances:
    • statement from government agency or support service
    • police report
    • newspaper article
    • VicRoads notification
    • VLine/Metro Trains notification
    • vehicle breakdown service report, towing receipt
    • medical certificate.
    • Statement from a Deakin support service, e.g. Counselling and Psychological Support, Safer Communities, Disability Resource Centre.
    • IT Help Support.

    Natural disasters with no direct impact.

    Personal transport issues:
    • running out of fuel
    • misreading the public transport timetable
    • reduced public holiday transport timetable
    • single public transport service cancellation
    • missed required public transport service
    • public transport service was late

    Examples of acceptable reasons

    • severe disruption to domestic arrangements, e.g. homelessness, eviction
    • family violence
    • impact of crime, e.g. sexual harm, assault
    • natural disasters, e.g. bushfire, flood
    • major transport failure, e.g. freeway/rail line - closure or severely impacted, vehicle breakdown
    • traumatic experience, e.g. witness to or victim of accident
    • unexpected technology failure

    Evidence required

    Statutory declaration

    A statutory declaration outlining the impact on your ability to attempt or complete the relevant assessment task combined with other available supporting documentation dependent on circumstances:

    • statement from government agency or support service
    • police report
    • newspaper article
    • VicRoads notification
    • VLine/Metro Trains notification
    • vehicle breakdown service report, towing receipt
    • medical certificate.
    • Statement from a Deakin support service, e.g. Counselling and Psychological Support, Safer Communities, Disability Resource Centre.
    • IT Help Support

    Normally unacceptable reasons

    Natural disasters with no direct impact.

    Personal transport issues:

    • running out of fuel
    • misreading the public transport timetable
    • reduced public holiday transport timetable
    • single public transport service cancellation
    • missed required public transport service
    • public transport service was late

    Unexpected employment or carer demands

    Examples of acceptable reasons Evidence required Normally unacceptable reasons
    • work related training or travel
    • loss or change of employment
    • unexpected, unplanned increase in employment workload/responsibilities
    • carer requirements linked to illness or medical treatment
    • late cancellation of child/aged care arrangements
    Support letter

    A letter of support from the employer outlining the nature of the employment obligation, including any dates that may impact your ability to attempt or complete the assessment task.

    Medical certificate

    A medical certificate or letter from the treating medical/health professional that clearly states your ability to attempt or complete the relevant assessment task was hindered by the illness suffered by the person for which you care.

    Statutory Declaration

    A statutory declaration combined with any other available supporting documentation dependent on circumstances, e.g. statement from child/aged care facility.

    Non-essential training or travel and general work responsibilities.

    Planned events:
    • commencement of holiday employment
    • shift work clash
    • conference attendance
    • school/education events

    Examples of acceptable reasons

    • work related training or travel
    • loss or change of employment
    • unexpected, unplanned increase in employment workload/responsibilities
    • carer requirements linked to illness or medical treatment
    • late cancellation of child/aged care arrangements

    Evidence required

    Support letter

    A letter of support from the employer outlining the nature of the employment obligation, including any dates that may impact your ability to attempt or complete the assessment task.

    Medical certificate

    A medical certificate or letter from the treating medical/health professional that clearly states your ability to attempt or complete the relevant assessment task was hindered by the illness suffered by the person for which you care.

    Statutory Declaration

    A statutory declaration combined with any other available supporting documentation dependent on circumstances, e.g. statement from child/aged care facility.

    Normally unacceptable reasons

    Non-essential training or travel and general work responsibilities.

    Planned events:

    • commencement of holiday employment
    • shift work clash
    • conference attendance
    • school/education events

    A requirement related to a student’s obligations as an elite athlete

    Examples of acceptable reasons Evidence required Normally unacceptable reasons
    For students registered under the Deakin Elite Athlete Program:
    • participating in competition
    • training obligations
    • travel obligations related to above
    A letter of support from either the sporting club, sport governing body or Deakin Elite Athlete Program service outlining the impact of the sporting obligation on your ability to attempt or complete the assessment task. Unrelated to sporting obligations:
    • holidays
    • personal travel
    Events for athletes not registered under the Deakin Elite Athlete Program including:
    • grand finals/finals
    • uni nationals
    • sport competitions/carnivals
    • sporting tournaments
    • selection trials
    • sport club events/trips

    Examples of acceptable reasons

    For students registered under the Deakin Elite Athlete Program:

    • participating in competition
    • training obligations
    • travel obligations related to above

    Evidence required

    A letter of support from either the sporting club, sport governing body or Deakin Elite Athlete Program service outlining the impact of the sporting obligation on your ability to attempt or complete the assessment task.

