Allocated Seating and Student Identification

Allocated Seating

All students who have an examination scheduled in either the Sports Centre or Sturt Gymnasium (excluding alternate venues) is allocated a seat number with the release of the 'Final' examination timetable. Seat numbers will vary at each examination and details will be made available to all students via the Student Information System when the ‘Final’ timetable is released.

To view your personalised timetable, go to the Student Information System and click on the "My Exams and Results" menu. It is your responsibility to ensure your examination details are checked via the Student Information System prior to the commencement of each examination. It is also your responsibility to ensure you arrive at the examination venue knowing your allocated seat number.

You will not be able to view your seat number if the timetable is in ‘Provisional’ status.

Seating plans are available in the below PDF documents to provide a rough guide to where your allocated seat will be in the venue.

Sports Centre Seating Plan (PDF 76KB)

Sturt Gym Seating Plan (PDF 73KB)

Please note, there will not be a facility within the examination venues for students to check seat numbers. You should ensure that you know your allocated seat number for the examination that you are attending. If you attend a venue without knowing your seat number, you will be redirected to the following locations where access to the Student Information System is available: 

Sports Centre

Central Library: Opening hours from 8:00am - 22:00pm (Monday to Thursday), 8:00am - 19:00pm (Friday) and 9:30am - 18:00pm (Saturday)

Sturt Gymnasium

Sturt Library: Opening hours from 8:30am - 21:00pm (Monday to Thursday), 8:30am - 18:00pm (Friday) and 11:00am - 18:00pm (Saturday)

To avoid unnecessary stress, delays and interruptions to other students on the day of your examination(s), please ensure you know your seat number prior to the day of each examination taking place. No additional time will be granted if reading or writing time is lost whilst you are obtaining your seat number.


Student Identification

The Rules for the Conduct of Examinations at Flinders University states that a student must take their Student ID card to all examinations. At the start of each examination, Invigilation staff are required to match the Student ID card with the student presented to them.

Women who wear burqas or niqabs who have Centrally Administered examinations are required to attend the examination venue early to have their identification verified. If you wear a burqa or niqab and have not yet received information regarding this process, please contact the Examinations Office via: for information and to receive your Student ID Verification Card. If this process causes concern, please contact the Examinations Office directly via 8201 3907.

Your Student ID card is to be presented at each examination you attend

If you have lost your Student ID card, you are responsible for obtaining a new card prior to the commencement of your first examination. If this is not possible, you may produce either a current drivers license or current passport to verify your identity.

If you present to an examination without any form of photographic identification, your identity will be checked electronically within the venue by a trained Invigilator. Whilst the Invigilator will make every effort to confirm your identity quickly, the time taken will be at your expense.  No additional time will be granted if reading or writing time is lost whilst your identity is being confirmed.

To avoid losing valuable time in your examination, ensure you bring your Student ID card along with you.

We strongly recommend you visit the FAQ web pages for further details regarding the Allocated Seating and Student Identification processes.

NESB Cards 

Students who were born outside Australia, speak a language other than English at home and came to Australia less than 10 years ago may be eligible for an extra 10 minutes per hour in examinations.

You will automatically be sent a Non-English Speaking Background (NESB) card at the start of June each year if you meet the above criteria. You must bring this card to each examination along with your student ID card to receive the appropriate alternative arrangements. It is important to note that electronic, specialised, technical, scientific and notated dictionaries are not permitted in an examination venue.

If you do not receive an NESB card by early June and believe you are eligible, you can check the details that you have registered on the Student Information System. You need to check the following items:

  • the year you first entered Australia (must be less than 10 years ago);
  • the language you speak at home; and
  • the country you were born in is not Australia

If any of these details are incorrect, you will be required to update them and advise the Examinations Office immediately.

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