Deferring, suspending or cancelling enrolment

Students may apply for deferment of their studies under compassionate or compelling circumstances.

Compassionate or compelling circumstances are generally those beyond the control of the student and which impact on the student's program progress or wellbeing.

These could include:

  • Illness, where a medical certificate states that you were unable to attend classes
  • The death of a close family member such as a parent or grandparent (where possible a copy of a death certificate should be provided)
  • Major political upheaval or natural disaster in the home country requiring emergency travel and where this has impacted on your studies
  • A traumatic experience which could include involvement in, or witnessing of a serious accident; or witnessing or being the victim of a serious crime and this has impacted on your studies (supported by police and psychologists reports)
  • Where we are unable to offer a per-requisite course.

If you wish to defer your studies, you are require to complete the Application for Leave from Studies form (pdf, 570kb). Your leave from studies needs to be approved by your School.

If you wish to cancel your enrolment, you are required to complete the Withdrawal from All Studies form (pdf, 212kb).

You should contact the International Admissions Office or your School for more information on deferring or cancelling your enrolment.

Deferring or cancelling your studies may have an effect on your student visa. You should contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection for advice before lodging the Application for Leave from Studies or Withdrawal from All Studies forms.