Special Circumstances Policy

The policy provides a broad framework, set of principles and minimum requirements in Vocational Education and Training (VET).

Policy Statement
The College offers no barriers to withdrawal and provides a variety of options including deferral and
withdrawal (Deferral and Withdrawal Policy – VET) including cases of special circumstances whereby a
VET student for reasons beyond their control:

  • seeks to withdraw without penalty due to an inability to continue with their studies;
  • may be unfairly disadvantaged by normal application of the College’s policies;
  • seeks to enrol into the Access and Equity Program (AEP) to facilitate reasonable adjustment.

For international students studying on a student visa, this policy encompasses compassionate and compelling circumstances as set out in the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018 (National Code).