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.

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 the Student Information System using your student ID number and password, and go to the 'My Enrolment' tab
  • Select 'Withdraw from Topics' in the side menu
  • Select the topic(s) you wish to withdraw from and click on the 'Next' button
  • You must confirm that you want to withdraw from the topic(s) by clicking on the 'Withdraw' button
  • Select 'View My Current Enrolment' to ensure that you have successfully withdrawn

Note: unregistering from a class does not withdraw you from a topic.

You must withdraw before the census date to avoid incurring student contribution amounts, tuition fees and student services and amenities fees.

Check important dates for census dates, last day to withdraw without failure and last day to withdraw for each semester.

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 contribution amounts, 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 your course, please contact the Admissions Office for further advice.