Professional Development Unit

Enrolment and refund policies

Enrolment policy

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Enrolment in the PDU

Enrolment in the PDU is accepted when: 
  • An application form is accurately completed
  • Evidence of qualifications and current registration, as applicable, are provided
  • Fees for the selected learning packages(s) are paid in full prior to commencement of semester
  • The application is lodged by the due closing date for applications.

Deakin University census date

The DU census date is the last date when students may intermit or withdraw from study without incurring a financial or academic penalty.

The Census dates please see Handbook for important dates.

Change of enrolment

Intermission from a learning package

Intermission is the approved suspension of study after a student has enrolled in a learning package. Intermission can be granted for one trimester only. Only in extraordinary circumstances may up to a year of intermission be granted.
Intermission of studies to another trimester must occur prior to the Census date. Intermission following the Census date will not be granted. Students will need to re-enrol and pay the full fee rate relevant to that trimester. Approval may be given to intermit for a period of time when:

  • the application for intermission is made by submission of an Enrolment Variation Form. Please call the PDU on +61 3 92517776 if you require this form.
  • the application form is lodged with the PDU up until the Census date in the relevant trimester in which the student is currently enrolled.

Intermission following the Census date will not be granted. Students will need to re-enrol and pay the full fee rate relevant to that trimester. Students who intermit retain study materials already provided. No new materials will be provided when the student returns to study. The student will receive a copy of the Enrolment Variation Form once it has been approved and processed.

Withdrawal from study

Withdrawal is the formal termination by a student of enrolment in a learning package. A student who has withdrawn may resume studies at a future date upon re-application to the PDU and payment of the appropriate fees. Provided the student informs the PDU in writing of their intention to withdraw, the refund policy applies for withdrawal from studies after enrolment but before Census date.

Refund policy

The PDU will refund fees paid by students when the specific circumstances expressed in the following apply:

Domestic students

  • 100% refund for withdrawal from a learning package prior to the Census date (See Census dates above)
  • No refund for withdrawal from a learning package after the Census date

International students

  • Refunds of 50% or 100% are available dependent on the dates you withdraw (contact the PDU for more information)
  • No refund for withdrawal from a learning package after the Census date

Refund of fees for cancellation of a learning package

  • Learning packages will only be offered subject to minimum enrolments.
  • 100% refund of fees is made if the learning package is not offered.

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25th October 2012