TThese guidelines apply to all exams including semester, final exams, special exams, online exams, and final stage supplementary exams. 

Exclusion from exams 

You may be excluded from a final exam in a subject for any of the following reasons: 

  • Unauthorised absence from class 

  • Failure to meet subject requirements, for example, not submitting assignments, or failing to attend class or mid-semester tests 

  • Academic misconduct 

  • Non-academic misconduct 

  • General misconduct. 

Misconduct, cheating, copying, plagiarism

While studying at UTS College you are expected to maintain high standards of academic honesty and integrity. You will be penalised if you seek to gain unfair advantage by copying another student’s work. 

Misconduct during exams relates to actions that may: 

  • Give you an unfair advantage, such as cheating 

  • Unfairly disadvantage other students, such as disrupting an exam 

  • Demonstrate failure to follow the instructions of authorised supervisors. 

During your exam you must not: 

  • Help or receive assistance from other students 

  • Request the loan of, borrow or lend materials or devices to other students 

  • Bring any materials into the examination room other than those specified 

  • Use computer software or devices other than those specified. 


Please note that you can’t use a dictionary during your exam. 

  • Marks will only be awarded for your own work. Plagiarised or copied material will result in a fail grade. All written work must be submitted online via TurnItIn

If a charge of academic misconduct during an exam is bought against you, there are five levels of penalty: 

  1. Reprimand 

  1. Reduction in marks 

  1. Fail grade for the assessment event 

  1. Fail grade for the subject 

  1. Exclusion from UTS College. 

You’ll find more about this in the Non-Academic Misconduct Policy and the penalties that apply for non-academic misconduct in the Non-Academic Misconduct Procedure.  

What you can have with you in your exam

English language exams 

You won’t need to take any materials into the exam.  

Diploma and Graduate Certificate exams 

You’re allowed to have the printed formula sheet, z-score table, t-score table, Chi-square table, F-tables, one page of hand-written notes, 10 pages of blank paper to write on, and a non-programmable calculator.  


Calculators may not have anything written on them or contain any concealed notes. Please remove the cover from your calculator before entering the exam room. 

  • Calculators must be: 

  • Hand-held 

  • Internally powered 

  • Non-programmable 

  • Numeric keypad 

  • ​Silent. 


  • Calculators must not have: 

  • Alpha-numeric keypad 

  • Data banks 

  • Dictionaries 

  • Language translators 

  • Retrieval or manipulation of text 

  • Graphic or word display 

  • Sound 

  • Pocket organisers 

  • ​External communications. 


  • Calculators must not be capable of: 

  • Storing alphanumeric information (calculators that can store intermediate numeric calculations are permitted) 

  • Graphical display of symbolically entered functions 

  • Symbolic manipulation (such as factorisation, solving equations, integration, or differentiation) 

  • Performing hard-wired numerical processes (such as solving equations and numerical integration).  

What if there’s an emergency during your exam?

If there’s an emergency or issue during your exam, you must notify your exam supervisor (chat function in Zoom Meeting) or email to avoid being reported for exam misconduct.