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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 that 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 T3, 2020, Psychology exams will be held during Week 12 (the week commencing December 14 2020). 

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

Examination Rules

Students completing the online exams conducted in Trimester 3, 2020 will 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 technical support by email on 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 using a suitable device in your home or local area, you may be able to attend an ACAP campus to complete the exam using the campus WiFi or a College computer; however, it is possible that not all ACAP campuses will be open during the exam period. You need to submit the Application to sit an Examination on Campus to the exam coordinator at the examinations office at before Week 9 of Trimester indicating which campus you wish to access for this purpose. The exam coordinator will also be available between these hours on the day of the exam in case of difficulties.  

Term 3 2020 Examinations Timetable



14 December

12 midnight *AEDT to 11.59 pm


15 December

 12 midnight *AEDT to 11.59 pm


16 December

12 midnight *AEDT to 11.59 pm


17 December

12 midnight *AEDT to 11.59 pm


18 December

12 midnight *AEDT to 11.59 pm

Undergraduate Bachelor Programs

PSYC1012 Psychology: An Evidence-Based Approach 1

PSYC1022 Introduction to Psychology: The Individual, Society and Culture

PSYC1032 Introduction to Psychology: Biology, Learning and Cognition




PSY2012 Psychology: An Evidence-Based Approach 2

PSYC2022 Perception and Cognition

PSYC2032 Learning and Memory

PSYC2042 Life Span Development

PSYC2052 Social Psychology


PSYC3012 Psychology an Evidenced Based Approach 3

PSYC3022 Psychopathology

PSYC3042 Intercultural Diversity and Indigenous Psychology

PSYC3052 Professional Issues and Applications in Psychology

PSYC2072 History and Philosophy of Psychology






PSYC3092 Psychology of Sex and Intimate Relationships 

Grad Cert Psychological Science

PSYC5132 Psychology: An Evidence Based Approach 1 Advanced

PSYC5142 Introduction to Psychology: The Individual, Society and Culture Advanced

PSYC5152 Introduction to Psychology: Biology, learning and Cognition Advanced



Grad Dip Psychological Science

PSYC5212 Psychology: An Evidence-Based Approach 2 Advanced

PSYC5222 Perception and Cognition Advanced

PSYC5232 Learning and Memory Advanced

PSYC5242 Life Span Development Advanced



PSYC5352 Psychology an Evidenced Based Approach 3 Advanced

PSYC5372 Psychopathology Advanced

PSYC5382 Intercultural Diversity and Indigenous Psychology - Advanced

PSYC5392 Professional Issues and Applications in Psychology Advanced


Master of Psychology (Clinical) and Master of Professional Psychology


PSYC5002/5122 Research Project 1: Research Methodology





* Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)/Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (*AEDT).
Check your time zone to ensure that you submit your assessment on time. If required, use a time zone converter.

Exam 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 to schedule an 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 of 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. 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

Term 3 2020



21 December       


22 December      




12 midnight AEST to 11.59 pm

Deferred exams

Deferred exams

Not available 

Not available

Not available



Students who are approved for a deferred examination will be given necessary information at the time of 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

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 exams outside the examination period; refer to the 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.

Late submission guidelines for assessments can be found in the Assessment Policy and Procedure

Deferred exams past Week 13

Late assessment penalties may apply past week 13 (i.e., the approved deferred exam dates) of each term without approved special consideration to sit a deferred examination. Examination Application for Special Consideration - special considerations will be 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.

Special consideration in Assessment

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

Special Consideration may be granted in cases of illness, accident, bereavement, or other serious circumstances that have adversely affected a student’s studies. During Trimester 2 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. If you believe that your performance on an exam has been significantly impacted by the type of circumstances outlined in the policy you may apply for grading consideration by submitting an application for special consideration. Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and you need to apply using the Special Consideration in Assessment Form.

For further information, please view the FAQs here.

If you have further questions please contact