Leave of Absence
There are times when students will require a leave of absence from study for a number of reasons. A student is allowed a maximum of one year (two semesters) of leave of absence from the course of study for each award. All students wishing to apply for a leave of absence should contact their course advisor.

Holders of an Overseas Student Visa 

Leave of Absence is also available to students on a student visa and these students MUST discuss with their course advisor as son as possible, as leave will have impact on their visa. All students wishing to apply for a leave of absence should contact their course advisor.

Higher Degrees by Research Students 

When HDR Students in receipt of a Research Fee Scholarship or Research Stipend Scholarship are granted Leave of Absence, all scholarship payments are suspended for the duration of the period of leave granted/taken. All students wishing to apply for a leave of absence should contact their course advisor.

Special Circumstances

In addition to a general leave of absence there are three specific occasions when students (excluding students on a Student Visa) can apply for leave (conditions apply): 
  • Parental Leave (maximum of twelve months)
  • Jury Leave (maximum of twelve weeks)
  • Emergency Services Leave (maximum of four weeks)

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