If you want to take more that one semester off of your studies, you need to apply for Approved Leave. You don't need to apply for Approved Leave if you are studying at least one unit in one semester of a calendar year.
If you don't gain Approved Leave, and don't complete any units is a calendar year, you will be considered to have discontinued your course. That means you would need to apply for readmission if you wanted to come back to your studies in the future.
Consult the University policy on Approved Leave before lodging an application.
Students may lodge an Application for Approved Leave in person, by post, or fax to Student Administration. Email or phone requests are not accepted.
An application form can be downloaded by clicking here.
Our Student Information System will automatically exclude enrolment in units where the teaching period (usually a semester or trimester) overlaps with a granted period of leave.
Therefore, you should carefully consider your leave dates as any overlap may preclude you from re-enrolling in the future.
Most students need only apply for dates covering semester one, semester two or both semesters. Approved Leave is not required for the summer vacation period. If students wish to cancel any period of leave, they must submit a signed, written request to Student Adminstration.
Students who are granted Approved Leave must ensure that they re-enrol within the stipulated re-enrolment dates.
Students who have discontinued their studies and have not obtained Approved Leave must apply for re-admission to their course. If re-admission is granted, students will be required to pay the student contribution amounts or tuition fees applicable for commencing students in that particular year.