Each topic you study will have its own assessment requirements.
You can find out about the different assessment requirements in your topic's Statement of Assessment Methods, or SAM. SAMs can be found in your topics FLO site.
If you have any questions about an assessment, contact your topic coordinator.
Most assessment pieces are submitted online via Flinders Learning Online, or FLO, which can be accessed from your Flinders dashboard. Please check your Statement of Assessment Methods (SAM), also available in FLO, for details about your topic’s assessment requirements and associated submission details.
Students who wish to apply for adjustments to assessment methods on the basis of a disability should see the Guidelines for Reasonable Adjustment to Assessment and Teaching Methods for Students with Disabilities. The Guidelines are in Appendix A of the Flinders Assessment Policy and Procedures.
To apply for an adjustment to the assessment methods, you will need to make an appointment to see a disability advisor. You will need to take documentation of your disability to the appointment, this is required under University policy.
Documentation can be a letter from your treating professional, or you can use the disability verification form.
If you have a specific learning disability you need to provide the report from your psychologist who did the assessment. The report must be from when you were at least sixteen years old.
The disability advisor can write an access plan that makes recommendations about how your disability may need to be accommodated. Your disability is not disclosed in the access plan. Any strategies we suggest will be governed by the inherent requirements of the course you are studying.
If you require adjustment to examination arrangements, your application must reach the Examinations Office by the advertised date, which is usually 4-5 weeks before the examinations period begins.
Applications made after this date cannot usually be accepted. The Examinations Office will inform you of what arrangements have been made before the examinations period.
Please refer to the Assessments Policy and Procedures for:
As announced on 28 October 2020, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) has outlined new strategies to further support Flinders students with the assessment for the second half of this year as a result of COVID-19. Adjustments have been made to assessments with the aim to not disadvantage and provide an equity framework for students.
Supplementary assessment will be available where you have engaged meaningfully with all topic assessments, or you will have the opportunity to resubmit one key piece of assessment where appropriate. For graded topics, a maximum of 50% will be awarded (or P for Non-graded topics).
Please note that ‘meaningful engagement with topic assessment’ means that all assessments must have been submitted on time (including assessments submitted by a revised due date in the case of a granted extension) and with a tangible attempt to address the assessment requirements.
Topic grading/Non-graded pass conversion
Topics will be graded according to the usual grading system. After results are released, for graded first-year level topics ONLY, you have the option to request a non-graded pass (NGP) for the topic.
NOTE: Work-integrated learning or placement topics are excluded from these special considerations due to the nature of the activity and assessment process. Any student experiencing difficulty during a work-integrated learning topic should discuss this with their coordinator.
Watch this video for a guide to assessment and results terminology.
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