Study@CQU 2003


Examinations - Rules


  1. ‘ Ancillary Materials ’ refers to materials supplied by CQU. It includes but is not limited to: graph paper; statistical books; formula sheets; periodic tables; conversion books; optical mark reader cards and legislation.
  2. ‘ Closed book examinations ’ refers to examinations where the candidate may not take into the examination room any study materials (including textbooks, study guides, lecture notes, printed notes from web pages and hand written notes). Exceptions are ancillary materials considered necessary by the lecturer for the completion of the examination, which must be specified on the Examination Cover Page.
  3. ‘ Examination centre ’ refers to the physical location where a candidate may, given appropriate conditions, undertake a formal CQU examination.
  4. ‘ Electronic devices ’ include, but are not limited to, calculators with alphanumeric keyboards or other programmable forms, mobile telephones, pagers, any form of electronic dictionary and other electronic means of communication.
  5. ‘ Examination script’ refers to the worked examination answer booklet and/or examination paper, rough working paper and other ancillary materials related to that examination.
  6. ‘Misadventure’ is defined as an unexpected event which is not part of the normal risk of academic studies, employment, family or social life and which is outside the student’s control to prevent or to overcome. It must also be clear the misadventure disrupted previously satisfactory work. This is relevant in the administration of Academic Regulations relating to:
    1. requirements to complete a course;
    2. the award of a deferred examination;
    3. withdrawal (without academic penalty) from a course;
    4. exclusion from enrolment; and
    5. restructured/provisional enrolment.

    Note: Except in the case of applications for deferred examinations, it must be shown the alleged misadventure seriously interfered with the student’s studies to the extent that had it not occurred, he or she would in all likelihood have given a satisfactory performance.
  7. ‘ Normal risk ’ is defined as such matters as the average student could be expected to meet in his or her environment. In the normal program of events the following would be regarded as part but not an exclusive list of normal risk:
    1. inability to cope with studies or to adjust to family life;
    2. demands of employment (in themselves or in consequence of promotion), including periods of pressure and being absent temporarily from one’s normal place of residence;
    3. tension with or between parents, spouses and other persons closely involved with the student;
    4. demands of sport, clubs (including CQU Clubs), all social activities and religious commitments; and
    5. need for financial support.
    These examples do not preclude consideration of extreme cases which arise in any of the categories as a result of unexpected situations beyond the student’s control.
  8. ‘ Unauthorised Materials’ refers to materials brought into the examination room by the candidate that are not specified on the Examination Cover Page. Unauthorised materials include, but are not limited to brief cases, mobile phones, pagers, other electronic communication devices, shopping bags, hats, programmable electronic calculation devices, electronic dictionaries, paper, tissues, blotting paper, writing paper, graph paper, food and fluids other than water.
  9. ‘ Allied Health Practitioner ’ does not refer to practitioners of alternative medicine, naturopaths, herbalists, etc. unless they are registered practitioners.

Formal examination periods are contained in the Calendar of Principal Dates in this Handbook. The University will endeavour to schedule examinations only in the one-week period designated for examinations. However, it may be necessary to schedule examinations outside of these designated periods. Online examinations will not be administered by Student Administration.


Examination Advice

  1. Each term externally enrolled students at CQU will be issued with an Examination Advice notice, which is a personalised examination timetable detailing the dates, times, and locations of examinations a student is required to sit.
  2. Students must ensure that all details printed on this advice, and in particular course enrolment details and examination centre locations are correct. Should any information appear incorrect, and/or changes required, students should notify the Examinations Section immediately. Failure to notify the Examinations Section of any changes and/or concerns may jeopardise a student’s examination candidature.
  3. Students, who have not received an Examination Advice approximately 21 days prior to the commencement of the examination period, are responsible for contacting the Examinations Section to determine the status of their candidacy and to ensure the correct examination timetable for courses to be examined.
  4. All students have access to their own personalised examination timetable via e.rolment (For Students - Academic Summary - Exam Schedule). If unable to access e.rolment contact the Student Service Line on 1300 550 900 for assistance.
  5. Examination room information can also be found on the Room Allocation Roster, which will be available on Faculty noticeboards two weeks prior to the examination period.

Examination Timetable

All end of term examinations prepared by the Vice-President & Registrar will be conducted during the official examination periods as approved by Academic Board, and indicated on the Calendar of Principal Dates. The University will endeavour to schedule examinations only in the designated one-week period. However it may be necessary to schedule examinations outside these designated periods.

