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Census Date for Trimester 1 is this coming Monday 23rd March. This is the last date that you can withdraw from a Trimester 1 unit without incurring the unit fee. 

If you’re considering adjusting your study load, or even taking the trimester off then you will need to complete all of the withdrawal steps before 11:59pm on the 23rd March, 2020.


To help you evaluate how you are travelling so far this trimester, we have put together a list of tips and FAQ!

As we are coming to the end of week 3 in Trimester 1, it is a good time to step back and ask:

How are feeling about your studies so far?

You may be on track, or you may feel like you are behind in your studies. You might have experienced changes such as:

  • Increased work hours
  • Increase family responsibilities
  • Ill health

Any or all these things can impact your ability to complete your studies. If you have fallen behind in one or more of your units, you might like take a moment to reassess if your study load is achievable for you this trimester.


Study Load

As a guide, UNE recommends that you spend 12-15 hour per week, per unit, on your study (this includes reading, writing, attending/listening to lectures, doing research and working on assessments). If you feel unsure if you can catch up what you have missed so far, and/or maintain you current study load, you might like to use our time management tool to work out what might be achievable for you this trimester.

You should also have a better understanding of the requirements of your subject/s by this point. If you’re finding a particular subject more challenging than you’d anticipated, and feel you might need some additional support, it would be good to get in contact with your Unit Coordinator, the Academic Skills Office, or the Student Support Team to discuss the options available to you. You can book a call with a student support officer here.

If you decide to decrease your study load, or you would like to take some time off from your studies, it is important to complete the withdrawal process before 11:59pm on Monday 23rd March 2020.


Can I Withdraw after the Census Date?

Yes. But, you will be charged for the unit/s after this date. However, if you are withdrawing because you are experiencing unforeseen or extenuating circumstances, then please get in touch with Student Success to discuss the options that are available to you.


Can I take a trimester off from study?

If you decide this trimester is not a good time for you to study, or you’d like to take a break then you can either defer or take an intermission.

Deferral is for students in their first trimester of the course. If you would like to delay the start of your studies, please complete the Deferral Request Form

Intermission is for students who have already completed units within a course (other institutions may call this Suspension or a Leave of Absence). Generally, you can take up to two years off from your studies without losing time off your period of candidature. You can advise the university of your taking an Intermission using this form


How to withdraw from a unit

  1. Log into myUNE
  2. Go into the myEnrol tab
  3. Click the Enrolment and Enrolment Variation link on the left
  4. Under Course selection heading, select your course for the current academic period
  5. Click the UNITS step
  6. Tick the Discontinue box beside the unit you wish to remove
  7. Click the Confirm button
  8. You will then be asked to provide a reason for your withdrawal. Choose one of the options from the drop-down menu. A box is provided for you to add more details if necessary.
  9. Click the Save Units and View Transaction button


Having Trouble?

If you are having ANY trouble with the withdrawal process, or would like to talk through your options, get in contact with the Student Success Team by calling (02) 6773 2000.


What is SSAF?

All students are charged Student Services &Amenities Fees (SSAF) for non-academic services including; welfare, orientation activities, employment and career advice services, student leadership and representation, cultural and recreational activities, and sporting activities. You may be eligible to defer the payment of your SSAF using SA-HELP form before 11:59pm on Monday 23rd March. Just log in to myUNE and then select the myEnrol tab. Under the ‘Enrolment details’ heading click ‘Services and Amenities HELP Form’. Make sure to have your Tax File Number (TFN) handy to complete the form.  


Can I get my money back if I pay upfront Fees?

Yes. If you paid your tuition fees upfront and withdraw by 11:59pm on 23rd March, you can request a refund of your fees through the Contact Us tab in AskUNE. Alternatively those fees can become a credit on your account for future enrolment if you wish.

If you are an International student seeking a refund, you will need to contact the International Office for additional details. 

You can read more about refunding fees here.


Help! I still Have Questions!

We’re here to help you reach your goals, so if there is anything you are unsure about that wasn’t answered here, please get in touch!

You can book a phone call from a Student Success Advisor here. You’re also able to reach us through AskUNE on Live Chat or by email, or by phoning (02) 6773 2000. 

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