How to defer (take a gap year)
If you plan to take a gap year and you wish to defer starting your course (to guarantee your place for 2015 and protect yourself against a rise in ATAR cut-offs), you need to submit an online deferment application form after you receive your UAC offer.
This option is available to applicants who completed an Australian Year 12 qualification (or equivalent) in 2013. Please submit your application once only. You will be notified by email when your request for deferment has been granted.
If you are not a recent school leaver, you can apply for deferment only if you can demonstrate there has been an extreme and/or unpredictable change to your circumstances since you made your UAC application.
Deferment is usually for 12 months. Deferments of less or more than 12 months may be available.
For more information visit the Deferment Q&A website.
How to take up your deferment
During your gap year you will need to submit a new UAC application for 2015 in August/September 2014 to keep your deferred place.