Final assessments 2022 – special consideration

The final assessment timetable for Semester 2 2022 special consideration assessments will be available by Monday 5 December 2022 via Student One. This will include seating allocation for face-to-face assessments.

All EAA student timetables will be emailed to student emails at this time.

Swinburne may schedule you to sit for more than two assessments within a 24-hour period. This is not a mistake and is not defined as an assessment timetable clash.

Please contact if you have any concerns or queries regarding your assessment timetable.

Key dates 2022

  • Monday 30 May – Thursday 2 June
  • Monday 31 October – Thursday 3 November
Semester Final assessment period
(inclusive invigilated exams)
Summer semester Thursday 17 February – Friday 18 February
Semester 1 Friday 3 June – Friday 17 June
Semester 1 - Special Exams / Assessment (SPX)
Monday 11 July – Friday 15 July
Winter semester Thursday 28 July – Friday 29 July
Semester 2 Friday 4 November – Friday 18 November
Semester 2 - Special Exams / Assessment (SPX)
Monday 12 December – Friday 16 December
Study period Final assessment period
Study Period 4 (2021) Monday 28 February 2022 – Friday 11 March 2022
Study Period 1 Monday 30 May 2022 – Friday 3 June 2022
Study Period 2 Monday 29 August 2022 – Friday 2 September 2022
Study Period 3 Monday 28 November 2022 – Friday 2 December 2022
Study Period 4 Monday 27 February 2023 – Friday 3 March 2023

Exam venues and seating 

In 2022, invigilated exams will be held on Hawthorn campus. Be sure to know your exam dates and times well in advance, and plan ahead how to get to your exam venues.

Try to arrive 30 minutes before the start of your exams. If you arrive more than 30 minutes late, you will not be able to sit the exam. For live updates on conditions that may affect your travel, check the Public Transport Victoria website.

The venue and seating for each of your exams is listed on your personalised timetable in Student One - My timetable. Bring your seat allocation details with you, as they are not posted at exam venues.

Once the exam starts, you will not be able to leave the room in the first 30 minutes or the last 15 minutes. Toilet breaks are allowed and will be monitored by invigilators.

If you are attending an exam, you must be aware of what you can and can't take into your exam room.

If you have a disability or medical condition and need to make special arrangements for your exam, contact AccessAbility Services at the start of your teaching period.

What you must bring

  • identification (your student ID, a current passport or a current Australian driver's license) – if you do not bring identification, you may not be eligible to sit your exam
  • seat allocation details
  • writing implements (pens, pencils, erasers, rulers)

What you may also bring

  • a clear water bottle with no writing or labels – the liquid must be transparent
  • a small number of hard sweets or lollies in clear wrappers (e.g. barley sugars) – they must have no writing on them and must not be disruptive to other students
  • calculator – if authorised for your exam

If you have any other items, you must place them in your bag under your chair or as directed by the invigilator. Please check your pockets before the exam begins.

Mobile phones, smart watches and other electronic devices

You cannot have a mobile phone, a smart watch or other electronic devices on your person during the exam. You must:

  • disable any alarm
  • turn off your phone, smart watch and other electronic devices
  • place your phone, smart watch and other electronic devices in your bag under your chair or as directed by the invigilator.

It is a misconduct if your phone, smart watch or other electronic device is on or plays an alarm. When in doubt, remove the battery if possible.

These activities are considered cheating and misconduct:

  • plagiarising
  • copying from other students
  • taking unauthorised or inappropriate aids or materials into an exam
  • writing notes in dictionaries and other texts (including in another language)
  • stealing a copy of an exam
  • letting someone else sit the exam for you
  • communicating with another student (e.g. hand signals or talking)
  • borrowing or lending materials to another student

If your exam invigilator sees any misconduct, you will still be allowed to finish the exam. However, any material believed to be unauthorised will be confiscated.

You may be refused entry to the exam room or be asked to leave if you fail to give the exam invigilator materials which they believe are unauthorised.

Any misconduct during an exam will be formally reported to the examination officer, who will record the incident and send a warning letter or initiate an investigation.

Exam invigilators are there to ensure the exam is conducted fairly and appropriately. To avoid potential penalties, you will need to obey their instructions.

Penalties for exam misconduct

If an investigation reveals reasonable evidence that a student has engaged in exam misconduct, the penalties are severe and can include cancellation of results and exclusion from the course.

Possible sanctions for academic misconduct are detailed in the Student Academic Misconduct Regulations.

Students with disabilities and carers

If you have a disability or are caring for someone with a disability, make sure you register with AccessAbility Services when you first enrol in your unit. 

You can apply for a personalised equitable assessment arrangement, but you need to have registered with AccessAbility Services at least four weeks before your assessment. 

The arrangement will then be sent to your student email by the Exams and Assessment team.  

If you have not contacted AccessAbility Services at least four weeks before your assessment, there may not be time to put your arrangement in place. 

Can’t find your final assessment information? 

If you are unsure about your assessment for each unit, contact your lecturer, tutor or teacher, or check your unit Canvas Shell

  • Vocational education students – There is no formal assessment period. Please contact your teacher for assessment information. 
  • Swinburne Online students – Refer to the Swinburne Online website for information. 
  • Open Universities Australia students – Your final assessment schedule will be provided via Canvas at least four weeks before the assessment period. Your final assessment will be an online task provided by your unit convenors. 
  • Hawthorn Online students outside Melbourne – Your final assessment schedule will be provided via Canvas at least four weeks before the assessment period. Your final assessment will be an online task provided by your unit convenors. 

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