Withdrawal from a unit
If you decide to withdraw from a unit, please take note of the following:
Please check www.open.edu.au for information on the financial penalties associated with withdrawing before and after the start of a Study Period.
· From weeks 1 - 6
Please advise Open Universities Australia, of your intention to withdraw up until the end of week 6, the unit(s) will be removed from your record. From weeks 1 – 3 you will, however, incur an administration fee. Please refer to the OUA website regarding withdrawing from units for these details. You will not incur a FEE HELP debt for the unit(s).
Financial penalties are based on the date that Open Universities Australia receives your withdrawal request.
From weeks 4-6 you will incur your fee help debt.
From weeks 7-12
Please submit a withdrawal form http://www.lilydale.swinburne.edu.au/oua/withdrawal.pdf , to advise Swinburne University of Technology, Higher Education Lilydale, of your intention to withdraw from week 7 and no later than eight weeks after the start of the Study Period, the unit(s) will receive a WDFP – Withdrawn, Fee Payable grade on your academic record. You will retain the FEE HELP debt for the unit(s).
If the notification of withdrawal is received after Week 8 of the Study Period, the unit(s) will receive a NLWD – Not Pass, Late Withdrawal grade on your academic record. You will retain the FEE HELP debt for the unit(s).
If you do not formally withdraw and you have submitted work, it will be assessed and a grade awarded accordingly. If no work for assessment has been submitted, a “Not Assessed” grade will be awarded.
Please contact Open Universities Australia regarding FEE-HELP implications.