Leave of absence

Domestic students

Bachelor of Arts students may be granted up to two semesters of leave from study. In extenuating circumstances additional leave may be granted. Applications for leave of absence are available online through the Student Portal (SIS). The online system is not available to international students.

International students

International students who hold a student visa are subject to visa conditions that restrict their opportunities to take leave of absence from their course. Only illness, as evidenced by a medical certificate, or exceptional compassionate circumstances, as evidenced by written documentation, are deemed valid reasons by Department of Immigration and Citizenship for taking leave of absence. Furthermore, international students on leave of absence are required to return to their home country for the duration of the leave.

International students considering a leave of absence should view more information about the applications procedure at the Student support - international students Leave of absence web page and contact the Arts Student Centre well in advance of your application.

You will need to submit a Leave of absence declaration form together with the necessary supporting documents.