Supporting your disability and/or health requirements
Special Consideration is designed to support students with short term disruptions or exacerbations.
If you have an ongoing health condition or circumstance, we recommended you explore support options such as reasonable adjustments offered through Accessibility Services at Student Wellbeing. If you are not already registered with Student Wellbeing, you should contact the Accessibility Service at Student Wellbeing to seek support.
You may already be registered with Student Wellbeing due to ongoing/long-term circumstances such as: chronic illness/disability or carer status. If you are already registered and are seeking to apply for Special Consideration, check our IEAP FAQs below to assist you:
Your IEAP will stipulate the steps you need to take to activate your adjustments (when necessary). If you have 'planned extension adjustments' listed on your IEAP, you are required to inform the university that you would like to utilise an adjustment extension. These requests are processed through AskMQ.
If you have an adjustment for planned extension listed on your IEAP and you wish to apply for an extension, you will need to request this via the AskMQ Special Consideration form under the event category of 'Planned extension with IEAP adjustment' and provide a PDF copy of your current IEAP. If you are unable to complete an assessment task due to other impacts, separate to that of your IEAP or experience an additional disruption you will need to provide valid forms of supporting evidence, for example a medical certificate for an illness. Students will need to request the extension for the each relevant assessment.
Your IEAP can only be used to request one extension per assessment task. After this, you will need to provide other valid forms of supporting evidence. An IEAP planned extension provision can be applied towards valid assessment types only, please refer to your IEAP for details as to which assessments are covered by your IEAP.
Extra time for tests, quizzes, or exams will be applied as per the listed adjustments on your students IEAP (eg. 25% extra time) – you do not need to submit a special consideration request to have your extra time adjustments applied. If you are unable to sit a test/exam on the scheduled date/time, you will need to apply for a special consideration application, providing evidence relating to the disruption on the day that has prevented you form sitting the test/exam. Planned extension adjustments cannot be used for missing tests/exams.