Equitable assessment arrangements (EAA)

Equitable assessment arrangements (EAA) are available to eligible students living with a disability, a medical condition, or carer responsibilities.

EAAs are adjustments or alterations to the standard conditions or format of an assessment. They can apply to any formal assessment task or exam in the unit of study outline.

EAAs are not a reduction in the academic standard being assessed. You must still meet all requirements of the course and unit. 

How to apply

To apply for EAAs you must first register with AccessAbility Services.

Applications must include supporting documentation from a health practitioner (e.g. doctor, psychologist or social worker) who is treating your condition and registered with a recognised professional body.

Applications for EAAs may be made at any time but must be at least four weeks before the first assessment task covered by your application, to allow time for your arrangements to be put in place.


Possible outcomes of EAA applications are:

  • flexible conduct and supervision arrangements (e.g. where an examination paper is delivered to a remote location under approved supervision arrangements)
  • use of ergonomic furniture or special seating arrangements
  • use of a computer for a traditionally paper-based examination
  • use of adaptive technology
  • alternative format examination media (e.g. large print, audio, Braille, electronic)
  • additional reading and/or assessment time
  • rest breaks
  • assistance from AccessAbility services (e.g. scribes, Auslan interpreters)
  • small room or individual room to sit your examination.

You’ll find out if you’ve been granted EAAs via your Swinburne student email account.

Check your Swinburne email regularly or redirect it to an email you check frequently. You’ll need to respond promptly to requests for action or information supporting your application.