Staff and students , when reviewing the Draft Timetable for each term, will have one week (5 working day period) in which to provide comment to the Manager, Timetabling in order to produce a Final Timetable. A Draft and Final Timetable is produced for a Standard Term. A Final Timetable ONLY is produced for a Deferred/Supplementary Examination Period.


  1. The Manager, Timetabling will prepare a Draft Timetable approx. six weeks prior to the commencement of a Standard Examination Period with the Final Examination Timetable being available one week later. A Final Timetable will be available approx. four weeks prior to the commencement of a Deferred/Supplementary Examination Period.
  2. The Timetable will be placed on the CQU website homepage, on students’ personalised timetable on e.rolment and noticeboards throughout campuses for review and comment for a one week period (five working days).
  3. Any requests for changes will be considered by the Manager, Timetabling and accommodations will be made, if possible. Once updated it will be published as the Final Timetable.
  4. Students who inadvertently utilise dates and times from the Draft Timetable will not be granted a deferred examination.
  5. Students who have requested late enrolment changes and are unaware of their examination candidacy should contact the Examinations Section no later than two weeks prior to the commencement of the examination period.

Examination Centres

  1. All active Examination Centres are available for selection by students via e.rolment. If unable to access e.rolment contact the student service line on 1300 550 900 and a centre will be allocated.
  2. If an active Examination Centre is not available within 100kms of a student’s Residential Address, a new centre can be established by completing a Nomination Form for Temporary/Permanent Examination Centre which can be accessed via the CQU website at
  3. Selection of Examination Centres should be finalised six weeks before the commencement of an examination period.
  4. In exceptional circumstances the Examinations Section will endeavour to make changes to an Examination Centre outside the above deadline, however changes cannot be made within 14 days of the commencement of the Examination Period. Requests should be made by phone initially, however documentary evidence will need to be supplied to the Manager, Examinations before a decision can be made.
  5. Internal students, as defined by their program attendance, are required to sit for examinations at the campus of their enrolment. Requests for permission to sit for examinations at another CQU campus or external examination centre should be submitted to the Examinations Section six weeks before the commencement of an examination period and MUST be accompanied by full supporting documentation.

Invigilator Responsibility

  1. Examination invigilators are empowered to give directions to candidates concerning the conduct of examinations. They are, on behalf of the Vice-President & Registrar, in control of the examination room.
  2. Invigilators will instruct candidates when to enter the room, commence perusal, commence the examination and when the examination is finished.

Examination Times

Examinations at CQU campuses and external centres begin at 9 am and 1.30 pm, with the settling in period and perusal time commencing prior to these times .

Perusal Time

Perusal Time is held before the designated commencement time of the examination. Students should check the final timetable on the Student Administration website to ascertain the length of perusal time for their examination and ensure they arrive prior to 9 am or 1.30 pm (the official start times of examinations).

  1. Candidates are given perusal time of 10-30 minutes, as the case may be, prior to the commencement of the examination. During this time candidates may not write IN the examination answer booklet or on drawing paper, optical scanning paper, or graph paper supplied for the purpose of answering the examination.
  2. Candidates may not write directly on the examination paper.
  3. Candidates may write on rough paper, except where the examiner has specifically stated on the Examination Cover Page writing may not occur during perusal.
  4. Lecturers are required to attend perusal time of their course examinations. They should then be easily contactable by telephone to answer any queries that may arise for the duration of the examination.
  5. Candidates are not permitted to use electronic devices during perusal time.
  6. Candidates are permitted to read textbooks and restricted materials during perusal time if the examination is defined as Open Book or Restricted Materials.

Settling in Period

  1. Candidates are permitted entry into the examination room 10 minutes prior to Perusal Time for settling in. Therefore, depending on perusal time, entry can be 20 - 40 minutes (as the case may be) prior to the commencement of an examination.
  2. During this period the candidate may complete the front of their examination answer booklet, and attendee card, if required.
  3. Candidates should arrive at their Examination Centre in sufficient time to allow settling in and perusal prior to commencement of examinations at 9 am and 1.30 pm.

Definition of Attendance at Examinations

Students, when attending an examination, will be deemed to have sat the examination and consequently recorded as an attendance if they enter the examination room, unless they become critically ill.


