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Frequently Asked Questions

Students may register with Inclusion and Engagement for reasonable adjustments due to the impact of a disability/health condition at any time during their studies. For more information please see the Registration page.

If required Exam modifications will be included in your Reasonable Adjustment Plan. This information will be forwarded to the Exams Office. Prior to the beginning of the exam period the Exams Office will contact you, via student email, with details of your exam including modifications. It is important you read and review this email carefully. Should you have concerns contact the Exams Office directly on 6201 2266.

Exam modifications need to be finalised with I&E within a reasonable timeframe prior to the start of the exam period. This is to ensure appropriate modifications can be organised.

Once your exam modifications have been confirmed, you do not need to contact Inclusion & Engagement regarding exam modifications.

The Exam Office will contact you via your student email account to inform you of details relating to your exam including room allocation. If you do not receive this email, please contact the Exams Office at exams@canberra.edu.au or phone (02) 6201 2266.

Any changes to exam modifications need to be finalised with Inclusion and Engagement within a reasonable time frame prior to the start of the exam period. This is to ensure appropriate modifications can be organised.

Be mindful to get to your exam 15mins early, so you are as ready as you can be.

If you are ill on the day of an exam it is recommended you do not sit the examination and apply to sit a deferred exam. You will need to provide a medical certificate from a health practitioner stating that you are unwell on the date of the examination. You will need to attach this supporting document to your online application for a deferred exam. Please see the Deferred Exam page for more information. Please take note of the Acceptable Grounds for Approval.

Deferred Examinations are arranged at nominated dates set by the examinations office. You should check with the Student Centre to confirm dates and other details.

You will need to apply for an extension in accordance with the unit outline and attach your Reasonable Adjustment Plan as documentary evidence to support the request for the extension.

For extension requests greater than 7 days you can request a Letter of Recommendation from Inclusion and Engagement to provide to your Unit Convenor. Further supporting documentation will need to be provided, such as a medical certificate clearly stating the time period you have been unfit for study.

You are under no obligation to disclose information about your disability unless you feel comfortable doing so. It can be helpful to tell the teaching staff you are registered with Inclusion & Engagement and may need assistance from time to time. This will ensure that teaching staff are aware of your needs and will accommodate you accordingly.

Any modifications for In-Class Tests will be included in you Reasonable Adjustment Plan. Your Unit Convenor is responsible putting in place adjustments, except where a student requires a scribe, use of computer or ergonomic desk. Please contact your Unit Convenor at least 10 working days prior to your test to ensure that your modifications will be provided. If you require a scribe, use of computer or ergonomic desk you will need to submit an In-Class Test Application form to Inclusion and Engagement at least 10 days prior to the test.

Some students registered for adjustments with Inclusion & Engagement have access to the Assistive Technology room. You must place your student card over the swipe pad located outside the door to gain entry. If your card declines access please come in and see us to ensure access is granted.

You need to contact Inclusion & Engagement at least 4 weeks prior to the beginning of semester to arrange alternative formats (which include things like converting textbooks to e-format or having lecture notes scanned in preparation for the semester). This allows us sufficient time to organise this for you. It is your responsibility to purchase any subject material required and find out from your Academic Staff what other resources you may need to complete subjects.

If you are unable to provide materials in advance, we cannot guarantee you will have materials available to you in preparation for the beginning of the semester.

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