How to defer your offer
Before you apply to defer
Be aware that courses are under continual review. If you apply to defer, your course may be revised, discontinued or cease to be accredited during your deferment. If this happens, we'll make every attempt to provide the original program. If this isn't possible, we reserve the right to offer you a place in an equivalent or near-equivalent course. For some science courses, your progress may be delayed if you commence your course mid-year, depending on the areas you wish to study. This will need to be discussed with your Course Coordinator.
Graduate research candidates: deferral may affect the availability of academic supervision and any scholarships awarded. This may need to be approved by the Board of Graduate Research.
Stand-Alone 1 year Honours Programs: Can be deferred, however you need to advise the Honours Coordinators before deferring to ensure that your supervision arrangements can be accommodated upon your return.
Who can defer?
Subject to your College's deferment rules, you can defer if:
- you haven't started your course or completed a subject
- the census date for the subject/s you're enrolled in hasn't passed
- you're not a recipient of a Postgraduate Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). Exceptions are Master of Teaching which can be deferred.
Our student FAQs can assist you to identify the difference between deferral and leave of absence.
Can my course be deferred?
Most La trobe courses can be deferred.
Please refer to the table below to see if your course can not be deferred. Courses can normally be deferred until the next available intake. If there is no midyear intake you must defer until the following year.
- Single-subject enrolments and Cross-Institutional study: deferral not available, applicants will need to reapply.
- If you have transferred courses and need to take leave from your studies, you can apply for a Leave of Absence (not a deferral)
Applications for deferral must be submitted by the Census date of your course. Late applications will not to be processed.
These course are not available for deferral and you will need to reapply for the next available intake if you do not accept your offer.
|SBMMB||Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Medical)||Bendigo||Postgraduate CSP except Master of Teaching|
|SBMMW||Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Medical)||Albury-Wodonga||HC001BV||Graduate Certificate in Family Therapy: First Nations||Bouverie|
|HHDSB||Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours)||Bendigo||RCHE||Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Curriculum, Teaching and Learning||On-Line|
|HBFN||Bachelor of Food and Nutrition||On-Line||AG002B||Graduate Diploma in Planning||Bendigo|
|HBN||Bachelor of Nursing (Accelerated)||Melbourne||AG001||Graduate Diploma of Archaeology||Melbourne|
|HBNEN||Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse)||Melbourne||SMCP||Master of Clinical Psychology||Melbourne|
|HBNENB||Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse)||Bendigo||TM001B||Master of Engineering||Bendigo|
|HBNENF||Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse)||Frankston||HMEPB||Master of Exercise Physiology||Bendigo|
|HBNENK||Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse)||Berwick||HMMSPC||Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy||Melbourne|
|HBNENM||Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse)||Mildura||HMOTH||Master of Occupational Therapy||Melbourne|
|HBNENS||Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse)||Shepparton||HMPYP||Master of Physiotherapy Practice||Melbourne|
|HBNENW||Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse)||Albury-Wodonga||HMPYPB||Master of Physiotherapy Practice||Bendigo|
|HBNGE||Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)||Melbourne||HM012||Master of Social Work||Melbourne|
|HBNGEB||Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)||Bendigo||HMSP||Master of Speech Pathology||Melbourne|
|HBNGEM||Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)||Mildura||HM006||Master of Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy||Melbourne|
|HBNGES||Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)||Shepparton||HM007||Master of Strength and Conditioning||Melbourne|
|HBNGEW||Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)||Albury-Wodonga||HM009||Master of Dietetics||Melbourne|
|LDITHM||Diploma of International Tourism and Hospitality Management||Melbourne|
|ETTPO||Tertiary Preparation Program|
|SB002||Bachelor of Agriculture||Melbourne||LCBAN||Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics||City Campus|
|SB002W||Bachelor of Agriculture||Albury-Wodonga||HCFT||Graduate Certificate in Family Therapy||Bouverie|
|SBAVB||Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences||Melbourne||HCFTO||Graduate Certificate in Family Therapy||On-Line|
|SBAVW||Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences||Albury-Wodonga||RCHE||Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Curriculum, Teaching and Learning||On-Line|
|SHBIS||Bachelor of Biological Sciences with Honours||Melbourne||HGCFCN||Graduate Diploma in Child, Family and Community Nursing||Melbourne|
|SBMD||Bachelor of Biomedicine||Melbourne||HGMW||Graduate Diploma in Midwifery||Melbourne|
Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Psychological Science
|Melbourne||HGMWB||Graduate Diploma in Midwifery|
|LBCRB||Bachelor of Criminology||Bendigo||LMJD||Juris Doctor||City Campus|
|LZCPYB||Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science||Bendigo|
|SZCYC||Bachelor of Cybersecurity/Bachelor of Commerce||Melbourne||HMART||Master of Art Therapy||Melbourne|
|SZCYCR||Bachelor of Cybersecurity/Bachelor of Criminology||Melbourne||HMAUD||Master of Clinical Audiology||Melbourne|
|SZCYPS||Bachelor of Cybersecurity/Bachelor of Psychological Science||Melbourne||HM003O||Master of Clinical Family Therapy||On-Line|
