Equitable assessment arrangements (EAA)
Please check Adjustments to assessment to see if this type of adjustment is right for your circumstances.
Equitable assessment arrangements (EAA) are provided to accommodate students with a disability, 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. Students must still meet the inherent requirements of the course and program.
How to apply
Apply for an EAA by contacting the Disability Liaison Unit at least four weeks before the first assessment task covered by your application.
Early application will maximise the University’s ability to provide appropriate support in both the learning and assessment environment.
Applications must include supporting documentation from a health practitioner (example: doctor, psychologist, or social worker) who is treating the condition and is registered with a recognised professional body.
Please ask the practitioner or health care provider to complete the Supporting documentation form for provision of disability services.Back to top
Possible outcomes of an EAA application include:
- Flexible conduct and supervision arrangements (e.g. where an examination paper is delivered to a remote location under approved supervision arrangements).
- Use of ergonomic furniture or special seating arrangements.
- Use of a computer for a traditionally paper-based examination.
- Use of adaptive technology.
- Alternative format examination media (e.g. large print, audio, Braille, electronic).
- Additional reading and/or assessment time.
- Rest breaks.
- Assistance from Disability Support Workers (e.g. Scribes, Auslan interpreters).
All communications regarding your application will be via your RMIT student email account. This means that all communications will be recorded on the official RMIT student database.
It is your responsibility to ensure your RMIT student email account remains able to receive incoming mail, and to check it regularly (especially after you have lodged an application) so you can promptly respond to any requests for action or information.
Please contact the Disability Liaison Unit with any questions about your application.Back to top