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Variation to venue

Although students are expected to sit external assessment at their main learning provider (MLP), the QCAA recognises there may be circumstances where a variation to venue may be required. For example, when:

  • the MLP
    • is not suitable as an external assessment venue
    • is a distance education provider*
    • has students located across multiple campuses
    • is affected by construction or excessive noise that makes it an unsuitable assessment venue
  • a student
    • is geographically isolated
    • is representing Australia or their state in an official capacity at a sporting, academic or cultural event
    • is currently residing outside Queensland
    • has an illness or injury preventing them from attending their MLP.

*Students who are studying a subject/s through distance education, but the school of distance education is not their MLP, will sit their assessment at their MLP. A variation to venue is not required in this case.

Note: Events such as family holidays, birthdays or weddings are not valid reasons for a variation to venue application.

Due date

Applications should be submitted as early as possible after the release of the external assessment timetable.

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