Deferred exams may be offered if you cannot sit your exam due to:
- medical reasons
- family/personal reasons
- employment-related reasons
- technology issues
In 2021, the same applies if you are not able to complete your alternative assessment items within the specified timeframes. To defer an assessment scheduled within your Alternate Assessment Schedule you will need to apply using the online application for deferred examination.
How to apply
To apply for a deferred exam, please complete the online application for deferred examination, attaching your supporting documentation. You must submit your application and supporting documentation within five (5) University business days of the examination.
Deferring for medical reasons
You must provide a medical certificate (USQ medical certificate preferred) completed by a medical practitioner indicating you were unfit to sit an exam on the date of your exam.
Deferring for family/personal reasons
If you are applying for a deferred exam for family/personal reasons, supporting documentary evidence from a medical practitioner, counsellor or another such member of the community must be included with your application.
Deferring for employment-related reasons
If deferring for employment-related reasons, a statement from your employer (in English) indicating that you cannot be released from work to sit your exam must be included with your application.
Deferring for Technology issues
You must attach a statement of reasons explaining the nature of the technology issues.
Deferring for other reasons
You must attach a statement of reasons explaining the other issues you experienced that prevented you from sitting your exam.