Discipline of Psychological Sciences Examinations

Important Information

Due to Government restrictions on congregating and social distancing, the College will not be able to conduct exams in the usual way at the present time. Therefore, we have decided to conduct online exams (similar to the mid-term online quizzes on Moodle many of you are used to). 

Examinations are usually held on campus in Week 13 for each trimester and all students are required to attend and sit their examinations at the scheduled time during exam week. However for T2, 2020, Psychology exams will be held during Week 12 (week commencing August 31 2020). 

To assist you in planning please refer to the full Academic Calendar.

Examination Rules

All students who sit examinations at ACAP are subject to the ACAP Examination Rules. The online exams conducted in Trimester 1, 2020 will also be subject to the ACAP Online Examination Rules.

Technical Requirements for the Exams

You will need access to a device connected to the internet to be able to participate in the online exams. If you have already successfully completed an online quiz during trimester then the device you used then will be sufficient. There is general information about IT requirements and sources of support available by clicking here

We recommend that all students clear the cache of their preferred browser prior to undertaking the online exams. This can help to prevent the majority of quiz loading issues. There are instructions about how to do this here: ACAP How To: Clear cache and cookies and reset browser.

During the exam period there will be technical support available on the days of exams between 8am and 5pm AEST. You may contact them by email on helpdesk@my.navitas-professional.edu.au or by telephoning (02) 9964 6322. Your unit coordinator will also be available between these hours on the day of the exam in case of difficulties and their contact details are available on the respective unit class space on the Student Portal

If you are unable to access the internet or to a suitable device in your home or local area, however you would be able to attend on campus to complete the exam using WiFi or a College computer, you can apply to do. You need to submit the Application to sit an Examination on Campus, indicating which campus you wish to access for this purpose, to the exam coordinator at the examinations office at StudentCentral@acap.edu.au before 29 April 2020. The exam coordinator will also be available between these hours on the day of the exam in case of difficulties.  

Term 1 2020 Examinations Timetable




4 May

12 midnight AEST to 11.59 pm


5 May

12 midnight AEST to 11.59 pm


6 May

12 midnight AEST to 11.59 pm


7 May

12 midnight AEST to 11.59 pm


8 May

12 midnight AEST to 11.59 pm


Bachelor Programs


Psychology: An Evidence-Based Approach 1


Introduction to Psychology: The Individual, Society and Culture


Introduction to Psychology: Biology, Learning and Cognition


Life Span Development


Psychology: An Evidence-Based Approach 3



Psychology: An Evidence-Based Approach 2


Perception and Cognition




Organisational Psychology


Psychological Measurement and Assessment





Learning and Memory


Psychology of Stress, Trauma and Resilience


Grad Cert Psychological Science


Psychology: An Evidence Based Approach 1 Advanced


Introduction to Psychology: The Individual, Society and Culture Advanced


Introduction to Psychology: Biology, learning and Cognition Advanced



Grad Dip Psychological Science

PSYC5212 Psychology: An Evidence-Based Approach 2 Advanced


Perception and Cognition Advanced


Psychopathology Advanced


Life Span Development Advanced


Psychology: An Evidence-Based Approach 3 Advanced



Learning and Memory Advanced



Psychological Measurement and Assessment Advanced

Bachelor Psychological Science Honours





Psychology: An Evidence-Based Approach 4


Master of Psychology (Clinical) and Master of Professional Psychology



Psychological Assessment for Professional Psychology



Human Neuropsychology and Neuropsychiatric Disorders







Psychology, Health and Wellbeing



Timetable Clashes

If your exam is at the same time as another class, workshop or exam for another unit in your program, it is advised that you attend your class or workshop so you meet attendance requirements.  

Please email StudentCentral@acap.edu.au to schedule alternate exam session.  Your request will be verified against your enrolment.

What if I am not able to sit my exam on the scheduled date and time?

Deferred exams are available for students unable to attend the scheduled dates or time due to unexpected events outside their control during the examination period such as:

  • Illness supported by medical certificate

Please note that special consideration and approval for deferred examinations is for unforeseen events as above. e.g. Scheduling a trip or holiday during the advertised exam period or incorrectly noting your exam date and time will not be considered.

If you require ongoing support including reasonable adjustments please refer the Students Services and AccessAbility information.

Deferred exams and dates

Trimester 1 2020


Monday 11 May

Tuesday 12 May

Wednesday 13 May

Thursday 14 May

Friday 15 May

12 midnight AEST to 11.59 pm

Deferred exams

Deferred exams

Not available 

Not available

Not available


Students who are approved for deferred examination will be given necessary information on time after approval.

Approval may be for sitting during exam week at a later session or the Scheduled Deferred dates as above.

Please note: these are the final dates students can sit their exams and are subject to approval. To apply you need to submit the Examination Application for Special Consideration (for a deferred examination) to the exam coordinator at the examinations office at StudentCentral@acap.edu.au

Please read all information in the document carefully before submitting the form to be sure that your circumstances qualify and please be sure you attach documented evidence.

Late examinations and penalties

The Assessment policy applies to students who miss or sit the exams outside the examination period – refer to Assessment policy

Exams are considered assessments, late exams and special considerations not approved may be subject to late assessment penalties if sat outside the scheduled exam date and time.

Assessment Late Submission Guidelines in the Assessment Policy and Procedure

Deferred exams past Week 14

Late Assessment penalties may apply past week 14 (approved deferred exam dates)  of each term without approved special considerations/extension to sit a deferred examination. Examination Application for Special Consideration - special Considerations assessed on case by case basis.

AccessAbility and special exam provisions

If you require special exam provisions please register with AccessAbility.

Students who are registered with AccessAbility and who require special exam provisions must apply for special provisions with an AccessAbility Advisor by week 9 each Term.

Special consideration in Assessment

Examination Special Consideration aims to provide a fair and equitable system of assessment which takes into account factors that might impact adversely upon student performance.

Special Consideration may be granted in cases of illness, accident, bereavement, or other serious circumstance which has adversely affected a student’s studies. During Trimester 1 2020, you may also use this process in the event that you are unable to complete the online exam due to lack of access to the internet or a suitable device. Approval is not automatic on lodgment of this form - Special Consideration in Assessment Form.

For further information, please view the FAQs here.

If you have further questions please contact Psychology@acap.edu.au