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7. Enrolment and Re-Enrolment

7.1 Requirements for enrolment

A person who has been offered a place in a course must complete the required enrolment procedures by the due date. Enrolment is not complete until all relevant University and government fees and charges have been paid or approved payment arrangements have been made.

7.2 Late enrolment

A person who fails to complete procedures for enrolment or variation of enrolment by the due date will be required to pay a late fee in order to be an enrolled student. Enrolment in a course or unit will not be accepted after the date prescribed by the University.

7.3 Course re-enrolment

Students will re-enrol online at the end of each year through Student Connect.

7.4 Lapse of enrolment

7.4.1 If a candidate fails to resume candidature after a period of Leave of Absence by the required date and no satisfactory reason for the failure is received by the RTSC within thirty days of the required date, the candidature will lapse automatically.

7.4.2 If a person whose candidature has lapsed desires to resume candidature, application must be made for re-admission to candidature under the terms and conditions prevailing at the time of re-application.

7.4.3 The RTSC, after establishing that the candidate's program, including preparation of the thesis, can be completed satisfactorily within the time remaining to the candidate, may re-admit a candidate whose former candidature had lapsed. In such circumstances, the commencement of candidature shall be the date of the original enrolment and the candidature shall be continued under the Regulations in force at the time of re-admission.

7.5 Withdrawal from enrolment

7.5.1 A candidate may apply to withdraw from candidature at any time. Such withdrawal shall be made in writing to the Associate Dean and/or Head of School via the relevant Research Services Officer and shall take effect from the date the candidate's advice is received by the Research Services Officer.

7.5.2 The Principal Supervisor shall be requested to provide an Academic Progress Report at the time of withdrawal from candidature for the following category of candidates:

  1. PhD candidates; and
  2. EdD Part 3 candidates.

7.5.3 If an application to withdraw from candidature is received after the designated Commonwealth Census Dates (usually 31 March and 31 August), University fees shall apply.

7.6 Revival of candidature after withdrawal

7.6.1 The Associate Dean and/or RTSC, after establishing that the requirements of the Regulations are still satisfied and that the research and the thesis can be satisfactorily completed within the time remaining to the candidate, may, in special circumstances and in consultation with the Head of School, reinstate the candidature of a former candidate who withdrew for financial, health or other valid reasons, provided his or her academic progress was satisfactory at the time of withdrawal.

7.6.2 In such circumstances, the commencement of candidature will be the date of the original enrolment and the candidature shall continue under the Regulations in force at the time of reinstatement.

7.7 Concurrent enrolment

A candidate for a Doctoral degree may not enrol or remain enrolled in any other unit or course of study at this University or any other institution without the approval of the Associate Dean and/or RTSC on the recommendation of the Head of School and the Principal Supervisor.