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Eligibility for special provisions

An individual 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.

Impacts on teaching, learning and assessment due to the response to COVID-19 cannot be used as a basis for special provisions.

To support students to access teaching, learning, and assessment, system-wide modifications will be made as appropriate.

Refer to the information about on the COVID-19 coronavirus portal.

Eligible

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.

Ineligible

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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