188.8.131.52 YA study-load - full-time students in more than one course or institution
Subjects additional to the minimum requirements of the course or award are included as study-load if the subject is included in the student's enrolment record against the approved course (1.1.A.210) they are undertaking.
Some higher education providers allow full-time enrolments on a non-award basis in subjects that are otherwise part of an award course of study. This may occur when, for example:
- due to a technicality the student's formal enrolment is deferred until the following year, OR
- subject to the student successfully completing the first year/semester they are guaranteed later course enrolment, with the completed study credited to their degree, OR
- the person is undertaking a bridging course for overseas trained professionals.
These studies may be counted as YA study-load. If a student meets the full-time study requirements, they will be considered full-time for YA purposes.
Subjects, units or points credited for work done previously do not count as YA study-load for the purposes of determining whether a student is undertaking full-time study.
If a student is undertaking a course that is a double degree course or combined course, the study-load is measured against the normal full-time study-load for the course.
Example: An approved BA/Bachelor of Law degree course.