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At the commencement of each unit of study, your teacher will provide you with clear guidelines about how and when you will be assessed. Assessment can differ significantly from course to course. Assessment methods could include a combination of written assignments, portfolios, presentations, practical activities, workplace activities and examinations.

Should you have an questions of concerns about assessment, please contact your teacher.

Assessment Overview

The rules and requirements in relations to assessment are outlined in the TAFE Queensland Student Rules, in summary you must:

  • Undertake all parts of your assessment tasks and lodge by the due date,
  • Undertake assessment honestly, without any form of cheating, plagiarism or collusion,
  • Comply with copyright requirements,
  • Retain copes of all assessment for at least 14 days after your result is issued or an appeal is completed.


If you are unable to meet a scheduled assessment date you must submit a request for extension a minimum of 3 working days or as soon as the need for an extension becomes apparent before the assessment due date. 

Extensions are granted in exceptional circumstances only, and must be supported by a medical certificate and/or full explanation. All extension requests past the Completion of Study date (COS) as displayed on your confirmation of enrolment must be approved by the Executive Director, Studies.

All requests for extension must be submitted to your teacher via the TAFE Queensland South West Extension Form for consideration.

Completion of Study

Assessment for each unit is required to be completed prior to the Completion of Study (COS) date as specified on your Confirmation of Enrolment for each unit. Assessment due dates are provided by your teacher. Where the COS date has passed and any assessment requirement has not been undertaken you will be withdrawn from the unit and required to re-enrol and pay for the unit in the next study period.

Alternative Assessment

If you consider you have a disadvantage due to a literacy/language barrier, disability or unusual circumstance, you may request an alternative assessment. Please discuss this with your teacher or the Access and Equity Coordinator through Student Services if you think this applies to you.

Deferred Assessments

In cases of emergency situations or serious injury/illness that prevent you from completing an assessment, you can apply in writing to the Region General Manager for a deferred assessment. Additional details are within the TAFE Queensland Student Rules.