Academic best interest
Our definition for academic best interest.
Academic best interests means that you would be likely to fail, for academic reasons, if you studied full-time but would be likely to pass more than half of the course if you studied part-time.
You are studying at tertiary level for the first time and your education provider is not confident that you would be able to undertake a full-time workload. They may believe you would be likely to pass if you are given the opportunity to start out on a part-time basis.
Studying part-time to pursue other interests
Academic best interest does not include situations where you're studying part-time to pursue other interests, eg you're an elite athlete and you can't study full-time because of your training demands.