NAPS students, including new students, may apply to have their enrolment deferred, suspended or cancelled subject to the procedures in NAPS SS020 Enrolment Policy and Procedure.
Students seeking to defer their commencement of study or suspension of study must submit their request in writing to Student Services. The request must include the reasons for the request and supporting evidence where relevant. On receipt of the request, Student Services shall place a record of the request on the student’s file and forward the request to the Dean of the relevant department for assessment within 3 working days. The Dean shall assess the request taking into account the reasons provided by the student for the request and the factors provided in sections 12 and 13 NAPS SS020 Enrolment Policy and Procedure. The Dean shall decide on the request within 7 working days and inform the student of the decision in writing immediately through Student Services..
When there is any deferral, suspension or cancellation action and a student chooses not to appeal or the student’s appeal is unsuccessful, NAPS shall report to PRISMS within 31 days of any change to the student's enrolment.
Absent exceptional circumstances, the maximum deferral that can be approved is two (2) consecutive terms.
The application or request for deferring, suspending or cancelling enrolment must be made before the census date. Where such an application or request is made after the census date, the Academy reserves the right to charge the tuition fees due in the trimester.
International students wishing to defer or temporarily suspend their enrolment may only do so where they can demonstrate compassionate or compelling circumstances, such as:
student’s personal wellbeing;
NAPS may also grant a deferral or suspension when it is unable to offer a pre-requisite unit and the student consequently has insufficient number of units to enroll; or when a student has failed a pre-requisite unit and therefore cannot enroll in a sufficient number of units.
International students should seek advice from the Department of Home Affairs on the potential impact to their student visa. NAPS will notify the relevant government departments of this change to enrolment, via the Provider Registration and International Student Management System (PRISMS).
Students wishing to withdraw from a course should first speak to a NAPS representative and complete the NAPS SS020F2 Notification of Withdrawal and Enrolment Cancellation Form.
Students must pay all outstanding fees to NAPS at the time of making a request to withdraw from the NAPS course.
In the case of International students, course withdrawal will lead to a cancellation of the Certificate of Enrolment which may impact their student visa. NAPS will notify the relevant government departments of this change to enrolment via the Provider Registration and International Student Management System (PRISMS). Students should seek advice from the Department of Home Affairs on the potential impact to their visa.
Domestic students wishing to defer or temporarily suspend their enrolment must return to study and complete their course within the maximum course duration, as specified in NAPS SS013 Student Progression and Exclusion Policy.
All students returning after an approved suspension of studies should contact the NAPS Admission Office and confirm their re-enrolment. This should be done no later than two weeks before commencement of the trimester.
NAPS may act to defer, suspend, or cancel the enrolment of any student who has seriously breached the Student Code of Conduct (for example by breaching Academic Integrity Standards). Before NAPS imposes a deferral, suspension, or cancelation of a student’s enrolment, the President and CEO or nominee shall first notify the student in writing of the intention, and invite the student to show cause why NAPS should not proceed with the intention to defer, cancel or suspend their enrolment.
NAPS shall give the student 14 days to respond to the invitation. If the student does not respond at the end of the 14-day period, or if the President and CEO or nominee is not satisfied with the students’ response, the President and CEO or nominee shall notify the student in writing that their enrolment in the Academy has been deferred, cancelled, or suspended.
Where a NAPS cancels or suspends your enrolment, you can appeal the decision through NAPS internal appeals system and also external appeals avenues.
For more information on deferment, suspension and cancelation or enrolment and appeals see the NAPS Student Handbook and NAPS SS001 Student Grievance and Academic Appeals Policy and Procedure
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