Special consideration tips

View the most up-to-date information and forms for Special Consideration.

Sometimes things go wrong, but knowing your rights and responsibilities is the key.

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Get your application in on time: Applications for special consideration must be submitted within 3 working days of the assessment due date (exam or assignment)

Keep a copy of documents: When you submit all of your documentation at Student HQ, you must be given a copy. Ask if it is not offered.

Doctors Certificates: If you are not able to submit a Health Care Professional Certification and you are using a doctor's certificate it MUST include a classification of the impact that your condition had on you. Details of the classifications can be found on the front of the Health Care Professional Certification form. They include, severe, moderate and minor.

Don't Forget: FedUni's Counsellors can assist you with your Health Care Professional Certification form.

Caution: Be aware that the University reserves the right to call your health care practitioner if your medical certificate does not state how severely you have been impacted by your circumstances. If you do not want the University to call your medical practitioner and you would like a speedy response to your application, make sure you submit all the information the University requires.

Appeals: If you think your faculty's decision is not fair, within 10 working days of the adverse outcome, you may write to Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Student Support and Services explaining your case and submitting all documentation: Subject line 'Special Consideration Appeal'

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