ESSENTIAL EXAMS GUIDE
Here's everything you need to know so you can focus on your studies. For even more info, visit the Curtin website!
Here's what you need to get ready for your exams!
For semester 1, 2022, Curtin students can use alternative means of ID for face to face exams at Bentley campus.
Students can use a Driver’s License, Passport or Government issued National Identification Card to verify the details.
Curtin will advise the process for Exam IDs for Semester 2 at a later date.
Your exam timetable will available in OASIS. See key dates on Curtin’s website.
- 6 weeks before exam period - your draft timetable will be published. You have one week to provide feedback to your schools or faculty about the timetable if there’s any issues.
- 4 weeks before exam period - final timetable (date and time only) will be published.
- 2 weeks before exam period - your exam venues will be published (if you have a face to face exam)
Some students may require alternative assessment or exam arrangements through reasons of disability, medical, religious, social inclusion or commitment as work or as elite athletes.
Arrangements should be made at least four weeks prior to the exam period.
Find out more about exceptions on the Curtin website.
Contact the Student Wellbeing team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800 244 043 for assistance with exceptions. Please include your name, student number and course of study.
Can I defer exams?
Only if there are extenuating circumstances and supporting documents provided. Always contact your Unit Coordinator as soon as possible.
Exams can be requested for deferral through the request alternate exam form in OASIS and through the online Assessment Extension form on the Student administration forms webpage.
Here's a few things to remember on the day of your exam.
Before you leave home:
- Double check your exam venue, in case there’s been any changes!
- Pack your Curtin student ID card and other approved materials
Leave in your bag during the exam:
- Your phone (on silent or off, if it makes a sound during the exam – penalties can apply!)
- Hats and caps (unless relating to obligatory religious requirements)
- Unauthorised textbooks, notes and other electronic devices
- Food and non-water drinks
Non-smart watches are allowed as long as they’re removed from the wrist and placed on the table.
Bags must be placed under the desk between your desk or chair.
Penalties may apply if you are found to be accessing, being in possession of or using any prohibited devices or materials.
Find out more on the Curtin website.
For units that require an invigilated examination for accreditation, online invigilation software will be used. Curtin uses an in-house software called IRIS.
Find our more information about IRIS.
Can I opt out of online exams?
Only due to accessibility reasons outlined in your Curtin Access Plan (CAP) that indicates you are unable to sit an online exam.
Deep breath in – it’s time for results!
Your final results will be published on OASIS and will appear on your Academic Transcript.
Your academic status tells you how you are progressing in your course at the end of each study period or semester.
Find out more about Academic Status.
I've lost my student ID!
If you do not have your ID card you will not be permitted entry to the examination venue, and will be directed to Curtin Connect to obtain an ID card.
No additional time will be provided to sit the examination after you obtain your new card, nor will you be admitted into the examination after the first hour has elapsed. Curtin Connect will operate extended opening hours during the examination period to facilitate this process, and provisions will be made for students who are unable to pay for their ID card at the time of issue.
I’m running late!
You’re still allowed to enter the examination venue within the first hour of the scheduled starting time, however you will not be given additional time to complete the exam. If are unable to make it within the first hour, contact your Unit Coordinator immediately to let them know.
I’ve lost my calculator!
Head immediately to G Mart or The School Locker to see if you can purchase a replacement. Additional time will not be provided if you’re late due to replacing approved materials.
What's the maximum weighting for exams?
No exams should be worth more than 50% of your final grade (unless required for accreditation).