|HB001||Bachelor of Health Information Management||Melbourne||HMCFTH||Master of Clinical Family Therapy||Bouverie|
|HB001O||Bachelor of Health Information Management||On-Line||SMCP||Master of Clinical Psychology||Melbourne|
|HBHS||Bachelor of Health Sciences||Melbourne||HM014O||Master of Professional Psychology||Online|
|HBHSB||Bachelor of Health Sciences||Bendigo||HMSABU||Master of Sport Analytics||Melbourne|
|HHHSB||Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)||Bendigo|
|HHHSC||Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)||Melbourne|
|HHHN||Bachelor of Human Nutrition with Honours||Melbourne|
|LBITHM||Bachelor of International Tourism and Hospitality Management||Melbourne|
|LH001B||Bachelor of Laws (Honours)||Bendigo|
|LH002B||Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Graduate Entry)||Bendigo|
|LZ009B||Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts||Bendigo|
|LZ006B||Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Business||Bendigo|
|LZ001B||Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Criminology||Bendigo|
|LZ002B||Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Psychological Science||Bendigo|
|LZ008B||Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Science||Bendigo|
|HBNM||Bachelor of Nursing (Pre -Registration)||Mildura|
|HBNPRW||Bachelor of Nursing ( Pre-Registration)||Albury-Wodonga|
|HBNUP||Bachelor of Nursing ( Pre-Registration)||Shepparton|
|RBN||Bachelor of Nursing ( Pre-Registration)||Bendigo|
|HBN||Bachelor of Nursing ( Pre-Registration)||Melbourne|
|HZNMD||Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery||Melbourne|
|HZNMDB||Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery||Bendigo|
|HZNPS||Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Psychological Science||Melbourne|
|HBNTS||Bachelor of Nutrition Science||Melbourne|
|HHOCT||Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)||Melbourne|
|HHOCTB||Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)||Bendigo|
|HBOHSB||Bachelor of Oral Health Science||Bendigo|
|HHOR||Bachelor of Orthoptics (Honours)||Melbourne|
|EB001B||Bachelor of Outdoor and Sustainability Education||Bendigo|
|HHPPB||Bachelor of Paramedic Practice with Honours||Bendigo|
|HHPPW||Bachelor of Paramedic Practice with Honours||Albury-Wodonga|
|SHPB||Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)||Bendigo|
|HHP||Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)||Melbourne|
|HHPB||Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)||Bendigo|
|HHPOD||Bachelor of Podiatry (Honours)||Melbourne|
|HHPRO||Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics (Honours)||Melbourne|
|SHPS||Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours||Melbourne|
|SHPSB||Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours||Bendigo|
|SHPSO||Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours||On-Line|
|SHPSW||Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours||Albury-Wodonga|
|SHP||Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)||Melbourne|
|SHPO||Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)||On-Line|
|SHPYB||Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)||Bendigo|
|SHPYW||Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)||Albury-Wodonga|
|HHSPP||Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)||Melbourne|
|HHSPPB||Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)||Bendigo|
|HBSES||Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science||Melbourne|
|HHSES||Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Honours)||Melbourne|
|HBSCD||Bachelor of Sport Coaching and Development||Melbourne|
|HHSCD||Bachelor of Sport Coaching and Development (Honours)||Melbourne|
|SBVN||Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing||Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic)|
|SB001||Bachelor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology||Melbourne|
|HDH||Diploma in Health||Melbourne|
|LDITHM||Diploma of International Tourism and Hospitality Management||Melbourne|
|HD004B||Diploma of Rural Health||Bendigo|
|HD004M||Diploma of Rural Health||Mildura|
|HD004S||Diploma of Rural Health||Shepparton|
|HD004W||Diploma of Rural Health||Albury-Wodonga|
|ED002||Diploma in Health Science||Melbourne|
|SHARS||Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences with Honours Melbourne||Melbourne|
|SBBISW||Bachelor of Biological Sciences Albury-Wodonga||Albury-Wodonga|
|SHBISW||Bachelor of Biological Sciences with Honours Albury-Wodonga||Albury-Wodonga|
|SBMW||Bachelor of Biomedical Science Albury-Wodonga||Albury-Wodonga|
|SHMD||Bachelor of Biomedicine (Honours) Melbourne||Melbourne|
|SHCS||Bachelor of Computer Science with Honours Melbourne||Melbourne|
|HBFN||Bachelor of Food and Nutrition On-Line||On-Line|
|SHINT||Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) Melbourne||Melbourne|
|SHSW||Bachelor of Science (Honours) Albury-Wodonga||Albury-Wodonga|
|SHSB||Bachelor of Science (Honours) Bendigo||Bendigo|
|SHS||Bachelor of Science (Honours) Melbourne||Melbourne|
|HHSW||Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) Melbourne||Melbourne|
Offers for Term intakes
- Offers made for Term 5, Term 6 and Summer, can not be deferred to Term 1 or Term 2.
- Offers made for Term 1 or Term 2 can not be deferred to Term 3
How to defer
- Local applicants: complete the online Deferral form. Once you have submitted the form, we'll email you confirmation of the outcome of your request within 10 working days of receiving it.
- International students: send a written request to the International Office
- Graduate research candidates: complete the Application to Defer form and submit via email:
- Local graduate research candidates email firstname.lastname@example.org
- International graduate research candidates email international.GRS@latrobe.edu.au
Can I extend my deferral?
A 6 month deferral can normally be extended to 12 months. If you are unable to commence your studies after 12 months, you will need to reapply for your course.
Need help deferring?
Contact ASK La Trobe for assistance.