Take a break - apply for a leave of absence
Eligible enrolled students may apply for a leave of absence for either six months or a year.
Leave of absence is usually offered for either six months or one year. In most cases you can apply for leave of absence if you have enrolled in a program at RMIT (i.e. you are a continuing student).
If you are a new student who has not yet enrolled in courses, you can defer your place before you start rather than take a leave of absence.
Most students (excluding research students, VCE students, RMIT Vietnam students, and students at partners outside Australia) can apply for a leave of absence by following these steps:
- Log in to Enrolment Online.
- Go to ‘my student record’.
- Select ‘apply for leave of absence’.
- Follow the screen prompts to select your leave period.
- Upload supporting documents, if necessary.
- Submit your application online.
You can track the status of your application via Enrolment Online - go to My student record and select ’track my application’.
The outcome of your application or a request for more information will be sent to your RMIT student email account.
If you are a research student or studying at a partner outside Australia, you must apply by completing an Application for leave of absence form (PDF). You must gain approval from your School before the enrolment deadline.
You need to apply for a leave of absence before the census date or you may be liable to pay all fees.
If you are a higher education student then to avoid academic penalties, you must also apply for leave before the last day to withdraw without academic penalty.
If you do not enrol in classes or apply for leave of absence before the deadline, you may lose your place in your program.
Status & Details
RMIT International Compliance (IACRR)
In accordance with
Enrolment Process 2019
Enrolment Policy 2017