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Special Consideration Guidelines

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Section 1 - Introduction

(1) These Guidelines outline criteria that should be applied when determining applications from students seeking some entitlement on the grounds of misadventure or extenuating circumstances in accordance with the Special Consideration Regulations.

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Section 2 - Assessing Requests for Special Consideration

(2) Members of staff who are required to determine a request for special consideration which has been lodged in accordance with clause 4 of the Special Consideration Policy (which outlines the purposes for which requests may be lodged) should apply the following criteria when making the determination:

  1. the actual impact of the applicant's reasons for requesting special consideration on his/her capacity to complete one or more specific subject or course requirements;
  2. whether the applicant's reasons for seeking consideration would affect his/her ability to achieve a pass or higher grade in the relevant subject/course if special consideration were not granted;
  3. the extent to which the circumstances leading to the request were beyond the applicant's control and the extent to which the applicant contributed to the circumstances; and
  4. whether the special consideration being sought would in any way unfairly advantage the applicant against other students enrolled in the subject/course.