Examinations

Students can view their personalised exam timetable through MyUNE by selecting the 'My Study' tab and then clicking on 'My Examination Details'.

As a student you are responsible for, knowing where your exam is, being on time for your exam and having photo ID such as your student card, driver's licence, proof of age card or passport for your exam. You are also required to advise the Exams Office if you need to change your exam centre. This can be done using the Change my Exam Centre Form.

Contact the Exams Office via AskUNE or phone 02 6773 2000 if you have any exam queries.

Check the Permitted/Not Permitted Items for Exams when you receive your exam timetable information.

Exam Dates

When the exam timetable is completed, an email will be sent to your UNE email address advising you to access your exam information online in MyUNE. Check the expected dates for exam timetables to be released each trimester.

You are required to attend your exams as scheduled, we are unable to change the date and/or time of your paper exam. Dates for future exam periods can be accessed via the Principal Dates page.

If you believe that you have exams at the end of the trimester and have not received advice of these arrangements contact the Exams Office.

Exam Conduct

Proper examination conduct is expected of all students during exams.  It is expected that you will leave any unauthorised materials or devices outside or at home, and that you will not communicate in any way with other students during the exam.

For Online Supervised Exams, it is expected that students will not leave the view of the webcam.  Absences away from the webcam will be reported as possible misconduct and (following proper investigation) UNE reserves the right not to mark any work completed after an absence from the view of the webcam.

The penalties for misconduct include loss of credit for the exam, loss of credit for the entire unit and/or exclusion from the university.  Should you experience any problem during your exam, or witness any inappropriate behaviour please seek immediate assistance from the exam supervisor or contact the Exams Office via AskUNE or phone 02 6773 2000 after the exam.

You can also contact our Student Grievance Unit (anonymously if you wish) to report cheating or inappropriate conduct at any time by phone 02 6773 4260.

Be sure to hand in all exam material at the end of your exam, including the question paper. Should you leave the room with the question paper or other material, the penalty is a loss of credit for any exam answers, even though the answers may not have left the room. This may lead to you receiving a fail grade for the unit.

For important information about examination rules and proper conduct, please read the Exam Information and Exam Room Instructions documents.

Exams for Students Enrolled Online (External)

Exams for off campus students are held at a nominated established exam centre or using the Online Supervised Exam. Students within Australia are required to travel up to 120 km to an Australian exam centre.

You can request to change your exam centre by submitting the Change My Exam Centre Form or contacting the Exam Office via AskUNE or calling (02) 6773 2000 as soon as you are aware of any requirement to change your exam centre.

To change your exam centre within five weeks of the start of the exam period, a fee applies (for paper-based exams) to action this change. Requests to change your exam centre (for paper-based exams) made within 7 days of the start of the exam period will not be actioned for that exam period.

Exams for Students Enrolled On Campus

Students who are enrolled in units as an On campus student are required to attend their exams in Armidale or using the Online Supervised Method, preventing us from changing your exam to another venue for these units.

On Campus Students on prac or other university approved activity for the date of their exam may apply to the Exam Office to sit these exam at an external venue. Contact us via AskUNE as soon as you are aware of this requirement as fees do apply to late changes (within five weeks of the start of the exam period)

Exams Overseas

If you are outside of Australia for your exam you will be required to travel up to 300 km to an established overseas exam centre. UNE charge AU$200 per exam arranged at an overseas exam venue. The fee will not be applied to students sitting an Online Supervised Exam.

If you have an overseas exam venue and you have arranged to sit your exam online instead or do not intend to sit your exams, you must contact the Exams Office at UNE as soon as possible to advise us of your intentions if you wish to avoid any unnecessary fees.

Costs for Exams

Outline of Exam Fees

Late Exam Centre Change:

Where the request is received within 5 calendar weeks of the first day of the exam period.

Changing your exam centre  to Online during this time will not incur a fee.