  1. Students should make a decision prior to entering the examination room as to whether they are capable of sitting the examination.
  2. If students are feeling ill before the examination they should contact the following staff to gain advice on the preferred course of action:
    Internal students at regional or AIC campuses - Student Administration or faculty staff.
    Internal students at off-shore campuses - Program Administrators at their particular campus.
    External students (ie. those with a campus of FLEX) - faculty staff CQU Rockhampton.
  3. A student who is ill before they enter the examination room, and decides they want to sit the examination, will be supported by the invigilators in whatever way possible.
  4. In the instance outlined in subparagraph 3, the student can apply for special consideration in an examination and the faculties may take their illness into account when marking the examination script. Students should complete the specified form, attach a Medical Certificate and forward to the faculty listed as the course owner. Alternatively, if the form and medical certificate is completed at the time of sitting the examination, it should be submitted with the examination script.
  5. A student who becomes ill during the examination and is unable to continue will be recorded as SAT. However, it is possible that the student may be permitted to resit the examination. An Incident Report outlining the situation is to be completed by the Invigilator and submitted to the faculty with the student’s examination script.
  6. If a student enters an examination room and has made an error in the scheduled date, time and location of their examination they will be permitted to leave. Under no circumstances will the student be permitted to sit an examination other than at the scheduled date and time without prior approval from the Manager, Examinations. Invigilators should contact the Examination Section immediately or advise the student to do so.

Late Entry to Examination Room

Students when attending formal examinations, will be allowed up to 30 minutes from the official commencement time of the examination to enter the examination room. Conversely any students who are already in the examination room will not be permitted to leave until 30 minutes after the official commencement time of the examinations.


  1. Students who arrive at the examination room after the official commencement time of the examination must present themselves to the invigilator.
  2. The student should indicate to the invigilator the reason for their lateness and the invigilator will record these details on an Incident Report.
  3. If the student arrives later than 30 minutes after the official commencement time they will not be allowed entry to the examination room.
  4. The student will not be eligible to apply for a deferred examination on the basis of missing the formal examination due to factors within their control such as, misreading the examination timetable/advice or poor planning leading to failure to get to the examination on time.
  5. If a student requests to leave the examination room before 30 minutes after the official commencement time of the examination they will not be permitted to leave unless they are ill.
  6. If a student leaves early due to illness the invigilator must log this on an Incident Report for future reference.

Candidate Conduct

  1. Candidates are not to leave the examination room without the invigilator’s premission. Candidates are to remain seated until the invigilator has granted permission to exit the room.
  2. Headwear is not to be worn by candidates in the examination room.
  3. Candidates are not permitted to eat or smoke during an examination.
  4. Candidates are not permitted to bring any drink other than water into the examination room. Candidates may only bring drinking water into the examination room in clear, plastic, non-labelled bottles.
  5. Candidates are not permitted to communicate by any means with another candidate during an examination. There must be no breach of examination security by talking, looking around or passing notes during an examination.
  6. Candidates requiring assistance from an invigilator must raise their hand.
  7. Any electronic device capable of circumventing the objectives of examinations shall not be permitted in examination rooms.
  8. Mobile telephones are not permitted in the examination room.
  9. Candidates may only bring into the examination room basic writing materials and authorised materials, as indicated on the Examination Cover Page. Unauthorised materials, such as bags or briefcases of any description, may not be taken into the examination room. Items of this nature will be stored, at the student’s own risk, in an area established for this purpose by the invigilator.
  10. Candidates must complete the front of their examination answer booklets and write their name and student number on their examination paper before they are permitted to leave the room.
  11. An attendee card will be printed for each student, for each examination of which they are a candidate. Students who attend their examination must keep the attendee card as proof of having sat the examination.
  12. All examination answer booklets remain the property of CQU and are to be used for authorised purposes only.
  13. All candidates must have a current CQU identification card for entry into the examination room. Student identification cards are to remain on display for the duration of the examination. Internal students who do not possess a CQU student identification card will not be permitted entry into the examination room. These students must present themselves to Student Administration to be certified as a current student before commencing the examination. Distance students who do not have a CQU student identification card may provide, as identification, their driver’s licence or passport, and their Examination Advice. These students must apply to Student Administration for a replacement student identification card as soon as possible after the examination period.

