Assessment, exams and grading

This information will assist you in the administration of assessments, exams and grading.

Setting up an exam

The Examination Office in Student Central coordinates and runs formal examinations. To view deadlines for setting up an online exam, submitting formal exam papers, uploading final course results and fully graded dates for each academic term, see the Examinations Important Dates documents:

Visit the myExams portal to complete examination tasks such as exam requests and uploading exam papers.

Procedures and policies

The Course Management and Assessment Procedure Manual offers information on courses, assessments, formal exams and grading.

The Oral Examination (Viva) Procedure offers information on the use of Oral Examination (Vivas) both to verify the authorship of materials and as a quality assurance measure.

When a student is seeking special consideration because adverse circumstances have impacted their performance, you can follow the steps described in the Adverse Circumstances Affecting Assessment Items Procedure.

Policies relating to assessments, exams and grading include:


The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.