Students may need to apply for adverse circumstances if an illness or serious circumstance beyond their control affects their preparation or performance.

Adverse circumstances

Adverse circumstancesStudents may need to apply for adverse circumstances if an illness or serious circumstance beyond their control prevents or affects their preparation or performance in an exam or assessment.

They can apply for adverse circumstances for either a major assessment or exam (20 per cent or more of their final result) or a minor assessment or exam (less than 20 per cent of their final result).

School Executive Officers

School Executive Officers will need to access the adverse circumstances system to setup and maintain Course Coordinator details for the courses in their specific School. View a how-to guide for setting up and maintaining your adverse circumstances system (PDF, 192KB).

Course Coordinators

Course Coordinators will need to access the adverse circumstances system to assess student applications. View a how-to guide for approving adverse circumstances (PDF, 254KB).


For more information see the Adverse Circumstances Affecting Assessment Items Procedure and Adverse Circumstances Affecting Assessment Items Policy.

You can direct students to the current students adverse circumstances section for more information.