Candidate Responsibility

  1. Students must be aware it is their responsibility to ensure correct knowledge of examination dates, times and locations. Such information should be taken from the FINAL Examination Timetable, the candidate’s individual Examination Advice, or their personal examination schedule on e.rolment. Failure to do so, including misreading of the timetable, WILL NOT under any circumstances constitute grounds for the granting of a deferred examination.
  2. Students must sit their examination at the scheduled dates and times. Requests to sit earlier or later will be refused other than in exceptional circumstances beyond the student’s control e.g. subpoenaed to appear in court.
  3. Students should not arrange marriage or other ceremonies, vacations or special occasions which will coincide with CQU formal examination periods. These events will not be accepted as the sole grounds for the granting of a deferred examination. Students must ensure they check the University’s Calendar of Prinicpal Dates and the final timetable before making any arrangements.
  4. Students who have a dual enrolment with another university and find they have a clash with that university’s examinations may not be granted deferred examinations, if this is the sole reason. Students with examination clashes should contact the Examinations Section immediately to discuss options.
  5. Candidates must not purchase tickets for overseas or vacation travel prior to the completion of their examinations.
  6. Students with a pre-existing disability or chronic illness who require special examination conditions must register with the Equity and Diversity Office no later than Week 3 of the term. The only exception to this would be those students who can demonstrate that there had been a change in their circumstances warranting late registration. This advice must be provided no later than 21 (calendar) days prior to commencement of the examination period. Failure to notify the Examination Section of your circumstances will result in your attendance at the examination without accommodation; in this case, the Manager Examinations should be advised that ‘special consideration’ will be required. Supporting documentation from a doctor, therapist or another appropriate professional must be provided upon registration.
  7. Students have a responsibility to pay any outstanding CQU debts that they have incurred, including change of examination centre fees. Sanctions will be applied to all students who are debtors of the University; i.e. students will not receive any academic documentation, including examination results.

Examination Papers

  1. Candidates are only able to take examination papers printed on white paper with them from the examination room, except in cases where advised otherwise by the examination invigilator. All other coloured examination papers must be collected and accounted for by the invigilator and returned with worked examination scripts. Lecturers may refuse to mark an examination unless all coloured examination papers are returned.
  2. Copies of past years’ examination papers (subject to release) will be available through the CQU Student Administration website at

Deferred Examinations

Before lodging an application for a deferred examination, students should familiarise themselves fully with the definitions of ‘misadventure’ and ‘normal risk’ as outlined in the Examinations Rules Definitions. Students should note that only those applications for deferred examinations which satisfy and comply with the prescribed guidelines will be considered.

The faculty with academic ownership of the course is responsible for assessing deferred examination applications in that course. In the first instance the lecturer of the course is to acknowledge completion of all other assessable coursework prior to a final decision on approval of the deferred examination being be undertaken by the Dean (or nominee) of the respective Faculty.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure an application for a particular course is referred to the relevant Faculty with supporting documentary evidence (as specified below).

