Can I enrol as a full-time student then change into a part-time one (or vice versa)?

Question:

Can I enrol as a full-time student then change into a part-time one (or vice versa)?

Answer:

Yes, you can and you don't have to notify the University about this. You are classified as a full-time or part-time student based on the number of credit points you enrol into each year and the course you are studying. This is calculated automatically after enrolment.

For undergraduate students:

  • Full-time is 17 or more credit points in 1 year
  • Part-time is 16 credit points or less in 1 year

You are considered a full-time student in one session of study if you are enrolled in 9 credit points or more (e.g. 3 units).

Full-time study varies between postgraduate courses so please submit an online enquiry if you require advice on this as a postgraduate student.

Be aware, changing your status from full-time to part-time and vice versa could have an impact on your tertiary concession travel.