How are Diploma students assessed?

At UTS Insearch our specialised curriculum focuses on collaboration and teamwork which means that you will often work with a group to complete projects and assessments. Your assessments will vary depending on your program but could include: group or individual presentations, formal examinations, practical reports, portfolios and weekly quizzes.

Where to find details of your assessment tasks and exams?

You can find all your subject materials including assessments and announcements on Canvas, our Learning Management System at UTS InsearchIt’s also the place where you will submit assessments, complete group work, receive grades, feedback and communicate with your teachers outside of class.

If you have any questions about exam dates, please contact Student Administration on exams@insearch.edu.au.

Getting help with assessments

There are a number of ways you can get help with your assessments, including:
  • Peer Helpers in class
  • Peer Tutors
  • Learning support workshops.

For more information about the Learning support program workshops and Peer Tutors, email AdvisersDiploma@insearch.edu.au. Subject coordinators are also available for both weekly drop-in sessions and online help. 

What to do if you are unwell when an assessment is due or exam is scheduled?

If you are unwell when an assessment is due, speak to your teacher in the first instance. You may be able to apply for Special Consideration.

If you are unable to attend the final exam due to illness you may be eligible for a Special Exam.

Exam dates

General dates for tests, quizzes, final exams, result publication, appeals and final stage supplementary exams are set ahead of time. Here are the dates for 2020.

2020 Semester 2 (June)
Final ExamsJune 1 - 5, 2020 (Monday - Friday)
Special ExamsJune 9 - 11, 2020 (Tuesday - Thursday)
Semester Results Publication DateJune 22, 2020 (Monday) - Transcripts and Certificates
Final Stage Supplementary Exam (FSSE)June 25 - 26, 2020 (Thursday - Friday) Diploma only
Last Day to Lodge an AppealJune 30, 2020 (before 5pm Tuesday)
2020 Semester 3 (September)
Final ExamsSeptember 14 - 18, 2020 (Monday - Friday)
Special ExamsSeptember 21 - 23, 2020 (Monday - Wednesday)
Semester Results Publication DateOctober 5, 2020 (Monday) - Transcripts and Certificates
Final Stage Supplementary Exam (FSSE)October 8 - 9, 2020 (Thursday - Friday)
Last Day to Lodge an AppealOctober 13, 2020 (before 5pm Tuesday)
2021 Semester 1 (January)
Final ExamsJanuary 11 - 15, 2021 (Monday - Friday)
Special ExamsJanuary 18 - 20, 2021 (Monday - Wednesday)
Semester Results Publication DateFebruary 1, 2021 (Monday) - Transcripts and Certificates
Final Stage Supplementary Exam (FSSE)February 4 - 5, 2021 (Thursday - Friday)
Last Day to Lodge an AppealFebruary 9, 2021 (before 5pm Tuesday)

Exam timetables

You will be emailed your exam timetable and seat number.

Contact Student Administration on exams@insearch.edu.au if you are unsure of your subject code or if you have questions regarding your exam timetable. Please check your UTS email account for an updated seat number.

Before the exam period, read your exam timetable carefully. It is your responsibility to be prepared for your exams and to know the time and place of each exam. Please note, misreading or misunderstanding your exam timetable will not be accepted as a reason if you fail to attend an exam. It will not be accepted as grounds for an application for a Special Exam.
 

When are results released?

Your results are not finalised until the Semester Results Publication Date.
 

How to access them

Exam and assessment results are available via eStudent. Make sure your account is up to date. If you are having trouble logging in, contact UTS Insearch Service Desk. If you suspect that the results displayed are incorrect, advise a subject coordinator or tutor immediately.

Exam rules and guidelines

Before an exam, read your exam timetable carefully. It is your responsibility to be prepared for your exams and to know the time and place of each exam. Then go through the exam rules and guidelines.

Special arrangements for a disability

If you have a disability, learning need or health issue you should notify UTS Insearch when you initially enrol – when completing the Domestic or International Application Form. You will also need to provide supporting documents, for example a medical certificate or counsellor’s letter. 

Your application will then be assessed and decisions on adjustments will be made to assist you with your studies and assessments. Your learning environment, learning resources, or facilities can be modified to remove any barriers and enable you to access learning and participate successfully in a program at UTS Insearch. Reasonable adjustments may include:

  • Lift pass to access all floors 
  • Special exam conditions
  • Modification to assessment deadlines 
  • Use of alternative assessments
  • Use of assistive resources and/or technologies
  • Adapted program materials.
 

If you find that you are having some problems after you enrol and need to get support, please contact your Study Success Adviser and they can see what adjustments can be made to assist you with your studies and assessments. 

For more information visit our Access and Inclusion page.

Request for a special exam

If you are unable to attend your final exam due to illness, accident or religious commitment you may be eligible for a Special Exam.

Special consideration

If you have experienced serious illness or a traumatic incident that has affected your performance in an assessment or exam, you can apply for Special Consideration.

Who to contact for help and advice

For help and advice, you can contact the Study Success Advisers.

How to lodge an appeal against a grading decision

If you suspect there have been procedural or factual errors in the grading of your assessments, you have the right to appeal. You can find out more information on how to appeal.