Leave of absence for a short period of up to several weeks may be granted for certain external engagements or professional development activities providing they are likely to make a constructive contribution to your studies and/or professional experience. Leave of Absence may, in special circumstances, also be granted on compassionate grounds.
Applications for short-term Leave of Absence should be submitted to the Course Coordinator for each course affected. In the case of ensembles, you should check specific requirements with the Conductor or Manager of the relevant ensemble. The support of all relevant staff is required in all cases. Please refer to each Course Outline which will indicate if penalties will be applied for inadequate attendance, resulting in a reduction of the final grade for the course.
It is also important to note that permission for absence will not be granted if it falls during a Conservatorium examination period. Likewise, for ensembles, permission for absence will not be granted if it involves the last three rehearsals (including dress rehearsal) before a concert.
Long-term leave means any period of non-enrolment in your program of one or more semesters.
There is no formal application process for students wishing to undertake long-term leave. However, students should consult their relevant Head of Study and/or the Head of Undergraduate Programs to discuss the potential impact of long-term leave.
Re-auditioning for Performance Courses
Performance students should note that continuous enrolment in performance courses is a requirement of all music programs. Any student who does not undertake performance for one semester or more will be required to re-audition before being permitted to recommence their performance studies.
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