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  • Submission

    Method of submission is usually specified by your lecturer. Assignments to be submitted via the Conservatorium office (level 2 Schulz building) should be submitted via the Assignment Drop Box at the Elder Conservatorium office (level 2 Schulz building) no later than 12 noon on the due date.

    Assignments must be submitted with a signed and completed Cover Sheet attached. In line with University policy, this cover sheet includes a declaration regarding plagiarism and collusion. Your work may not be accepted/marked if submitted without a cover sheet. You may be required to sign and date an Assignment Sign-in Sheet.

    Cover sheets may be distributed by lecturers as hard-copy or electronically. Standard cover sheets are available for download and at the Conservatorium office.

    The Assignment Drop Box will be cleared and assignments date-stamped daily at 12pm and 4:55pm. Please note that assignments submitted after 4:25pm will be date-stamped the following day and that late submissions are not accepted unless an extension on medical or compassionate grounds has been sought and approved in advance of the due date (refer to the relevant Course Profile).

    As of semester 1 2013, online submission of assignments will be increasingly used across the Conservatorium.

  • Extensions

    The University of Adelaide acknowledges that students may be academically disadvantaged when special needs or unforeseen circumstances impair their ability to complete assessment tasks (i.e. assignments) by or on the specified due date. The University’s Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment Policy (MACA) sets out the grounds and processes for granting modified assessment arrangements (e.g. an extension).

    Extensions may be granted for assessment tasks on medical or compassionate grounds, or in the event of extenuating circumstances (eg formal legal commitments, military service).

    Once assessed, students will be advised of the outcome via email.

    Application Form

    Students wishing to apply for an extension must complete and submit the appropriate form and supporting documentation to the Elder Conservatorium office.

    • Forms are available for download on the Examinations Office website.
    • Hard-copy applications should be submitted to the office (level 9 Schulz Building)
    • Electronic applications submitted to

    Supporting Documentation

    The application forms detail any required evidence/supporting documentation. You must include these documents with your application form at the time of submission

    Declaration by Professional Person

    The form for applying for extensions for assignments and/or Replacement Assessment on medical or compassionate grounds have sections that need to be completed in support of the application by a relevant professional (eg medical practitioner, counsellor). This means that if you think you may need an extension you must take the form with you to your appointment with the relevant professional.


    Where an assessment task is worth less than 20% of the total assessment scheme, the Course Coordinator may waive or reduce the requirement for evidence/supporting documentation. This exception does not apply for assessment tasks worth more than 20% of the total assessment scheme, or for final examinations. Students should consult their Course Coordinator to establish whether or not evidence/supporting documentation will be required.

  • Returns/collections

    Assignments will be returned in class during semester. Where an assignment or exam paper is unable to be returned during the semester your lecturer will advise on how you can collect your work.

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