Students are informed about assessment tasks and expectations at the time of enrolment in a subject. Students are made aware of their responsibility to meet their assessment deadlines. When situations arise that are beyond student control and prevent students from meeting assessment deadlines, students may request an extension based on reasonable grounds or extenuating circumstances.
Students must complete and submit any extension request form at least 3 days prior to the assessment due date. See the VET Student Handbook for further details of the Assessment Extension policy.
The maximum extension time granted is usually four weeks after the scheduled due date. Under exceptional circumstances an extension beyond the four weeks can be granted. Under no circumstances will assessments be carried over into the following calendar year.
Any new due dates agreed through the extension process, or as a result of resubmission of assessment, need to be met. If a student does not submit an assessment task by the extension due date, the student will be deemed not yet competent for the whole subject. Students will then need to re-enrol in the subject, at the published subject cost, and complete all assessment requirements.
Students who do not obtain an extension and who submit work after the assessment due date will normally be penalised financially, according to the fee structure set out in the VET Student Handbook. An automatic ‘Not Yet Competent’ for the whole subject will be awarded if, after 28 days, any student fails to submit an assessment task and does not have an approved request for extension. Students will then need to re-enrol in the subject, at the published subject cost, and complete all assessment requirements.