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A 'rule breach' occurs when you do not meet the course and/or unit rules. When you attempt to enrol in a unit/s that you are not eligible for, a pop-up box will appear such as:
If a rule breach message appears when you are trying to enrol in a unit, you will not be able to enrol in that unit. You must resolve the rule breach before you can continue with your enrolment. You may need to select an alternate unit. If you believe you are eligible to enrol in the unit, please contact your Faculty Course Adviser. Rule breaches messages can be complicated, if you are having trouble making sense of your rule breach message you can check out Making sense of rule breach messages, or contact Customer Service, with the exact wording of the message.
After unit results are released, units can become invalid as a consequence of a fail grade. For example, a unit you failed, may be a pre-requisite for another you are enrolled in, therefore it will be invalidated. The University will identify these invalid units and notify students. However, it is important you check your enrol regularly. In StudentConnect, an invalidated unit displays a status of invalid.
It means you are ineligible to enrol in the unit in question, therefore you will taken out of the unit, and you should seek guidance from your Faculty Course Adviser, in case this has an impact on your progress and/or course rules.
As you will be taken out of the unit, this may significantly impact on areas such as:
Contact your Faculty Course Adviser immediately for advice.
||on campus (attending lectures, tutorials etc)
||off campus (completing course via correspondence)
||a measure of your unit load. One credit point represents a quarter of a full-time student’s workload during a semester.
||a rule breach regarding the number of credit points in which you have enrolled
||the level of your unit. This number corresponds to the first number in a unit code e.g. MSC120 is a level 1 unit.
||corresponds to the campus on which you are enrolled. B = Melbourne Burwood Campus, G = Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, F = Geelong Waterfront Campus, W = Warrnambool Campus.
|Faculty Course Adviser
||your Faculty course adviser can give you course and unit advice. If you don’t understand why you have a rule breach, they can advise you accordingly. You should contact your Course Adviser before making any changes to your enrolment.