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Assessment Extension

Assessment Extension 

If you are experiencing circumstances beyond your control and are unable to submit your assessments on time, you have the option to submit an application requesting for an assessment extension.

Applications must be submitted before your assessment due date and time. Applications may be accepted up to 5 days after the assessment due date and time if you can provide evidence to explain the delay e.g. emergency or severe illness.

Curtin Access Plan

If you have a Curtin Access Plan (CAP) which grants extensions to your assessment, you are no longer required to submit individual assessment extension applications for each assessment of every unit enrolled. This change has been in effect since 2 August 2019.

You will need to email your Unit Coordinator/s within one week of receiving your CAP at each study period. If your CAP supports you for additional days to submit assessments, your Unit Coordinator will confirm the adjusted due dates with you in writing. If you have not heard from your Unit Coordinator/s within 7 days please email them again and copy in access.ability@curtin.edu.au.

If you require an extension that is longer than the additional days supported by your CAP you must complete an Assessment Extension form and provide supporting documentation for the additional period of time.

Your CAP does not support you to defer a test or exam. To defer a test or exam you must apply for an Assessment Extension with supporting documentation as per the Assessment Extension policy.

Please note that final approval of additional days and Assessment Extensions is still up to the Unit Coordinator even if it is listed on your CAP.

Application Criteria and Supporting Documents

In order to apply for an Assessment Extension you must be able to provide supporting documentation proving circumstances beyond your control, which may include:

Full list of reasons and approved supporting documents can be found on this page or the Assessment Extension application form

If you are submitting any supporting documents ensure that the date covers the assessment or exam date, not the date after it's due.
If you are using your smartphone to scan the document, make sure that it is legible. It may be clear on your mobile but not when it's viewed on a desktop.

Application Process

Submit your assessment extension request through this online form.

The online form will guide you as to how to submit your application. Applications may be accepted up to 5 days after the submission due date / time, if you can explain the delay.

Your Unit Coordinator is expected to inform you of the status of your application within 10 working days. If your application is successful, you will be notified of your new submission details.

Should your application be unsuccessful, you have the option to appeal this decision to the Head of School (or authorised person). This appeal has to be submitted within 5 working days from when you were notified of the decision. The outcome of this decision is final. 

The Assessment Extension policy is located in Curtin's Assessment and Student Progression Manual. The policy outlines the process you must follow if you want to apply for an assessment extension.


For clarification on the criteria for extensions and to review your application, come and speak to Student Assist.  
Please include your name, student number, course of study and a description of your query.

Email: student.assist@guild.curtin.edu.au
Phone: (08) 9266 2900
Free call: 1800 063 865

Building 106F, Curtin University
Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm

For clarification on the CAP, please make an appointment with AccessAbility Services
Email: access.ability@curtin.edu.au 
Phone: (08) 9266 2850 or 1800 651 878

Building 109, Level 2 Curtin University
Monday to Thursday, 8:30am to 5pm
Friday, 8am to 4:30pm