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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 well-being.

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 or cancel your enrolment, you are required to complete the Amend your program status form.

You should contact the International Compliance office, your Faculty or your current teaching location 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 Immigration for advice before lodging an application to Amend your program status.