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Overview

Domestic Students A student may apply for intermission from their enrolment in a course:

  • on up to two separate occasions during their current course enrolment; and
  • for a maximum period of one year each
  • only after a student has completed at least one unit in their current course
  • the course in which they are seeking intermission must be available for admission

The intermission request must be approved or accepted by the Sydney Institute of Higher Education.

The Dean, may approve:

  • a third or subsequent period of intermission for an undergraduate student; or
  • an intermission of more than one year by any student.

At the end of the intermission period, the student must comply with any requirements notified by the Dean for completing the course, including potential course transfer where a course is in the process of being phased out. Those requirements apply to the student despite anything to the contrary in the course rules.

International Students All provisions of this clause are subject to restrictions imposed on student visa holders by the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 and regulations made pursuant to it.

A student may apply for intermission from their enrolment in a course:

  • once during their current course enrolment; and
  • for a maximum period of one year.

The intermission request must be approved or accepted by the Sydney Institute of Higher Education.

An international student may apply for intermission to their enrolment where that intermission does not delay the completion of their degree. Where any intermission may delay the completion of the degree, the matter must be considered by the Dean. A leave of absence will be considered in accordance with Standard 8 and 9 of the National Code taking into consideration any extenuating circumstances provided by the student as well as student visa regulations.

An intermission may be considered where there are compassionate or compelling circumstances. Compassionate or compelling circumstances are generally those beyond the control of the student, which have an impact upon the student’s course progress or wellbeing, including but not limited to:

I. Serious illness or injury, where a medical certificate states that the student is unable to attend classes;

II. Bereavement of close family members such as parents or grandparents (where possible a death certificate should be provided);

III. Major political upheaval or natural disaster in the home country requiring emergency travel and this has impacted on the student’s studies;

IV. A traumatic experience, which could include involvement in, or witnessing of a serious accident; or witnessing or being the victim of a serious crime and this has impacted on the student (these cases should be supported by police or psychologists’ reports)

V. Where the Sydney Institute of Higher Education is unable to offer a pre-requisite unit;

VI. Inability to commence the course due to delay in receiving a student visa; or,

VII. Late application and assessment of credit and or recognition of prior learning which means a student has credit for units and it is too late to enrol into other units.

At the end of the intermission period, the student must comply with any requirements notified by the Dean for completing the program. Those requirements apply to the student despite anything to the contrary in the program rules.

Further details are provided in the Monitoring Academic Progress Policy.


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