Coursework intermission

The rationale behind granting intermissions is to allow students time away from their study to give them an opportunity to concentrate on non study related matters.

Intermission is normally granted for a period of no more than three months. Students can apply for intermission directly on the Web Enrolment System (WES) or by completing an Intermission Application form. You should always check your Monash email account for important information while you are on intermission.

If you wish to extend your intermission, you must re-apply in writing and the faculty will determine whether an extension is possible.

Sometimes extensions may be granted over and above the usual period. For example, a student may have had 3 months intermission for health reasons. Sometimes this period may be extended to allow a student to recuperate. The factors considered in granting an extension are whether, at the end of this time, it is likely the student will be fully recovered and able to return to study. If yes, the extra intermission may be approved. However, if it does not appear that the extra time will resolve the problem, it is more likely that withdrawal will be recommended until the student is in a position to return to studies.

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Intermissions allow students time away from their study.

MPA Advocate Contact Details

The best way to contact one of our Advocates is by via email. For those postgraduates located off-campus or studying via distance education, advice can be provided by email, and supported by phone calls (funded by the MPA).


Sunshine Kamaloni

Benoit Tasse


Sarah Murphy

Advocacy service at Peninsula, Parkville & the MMC

To support the needs of postgraduate students based at Peninsula, Parkville and MMC, an MPA advocate is scheduled to be on site to provide confidential, one-on-one support to postgrads.

Peninsula Campus
Ben Tasse will be at Peninsula on the following dates:

16 November 2017
23 November 2017
30 November 2017
7 December 2017
14 December 2017

Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Venue: Postgraduate Lounge, Struan House

Parkville Campus
Sunshine Kamaloni will be at Parkville on the following dates:

28 November 2017
12 December 2017

Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Venue: Pharm-Consultation Room 401.G.54

An advocate will be at the MMC on the following dates:

21 November 2017
12 December 2017

Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Venue: Level 2 Meeting Room MHRP Building

Revised assessment and coursework unit procedures from Semester 2, 2017

Monash University recently revised its approach to assessment. There is a new Assessment in Coursework Units Policy which integrates the ‘Monash Assessment Vision’. There are also procedures which accompany the policy. The MPA urges postgrads to take note of these new procedures that come into effect from Semester 2, 2017. More details are available here

Making Good Decisions Advocacy Forum

Click here to view slides from the 2017 MPA advocacy forum