Assessment

Assessment and examination processes and policies at RMIT Vietnam.

Assessment at RMIT University 

RMIT aims to ensure that its assessment: 

  • encourages student learning and participation 
  • provides feedback 
  • is flexible 
  • is manageable 
  • is fair and considerate of diverse needs 
  • is reliable 
  • is valid and meaningful 
  • encourages student integration of learning 

The RMIT Assessment and Assessment Flexibility Policy and Assessment Processes are comprehensive references to the University’s assessment related regulations, policies, and procedures. These are the rules by which the University manages its assessment practices and are designed to ensure consistency, transparency, and fairness, and to support academic integrity. 

Assessment support

You are required to submit assessment items and/or ensure performance-based assessment is completed by the due dates. Where, however, you will be prevented from submitting an assessment item on time, by circumstances outside your control, you may apply in advance to the course coordinator for an extension to the due date of up to 7 calendar days. Where an extension of greater than 7 days is needed, you must apply for special consideration, unless you have an equitable assessment arrangement which provides for negotiation of submission dates with the relevant academic staff.

Further information about the extension of time can be found in section 5 of the Assessment and assessment flexibility policy.

Download the Assessment extension form (PDF 149KB, 2p).

 

How to apply

If you are seeking such an extension, you must apply no later than one working day before the official due date. Complete the form Application for extension of time for submission of assessable work and lodge it with the course coordinator.

 

Assessment of applications

Course coordinators will grant extensions of time for submission of assessable work to you of up to seven calendar days from the original submission deadline.

 

Outcome of applications

The course coordinator will notify you via email whether the extension has been granted. You are advised to submit the work directly to the assessor as soon as you can, to minimize deduction of marks if the extension is not granted.

Special consideration allows the University to take account of unexpected circumstances outside your control that can affect your ability to complete an assessment. Examples of unexpected circumstances for eligibility may include:

  • physical or mental illness
  • carer responsibility for a member of your immediate family
  • an unexpected, unavoidable employment commitment
  • bereavement of an immediate family member or someone else close to you
  • having been the victim of a serious crime.

Further information about special consideration can be found here.

 

How to apply

You must apply for special consideration no later than 5 working days after the relevant examination or assessment deadline. Complete the Special Consideration Application form and lodge it with RMIT Connect or via email to assessment.support@rmit.edu.vn.

Applications should be supported by a medical impact assessment statement (in Section B of the form and also available in Vietnamese) and relevant supporting documentation. If you cannot obtain the impact statement or supporting documents within five days, you should lodge an incomplete application form and provide the additional documents within five working days of lodgment.

If you are seeking an extension of time, you are advised to submit your work as soon as possible, to minimise deduction of marks if an extension is not granted (or a shorter extension is granted).

If your special consideration application is late, you are still entitled to lodge the application but should include a detailed explanation of why it is late, supported by valid documented evidence. Late applications can only be accepted in exceptional circumstances. The Registrar will determine if there are special circumstances sufficient to allow a late application.

 

Assessment of applications

Complete applications that include supporting documentation and evidence will be considered within 10 working days. Communications about your application will be through your RMIT student email account. It is your responsibility to check your account regularly, promptly respond to any requests for information or action and ensure your account can receive incoming emails.

 

Outcome of applications

Possible outcomes of a special consideration application are:

  • an equivalent assessment
  • an extension of time
  • a deferred assessment
  • other arrangements deemed appropriate to your circumstances and the course concerned
  • a late course withdrawal without academic penalty
  • denial of special consideration
  • cancellation of the application for lateness or incompleteness

The outcome notification is copied to your course coordinator. Where an outcome requires you to contact your course coordinator or School by a given date, you must do so by the date specified, otherwise, the outcome may be deemed to have lapsed.

Equitable assessment arrangements (EAA) are provided to accommodate students with a specific learning difference (SpLD) e.g Dyslexia, ADHD, ASD; long-term illness and/or mental health condition.

EAA may also be available if you are the primary carer for a close family member with a disability or long-term physical or mental health condition, where this means that you require adjustments to enable you to participate in an assessment activity.

An EAA is an adjustment or alteration to the standard conditions or format of assessment. It can apply to any formal assessment task or exam described in the course guide.

An EAA does not represent a weakening or lowering of the academic standard being assessed. You must still meet the inherent requirements of the course and program.

For further information visit equitable assessment arrangements.

 

How to apply

Make an appointment to meet with an Equitable Learning Advisor through the Online Portal or contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) by emailing ELS RUVN at EquitableLearning@rmit.edu.vn as soon as possible: at least six weeks before an exam or four weeks before your first assessment task. If you register after this time, there is no guarantee that the University will be able to offer a full range of assistance.

Applications must include supporting documentation from a health practitioner (example: doctor, psychologist, or social worker) who is treating the condition.

 

Assessment of applications

Applications for EAA are considered by ELS advisors.

 

Outcome of EAA

Possible outcomes of an EAA application include:

  • flexible conduct and supervision arrangements
  • use of ergonomic furniture or special seating arrangements
  • use of a computer for a traditionally paper-based examination
  • use of assistive technology (Jaws, Zoomtext, Dragon, R+W Gold, Braille Machine)
  • alternative format examination materials (e.g. large print, audio, Braille, electronic)
  • additional reading and/or assessment time
  • rest breaks
  • enabling assistance (e.g., scribe, AUSLAN interpreters)
  • alternative forms of assessment (take home exam paper, video presentation)
  • flexible timeframes for submission of work or attendance for assessment tasks

If you withdraw from a course or fail a course, or cancel your program enrolment, after the Census Date (Friday week 4), or have paid the fees for your enrolment, you may apply to have your tuition fee payments refunded or transferred to a later semester for courses where the following conditions apply:

  • circumstances outside your control made it impracticable for you to complete the course; and
  • these circumstances did not make their full impact on you until on or after the census date in the course; and
  • you had not had assessment results such that you would certainly have failed the course at the time the circumstances made their full impact.
     

Further information about the remission of debt can be found in section 17 and 18 of the Enrolment Policy.

 

How to apply

An application for a re-credit or a remission of debt must be submitted within one calendar year of the withdrawal date, or where you have not withdrawn, within one calendar year of the end-date of the relevant teaching period. You must complete the Application for Remission (removal) of debt in special circumstances available and lodge it with RMIT Connect or via email to assessment.support@rmit.edu.vn.

 

Assessment of applications

Applications for Remission (removal) of debt in special circumstances are considered by authorised staff within the Registrar’s office.

 

Outcome of applications

Possible outcomes of a remission of debt application are a refund or re-credit of tuition fees. The Registrar’s office will notify you of the outcome within 10 working days of receipt of the complete application.

 

Requesting a review of the decision

You have 5 working days from the receipt of the decision to request a review of the decision by writing to assessment.support@rmit.edu.vn.