Deferred students

Information for deferred students returning to study

How do I take up my deferred offer?

If you are commencing in Semester 1, you will receive correspondence from us in October regarding your intention to return to study. If you are commencing in Semester 2, you will receive correspondence in May. Once you have submitted your intention to return to study you will be able to enrol into classes online.

I have deferred for 12 months but I now wish to return to study earlier. Can I do this?

All deferred offers automatically stand for a period of 12 months. If the program you have deferred from offers an intake in the next available semester, such as mid-year, you can return to study early. If your program doesn't offer mid-year entry you will need to wait until the semester 1 intake before returning. Please contact the Enquiry and Application Portal for further information.

When will classes begin?

To view our Academic calendar, as well as other key dates, refer to our important dates.

Can I still apply for any scholarships?

Yes. We offer a range of scholarships and awards for TAFE, undergraduate and postgraduate students. We encourage you to apply for as many scholarships as you are eligible for. More information can be found on our Scholarships website.

Can I extend my deferral?

An extension of your deferral period will be granted in special circumstances. Please contact the Enquiry and Application Portal for further information,  or phone 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864).

What else do I need to know?

HECS-HELP (Higher Education Loan Program) assistance helps eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place with a loan to cover their student contribution amount. Further information is available on our Tuition fees and charges website.

Discover how HELP loan programs can assist you with the cost of your study at:

Thinking of living on res? See the variety of on and off-campus accommodation options available at Fedliving.

We understand that starting your life as a university student is exciting, but that it also involves change with a challenge or two along the way. To help you meet these challenges, we can provide support to help with your learning and study.

We offer a range of services including health and disability services. Find out more through the Facilities and Services page.

Edge can help you plan for your career, get part time work whilst studying, and find exciting graduate positions.

Our Library supports your learning with books, articles, online resources, online tutorials, subject guides, library skills classes and more. Accessing Wi-Fi, computers, printing and photocopying can all be done at the library.

Orientation Week information will be made available on our getting started page.

We offer a range of clubs and societies. Visit the website to get involved!

Should you have any questions, please call us on 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864) Monday - Friday between 9am - 5pm or  visit the Enquiry and Application Portal.