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Rules of Conduct for CASA PEXO examinations
Role of the Invigilator
The Invigilator is the person actually supervising the conduct of the exam on behalf of CASA. Their responsibilities include:
- The Invigilator’s main role is to ensure the examination is conducted properly and fairly and that the relevant rules and procedures are followed.
- The Invigilator is not permitted to interpret examination questions or instructions.
- The Invigilator is not responsible for searching for required examination material that a candidate has forgotten to bring to the examination.
- The Invigilator is in charge of candidates before, during and after the examination, until the candidates leave the premise of the examination venue.
- Invigilators are required to ask candidates to provide photographic identity to identify them.
- Invigilators are required to ask candidates sitting PEXO examinations to provide documents to prove their examination pre-requisite qualification.
- Invigilators are required to ask candidates sitting the overseas PPL, CPL or ATPL conversion examinations to provide their foreign flight crew licence to prove their examination pre-requisite qualification.
Role of the candidate
The candidate is the person actually sitting the examination.
Candidates for examination must:
- respect the rights of other candidates;
- not speak to any person other than the Invigilator;
- obey all reasonable instructions and orders issued by the Invigilator;
- not eat, drink or smoke in the examination room;
- not listen to or use any electronic device;
- not behave in any way likely to disturb the work of any other candidates or upset the conduct of the examination;
- sit at a place allocated by the Invigilator. The Invigilator may at his/her discretion approve a candidate’s request to change the place allocated;
- leave all materials not permitted at the front of the examination room;
- not take a mobile phone, camera, laptop, electronic notebook, programmable watch or any unauthorised equipment into the examination room. If you do take any ‘Not permitted’ material into the exam room, they must be left with the Invigilator for the duration of the exam and may be collected once you have received your Result Advice (RA) and Knowledge Deficiency Report (KDR) prior to leaving the exam centre.
- Not borrow equipment or materials during the examination.
- Hand over to the Invigilator any unauthorised material and equipment.
Note: No responsibility is taken for the materials or equipment handed in.
Candidates may, at any time during an exam, attract the attention of the Invigilator by raising their hand.
Candidates should realise that they are personally responsible for bringing to the exam centre any and all ‘permitted material’ for their examination. It is not the responsibility of the Invigilator to provide any such material.
- PEXO will provide candidates with a clock, showing the time remaining in their exam. The time does NOT commence until the first question has been displayed on the computer screen.
- You must not commence the examination until instructed by the Invigilator to do so.
- PEXO automatically determines the end of the time permitted for an exam and will End the exam automatically when the timer reaches zero. A candidate may, if they so desire, End their exam before this point, but if they do so, there is no opportunity to re-start this exam.
Leaving examination room
- You must not leave the examination room (except in an emergency or under instruction from the Invigilator) until one and half hours after the start of the examination. If you have to leave after this period and want to return you must be supervised while you are absent from the examination room. It is suggested that you make use of bathroom facilities prior to commencing an exam.
- Candidate must only use materials, references and documents permitted for the examination.
- The permitted materials, references and documents brought into the examination room may be examined by the Invigilator.
- If during examination, the Invigilator finds any material that is not permitted the candidates may not be permitted to take the examination. This may be deemed to be cheating.
- Candidates must not bring in any working paper or scribble pads.
- A candidate must not remove any material given to him or her including workbook, scribble pad, chart, diagram and graph(s).
Complaint handling procedures
- It is important that you make a decision whether to answer a question even if you think there might be an error in the question.
- You may make a report on what you consider to be a concern, or how it may have affected your choice of answer, but only after you have completed the examination, and in a quiet and non-disruptive manner. You must NOT voice a query or any dissatisfaction aloud in the examination room. If you insist on disruptive behaviour to demonstrate a perceived dissatisfaction, you will be asked to leave the examination room immediately, and/or CASA may, based on the Invigilator’s report, invalidate the examination.
- Note: If you wish to lodge a post examination report (complaint) on an examination question, refer to the Post Exam Comment page.
Breach of rules and procedures
- If you breach any of the rules and procedures CASA may take action under Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (CAR) section 298A and may apply the sanctions mentioned in CAR 298A(5).