Final Exam

Course overview

To be eligible to sit the final exam, you must complete and pass all required course assessments/assignments/lab activities with a score of 60% or higher for each. Completing all of the course material will improve your chances of successfully passing the final exam. It is highly recommended that you also complete the specimen exam prior to sitting your final exam, remember to allow enough time to receive feedback on your specimen exam.

To pass the final exam you must receive a score of 50% or higher for your overall exam score.

If you are not confident that you will pass your exam on the first try then you will need to sit early, at least 8 weeks before your deadline. You will be provided with feedback on areas you will need to improve on before resitting your final exam.

For more information about grading time please look under ‘After you have completed the final exam’ below.

Specimen examination papers

Specimen examinations can be found in the online classroom and will be made available once you have completed around 70% of your assessments and passed. It is advisable to complete the specimen examination prior to sitting the final exam. Please ensure that you send your specimen exam at least one week before you sit your final exam. Specimen exams sent within the week prior to your scheduled final exam will most likely not be marked.

Specimen examination papers can be sent directly to your individual Teacher for feedback by using the online classroom.

Sitting your final exam

To sit your final exam, you will need to arrange for an invigilator/supervisor that is not related to you and is not a family friend.

Arranging an invigilator for your final exam

Your invigilator needs to:

  • be a person that is not related to you or a family member
  • must have a computer with internet, a printer and scanner
  • have a place of business with appropriate testing conditions to supervise your exam
  • have a business address where the exam is to be mailed
  • be a professional person such as a teacher, lecturer, JP, solicitor, librarian, police person or other person of such standing.

You will need to complete a final exam request form to arrange your exam. The form can be downloaded from our forms page.

Once it has been completed by yourself and your proposed invigilator, you will need to email or post it to us.

Suitable location for exams

You must sit the exam in a place of business (non-residential address) where you will have uninterrupted, quiet conditions to complete the exam. The invigilator should be in visual proximity to you at all times during the exam.

Once you have found a suitable invigilator and location, you will need to submit your exam request form.

You must give us at least 5 business days’ notice to sit an exam.

Information on VTAC, QTAC, UAC and SATAC documentation deadlines can be found in the website calendar.

Exam costs

$75 for students sitting their online exam within Australia

$125 for students sitting a paper-based exam within Australia

$150 for students sitting their online exam outside of Australia

$200 for students sitting their paper-based exam outside of Australia

View final exam deadlines for QTAC / VTAC »

Please note: all exams are closed book, notes are not allowed and you may not have a C.A.S. based calculator.

Students who are not able to sit an online exam must fill out an exam request form and a Stat Dec form.

Contact us for instructions on how to pay for your exam

Senior Maths and Intro Maths Calculator Requirements

For any of the maths courses you may NOT have a calculator that has C.A.S. (computer algebra systems) functionality.

You may have a scientific calculator or a graphing calculator without C.A.S. functionality. Please make sure that you check this before purchasing your calculator.

It is the students responsibility to read their calculators manual and as every calculator is different and you teacher may not be able to help you locate certain functions.

After you have completed the final exam

It is important that students remain patient after sitting their exam. Your exam will be marked within 10 business days after being submitted in the online classroom. Once graded, you will be notified of your results by email. You’ll receive your Statement, transcript and letter of completion within 10 business days of being notified.

Please remember that we cannot control the speed of the Australian post and you should always allow extra days if you live in a non-metropolitan area.

If you are an international student you need to sit your exam at least 2 weeks before your deadline. 

What happens when you sit an exam?

Student Sitting Exam in Australia

Exam uploaded to Online Classroom area

Day of exam

Written exam materials from student

Posted back to Unilearn 1-2 days

Teacher receives exam online

1 to 2 day

Marked by Teacher

2 to 4 days depending on day of week

Grade Received at Brisbane office

1 day

Statement created and mailed

2 days

Statement received by student in Australia

1 to 4 days depending on location in Australia

Student Sitting Exam Outside of Australia

Exam uploaded to Online Classroom area

Day of exam

Written exam materials from student

Posted back to Unilearn 5-14 days

Teacher receives exam online

1 to 2 day

Marked by Teacher

2 to 4 days depending on day of week

Grade Received at Brisbane office

1 day

Statement created and mailed

5-14 days

Statement received by student outside of Australia

1 to 4 days depending on location in Australia

Marks awarded

50%-64% Pass
65%-74% Credit
75%-84% Distinction
85%-100% High Distinction

Reporting your scores to VTAC, QTAC, UAC, SATAC or Universities

It is the responsibility of the student to sit their final exams and submit their Statement to their qualifying body; you will need to keep the following in mind:

  • Resit the exam if necessary
  • Enough time for them to receive the Statement of Achievement
  • Get a Justice of the Peace signed copy of the Statement
  • Submit this to their qualifying body

To do this you will need to sit your final exam no later than 2 weeks prior to your deadline.

Other important information

If you have a different deadline to the normal VTAC / QTAC dates, you must inform Unilearn in writing as soon as possible.

You have three attempts to pass the final exam, and you must pay the examination fee for each attempt. If you fail the first attempt, you will need to contact your teacher to set up a study program for the areas you had difficulty in before you can attempt the test again.

If you fail your first attempt you cannot resit another attempt within 8 weeks of your last attempt. You will need to do revision work to increase your chances of passing your next attempt. Please plan your timeline accordingly to allow for the possibility of needing to resit your exam.

If you do not have an end of the year deadline or midyear deadline you will need to sit your final exam outside of the following peak exam times

Exam Peak Periods

Early November to Christmas Holidays
Mid May to Early June