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Eligibility for special provisions

A student may be eligible for special provisions if they have an illness, impairment, or experience an unforeseen incident beyond their control that affects their ability to participate in an assessment task.


These circumstances may be eligible for special provisions:

  • a physical disability
  • a vision or hearing impairment
  • a medical condition
  • a psychological impairment
  • a learning disability
  • an unforeseen incident beyond the student's control, such as:
    • a family death, accident, or an interruption during an examination that prevents them from finishing an assessment task or examination.


These circumstances are ineligible for special provisions:

  • unfamiliarity with the English language
  • teacher absence or other teacher-related difficulties
  • matters that the student could have avoided (e.g. misreading an examination timetable, or instructions in examinations)
  • matters of the student’s own choosing (e.g. a family holiday)
  • matters that the school could have avoided (e.g. incorrect enrolment in a subject).

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