Applying for Supplementary Assessment

If you fail a topic and receive a mark between 45-49%, you do not need to apply for a Supplementary Examination; you will automatically be awarded this.

In accordance with the University's Policy on Supplementary Assessment, students are eligible to apply for Supplementary Assessment on medical grounds/compassionate grounds only if their medical/compassionate circumstances prevent them from either sitting or remaining for the duration of the examination concerned. If you need to apply for Supplementary Assessment based on medical and/or compassionate grounds, you will need to complete a and submit this to your Faculty within 3 working days of the examination taking place or assignment due date. Your application will be considered by the Faculty and you will be notified of the outcome accordingly. 

Please view the assessment policy for further information.

If you have been offered Supplementary Assessment

If you have been offered Supplementary Assessment, you will see a Supplementary indicator on your Academic Transcript. Eg P/M (*/M indicates Supplementary Assessment has been awarded on medical or compassionate grounds) or F/A (*/A indicates a Supplementary Assessment has been awarded on academic grounds).

Supplementary Assessment can be in a wide variety of formats, however, if you missed your final examination due to illness or compassionate reasons, your Supplementary Assessment would normally take the form of an examination. The Supplementary examination timetable can be released up to 24 hours prior to the examination period commencing due to tight marking deadlines. Please ensure the Student Information System is monitored for details of your personalised Supplementary examination dates, times and seating allocation (Note, seating allocation will only appear when the timetable is in 'Final' status).

The Examinations Office conducts Supplementary examinations in July for Semester 1 topics and December for Semester 2 topics.

Some Supplementary examinations held by the Topic Coordinator or School may be scheduled earlier/later than these dates. You will be notified by your Faculty/School if this is the case.

Supplementary examination dates for 2016

  • 18 - 13 July 2016 (Semester 1 topics only) 
  • 5 - 10 December 2016 (Semester 2 topics only)

It is your responsibility to check your examination timetable and your email account.

Supplementary examinations are usually held over three sessions per day and will generally include night exams and Saturday exams. Examination commencement times are; 8:45am, 13:15pm and 17:45pm.  

You should aim to arrive at the examination venue 30 minutes before the commencement of your examination(s).

Students who arrive late are not permitted to make up that time at the end of the examination.

Students arriving more than 30 minutes after the commencement of reading time will not be permitted entry into the examination room.

Students should ensure they know their Seat Number for each examination. 


Supplementary examinations will be held in either the Sports Centre or the Sturt Gymnasium. An interactive campus map is available; so please familiarise yourself with the location of the examination venue as well as the closest car parks and bus stops before the day of your examination(s).