Once you have started your course you may choose to take study leave. Usually, leave is granted for a maximum of 12 months at a time. This is one full year or two consecutive semesters. If you need to take a longer period of study leave, you must re-apply when the initial period expires.
You are required to complete your degree within a set time limit, which includes any periods of intermission.
While on study leave:
If you're on a student visa, approval for study leave is given only for compassionate or compelling situations. This means a situation which is beyond your control and impacts on your course progression or wellbeing.
It's important to understand how taking study leave may affect your visa. Your visa may be cancelled if you:
Submit an intermission application (pdf 44kb) to Student Services.
If you apply for study leave before the census date, you can apply for a refund. Fees will not be refunded if you discontinue after the census date.
If you can provide proof that medical reasons or personal trauma occurred after the census date, you can apply for a refund or reversal of loan debt (remission of debt).
For further information specific to your faculty, see below: