Before cancelling your program enrolment, there are a number of things you should be aware of.
Cancelling your enrolment after census date
If you cancel your program enrolment after the relevant census date, you’ll be liable for all fees, even if you’re no longer attending classes. This includes tuition fees, the Student Services and Amenities Fee and administrative fees.
If you have a HELP loan or VET Student Loan, you’ll still incur debt and have to pay back your fees if you cancel your program after the relevant census date.
Access to RMIT systems
You’ll lose access to all RMIT systems immediately after you cancel your program, unless you're enrolled in another program. Take the time to save or print any important documents in Enrolment Online such as invoices, Statements of Enrolment and Commonwealth Assistance Notices, and save copies of any emails you want to keep from your RMIT student email.
Higher education students
If you’re in a higher education program, you must cancel your program before the last day to withdraw without academic penalty. You’ll find this listed in your important dates. If you don’t, you may be subject to academic penalties, such as fail grades.
Cancelling your program will affect your student visa. You must contact the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs for information before you cancel your program.
If you want to change to another program, don't cancel your program enrolment. Instead, apply online to change your program.
If you want to study at another Australian institution, you can apply to transfer to another education provider.
If you're a commencing international student and have enrolled in the first semester of a program, financial penalties may apply if you cancel your program enrolment. Find out more about refunds for international students.
Sponsored and scholarship students
You must contact your sponsor or scholarship provider and advise them of your cancellation. You may have to repay any payments made to you.
Apprentices and trainees
If you have a current training agreement, contact Student Connect before cancelling your program enrolment.
Contact your supervisor/s and/or HDR Coordinator before you cancel your program enrolment. Read about variations to your candidature, including readmission advice.
Students at partner institutions
You may cancel from your program at any time during the teaching period, but you may be liable for financial and/or academic penalties if your cancellation is submitted after the relevant census date or academic penalty date. Check your important dates for details or speak to your local partner contact for more information.
If you’re studying at Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), submit your cancellation through SIMConnect. Students at all other partners can withdraw from a program by following the steps below.
Contact an OUA Student Advisor for help to withdraw from or swap a course.
You may be liable for financial and/or academic penalties if your cancellation is submitted after the relevant census date or academic penalty date. Check your important dates for details.
- If you are in a Commonwealth supported place, the tuition cost of your course is listed on your tax invoice in Enrolment Online.
- If you are not in a Commonwealth supported place, the tuition cost of your course is listed on your invoice in the OUA Student Hub.