Preparing for exams

Preparing for your exams means more than studying. Make sure you seek help in time if you need it and know when and where your exam is.

Here is some information that can help.

Student support

It is worth remembering that there are people you can speak with if you are struggling to complete your assessment on time, are considering a change in course or if you just need someone to talk to.

VU Counsellors are more than friendly people to talk to. They can help you develop strategies to deal with exam anxiety, improve your time management skills and help you overcome procrastination.

Students with a disability should register with Disability support team. The team can also help students who have had illness that has impacted on your studies such as a broken bone or a lengthy illness.

There is also a variety of language and learning support to assist students in a wide variety of area such as writing skills, general study skills and maths.

Special Consideration

If you have had your course work or assessment hampered by illness of other serious causes to a substantial degree at any time during the semester, you can apply for special consideration. Applications can be supported by your own doctor, non-VU counsellor, police report, death certificate, letter from religious leader, Statutory Declaration, as well as by a VU counsellor.

Examination information

Exams are held at the Melbourne Showgrounds. Check your MYVU Portal to view the exam timetable for your courses.

The exams section of our website can help with a variety of information including:


Higher Education results are scheduled to be displayed on MYVU Portal from Monday 25 November 2013.

TAFE results are scheduled to be displayed on MYVU Portal on Monday 9 December 2013.

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