Application to Defer

Deferrals can be approved for a maximum of 12 months.



  1. A student’s enrolment can be deferred, suspended or cancelled by CGSI or by the
  2. Acceptable reasons for deferral, suspension or cancellation include:
    • As stated in the National Code 2018, CGSI can defer or temporarily suspend a
      student’s enrolment on the grounds of compassionate or compelling grounds. Compassionate or compelling grounds can include but not necessarily be limited to:
    • .Serious illness or injury, where a medical certificate states that the student is unable to attend classes,
    • Bereavement of close family members such as parents or grandparents (where possible a death certificate should be provided)
    • Major political upheaval or natural disaster in the home country requiring emergency travel which has impacted the student’s study
    • A traumatic experience which could include:
    • Involvement in, or witnessing a serious accident; or
    • Witnessing or being the victim of a serious crime which have impacted the student (cases should be supported by policy or medical professionals’
    • Inability to begin studying on the course commencement date due to a delay in receiving a student VISA.
    • Where the deferral suspension or cancellation of an International student’s enrolment, for the reasons outlined above, cannot take effect until the student grievance process is completed or where the health or wellbeing of the International student, or the wellbeing of others, is likely to be at risk.

  3. CGSI may suspend or cancel enrolment if the student:
    • is in breach of enrolment conditions;
    • has been in breach of a CGSI rule;
    • is assessed as providing a threat to the safety or well-being of other students of staff;
    • has been assessed as engaging in academic or other serious misconduct;
    • fails to meet the requirements of the course progress policy;
    • fails to pay tuition fees; and /or
    • fails to re-enroll.
  4. Requests by students for deferral of the commencement of a course must be made by completing the appropriate form and submitted with the required supporting evidence to Admissions prior to the commencement of the course. CEO is informed of this request.