Assessment Information and Policies

Find information about assessment, including extensions, academic integrity, and more, on the University’s Academic Integrity page.

Submission via Turnitin

Student assignments should be submitted through Turnitin. Turnitin links for each assignment are located within each subject's LMS page.

Visit the LMS

Non-electronic submission

Hard-copy assignments should only be submitted when specifically requested by academic staff. Non-electronic submissions require a signed coversheet. Coversheets are available at the assignment drop box, or can be downloaded here.

Parkville assignments are to be submitted to:

Reception – Ground floor
Building 142, Royal Parade
University of Melbourne 3010
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm

Werribee assignments should be handed to the Subject/Unit Coordinator.


  • For any absences, or assignment extensions of more than 10 business days, please apply for Special Consideration.
  • For assignment extensions of less than 10 business days, please use the faculty online form.

For further information, please see ask.unimelb.


Special Consideration

For details and instructions on how to apply for special consideration, see the University's Special Consideration page. 

Assessment items that may be covered under Special Consideration include:

  • Assignments (extensions of more than two weeks)
  • In-class tests
  • Examinations (See: Special Examinations for more info)
  • Attendance, field trips and hurdle requirements

The eligibility of your application will be assessed by staff in Stop 1 (Student Equity and Disability Services). If your application is assessed as eligible it will then be forwarded to your subject coordinator to determine an outcome.

If you are experiencing on-going or long-term circumstances that impact on your study, please refer to the information on the Special Consideration page.

If you require more information, see:

Special Consideration

Late Submission of essays/assignments

Unless otherwise stated on the LMS or with the assessment criteria, any assignment handed in late will incur a penalty of 10% deduction (of the total marks available) for every day or part of a day that it remains not submitted.

Assignments that are submitted late and are marked to a fail as a result of late submission may not be resubmitted. Assignments should be submitted via the LMS. Hardcopy, fax and email copies will not be accepted unless agreed to by the subject coordinator in advance.

Calculators in Exams

You are required to purchase your own calculator.

Since 2017, the approved calculator for all subjects is the Casio FX82 (any suffix). No equivalent models of calculators will be permitted.

Exceeding word limits in assignments

Unless otherwise stated in the subject outline, assignments that exceed the word limit by more than 10 per cent, inclusive of footnotes, will have 10 per cent of the marks that would otherwise have been awarded deducted.

Exam Procedures

Find detailed information on exam procedures at FVAS for both online and in-person exams.

FVAS Exam Procedures