    Normally unacceptable reasons

    Unrelated to sporting obligations:

    • holidays
    • personal travel

    Events for athletes not registered under the Deakin Elite Athlete Program including:

    • grand finals/finals
    • uni nationals
    • sport competitions/carnivals
    • sporting tournaments
    • selection trials
    • sport club events/trips

    Military, jury or emergency service obligations

    Examples of acceptable reasons Evidence required Normally unacceptable reasons
    • military or emergency service training
    • military or emergency service deployment
    • call to service including disaster relief
    • jury summons
    • travel obligations related to above
    A letter of support from relevant authority confirming the dates you will be absent from the university and that the absence is unavoidable.
    • non-essential training
    • a jury summons would not normally be accepted where sitting your exam is grounds to be exempted from jury service

    Examples of acceptable reasons

    • military or emergency service training
    • military or emergency service deployment
    • call to service including disaster relief
    • jury summons
    • travel obligations related to above

    Evidence required

    A letter of support from relevant authority confirming the dates you will be absent from the university and that the absence is unavoidable.

    Normally unacceptable reasons

    • non-essential training
    • a jury summons would not normally be accepted where sitting your exam is grounds to be exempted from jury service

    Obligatory religious or faith-based commitments

    Examples of acceptable reasons Evidence required Normally unacceptable reasons

    For religions/faiths recognised by the Australian government and published on the “Recognised religious denominations” page of the Attorney General’s Department website (www.ag.gov.au):

    • obligatory religious or faith based events
    • obligatory days of worship

    A personal letter of support from a cultural or faith leader outlining their relationship with you and explaining how the obligation will prevent you from attempting or completing the assessment task.

    Planned events:
    • weddings
    • bar mitzvahs
    • christenings
    • family events
    • festivals
    • holidays
    Ramadan
    Fasting and prayer during Ramadan – breaking fast can be accommodated and prayer can be commuted for high stakes assessments, e.g. exams, to a later time

    Examples of acceptable reasons

    For religions/faiths recognised by the Australian government and published on the “Recognised religious denominations” page of the Attorney General’s Department website (www.ag.gov.au):

    • obligatory religious or faith based events
    • obligatory days of worship

    Evidence required

    A personal letter of support from a cultural or faith leader outlining their relationship with you and explaining how the obligation will prevent you from attempting or completing the assessment task.

    Normally unacceptable reasons

    Planned events:
    • weddings
    • bar mitzvahs
    • christenings
    • family events
    • festivals
    • holidays
    Ramadan

    Fasting and prayer during Ramadan – breaking fast can be accommodated and prayer can be commuted for high stakes assessments, e.g. exams, to a later time

    Obligatory cultural commitments of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders

    Examples of acceptable reasons Evidence required Normally unacceptable reasons

    Sorry business/Sad news:

    • the loss of an immediate or extended family or community member and/or disruption to kinship system

    Other:

    • caring for immediate and extended family or community members
    • caring for country responsibilities, e.g. cultural ceremony, celebratory occasions or healing obligations
    • family support and/or advocacy
    • meetings and events related to cultural responsibilities
    • unexpected or unplanned community service, e.g. involving representation, interpretation, advocacy or facilitation
    • unexpected caring for children or elders
    A personal letter of support from a cultural leader outlining their relationship with you and explaining how the obligation will prevent you from attempting or completing the assessment task. Planned obligations:
    • weddings
    • family events, e.g. birthdays
    • personal travel
    • holidays

    Examples of acceptable reasons

    Sorry Business/Sad Business:

    • the loss of an immediate or extended family or community member and/or disruption to kinship system

    Other:

    • caring for immediate and extended family or community members
    • caring for country responsibilities, e.g. cultural ceremony, celebratory occasions or healing obligations
    • family support and/or advocacy
    • meetings and events related to cultural responsibilities
    • unexpected or unplanned community service, e.g. involving representation, interpretation, advocacy or facilitation
    • unexpected caring for children or elders

    Evidence required

    A personal letter of support from a cultural leader outlining their relationship with you and explaining how the obligation will prevent you from attempting or completing the assessment task.

