Add or discontinue units

You can use the Web Enrolment System (WES) to add or discontinue units taught in these teaching periods:

  • semesters one and two
  • full-year
  • terms
  • trimesters

If you're unable to use WES, submit an Enrolment Amendment form (available from your faculty office).

It's important to check the census and penalty dates for your teaching period before dropping a unit, or you may face academic and financial penalties. These include having a fail recorded on your academic record and incurring fees or a loan debt.

Adding units

Unit typeLast day to add unitsDates to check
On-campus Two weeks after teaching period start date

Teaching period start date

WES access dates

Off-campus Two days before teaching period start date

Discontinuing units

TimingPenaltiesDates to check
Before census date Academic penalties may apply to some teaching periods

Census date for teaching period

WES access dates

After census date Academic and financial penalties apply

The University will not backdate your changes to avoid payment or academic penalties unless we have made a proven error.

Penalties for withdrawing late

Domestic students

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) units added (with faculty approval) after the census date cannot be Commonwealth-supported. The University charges the full course fee and you can't get FEE-HELP for these units. Your fee statement will be updated to reflect the changes. See access your fee statement.

DescriptionCodePenalty
Withdrawn early WD-EARLY Financial - no financial penalty
Academic - not recorded on transcript
Withdrawn no load WD-NO-LD Financial - no financial penalty
Academic - recorded on transcript as 'WD'
The following penalties apply to all units discontinued after the census date for your teaching period
Withdrawn late WD-LATE Financial - 100% of fees retained
Academic - recorded on transcript as 'WD'
Withdrawn fail WD-FAIL Financial - 100% of fees retained
Academic - recorded on transcript as a 'WN' fail grade
Teaching period end date: Last day to discontinue units. After this date, you cannot discontinue units.

International students

Your fee statement will be updated to reflect the changes. See access your fee statement.

DescriptionCodePenalty
Withdrawn early WD-EARLY Financial (see refund policy)
Academic - not recorded on transcript
Withdrawn no load WD-NO-LD Financial (see refund policy)
Academic - recorded on transcript as 'WD'
The following penalties apply to all units discontinued after the census date for your teaching period
Withdrawn late WD-LATE Financial - 100% of fees retained
Academic - recorded on transcript as 'WD'
Withdrawn fail WD-FAIL Financial - 100% of fees retained
Academic - recorded on transcript as a 'WN' fail grade
Teaching period end date: Last day to discontinue units. After this date, you cannot discontinue units.

Study load and time limits

For information on time limits to finish your course, see study load.

International students

International students on a student visa must enrol in 48 credit points per academic year, unless you have permission to underload. For more information, see underloading.

When using WES to discontinue a unit, you must add a replacement unit before clicking the submit button (to ensure you meet the required credit points) or the system will not allow you to submit your enrolment.

Update Allocate+

Once your unit changes appear in Allocate+ you can enter preference for new units and change preferences for any other units affected. Allocate+ will automatically remove discontinued units.

Unit changes will appear in Allocate+ within these times:

  • new students (first time using WES): 24 hours
  • continuing students: one hour
  • students using a form: allow several days for staff to process units.