Adding or changing topics

All undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students can add or change topics via the Student Information System website up to the last day to enrol in new topics.

Check important dates for the last day to enrol in new topics for each semester and/or study period.

Students will require permission from the relevant topic coordinator to enrol in new topics after the last day to enrol, and will not be able to enrol via the Student Information System website.

Special arrangements will apply for students unable to enrol via the web (e.g. students in remote locations who do not have access to the internet).

It is your responsibility to ensure that topic prerequisites have been met. You can check the prerequisites for any topic via the university's topic information page. You will be able to enrol in a topic you do not meet the prerequisite for if you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite topic, however, if you subsequently fail the prerequisite topic, you need to amend your enrolment or obtain approval for a waiver to avoid cancellation of your enrolment.

Contact Enrolment Services for more information on enrolling after the last day to enrol and special arrangements for students unable to enrol via the web, phone (08) 8201 3950 or 1300 360 351 (local call fee within Australia).

Research higher degree candidates should contact their relevant faculty administrative officer for information on how amend their enrolment.


Withdrawing from topics

All undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students can withdraw from topics via the Student Information System website up to last day to withdraw.

Follow these instructions to withdraw from topics:

  • Log in to FLO using your FAN and password
  • Select Student info system from the My Student Record box
  • Log in to the Student info system using your Student ID and password
  • Go to Tab: My Enrolment
  • Select: Withdraw from Topics

Note: The withdrawal process is a 2-step process.  Once you select the topic/s you wish to withdraw from click on 'I want to...Withdraw from the selected topic/s'.  You must confirm this by then clicking on 'I want to...Confirm my withdrawal from my selected topic/s'.

Check important dates for census dates, the last day to early withdraw, withdraw without failure and withdraw for each semester and/or study period.

Student contributions (formerly HECS) and tuition fees will apply to all topics in which you are enrolled at the relevant census dates.

If you withdraw from a topic and are receiving Youth Allowance/Austudy, and your total study load is reduced below 13.5 units in a semester, you must notify Centrelink. To qualify for Youth Allowance/Austudy, you must be enrolled in a full time load of 13.5 or more units per semester.

Research higher degree candidates should contact their relevant faculty administrative officer for information on how to withdraw.


Census dates and fees

Student contributions (formerly HECS), tuition fees and student services and amenities fees apply to all topics in which a student is enrolled at the relevant census dates.

To avoid incurring student contributions,tuition fees or student services and amenities fees when withdrawing from study, make sure you amend your enrolment before the census date.

See the Census dates page for exact dates in the year ahead.  Also visit the  important dates page for other crucial dates relating to enrolment and fees.

Remission of student contributions (or the refund of tuition fees) may be considered if you are forced to withdraw after the census date for medical, personal or employment reasons or because the University changes arrangements for a topic or course. Remission guidelines and forms are available.


Changing your course

If you wish to change from one degree or diploma course to another, contact the Admissions Office in the first instance. An application to change courses must be submitted through SATAC for undergraduate courses or the relevant faculty for other courses.