We have a “fit to sit” policy that applies to all students. If you submit an assessment, we consider you to have declared yourself well enough to do so.
However, you may experience circumstances which are sudden, unforeseen, outside of your control and proximate to an assessment.
If your assessment has not yet been released, you should first consider whether you are capable of completing the work, or if deferring would be more appropriate.
Where an assessment has been released, it is still possible for you to meet the deadline and you unexpectedly require more time to submit the work as a result of your circumstances, you may either:
- Apply for a deferral if you are not fit enough to complete the work even with an extension; or,
- Apply for an extension. The maximum period of extension that can be granted by your Department is 50% of the original submission period.