Coursework examinations

If you have a complaint about examination questions not making sense, an invigilator present during the examination will usually contact the relevant academic to clarify the situation at the time of the examination.

If a student asks an invigilator the meaning of a question or word in a question, the invigilator is instructed not to assist. Students should try to do the best they can. Invigilators are not permitted to interpret words or questions for students. This is because they are not academics, and do not have any special knowledge of the area and there is a risk that even in interpreting a non-technical phrase, they could be providing the wrong information.

If you believe you were prejudiced in your performance during the examination for any reason, then it is important to either lodge a special consideration application within time, or make a formal complaint in writing to your unit leader.

If you fail an examination you can request to view the paper. It is important therefore to set up an appointment with your lecturer. Ascertain whether it has been re-marked by someone else.

Visit the exams webpage for more information about rules, policys and procedures.

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If you fail an examination you can request to view the paper.

MPA Advocate Contact Details

The best way to contact one of our Advocates is by via email. For those postgraduates located off-campus or studying via distance education, advice can be provided by email, and supported by phone calls (funded by the MPA).


Sunshine Kamaloni

Benoit Tasse


Sarah Murphy

Advocacy service at Peninsula, Parkville & the MMC

To support the needs of postgraduate students based at Peninsula, Parkville and MMC, an MPA advocate is scheduled to be on site to provide confidential, one-on-one support to postgrads.

Peninsula Campus
Ben Tasse will be at Peninsula on the following dates:

16 November 2017
23 November 2017
30 November 2017
7 December 2017
14 December 2017

Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Venue: Postgraduate Lounge, Struan House

Parkville Campus
Sunshine Kamaloni will be at Parkville on the following dates:

28 November 2017
12 December 2017

Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Venue: Pharm-Consultation Room 401.G.54

An advocate will be at the MMC on the following dates:

21 November 2017
12 December 2017

Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Venue: Level 2 Meeting Room MHRP Building

Revised assessment and coursework unit procedures from Semester 2, 2017

Monash University recently revised its approach to assessment. There is a new Assessment in Coursework Units Policy which integrates the ‘Monash Assessment Vision’. There are also procedures which accompany the policy. The MPA urges postgrads to take note of these new procedures that come into effect from Semester 2, 2017. More details are available here

Making Good Decisions Advocacy Forum

Click here to view slides from the 2017 MPA advocacy forum