Changing your study
Withdrawing from a CSP course
You can apply to withdraw from a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) course at any time during your study. To minimise any financial or academic penalty, complete your application before the census date of your study term.
Complete the Course Withdrawal or Discontinuation form on this page if you want to:
- Withdraw from your course entirely, or
- Withdraw as a Commonwealth supported student, and continue your studies with us.
If you want to withdraw from one or more units, but continue your Commonwealth supported place course, there is a different withdrawal process. See Withdrawing from units but continuing with your Commonwealth supported place, below.
Applying for a withdrawal or discontinuation from your Commonwealth supported place course
To apply for course withdrawal or discontinuation from your Commonwealth supported place course, complete this form:
Course Withdrawal/Discontinuation form (PDF, 184 KB)
Withdrawing from your Commonwealth supported place, and continuing your studies with OUA
By filling out the form above, you'll be withdrawing from the government loan program (HECS-HELP) for that course. However, you don't have to stop studying all together. There are other payment methods that allow you to study courses, or individual units, with us. These include:
- FEE-HELP - a Commonwealth Government loan scheme established to help eligible students defer fees for undergraduate and postgraduate units. The loan is repaid through the taxation system.
- Upfront payment.
Withdrawing from units but continuing with your Commonwealth supported place
You can withdraw from one or more units without withdrawing from a Commonwealth supported place course.
To withdraw from Commonwealth supported place unit(s) only, do not complete the form on this page. Instead follow the instructions at Withdrawing.
After you've applied to withdraw
Once you've submitted your application, we'll process it and, on your behalf, notify the university that provides your course.
You'll receive a confirmation email from our Student Support team. If you have any questions about the status of your application, please contact a Student Advisor on.