External exams

As an externally-enrolled student, your postal address determines where you will sit your exams. If you are enrolled internally, you must sit your exam at the campus where you are enrolled.

Postal addressExam location
Less than 100km from campus where you are enrolledOn campus where you are enrolled. Check the exam timetable for details
More than 100km from campus where you are enrolledExam centre*
More than 100km from Australian exam centre or more than 300km from overseas exam centreNominated supervisor*

* If you prefer to sit your exam on campus, you need to apply to the Exams Office at least 10 University business days prior to the start of the exam period.

Check in MyInfo > Profile to make sure your postal address is up-to-date.

If you do not live at your postal address, contact the Exams Office before the end of Week 12 for normal semester exams, or at least 10 University business days prior to the start of the exam period for all other exam periods.

Requests received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Receiving exam notification

If you are identified as sitting exams off-campus, you will receive a personalised Notice of Off-Campus Exams email during Week 9 or 10 of the semester.

The email will include:

  • location and details of your allocated exam centre
  • date and time of your exam
  • important instructions regarding your attendance at the exam centre.

Check your junk mail folder if you do not receive the email by Week 11 and contact the Exams Office if you still have not received the email.

Exam centres

There are exam centres available throughout Australia and internationally.

  • WA exam centres

    The following list includes some of the larger off-campus venues. For details of exam centres in other locations, email Exams Office.

    Albany Esperance Kununurra Norseman
    Augusta Exmouth Lake Grace Northam
    Bencubbin Geraldton Laverton Pemberton
    Boddington Gingin Leonora South Hedland
    Bridgetown Goomalling Mandurah Southern Cross
    Broome Hopetoun Margaret River Tom Price
    Bunbury Jerramungup Merredin Wagin
    Busselton Jurien Bay Mingenew Walpole
    Carnarvon Kalbarri Moora Wongan Hills
    Cue Kalgoorlie Morawa Wyalkatchem
    Dalwallinu Karratha Mount Barker  
    Denmark Katanning Newman  
  • Interstate exam centres

    The following list provides an overview of some of the larger off-campus venues. For details of exam centres in other locations, email Exams Office.

    ACT
    Canberra  
    New South Wales
    Armidale Port Macquarie
    Coffs Harbour Sydney
    Lismore Tamworth
    Newcastle Wollongong
    Nowra  
    Northern Territory
    Alice Springs Tennant Creek
    Darwin  
    Queensland
    Brisbane Mackay
    Bundaberg Rockhampton
    Cairns Sunshine Coast
    Emerald Toowoomba
    Gladstone Townsville
    Gold Coast  
    South Australia
    Adelaide Port Augusta
    Mount Gambier Port Lincoln
    Tasmania
    Devonport Launceston
    Hobart  
    Victoria
    Albury Wodonga Leongatha
    Ballarat Melbourne
    Bendigo Mildura
    Burwood Shepparton
    Geelong Warragul
    Horsham Warrnambool
  • International exam centres

    The following list provides an overview of some larger off-campus international venues. For details of exam centres in other locations, email the Exams Office. Establishing and approving unlisted external exam centres or nominated supervisors is subject to shipping sanctions and local conditions.

    Dubai – Dubai International Academic City

    Hong Kong – Examinations & Assessment Authority

    London – University of London

    Singapore – Genetic Computer School

Nominating a supervisor

If there isn’t an established exam centre near you, you will need to nominate a supervisor. Complete a Supervisor Nomination Form and return it to the Exams Office by post or email. Forms must be received before the end of Week 12 for normal semester exams, or at least 10 University business days before the start of the exam period. Forms received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Your nominated supervisor should be an independent professional preferably from one of the following organisations:

  • Australia
    • school, college, TAFE, university or professional training company
    • local libraries.
  • Overseas
    • British Council 
    • IDP Education
    • English language school, recognised college or university.

Australian organisations must have an ABN to receive payment.

Receiving and returning examination materials

The Exams Office will coordinate and send relevant information and materials to the approved nominated supervisor. You should confirm with the supervisor 48 hours before the exam that your exam materials have been received. Your nominated supervisor is responsible for returning all materials within 24 hours of the exam.