Assignment submission

The type and number of assignments you will be required to complete as an OUA student may vary greatly from unit to unit. It is important that you consult your unit’s course material for information about assignments and how they are to be submitted.

The course material is available through the Studies section of myRMIT and will outline the details for each assignment and the due dates. It is important that you are aware of these details in order to plan your time effectively and meet the deadlines for submission. It’s a good idea to print out and display these details and dates so nothing is forgotten.

Your assignments should be received by RMIT on the dates they are due. If you need to submit an assignment late, you should notify your tutor before the due date. Your tutor will be able to advise whether you will be able to submit your assignment late and the penalties for late submission.


If your course (unit) has an exam then this will be arranged by OUA across a network of exam venues worldwide. 

For further information please refer to OUA exams overview.

Special consideration

Special consideration is a variation to an assessment that takes into account the impact of unexpected or extenuating circumstances on your performance in an assessment task. Special consideration provides for unexpected illnesses or hardships on a one-off basis. There are strict timelines for when you must apply for special consideration and supply supporting evidence. RMIT will notify you of the outcome of your application via your RMIT student email account. Please check your account regularly.

Alternative Assessment Arrangements (AAA)

An Alternative Assessment Arrangement (AAA) examination is one in which the OUA Examination Service provides special examination conditions for a student with special needs.

These special arrangements may include variations in the structure, format and/or duration of the exam, access or special equipment at the exam venue, and specified allowable materials.

To find out if you are eligible for an Alternative Assessment Arrangement, please contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) for further information and request for AAA approval.

If Equitable Learning Services approves your eligibility for an Alternative Assessment Arrangement, RMIT will contact the OUA Examination Service to ensure that your AAA needs are accommodated in your examination(s).

OUA Examination Service will also send you a letter approximately two weeks prior to the examination period, detailing exam arrangements that have been made. You must still check the OUA exam timetable online for details and to select/change your preferred examination venue.

Please note:

It is extremely important that you seek advice by week 4 of the Study Period/Session.

Notification of special examination requirements later than 4 weeks before the start of the examination period may result in not all of your special requirements being able to be met.

Supplementary assessment

As an RMIT OUA student you may decide to make a request for a supplementary assessment. Your request must be made to your RMIT school and if you are deemed eligible for supplementary assessment your school will arrange for the supplementary assessment and provide you with details.

OUA students with disabilities

Equitable Learning Services (ELS) provides services to RMIT students with disabilities.

If you are living with a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition, the ELS can assist you in your studies with:

  • Reasonable adjustments – changes to the way you are assessed
  • Course materials in accessible formats.

You are encouraged to register with the ELS early in the study period or session. If you require alternative formatting of course materials, please contact the ELS as soon as you enrol. You are required to register once per OUA academic year.


Results are normally made available six weeks after the end of each study period or session.

OUA important dates shows the results release dates.

Results will be available from 11 am on the day results are released.

How to view your results

  • Log in to myRMIT.
  • Select the myResults tab to view your results.

Alternatively, you can:

  • Log in to Enrolment Online.
  • Select the My student record button.
  • Under Enrolment details select View academic history/results.

During busy periods, when you log in to myRMIT you may see a fallback page with a direct link to myResults.

If you have a query about your results please contact your RMIT school.

If you have a general query about how to view or read your results online please contact RMIT Connect.

Please note that Enrolment Online does not display enrolment information for OUA students. For any enrolment enquiries please contact OUA.