  1. A student, who for medical, allied health or compassionate reasons, misadventure or other circumstances beyond the student’s control was, or will be, unable to sit for the formal scheduled examination may apply for a deferred examination, provided the event was not considered by CQU to be normal risk.
  2. A deferred examination may not be granted if, in the opinion of the Dean (or nominee) more timely notice of difficulties would have permitted arrangements to have been made for the original examination to be taken.
  3. Students are to ensure that each course being requested for examination deferral is on a separate application form, regardless of common faculties.
  4. Deferred applications must be completed on the designated form. Supporting information must be provided by the medical or allied health practitioner completing the reverse side of the application form, or by an official certificate, where the form is not available.
    Applications for deferred examinations on medical or allied health grounds which do not provide this information will not be considered further.
  5. A student who applies for a deferred examination on medical or allied health grounds must submit a certificate from a registered* medical, dental or health practitioner stating:
    1. the date on which the student was examined;
    2. the nature, severity and duration of the complaint; and
    3. the practitioner’s opinion of the effect on the student’s ability to undertake the examination.
      The University requires sufficient information to determine whether to accept the medical certificate as a basis for a deferred examination or for special consideration. Non-specific statements that the student was “not fit for duty”, or was suffering from a “medical condition” or “illness” will not be accepted. Additionally, the University will not accept multiple doctors’ certificates for differing medical conditions over a short period of time.
    4. The University will not accept certificates that rely upon the patient rather than the practitioner saying, for example, “the client states that …” or “according to the patient”.
    5. Only in exceptional circumstances will retrospective medical certificates be accepted. The University will, however, accept certificates where the nature of the complaint cannot be divulged for reasons of privacy (e.g., a venereal disease). The practitioner should indicate this on the certificate.
    6. Examples of unacceptable certificates will include:
      “The patient is suffering from a medical condition which will prevent him/her from sitting the examination”. “The patient states that he/she has suffered from the illness for ‘x’ days”.
    7. Examples of acceptable certificates will include:
      “The patient is, in my opinion, suffering from a medical condition, the exact nature of which I cannot divulge for reasons of patient privacy, but which will be exacerbated if he/she sits an examination at this time”.
  6. Students, whose applications are based on medical or allied health grounds and for which a medical certificate has been supplied, do not need to complete the statutory declaration on the form.
  7. A student who applies for a deferred examination or for special consideration on other than medical or allied health grounds must furnish corroborative evidence in support of the application.
    Additionally an applicant should clarify the situation by completing and signing the statutory declaration on the reverse side of the application form. The declaration must clearly state the disability or exceptional circumstance which precluded the student from taking the examination at the appointed time and/or appointed place.
  8. Where a student is unable to sit for an examination on account of demands of employment requiring the student to be interstate or overseas at the time of the examination, arrangements may be made for the student to sit for the examination at the appointed time at another university or established distance education examination centre. Applications should be made in writing, with supporting documentation, at least three weeks before the examination date to the Manager, Examinations in Student Administration.
  9. Where a student is seeking a deferred examination on the basis of an unavoidable work commitment, an official statement to that effect from the student’s employer will be required. The employer must explain the exceptional nature of the work commitment and the inability of the student to sit the examination.
  10. Applications for deferred examinations must be lodged, on the appropriate form as soon as possible, but no later than seven (calendar) days after the date of the examination. This applies, except in special circumstances, where the Dean (or nominee) considers the late application should be accepted.
  11. The Chair of the Faculty Education Committee will make a determination on whether or not a deferred examination should be granted, taking into account the satisfactory completion of all other items of assessment in the course. The student must have the ability to pass the course prior to sitting for a deferred examination i.e. completed all course requirements. The target time for recommendations is up to 14 (calendar) days from receipt of deferred applications.
  12. Applications for a deferred examination take into account a student’s performance in all assessed components of work, including the deferred examination in a course. The normal grading system will be used for these examinations.
  13. Students who submit an application before the examination date are responsible for contacting the Dean (or nominee), to determine the outcome prior to the examination. Applications lodged on the day or after the examination will be considered. However, students should be mindful an unsuccessful application may be considered to have constituted “normal risk”.
  14. Deferred examinations are held in the period approved by Academic Board as per the Calendar of Principal Dates. Examinations held outside of these timeframes are the responsibility of the particular faculty.
  15. Students who apply to sit a deferred examination will usually be granted only one opportunity to complete this examination. In extenuating circumstances, e.g. natural disaster or an extreme ongoing medical condition, on producing documentary evidence and approval from the Dean (or nominee), students may be permitted to attempt a second deferred examination (deferred deferred examination). No student will be permitted more than one attempt at a deferred deferred examination for a course. Where a deferred deferred examination has been approved by the Faculty, Student Administration will arrange for the student to sit at the next deferred examination period. Students must apply, in writing, to the Dean (or nominee), and MUST supply supporting documentation.

Special Consideration

  1. Students who consider their performance IN an examination has been adversely affected by illness, disability, bereavement or other exceptional circumstances, may apply for Special Consideration.
  2. Students must lodge Applications for Special Consideration forms with the invigilator on the day of the examination or with the Faculty no later than seven (calendar) days after the examination. All applications must be supported by documentary evidence.
  3. Applications will be referred to the relevant lecturer who shall take into account the information provided when deciding the result to be recommended for the candidate in the course in question.
  4. Students should refer to the procedures for completing a medical certificate or statutory declaration in the Deferred Examinations section.

Special Examination Arrangements

Permanent Disabilities

  1. Consideration will be given to requests for special examination arrangements for students with permanent disabilities. All enquiries regarding special examination arrangements for students with permanent disabilities should be directed to the Equity and Diversity Office.

Temporary Incapacity

  1. Consideration will be given to requests for special examination arrangements for students who may be temporarily incapacitated, or hospitalised during the examination period, ie students have a condition which has occurred at the time of the examination period not an on-going medical condition or disability.
  2. All requests for special examination arrangements resulting from a temporary incapacity, or hospitalisation should be made in writing to the Manager, Examinations, Student Administration, accompanied by a medical certificate or other documentary evidence as may be appropriate.
  3. Further enquiries regarding special examination arrangements should be directed to the Manager, Examinations.

