Exam timetable clashes and errors

Sometimes exam timetable information appears to be missing, incomplete or incorrect.

Exam timetable errors

If you’re unsure about information in your exam timetable, don't panic. 

It may be an error in the system or it may be some other problem. So the first step is to make sure what you're seeing is an error. 

Check your enrolment details

This is the easiest way to check whether your units and scheduled exams match up or whether an exam from another unit has accidentally ended up in your timetable.

Check whether your unit has an exam

It may be that your unit doesn’t have an exam at all. 

You can also contact your lecturer/tutor/unit convenor to confirm the assessment types for your unit.

If an error has been confirmed

Although rare, errors can occur.

If you’ve identified a legitimate system error let studentHQ know immediately.

Exam timetable errors are treated seriously and you will be contacted as soon as possible.

Exam timetable clashes

What is an exam timetable clash?

An exam timetable clash is when two or more of your exams occur at exactly the same time.

This is a serious issue that could negatively affect your studies. It needs to be addressed as soon as you identify it. 

Note, this definition applies only applies to on-campus exams that are scheduled by the exams office. We can't factor in unit-specific in-class assessments or exams that have been organised by another institution.

Contact your lecturer or course convenor if a unit-specific clash has arisen. Also contact the relevant educational institution if you've identified an off-campus clash. 

What to do if you identify a clash

Submit an Examination Clash Notification form to the Examination Unit.

Swinburne will investigate your issue and notify you of an outcome.

Problems viewing your timetable

You may not be able to view your exam timetable because:

  1. The timetable has not been released. Double-check the publication date for exam timetables
  2. You have been blocked for outstanding fees or other sanctions. See your financials via the student portal.