9. Addition of a unit to an enrolment

(1) This rule applies to a student who is permitted by the rules that apply to their course to add a unit to their enrolment in a teaching period.

(2) If this rule applies to a student, the student may add the unit to their enrolment—

(a) no later than the relevant addition date set out in Schedule 1: Dates (changing enrolment); or

(b) after the relevant addition date, if—

(i) the student pays the relevant administrative charge set out in Schedule 2: Fees (undergraduate) and Schedule 2: Fees (postgraduate); and

(ii) the student satisfies the relevant faculty or board that exceptional circumstances exist that justify the addition of the unit; and

(iii) the relevant faculty or board agrees to the addition of the unit.

Note: The HES Act census date applies to Commonwealth-supported students in relation to the addition of units.

10. Repeating units

(1) Unless the relevant faculty or board decides that there are sound academic reasons for a student to do so, the student must not enrol in a unit with the same content, or substantially the same content, as the content of a unit that they have previously passed or had credited towards their course.

(2) If a student is permitted to repeat a unit, the unit is credited only once towards their course.

11. Non-award enrolments

Except in the case of—

(a) an enrolment under a student exchange program; or

(b) a cross-institutional enrolment; or

(c) an enrolment involving exceptional circumstances approved by the Registrar and the relevant faculty, a student proposing to enrol in a unit on a non-award basis must apply to UWA Admissions Office to take the unit on a continuing education or audit basis.

12. Withdrawal from a unit

(1) (2) applies to a student who is permitted by the rules that apply to their course to withdraw from enrolment in a unit.

(2) A student may withdraw from enrolment in the unit—

(a) without academic penalty—if the withdrawal is no later than the relevant withdrawal date set out in Schedule 1: Dates (changing enrolment); or

(b) subject to (3), with academic penalty—if the withdrawal is after the relevant withdrawal date set out in Schedule 1: Dates (changing enrolment) and no later than the last day of the teaching period for the unit.

(3) A student may withdraw from enrolment in a unit without academic penalty in the period described in (2)(b) if the student satisfies the relevant faculty or board that there are extreme mitigating circumstances.

(4) Subject to (5), a student cannot withdraw from enrolment in a unit after the last day of the teaching period for the unit.

(5) A student may withdraw from enrolment in a unit after the last day of the teaching period for the unit if the student satisfies the relevant faculty or board that there are extreme mitigating circumstances.

13. Prerequisite units, co-requisite units and incompatible units

When selecting units for a course, a student must comply with any relevant requirement relating to prerequisite units, co-requisite units or incompatible units, unless that requirement has been waived by the relevant faculty or board because of exceptional circumstances.

14. Relationship between majors

When nominating a major for a course, a student must comply with any relevant requirement relating to a prerequisite unit or a complementary unit, a co-requisite major or an incompatible major, unless that requirement has been waived by the relevant faculty or board because of exceptional circumstances.

15. Full-time and part-time enrolments, and overloads

(1) Although the standard annual full-time load for a student is 48 points, a student is considered to be enrolled on a full-time basis if enrolled in units—

(a) with a value of at least 18 points in a semester; or

(b) with a value at least equivalent to the value stated in (a), calculated on a proportional basis, for a teaching period that is other than a semester.

(2) If the value of units in which a student is enrolled is less than that described in (1)(a) for a semester or less than that described in (1)(b) for a teaching period other than a semester, the student is enrolled on a part-time basis.

(3) A student must apply to the relevant faculty or board for approval to enrol in units that will result in the standard annual full-time load being exceeded.

16. Concurrent enrolment in two courses

A student must apply to the relevant faculty or board for approval to enrol concurrently in two courses where such enrolment is permitted in terms of University policy.

17. Time limits for completion of courses

A student enrolled in a course must complete the course within the relevant time limit specified by the Academic Board unless the relevant faculty or board has given the student approval to complete the course within a specified extended time limit in recognition of exceptional circumstances.