Use of Dictionaries during Examinations

In order to streamline the administration of dictionary usage during examinations, it was considered more reasonable to allow the use of translation dictionaries to the whole student body rather than try to identify if a student was from a non-English speaking background and only permit usage by that particular group.


Bilingual Translation Dictionaries

  1. All candidates WILL BE PERMITTED to use unannotated bilingual translation dictionaries in examinations.
  2. The dictionary should be an original print not a photocopy.
  3. The faculty, via the Faculty Education Committee, will ensure that all lecturers are aware that permission has been granted for students to utilise unannotated bilingual translation dictionaries in examinations.
  4. Approval will be indicated on the Examination Cover Page.
  5. Information regarding approval will be clearly outlined in the Course Profile.
  6. The faculty will be responsible for communicating information to lecturers/tutors on CQU International Campuses.
  7. Lecturers/tutors on CQU International Campuses will be responsible for communicating information to students during lectures and tutorials.
  8. Only Direct Translation Bilingual Dictionaries will be permitted. Translation Dictionaries with extensive interpretation or advanced level translation dictionaries will not be permitted.
  9. Dictionaries must be unannotated i.e. hand-written or typed notes must not be contained within the dictionary .
  10. Electronic dictionaries i.e. a device in which information can be stored, will not be permitted in the examination room.
  11. No extra working time will be permitted.

There is one exception to the above:

Standard Dictionaries

  1. All candidates, whether English speaking or from a non-English speaking background, WILL NOT be permitted to use standard English dictionaries.

Use of Calculators during Examinations

Because electronic devices provide the opportunity to circumvent the objectives of an examination, CQU WILL NOT PERMIT the entry of electronic devices into the examination room; this includes electronic dictionaries, mobile phones, organisers and Palm Pilot machines.


  1. Any electronic device capable of circumventing the objectives of an examination will not be permitted in the examination room.
    1.1. Computers are not permitted and are distinct from calculators by the existence of a full electronic keyboard.
    1.2. Permissible calculators must be hand-held, internally powered and silent.
  2. No candidate will be permitted to take a calculator into an examination room, except in those examinations where permission for its use has been given and has been stated on the Examination Cover Page.
  3. Where the use of calculators is permitted in an examination:
    • The calculator shall be of a non-programmable and non-communicable type with no alphanumeric capabilities, unless otherwise specified on the frontis of the examination paper.
    • The calculators shall be subject to checking by the examiners and examination invigilators.
    • Candidates are not permitted to use calculators during the perusal time of an examination.
    • A candidate who contravenes or fails to comply with the above rules shall be dealt with under the student discipline provisions, as determined by the Vice-President and Registrar.

Open Book -V- Closed Book Examinations

To allow for the admission of some materials into the examination room without compromising the intent of Open Book (allowing any materials into the examination room) or Closed Book (allowing no materials into the examination room) it has been found necessary to provide a third catergory viz; Restricted Materials in order to allow some materials but not all materials into the exam room.


  1. The Examination Cover Page will include the following:
    Open Book (Restricted) - CERTAIN materials are permitted in the examination room and they are listed.
    Open Book (Unrestricted) - ANY materials are permitted in the examination room including annotated notes in textbooks. Any edition of the textbook is permitted.
    Closed Book - NO materials are permitted in the examination room.
    Note: Materials refers to paper materials ONLY (either handwritten or typed). Any electronic device which is capable of circumventing the examination process is not permitted (as previously outlined in the Dictionary and Calculator Policy).
  2. Lecturers will outline the above information in the Course Profiles and clarify verbally with students in lectures.

Drinking During Examinations

  1. The only fluid students will be permitted is water.
  2. The container should be clear plastic.
  3. Labelling should be removed prior to entry (if possible).
  4. No other packaging will be permitted eg. foam coolers.
  5. When not in use water bottles should be placed on the floor beside the student’s desk.


Alleged instances of candidate misconduct during examinations will be dealt with according to CQU student discipline provisions, as determined by the Vice-President and Registrar.

Non-enrolment in Course

No student shall be permitted to sit for, nor be entitled to receive a grade for, examinations in courses for which they are not enrolled.

Further CQU Academic Policies can be accessed on the CQU website at

CQU CRICOS Provider Codes: QLD - 00219C; NSW - 01315F; VIC - 01624D

This handbook was correct as at: 16-06-2003

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