Limited full-time status
Provides the definition for limited full-time status.
Limited full-time status is a provision for students who are unable to undertake the workload of a full-time course due to one of the following reasons:
- you're finishing a course and on completion of that course, you will have completed a recognised programme, and to do this you need to study less than full-time but more than half of a full-time course, or
- your education provider supports your application to study less than full-time for one of the following reasons:
- you have an illness that stops you from studying full-time, or
- you can't study full-time where there reasons beyond your control (this could include a disability which stops you studying full-time), or
- it's in your academic best interests to study less than full-time. Please note: This category replaced the 'best interests' category from 1 January 2013. If you were approved under the category of 'best interests' before 31 December 2012 you can continue to study under that approval until 31 December 2014 or until your programme is completed, whichever is earlier, as long as you continue to be eligible in all other respects.
Academic best interests means that the student would be likely to fail, for academic reasons, if he or she undertook a full-time course but would be likely to pass more than half of the course if he or she studied part-time. Academic Best Interest does not include recipients of the Prime Minister's Athlete Scholarship.
Best interests include recipients of the Prime Minister’s Athlete Scholarship. It may also include: A student whose education provider has identified they would struggle to successfully complete their study if undertaking it on a full-time basis; students with previous study or work experience who have been exempted by their education provider from completing some components of their course.