If you can't submit an assessment on time due to circumstances outside your control, you may be eligible for an extension to the due date.

What is an extension?

If you are prevented from submitting an assessment on time by circumstances outside your control, you may apply in advance for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days

If you need an extension of more than seven days, you must apply for special consideration. However, if you have an equitable assessment arrangement which allows for the negotiation of submission dates with academic/teaching staff, extensions of more than seven days may be considered.

Assessments eligible for an extension

You can apply for an extension for assessments with a deadline such as assignments, essays and projects, but not for timed assessments such as tests, exams, quizzes or lab/practical assessments. If you're seeking assessment flexibility for a timed assessment, you must apply for special consideration.

How to apply

You must apply at least one working day before the assessment deadline. If you are applying for an extension on or after an assessment due date, you must apply for special consideration.

There are two ways to apply depending on your access to Canvas:

Where your documentary evidence is in a language other than English, you must provide an English translation by a NAATI accredited translator.

More information

For more adjustment to assessment options, go to Extensions and special consideration

If you have a question about extensions, please contact your college or school.

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