UWA Handbook 2017

Rules

Part 4—Assessment

Division 1—General matters relating to assessment

28. Submission of same work for assessment in more than one unit prohibited

(1) Subject to (2), a student must not submit, and cannot receive academic credit for, a piece of work for assessment that is the same, or substantially the same, as a piece of work for assessment for which the student has received, or will receive, academic credit in another unit.

(2) (1) does not prohibit a student from employing or expanding on data that the student has relied on or will rely on in relation to another piece of work for assessment.

29. Special consideration

(1) A student may apply to the relevant faculty or board for special consideration in relation to assessable work if, in the course of producing the work, the student was adversely affected by

(a) serious illness; or

(b) any other serious matter that could reasonably be expected to have caused the student to perform less well in producing the work than otherwise would have been anticipated.

(2) A student applying for special consideration must do so in accordance with the policy that applies to special consideration and must arrange for the application to be submitted to the relevant faculty or board—

(a) on the appropriate form, with supporting documentary evidence; and

(b) no later than three University working days after the date on which the assessable work was due.

30. Fulfilling unit requirements

A student fulfils the requirements of a unit by

(a) complying with the requirements set out in the unit outline in relation to attending specified classes, lectures, seminars, tutorials, practicals and clinical practice, as appropriate, and sitting examinations; and

(b) completing assignments and other specified work of the unit at a standard acceptable to the relevant faculty or board; and

(c) obtaining a grade of Pass or higher for the unit.

Division 2—Examinations

31. Availability for examinations

(1) A student must take appropriate steps to be informed of the time when, and the place where, an examination is to take place.

(2) Subject to rules 32 and 33, a student must be available to take an examination

(a) at the time and place specified for the examination during the central examination period; and

(b) at any other time or place specified for the examination in the notification of assessment requirements.

32. Alternative examination sittings

(1) A student whose religious beliefs prevent the student from taking an examination at the specified time may apply to the relevant faculty or board to take the examination at another time.

(2) An application under (1) must be made as soon as possible and at least within five University working days after the publication of the final examination timetable.

33. Deferred examinations

(1) A student may apply to take a deferred examination if, for medical or other exceptional reasons, the student—

(a) was substantially hindered in their preparation for an examination (the initial examination); or

(b) was absent from the initial examination.

(2) A student applying to take a deferred examination must arrange for the application to be submitted to the relevant faculty or board—

(a) on the appropriate form, with supporting documentary evidence; and

(b) no later than three University working days after the date on which the initial examination was held.

(3) A student must take a deferred examination at the campus where the initial examination was held unless the Registrar after receiving advice from the relevant faculty or board, authorises otherwise on the basis of extreme mitigating circumstances.