Enrolment requirements for coursework students - Section contents

Find out how to meet your enrolment requirements throughout your degree.

It's important to maintain your enrolment throughout your course to keep the University informed about your study intentions.

You can do this by either by enrolling in subjects or taking leave for each half-year period (January to June, July to December) until you have completed your course.

If you don't maintain your enrolment at all times, the University will assume you have abandoned your course and your enrolment will be cancelled.

Enrolment requirements

  • Domestic students: For each half-year period you must either enrol in at least one subject or have an approved leave of absence. If you're studying more than one course (such as a bachelor degree and concurrent diploma), you must fulfil this requirement for each course.
  • International student visa holders: For each half-year period you must enrol in a full-time study load of 50 points or have an approved Reduced Study Load. If you're studying more than one course (such as a bachelor degree and concurrent diploma), you must fulfil this requirement for each course.

When to enrol

  • New students: Enrol at the start of your course when you receive your offer letter by following the steps in Get Started at Melbourne.
  • Current (continuing) students: Re-enrol during the re-enrolment period each year until your course is complete.

Examples of how to meet your enrolment requirements

I want to... First half-year (January to June) Second half-year (July to December)
Study for the full year Enrol in at least one subject* Enrol in at least one subject*
Take a break in Semester 2 Enrol in at least one subject* Apply for a leave of absence
Take a break in Semester 1 Apply for a leave of absence Enrol in at least one subject*
Take a year off Apply for a leave of absence Apply for a leave of absence
Complete my course mid-year Enrol in at least one subject* No action required

*International student visa holders must enrol in a full-time study load of 50 points for each half year or have an approved Reduced Study Load.

FAQs

Your enrolment requirements relate to your obligations as a student and are outlined in your Enrolment Declaration. These include items such as maintaining your enrolment (with either study load or leave), paying your fees and regularly checking your University emails.

Your course requirements are specific to your course, and are outlined in the University Handbook entry for your course. They include requirements such as subjects that you need to complete, or rules that you need to adhere to, in order to be awarded your degree.

If you don't meet your enrolment requirements for a study period, Stop 1 will send an 'incomplete enrolment' email notification to your University email account.

For instance, if you've enrolled in subjects for the second half-year but have not enrolled in subjects or applied for a leave of absence for the first half-year, you are considered to have an incomplete enrolment.

If you don’t complete your enrolment by the deadline stated in this notification, your course will be cancelled. A cancellation sanction will be placed on your record, and you'll be withdrawn from your course. The cancellation sanction means that your course has been cancelled and automatically blocks access to your course online, results, library services, and other facilities.

Stop 1 will advise you of the cancellation via email, including options to reinstate your enrolment.

You're still required to complete your enrolment even if you're waiting for finalisation of results, including the outcome of Final Subject Assessment.

If needed, you can update your enrolment by withdrawing from subjects before the census date and/or enrolling in subjects before the last date to self-enrol.

Tip: You don't need to wait for your results to be finalised to complete your enrolment. The Study Plan will still allow you to enrol in subsequent subjects even if the result for a prerequisite subject has not been finalised.

You are still required to complete your enrolment even if you are awaiting the outcome of an application. If you're successful, you can update your enrolment later by withdrawing from subjects before the census date and/or enrolling in subjects before the last date to self-enrol.

Types of applications include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseas study programs
  • Quota or application-based subjects
  • Leave of absence or course withdrawal applications
  • Admission to another course
  • Advanced standing (including credit and non-credit exemptions)
  • Reduced Study Load

If you have a debt or an overdue fees sanction blocking your enrolment, you are still expected to resolve it (eg by paying your fees) and complete your enrolment by the deadline.

Students with an unsatisfactory progress sanction can only enrol after sanction has been removed.

Find out how to resolve common study plan issues and if recommended, submit an Enrolment Variation request as soon as possible to get assistance.

If you change your mind about your subjects, that's ok. You can withdraw from subjects before the census date and/or enrol in subjects before the last date to self-enrol. Find out about other subject key dates to avoid withdrawal penalties.

If you want to withdraw from all of your subjects in one or both half-year periods, you have two options:

  1. apply for a leave of absence (if you want to continue your course later)
  2. withdraw from your course (if you want to permanently stop studying your course)

Check your student email

Stop 1 will send important enrolment information to your University email account. Remember that you are required to check your emails at least twice per week, even during periods of leave.

Confirm you're properly enrolled

You are responsible for checking your enrolment is complete by ensuring that all subjects you plan to take are marked as 'enrolled' and not just 'planned' on your study plan.