Withdrawing from a unit
Before census date
If you are a local student enrolled in a higher education course, vocational education diploma, advanced diploma or graduate certificate and withdraw on or before the census date for a unit, you will not incur fees for the unit. There is no fee to withdraw from a unit.
You can withdraw from units online in My Swinburne.
- Go to the My Study tile and select Withdraw From a Unit in the menu on the left.
- Tick the box next to the unit you’d like to withdraw from and click Confirm
After census date
If you want to withdraw after the census date, or have made a mistake with a unit withdrawal and you need to re-enrol after the census date, you will need to submit an enrolment amendment form. We do not charge an additional fee to withdraw from a unit.
If you want to withdraw after the census date you will be liable for tuition fees that relate to that unit.
If you’re a higher education student, you will also incur an academic penalty (fail grade) if you withdraw from a unit after the academic penalty date.
Withdrawing from a unit without adding another unit may mean that you're studying less than a full-time study load (underloading). You may need to apply to underload on a semester-by-semester basis.
Most study visas require that international students study full-time.
You'll need to provide documents, such as a medical impact statement, to support your application.