Course deferment can only be approved on the grounds of illness, injury or compelling personal reasons and for a maximum of one semester. Extensions beyond this time period are only granted in exceptional circumstances.
Students should complete this form and must upload any relevant supporting evidence.

Students will be advised of the outcome within five (5) working days.
Please note: Deferring, suspending or discontinuing from an enrolment may affect the student visa granted. The Institute will notify the Department of Education and Training via PRISMS as required under the ESOS Act 2000.
1. To comply with visa conditions, international students must:
          a. maintain a valid visa
          b. complete their course by the expected completion date as specified on the eCoE
          c. provide the Institute with address details within seven days of arrival or address change
          d. maintain a full-time study load
          e. not exceed the maximum number of hours allowed to work on the student visa
          f. maintain Overseas Student Health Cover or equivalent

2. Refer to the International Student Deferment, Suspension and Cancellation of Study Policy and associated Procedure for further information.

Please contact Student Services ( if you have any further queries regarding this application form.


Title: *
Sex: *


Are you a new student at AIH? *
Please submit instead Course Suspension Form. Form can be found here.
Have you previously applied for deferments at AIH? *
Reason(s) for deferral (please tick): *

Please note that sufficient evidence must be provided for your deferral application to be approved.
Incomplete applications will not be processed.


I declare that the information provided in this application is accurate and complete. By signing this form, I declare that I understand the conditions stated on this form and as specified in the International Student Deferment, Suspension and Cancellation of Study Policy and associated Procedure.
Student's signature *
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