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Withdrawal from program

If you wish to discontinue your studies completely you must apply to withdraw. If you wish to return at a later date then you may apply for a leave of absence for up to three semesters. The permitted duration of the leave could depend on your program. As this process requires the withdrawal of subjects, you may incur a penalty depending when you withdraw and your circumstances.

To withdraw from study you must complete a Withdrawal from Program through eStudent.

To apply for a Leave of Absence you must complete a Request for Leave of Absence through eStudent.

Student visa holders

Student visa holders are not permitted to remain in Australia during periods of Leave of Absence unless compelling and compassionate circumstances apply.

Where compelling and compassionate circumstances exist you must provide medical supporting documentation with your Leave of Absence form. Permission to stay in Australia whilst on a period of Leave of Absence ultimately rests with the Department of Home Affairs and is generally only granted due to medical circumstances that prevent you from leaving Australia. A period of Leave of Absence may affect the status of your student visa.

Student visa holders

Where a student visa holder's proposed new enrolment or withdrawal from program is inconsistent with the National Code a student visa holder may not receive approval to change their enrolment.

Academic penalty

  • Cancelled¬†subjects will incur the following academic penalties:

    Standard subjects (full semester subjects)

    Until end of Week 4:No academic penalty and cancelled subjects will not appear on your official academic record
    Week 5 to end of Week 7:No academic penalty and¬†cancelled¬†subjects will appear on official academic record with a ‚ÄúW‚ÄĚ grade.
    Week 8 onwards:Academic penalty (ie failing grade for the subject).¬†Cancelled¬†subjects will appear on official academic record with a ‚ÄúWF‚ÄĚ grade.

    Non-standard subjects (Half Unit / Intensives / EMBA / Bond BBT subjects)

    Please refer to the¬†Cancellation, Withdrawal Dates and Penalty Information on the Help & Other Links tab in¬†eStudent. Withdrawals after the ‚ÄúLast withdrawal date‚ÄĚ will attract a grade of W (Withdrawn) or WF (Withdrawn Fail).

    Contact your Program Advisor for relevant dates.

  • If exceptional circumstances exist you may submit an¬†Application to Withdraw without Academic Penalty. You must attach supporting documentation as outlined on the form and the application must be received by the Student Business Centre within the timeframe as stipulated in the Academic Regulations below.

    Part 2: Academic Regulations - Withdrawal

    "Where a student is able to demonstrate exceptional circumstances, the University Registrar or delegate may permit a student to withdraw from a subject at a later date than the Last Withdrawal date for that subject. The student must apply by Friday of Week 7 of the semester following that in which the student was enrolled in the subject".

Cancelled subjects will incur the following academic penalties:

Standard subjects (full semester subjects)

Until end of Week 4:No academic penalty and cancelled subjects will not appear on your official academic record
Week 5 to end of Week 7:No academic penalty and¬†cancelled¬†subjects will appear on official academic record with a ‚ÄúW‚ÄĚ grade.
Week 8 onwards:Academic penalty (ie failing grade for the subject).¬†Cancelled¬†subjects will appear on official academic record with a ‚ÄúWF‚ÄĚ grade.

Non-standard subjects (Half Unit / Intensives / EMBA / Bond BBT subjects)

Please refer to the¬†Cancellation, Withdrawal Dates and Penalty Information on the Help & Other Links tab in¬†eStudent. Withdrawals after the ‚ÄúLast withdrawal date‚ÄĚ will attract a grade of W (Withdrawn) or WF (Withdrawn Fail).

Contact your Program Advisor for relevant dates.

Financial penalty

  • Changes to¬†enrolment¬†will incur the following financial penalties:

    Standard Subjects - (full semester subjects)

    Until the end of Week 2:No penalty
    Week 3:Cancellation of a subject will incur a $250 penalty fee.
    Week 4:Cancellation of a subject will incur a $500 penalty fee.
    Week 5 onwards:Cancellation of a subject - no tuition credit (100% charge).

    Non-standard subjects (Half Unit / Intensives / EMBA / Bond BBT subjects)

    Please refer to the Cancellation, Withdrawal Dates and Penalty Information on the Help & Other Links tab in eStudent. Contact your Program Advisor for relevant dates.

    The penalty fees are not deferrable through FEE-HELP.

  • In accordance with¬†Re-crediting FEE-HELP policy¬†where exceptional circumstances exist you may submit an application to withdraw without financial penalty.

    Students must submit a Withdrawal with Refund of Tuition Fees or Re-Credit of FEE-HELP Application form to the Student Business Centre with supporting documentation as outlined on the forms.

Changes to enrolment will incur the following financial penalties:

Standard Subjects - (full semester subjects)

Until the end of Week 2:No penalty
Week 3:Cancellation of a subject will incur a $250 penalty fee.
Week 4:Cancellation of a subject will incur a $500 penalty fee.
Week 5 onwards:Cancellation of a subject - no tuition credit (100% charge).

Non-standard subjects (Half Unit / Intensives / EMBA / Bond BBT subjects)

Please refer to the Cancellation, Withdrawal Dates and Penalty Information on the Help & Other Links tab in eStudent. Contact your Program Advisor for relevant dates.

The penalty fees are not deferrable through FEE-HELP.