- Current students
Important COVID-19 notice
We understand that the current COVID-19 situation may be causing uncertainty for you and your studies. Please continue to check-in with your lecturer and your Moodle to see if any alternative arrangements to your learning and assessments has been made.
Affected Performance Consideration (APC) form
For the period of the COVID-19 emergency we will accept your applications for consideration without physical copies of medical certificates, or any other documentation that you cannot access electronically. All APC applications will be consideed using the standard processes noted below.
For more information on COVID-19:
- How will classes be taught at this time, see our Teaching and Learning Online page
- How to access our Students Services at this time, visit our Student Services Online page
- Latest email updates and news for students, visit our Stay Informed page
- How to be kind to each other at this time, see our Stay Kind page
- How to keep the kids entertained, visit our Activites and Online Resources for Kids page
- About COVID-19, visit the official government website www.covid19.govt.nz
- Updates from Unitec, visit our coronavirus/COVID-19 page
What is an Affected Performance Consideration (APC) form?
We understand that circumstances beyond your immediate control can happen. To ensure your academic progress is not impacted by these circumstances, you can apply for an Affected Performance Consideration (APC).
Please note the Affected Performance Consideration form replaces the Special Assessment Circumstances form.
When can I apply for an APC?
You can apply for Affected Performance Consideration (APC) if:
- You are/were unable to attend an examination, compulsory assessment or fixed time and place assessment activity due to illness, injury, bereavement or other critical circumstances.
- Your preparation for, or performance in an examination or any summative assessment has been seriously impaired due to circumstances beyond your control.
We encourage you to seek advice and/or guidance before submitting an APC form. See our Need Advice, Support, or Guidance? section below for services available to support students.
How to apply for an APC
Below you will find the steps on how to apply for an APC. You must apply within five working days after the due date of your assessment for it to be considered.
Before applying, we encourage you to check with your course guide or lecturer about getting an extension if possible.
Follow these steps to apply:
- Read the Affected Performance Consideration Form
- Complete Part One of the form
- Gather appropriate supporting documents
- Email this form together with supporting evidence to email@example.com
Your supporting documents must contain the contact details of the person/organisation named in the document.
How the APC process works
Once you have submitted your APC request, your Academic Programme manager will review it and will notify you directly of the outcome.
Not satisfied with the APC outcome
If you are not satisfied with the outcome, you can request for the Programme Academic Quality Committee (PAQC) to reconsider this decision. Please speak to your Academic Programme Manager to find out who is your schools PAQC representative.
If you would like to appeal the decision that has been made by PAQC, fill out the Academic Complaint form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the academic complaints process, visit our How To Make A Complaint page.
Need advice, support, or guidance? (click to expand)
You may find it helpful to discuss your application with one of the following support services before applying:
STUDENT SUPPORT ADVISORS
Student Support Advisors are available to provide guidance and support around informal and formal complaints. Visit their page to book an appointment with the team.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADVISORS
As an International Student you can seek the support and guidance of your International Student Advisors. You'll need to make an appointment to see them, visit their page to find out how.
STUDENT COUNCIL (Te Kaunihera Akonga o Wairaka)
For further support you can also contact your Student Council, Te Kaunihera Akonga o Wairaka. Connect with your Student Reps, visit the Student Voice page to find out how.