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Student withdrawal

Before you make the decision to withdraw from a unit or your course you need to consider the effect it will have on your enrolment and other entitlements.

To help make your decision you may want to seek advice on your options.

  • If the course is not what you expected, some academic components are challenging or you wish to look at reducing your study load, discuss options with your Head of Programs or explore our study support resources
  • For additional support relating to disability, or a health condition, contact the Student Support team
  • For fee related issues or financial assistance, contact Client Services

Centrelink and Transperth Concessions

To be eligible for Centrelink payments for studying and concessions on public transport, students must be enrolled in a full time load.  Withdrawing from your course or units may impact on these entitlements.

International Students

If you are an international student you must be enrolled full time as a condition of your student visa. If there are exceptional circumstances you may be granted permission to reduce your study load. Please contact the International Centre – do not complete the withdrawal form.

Recommencing studies

If you withdraw from your course, you must re-apply to study in the future.


Before withdrawing, please be aware of the refund policy, summarised below.

1. Withdrawal on or before census date

1.1 Certificate I to IV – refund of 100% tuition fee and 50% of the resource fee
1.2 Diploma – refund of 100% tuition and resource fee

Students on a payment plan will receive a refund of fees paid if they are over the amount owed, or will have their payment plan adjusted to the new amount owed.

2. Withdrawal after census date

2.1    All courses - no refund

Students on a payment plan will need to continue with their payments until all fees are paid. Students on a VET Student Loan will have the fees deferred to their loan.
The census dates for each unit are available on your Confirmation of Enrolment. This will have been emailed to you at the time of enrolment.  Should you require a replacement, please contact Client Services.

COVID-19 pandemic

Adjustments to the time, place and method of delivery may be needed from time to time to ensure social distancing and safe training delivery for staff and students during the COVID-19 pandemic. These changes will not be grounds for a refund. North Metro TAFE will provide students with adequate support to work in online environments where necessary, including for any temporary and minor adjustments to course delivery.

If you have definitely made the decision to withdraw, you will need to proceed to the Withdrawal Form. This is the only official way to withdraw from your studies.

Advising lecturers or other staff, or ceasing to attend classes does not mean you have withdrawn and will result in financial and academic penalties.

Your details

If you are under 18 your parent or guardian must email their consent to
Please don't include spaces between numbers.

Course details

Please provide unit number and name (refer to your enrolment summary for details) You do not have to include course unit names if you have selected 'My entire course/all of my units'
Tick the most appropriate situation
If you tick yes, the Jobs and Skills Center will contact you to advise of the career services available.


Please read and agree to proceed

I understand that upon withdrawal I may not be entitled to a credit/refund after the enrolments census date except in extenuating circumstances. I may still be liable for outstanding fees as per the VET Fees and Charges policy (including fees deferred via VET Student Loans).

Additional documents

Additional documents
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Do you need advice?

If you would like further career, employment or course advice, please contact the Jobs and Skills Centre who can advise of the career services available to you.

Page last updated August 18, 2020