Discipline of Psychological Sciences Examinations


Examinations are 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.

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 rules are available here: ACAP Examination Rules 

Key Information on this page

Which venue do I sit my examinations?

Psychology exams are held on each of the ACAP campuses in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Addresses and contact details can be found on the contacts page of the ACAP website

On Campus Students: you will sit your exam on the same campus you are attending

Online students NSW VIC QLD SA: sit exams on the Campus in their capital city of their state of residence.

Students studying online are automatically allocated to campus in their home state: Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney campus depending your residential address and state on your enrolment.  For example, students who study online and are resident in Queensland will be automatically allocated to Brisbane.

Students in ACT NT TAS WA and remote areas may apply to sit externally at a local approved exam venue or a Campus in another state.  (This must be completed by Week 9)

You will need to locate and submit the venue details with your application please refer to the following: Information regarding choosing an acceptable external exam venues

Please complete and submit the Application to sit Examination at an External Venue form to sit at an external. *Note: approval is not automatic on lodgement of this form

Sitting an exam on a different Campus to your home state

If you would like to sit your exam on a campus in different state to that in which you currently reside, please inform the exam coordinator at the Examination Office (StudentCentral@acap.edu.au) no later than week 10 otherwise you may not be included on the campus attendance list.

Discipline of Psychological Sciences examination rooms by campus. 

Adelaide   Brisbane  Melbourne   Perth   Sydney 



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.

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

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 in week 13 or prior to end of term or incorrectly noting your exam date and time will not be considered. 

If you require ongoing support including academic please refer the Students Services and AccessAbility information

Deferred exams and dates

Trimester 3 2019


Monday 16 December

Tuesday 17 December Wednesday 18 December Thursday 19 December

Friday 20 December


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Students who are approved for deferred examination will be given necessary information on time and venue 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 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. Approval is not automatic on lodgement of this form. Special Consideration in Assessment Form.

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