Guide to student transfer to another registered provider
This guide provides information for students about the grounds on which you may seek approval for transfer to another registered provider
Standard 7- transfer between registered providers
National Code 2007, standard 7 sets out the criteria by which registered providers should assess applications for transfer between registered providers. It requires providers to assess applications for transfer within the first six calendar months of the student's principal or main course of study. This means that if you seek to transfer to another provider (college or university) at any time prior to the completion of the first 6 months of your principal course you must apply for a Release letter.
Application for Release letter
If you seek to transfer in the first six calendar months of your principal course you must obtain a Release letter. The application for a Release letter can be downloaded from: http://www.adm.monash.edu.au/service-centre/forms/international-release.pdf
Grounds for approving an application for a release letter
Monash will approve your application for a release letter in the following circumstances:
Before an application can be approved you must:
Upon receipt of the Release Letter, it is your responsibility to formally discontinue from your Monash course if you wish to accept an offer at another institution. To discontinue from a course, you must complete the Application for course discontinuation form and submit it to your Faculty Office for processing.
Grounds for refusing an application for a release letter
A release letter will be refused if you cannot provide satisfactory evidence that your course is academically unsuitable for you or that you cannot demonstrate compassionate or compelling circumstances for the transfer exist. If a transfer is considered detrimental to you, your application will be refused.
When a transfer would be considered detrimental to a student
The following factors are considered to be to your detriment and grounds for refusing a transfer request:
If your application is refused
Monash University will explain why your application was refused and your appeal rights
Students whose application for a Release is refused can appeal to the University Student Ombudsman.
If you are not satisfied with the University Student Ombudsman's recommendations a complaint can be lodged with the Ombudsman Victoria:
Contact details -telephone: 9613 6222
Policies and Procedures
Monash University transfer between registered provider's policy and procedures are available on line.
The procedures outline the criteria and time-frame for deciding on applications, responsibility for assessing application and where applications need to be lodged.