Intermit your course
What intermit means
When you intermit, you are taking a break from your studies while holding your place in your course.
How long you can intermit
You are allowed three active trimesters or two active semesters of intermission during your studies. By ‘active’ we mean a study period in which you are required to be enrolled as part of your course plan.
If you’re thinking about intermitting, a student adviser can help you understand the rules and advise the best path for you.
Should you need to intermit for a longer period, you will need to apply for an extended intermission.
Are you an international student studying in Australia?
As your visa requires you to be studying while in Australia, international student intermission will only be granted on compelling or compassionate grounds.
Before you make any decision, it’s best to get expert advice. We encourage you to speak with a student adviser at Student Central before you make any firm decisions.
Check withdrawal dates, fees and penalties
When you intermit you withdraw from each unit you are enrolled in. Ensure you withdraw before census date to avoid paying any unexpected fees and avoid the unit appearing on your academic transcript.
If you commenced study after 1 January 2022, withdrawing after census date may also impact your Government assistance.
Apply to intermit
If you’ve decided to intermit, apply in StudentConnect. You’ll be notified of the outcome by email, but please allow up to ten days for your application to be processed.
Access our free support services
We offer a range of free services that may assist you to continue with your study.