Unforeseen family/personal reasons that have occurred or worsened after the census date and are beyond your control and mean you are unable to continue to study. For example, death or severe medical problems within your family.
Please provide a statement on letterhead from a doctor or counsellor, stating:
- The name, address and Medicare Provider number of the doctor/counsellor
- The date your personal circumstances began or changed
- How your circumstances affected your ability to study
- When it became apparent you could not continue your studies.
A death certificate is required for the death of a parent, grandparent, sibling, child or spouse as well as proof of your relationship to the deceased (e.g. birth or marriage certificate).
Any applications that contain statements or supporting evidence that cannot have their authenticity verified and/or are deemed suspicious, may be referred to the Department of Education and Training for further investigation.