Amending your unit enrolment - whether you want to swap units, study additional units, or withdraw from units to reduce your study load - varies based on your student cohort.

Please carefully consider the advice below before making changes to your enrolment.

International students - you must adhere to your student visa conditions. This means maintaining a full time study load and following the prescribed course structure as outlined in your study plan. This is to ensure that you are able to complete your course within the expected duration/timeframe as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). Find out more about the implications of changing your study load.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) students

Add new units

To add units to your enrolment, you'll need to get approval from the relevant Victoria University Polytechnic centre.

Download, print and complete the  Unit of Study Addition form, and seek authorisation from the relevant centre staff. Forms without centre approval/signature will not be accepted.

Once approved, submit the form:

  • in person at VUHQ, or
  • through AskVU (choose Unit of Study Amendment (addition/withdrawal) from the Topic dropdown).

A hard copy of the form is available at VUHQ upon request.

Withdraw from units

To withdraw from units, visit VUHQ and request a pre-printed withdrawal form listing all of your units for that calendar year.

The withdrawal form must then be checked and authorised (signed) by the relevant Victoria University Polytechnic centre before submitting:

  • in person at VUHQ, or
  • through AskVU (choose Unit of Study Amendment (addition/withdrawal) from the Topic dropdown).

Amendments must be finalised by the published enrolment deadlines in order to avoid financial and academic penalties.

Higher Education (HE) students

If you are enrolled in an award course, you can make changes to your unit enrolment through MyVU. Log in to MyVU, select My Course > Edit Enrolment to make the required changes.

If you wish to add units to your enrolment after administrative census and/or withdraw from units after census, you'll need to submit a completed Unit of Study Amendment form in order to make this change.

If you are a research, ELICOS, study abroad/exchange, or cross-institutional student, or enrolled in non-award units of study, you will need to submit a completed Unit of Study Amendment form in order to make changes to your enrolment. The form must be approved by your College/School before submitting it:

  • in person at VUHQ, or
  • through AskVU (choose Unit of Study Amendment (addition/withdrawal) from the Topic dropdown).

Amendments must be finalised by the published enrolment deadlines of the relevant study period in order to avoid financial and academic penalties.

Need course advice?

Book an appointment with your Course and Unit Administrator if you need advice on unit selection.

For any other enquiries make an appointment with one of our Student Advisors.