Note to school-based students: Your base school is responsible for all decisions regarding AARA. Please contact your school-based supervisor.
An extension of the final due date of an assessment item is a form of AARA (Access Arrangement and Reasonable Adjustment), in the category of 'illness or misadventure'. Extensions are for unforeseen circumstances or events that occur close to the due date. Extensions are not available for known events (for example, sporting competitions, religious activities/reasons, holidays). In these cases, the student should negotiate to submit their work before the due date.
Reference: Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority.
- Evidence of the student's work to date on the task must be provided with the extension application.
- If an extension is approved, a new due date for the task will be specified. If no response is submitted by the new due date, the most recent evidence will be graded.
- 'Days' include weekends, public holidays, student-free days and school holidays.
- If, on the due date, the student has not been notified that an extension has been approved, they must submit a response to the task via the method specified on the task sheet. If an extension is later approved, the student will be able to submit a new/updated response.
- Extensions of the due date for a draft or checkpoint should be negotiated directly with the teacher.
- A separate Application/Extension Request must be made for each assessment item, however, the same medical certificate can be attached to each application.
- Download the Extension Application form (PDF, 910KB)
- AARA Medical Report form (PDF, 189KB)