Suspension or termination of enrolment

If your enrolment is suspended or terminated due to misconduct, it will likely have an effect on your student visa.

Suspension of enrolment as a result of unsatisfactory course progress is different from suspension for misconduct, and the effect on your student visa may also be different. For more information, see the Unsatisfactory Progress page.

Suspension due to academic or general misconduct

The University can suspend your enrolment due to general or academic misconduct in accordance with University policies and procedures.

If your enrolment is suspended, the University will cancel your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and notify the Department of Education and Training and the Department of Home Affairs. You will be provided with a new CoE that will start after your suspension period is due to complete. You should seek advice and book a course planning appointment before continuing in your course.

You'll need to reside outside of Australia during the suspension period and your visa may be subject to cancellation by the Department of Home Affairs. Before returning from the suspension period, you must check your visa status online via VEVO.  If your visa has been cancelled you will need to apply for a new student visa.

Termination due to academic or general misconduct

If your enrolment is terminated, you will be unable to return to your current course. The University must notify the Department of Education and Training and the Department of Home Affairs, and your student visa may be cancelled.

If your student visa is cancelled, you must depart the country or apply for different visa within 28 days of the enrolment cancellation date or before your visa expires (whichever comes first).

Under 18 international students

Students registered in the Under 18 International Student Supervision Program whose enrolment is suspended or cancelled must maintain their current accommodation and welfare arrangements to retain their Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) and student visa until new arrangements are approved or until they leave the country. For more information, see the Under 18 International Student Supervision Program page.

For more information on academic and general misconduct, visit:

The Australian government has updated information regarding student visas during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, see our visa FAQs.