How to: apply for a Rule Waiver

What is a Rule Waiver?

A Rule Waiver is a request to gain approval from your Director of Academic Program to enrol into a unit where you do not meet the unit rule/s.

More information about when to submit a Rule Waiver is available on the Rule Waiver webpage. You can also read about course and unit rules online.

Submitting your Rule Waiver application

All Rule Waiver applications are submitted online through eForms.

Before you start, make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off.

Find the form

Rule Waiver applications can now be completed online via the eForm Portal.(opens in a new window)

Read and agree to the instructions

The first page you will see is the instructions page. You need to read all the information here carefully and make sure you understand it.

Before you can start the form, you need to tick the 'I Agree' box at the bottom of the page. This will automatically take you to the next page of the form.

1 – Personal details

This section of the form will be pre-populated with information from your student record.

You need to select your Course code from the drop down box. This will populate the rest of your information.

Note: If the 'Preferred daytime contact number' field is blank, you need to fill this in before you can proceed.

When you're finished, click 'Next Page'.

2 – Unit change

This is where you select the unit for which you are requesting the Rule Waiver.

You can search by entering either the unit code or unit name, and clicking 'Get Units'.

A list of units matching your search will appear in a pop-up window. Click the correct unit, double checking you have the right teaching session and click 'Select' at the bottom of the box. Once the census date for a teaching session has passed, you cannot submit a Rule Waiver for any unit for that teaching session.

The unit you have selected will now appear in the table.


  • You can select more than one unit
  • If you have made a mistake and need to remove a unit, just click 'Delete this row' on the right side of the screen

Select a reason
Now you need to:

  • Select the relevant reason for your request by ticking the relevant box
  • Enter a short explanation of why you want this rule waived, in the 'Reason for application' box

Note: You must complete both these steps, for all units, before you can proceed.

When you're finished, click 'Next Page'.

3 – Submit or save form

This is the last section of the form. You need to read the privacy statement carefully and make sure you understand it.

If you're ready to submit your form, click 'Submit'. This will take you to the 'Submission Complete' page.

Here you will get a tracking code – you need to record this code as you will need to quote it if you make an enquiry about your application.

You can also download a PDF copy of your completed form on this page.

If you aren't ready yet, you can click 'Save' and come back to it later.

Note: You can save your form any time by clicking the 'Save Form' button, which is in the bottom left hand corner of every page.

Log out

As a final step, don't forget to log out of eForms.

Just click 'Logout', which is located in the top right hand corner of the screen.