    Normally unacceptable reasons

    Planned obligations:

    • weddings
    • family events, e.g. birthdays
    • personal travel
    • holidays

    Disclosure of special consideration application information

    Under certain circumstances, where information provided indicates a potential risk of harm, a request for support may be passed on by staff to an appropriate Deakin support service, e.g., Counselling and Psychological Support, Safer Communities, Disability Resource Centre) on your behalf.

    Any student who is found to have submitted false supporting documentation will be referred to the Faculty Student Misconduct Committee. Making a false statutory declaration is an act of perjury. Perjury is a criminal offence, and the penalties can be severe.

    Applying for special consideration

    Applications for special consideration must be lodged through the special consideration system within 3 University working days after the date of the exam or the approved submission date for the assessment task. Contact your Faculty/School/Campus office if extraordinary circumstances prevent you from lodging your application online or within the three-day timeframe.

    Separate applications and supporting documents are required for each assessment item for which you would like special consideration.

    The Special Consideration Student User Guide (PDF, 938.2KB) explains how to create and submit an application including attaching copies of your supporting documentation. If your circumstances are particularly difficult, the staff in your Faculty/School/Campus office can help you with your application.

    You are encouraged to include a written submission explaining how the circumstances affected your studies.

    When submitting your application remember to upload the completed Deakin Medical Certificate.

    Possible outcomes of special consideration

    There are four possible outcomes of an application for Special Consideration:

    • Special consideration not granted
    • Special consideration granted - a special exam, administered by the Student Services division (outcome 3 - RIE grade). Your exam/s will be scheduled in the next available supplementary/special exam period. View exam timetables.
    • Special consideration granted - a special assessment task, administered by your Faculty, will be provided for you.
    • Special consideration granted - a new submission date is to be arranged for your assessment task

    Long term difficulties

    If longer term conditions or circumstances are affecting your assessment performance, we have a number of specialist services to help you. These include services relating to health and wellbeing and financial assistance and Disability Services who will assist with identifying and implementing appropriate adjustments for students with ongoing medical conditions or disabilities.

    We recommend you connect with these services if you are experiencing problems at University. Their support may also reduce your need to apply for special consideration.

    If you have ongoing difficulties you may still be eligible for special consideration, if you can demonstrate that your difficulties have suddenly worsened or that an additional issue has arisen.  Note that additional special consideration can only be granted for the same task once and where extraordinary circumstances (such as hospitalisation) prevent you from attempting your first special assessment task or exam.  See additional special consideration below.

    Cancelling or withdrawing an application for special consideration

    You may cancel an application for special consideration only if you have not pressed the "Submit application" button on the online form.

    Once an application for special consideration has been submitted via the online form, withdrawal of an application must be requested by contacting consid-dsa@deakin.edu.au.

    Additional special consideration

    Additional special consideration can only be granted for the same task once and where extraordinary circumstances prevent you from attempting your first special assessment task or exam. Additional special consideration is not possible where the original application resulted in the granting of a new submission date for an assessment task (e.g. an assignment extension).  Applications must be lodged through the special consideration system no later than three working days after the first special task was due to be completed.

    If you don’t have a current enrolment you may not have access to the online special consideration system. If you don’t have access, please email consasc@deakin.edu.au for instructions on how to submit your application.

    Incomplete results must be finalised as soon as possible. Students who are unable to complete their assessment tasks within a reasonable timeframe may be eligible for a fee refund or debt remission if they withdraw from their units after the relevant census date. See Refunds and remissions.

    Further help with special consideration.

    If you're having trouble or need further assistance with applying for special consideration contact a Student Adviser.

    Deakin Safer Community can support you if your special consideration application is related to sexual harm or a traumatic experience.

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