Depending on your course, you might need to take an exam. Start with an overview of what to expect and where to get help.

Exams are a part of the academic study experience. You’ll find that some subjects include a supervised exam as part of your assessment. At no additional cost to you, your end of term exams are arranged by OUA Exam Services at venues nationally and internationally.

Where and when

Exams are held in OUA Exam Services venues, available across Australia and internationally.

Your end of term exams will be held on weekdays. They usually kick-off the week following the end of each study period or session, or during the last two weeks of the semester. There are some key dates to be aware of when you’re thinking about exams, including the exam period and the deadline to nominate or change your exam venue. You’ll have an exam timetable in your Student Hub, where you’ll be able to nominate your venues and collect your results.

Mid-term exams

In some instances, subjects may have a mid-term exam—this will be arranged by your university, not OUA Exam Services. If your subject has a mid-term exam, your uni will tell you how to arrange it.

Travel subsidy

If you need to travel more than 100km to reach your exam venue, we may be able to help you with your travel costs. See Study allowances to see if you’re eligible.

Special local supervision

If you’re living more than 150km from an OUA Exam Services venue, or if you’ve got a medical condition or disability that will stop you from travelling to an exam venue, you’ll be able to apply to sit your exams in your local area under supervision. See your Student Hub for more information.

Support for students with disabilities

If you’re a student with a disability, OUA Exam Services offers an alternative assessment arrangements (AAA) service to help meet your needs. Your Student Hub goes into detail about how to make these arrangements.

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Our student advisors can assist you with your enrolment, help you plan your studies and answer any questions about how studying through OUA works.