If you want to continue in your program as soon as possible, you must submit a Show cause submission to the Program Assessment Board (PAB). In your Show cause, you must confirm to the PAB that you wish to continue in a full-fee place which means you will need to pay the full cost of the tuition (course fee) upfront with no option to access any government loans or support. A full-fee place is a place at university that receives no financial contribution from the government. Fees cover the full cost of tuition, and you must pay them in full by the due date. To continue in a full-fee place, you must provide a written ‘show cause’ submission to your Program Assessment Board (PAB) detailing why you should be allowed to continue in your program.
If the Board decides that you are academically suited to continue, the board will request that you are offered a full-fee paying upfront place. You will be required to accept this offer to access this new funding arrangement. You will be discontinued from your current place. Please note that you may need to wait until the following teaching period to continue in your program.
If you increase your completion rate to 50 per cent or higher while continuing in a full fee paying place, you may be eligible for Commonwealth assistance for your program. You may also be able to apply for credit for any courses you have successfully completed. Please note, credit and RPL (Recognition of prior learning) do not count towards your low completion rate calculation.
If the Board decides that you are not academically suited for the program, you will need to wait 12 months before you can re-apply for a full-fee place in the program.
If you don’t want to continue in your program straight away, you can wait 12 months after being discontinued and then apply for a full-fee place via the standard application process.