$50 per change. Contact the Exams Office via AskUNE to request a change of exam centre or use the Change my Exam Centre Form.

An invoice will be sent to your UNE email during the first week of the exam period with payment details.

Payment is not required before your exam but must be cleared prior to the release of results.

Overseas Exam Centre:

Sitting the Online Supervised Exam will not incur a fee.

$200 per exam. Contact the Exams Office via AskUNE to request an overseas exam centre.

An invoice will be sent to your UNE email during the first week of the exam period with payment details.

Payment is not required before your exam but must be cleared prior to the release of results.

Challenge Exams   (on approval of application to the relevant School to recognise prior learning)$495 at any established UNE exam venue Fee must be paid at least 6 weeks prior to the examination period
Special Exams/Special Consideration

All students must sit their exams as scheduled in the examination timetable.  It is not possible to change your exam dates or times for personal reasons.

If you are unable to attend an exam because of illness or other unforeseen circumstances, such as a change in work requirements, you may be eligible for a Special Exam. If approved, this means your exam would then be held during the following Trimesters examination period.

If you sat your exam, but your performance was affected by illness or other unforeseen circumstances, you may be eligible for Special Consideration (up to an additional 3% applied when marking).

To apply for a Special Exam or Special Consideration you must:

  1. Complete the relevant forms.
  2. Attach supporting documentary evidence.
  3. Submit these to the Exams Office via AskUNE according to the deadlines.
  4. Inform your exam supervisor that you will not be attending (in the case of a special exam).
Other Exam Information

Dates and Times: All students are required to attend their paper-based exams as scheduled, and we are unable to change the date and/or time of your exam.

Start Time for Exams: Your exam timetable will outline the start time for your paper-based exam. Make sure you check the centre information by clicking on the button that is the name of your centre. If an alternative start time is displayed here this will be the start time for your exam at your exam centre.

It is advised that you make yourself familiar with the venue prior to your exam and arrive at least 20 minutes before the start of your exam on the day.

Time Zones: Paper-based exams are held at  local time at the exam centre, so if your exam timetable shows a 9.15am start for your exam in Perth, then you will start writing your exam 9.15am Perth local time.

Open Book Exams: Students with ‘open book’ exams will not necessarily have access to two desks. You should consider this when deciding which materials you wish to take to your exam.

Reading Time: UNE exams do not have allocated ‘reading’ time once the supervisor has instructed you to commence you may use your exam time as you wish.

Translation Dictionaries: Are not permitted unless they are specifically allowed as a text for your exam. Dictionaries will not be permitted for most exams. Where translation dictionaries are allowed the must only translate words from one language to another and be free of any notes, annotations or writing.

During the First Hour: Should you find yourself in a situation where you are running late for your exam, you will be allowed to enter the room and start your exam as long as you arrive within the first hour of the start time, however no additional time can be given as compensation at the end of your exam. During the first hour of your exam you will not be permitted to leave the exam room.

Assistance During the Exam: If you require assistance during your exam, for example you feel an exam question is missing information, you have completed and would like to leave, require a drink of water or the restroom, feel unwell or uncomfortable or notice an ongoing distraction. Please bring this to the attention of your supervisor, they may be able to provide immediate assistance to correct the situation.

Exam Support

Exam Preparation: You can access assistance with exam preparation skills via the Academic Skills Office.

Health Conditions, Disability or Learning Difficulties: If you have a medical condition or learning difficulty which will affect your exam performance and you can register for exam adjustments. Registration cut off dates apply for each trimester, please make contact with the Specials Needs Office as soon as possible.

Exam Stress or Anxiety: If you require assistance with exam anxiety or exam preparation tips, UNE offers free counselling to students including external students. This team also offers Study Gym to help you get motivated and stay focused.

International Students: International Students can access advice and referral from the International Office.

Contact the Student Support Team if you need someone to chat to about any other issue you are experiencing at UNE?