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Equity Exams

Curtin University recognises that some students experience barriers to their success in examinations. To give everyone a fair chance to achieve to their full potential, we therefore provide alternative examination arrangements for particular groups and individuals. This may include arrangements to manage a disability, medical condition, religious conviction, pregnancy or another equity-based need.

For information regarding equity examinations on medical or disability (temporary or ongoing) grounds, please contact a Curtin Disability Advisor.

For information regarding equity examinations for religious reasons, please contact the Multi-Faith Officer.

Aside from medical conditions, disability and religious convictions, there are a number of reasons that students might be disadvantaged in sitting an examination at the scheduled time, including pregnancy or significant family responsibilities. If you believe you would be unfairly disadvantaged by participating in the scheduled exam, and would like to apply for an equity examination on other (non-disability/medical or religious grounds), please contact the Student Wellbeing Advisory Service.

A staff member from the above services will discuss your situation and the alternative arrangements that would facilitate a fair assessment for you. You will need to provide appropriate documentation to support your request and provide advice of unit enrolments. Please ensure that you contact the most applicable service above as early as possible once your final examination timetable is released, as the deadline for alternative examination applications is three weeks prior to the commencement of the examination period.

For further information about Equity Exams, visit the Examinations website.