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General Requirements for Assignments - Bible/Theology and Counselling/Chaplaincy

This guide outlines the College’s expectations for written assessments in Theology, Counselling, and Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care.

Standard Submissions


All assessments must be submitted by midnight on the due date unless an extension has been granted. This is measured in Sydney time (AEST or AEDT); please note the time difference if you do not live in NSW.


Digital copies of assessments should be submitted through the "Assessments" page on Moodle for each enrolled unit. A Turnitin submission portal (see the image above) will be available for each assessment; marks will also be visible here when assessments are returned.

Upload your file (clearly named - see "File Formats" for suggested naming conventions) and click the "Add Submission" button. When the upload is successfully processed, you will see a Digital Receipt on your screen with the file name, date and time of submission. You will also receive email confirmation of the same details.

In normal circumstances, you should not submit your assessment via email. Please contact your Unit Coordinator if you need to submit by email.

For some assessments, you may need to submit a hard copy. Please check with your lecturer regarding these assignments.

What Happens if I Submit an Assessment Late?

It is expected that all students will submit their assessments by the due date. If you will not be able to meet a due date for unforeseen and unavoidable issues, you can apply for an extension.

Bible and Theology Students

If no extension has been granted, the following ACT policies will apply:

  • Unless a student has applied for and been granted an extension, late assignments will now be deducted 5% of the total marks of the unit per calendar day (not 3% as previously). After 10 days, the assignment will receive zero (not 14).
  • Students must complete all assessments in order to pass a Unit. If a student has not submitted an assessment by the final date of the examination period of the semester in which the unit has been delivered for semester length units and has not applied for an extension, the assessment will be deemed as a non-attempt, and consequently the student will receive a failing grade for the unit.

Counselling & Chaplaincy Students

If no Extension has been granted the following penalties apply:

  • Up to a week: 10% of the mark given
  • Up to two weeks: 20% of the mark given
  • Up to three weeks: 30% of the mark given
  • Up to four weeks: 40% of the mark given

Beyond four weeks all marks are forfeited. Please check with your Lecturer regarding other requirements.

Extensions and Deferred Assessments

If unforeseen and unavoidable issues mean that you will not be able to meet an assessment due date, you can apply for an extension. In more extreme cases, a longer extension (sometimes called a Deferred Assessment or "DE") may be applicable.

Applications for extensions and deferred assessments must be submitted BEFORE the original due date, and late extension applications will only be considered in special and significant circumstances.

When applying for an extension or deferred assessment:

  • Requests must be submitted using the Extension Request Form on Moodle.
  • Extensions and DEs may only be granted if the assessment has not yet been attempted.
  • Applications for extensions and DEs should be made as early as possible.
  • Unless an application has been made and granted, the usual penalties for failing to complete assessments will apply.
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