How to fix an INVALID unit

Why do I have an INVALID unit, how do I fix it?

If you have an INVALID unit, your Student Advising Office will contact you via your UWA student email account and advise whether you can continue with the unit or if you need to choose a different unit. In the meantime, you can refer to the list below to determine why your unit may be INVALID. If you change your mind and do not want to enrol in the INVALID unit then you can you can delete the unit from your enrolment via studentConnect.
 
An INVALID unit status, may be due to one of the following reasons:
 
You have not fulfilled the pre-requisite required to study the unit
A unit may have pre-requisite conditions to ensure you have the base level of knowledge required to undertake the unit. If you have not fulfilled the pre-requisite you should delete the unit from your enrolment via studentConnect or apply to your Student Advising Office for Special Approval. Some Level 1 units have secondary school subjects as prerequisites (for example, ATAR / WACE Chemistry or equivalent). If you have fulfilled the pre-requisite and provided your secondary school results when applying to UWA, your Student Advising Office will waive the INVALID for you.
 
You are not permitted to take the unit in your current course
You should delete the unit from your enrolment via studentConnect, or apply to your Student Advising Office for Special Approval (if you believe you have grounds to take the unit).
 
You need to satisfy other conditions to study the unit
Some units have additional requirements that need to be fulfilled before the INVALID can be waived. For example, students enrolled in coursework dissertation units may need to confirm with their Student Advising Office that they have secured a dissertation supervisor. Students enrolling for the first time in Chinese or Indonesian language units will need to sit a language placement test.
 
Your qualifications are not recorded on studentConnect
Your qualifications may not be recorded on studentConnect if you:
  • Applied, or intend to apply, for credit or advanced standing, or
  • Completed the pre-requisite unit/s via approved cross-institutional or exchange study.
You are sitting a deferred exam for the pre-requisite unit
Your Student Advising Office will waive the INVALID once you have passed your deferred exam. If you do not pass your deferred exam, you will need to contact your Student Advising Office for advice.
 
There is a quota (limited number of places) for the unit
Your Student Advising Office will contact you if you have a place in the unit.
 
If the teaching period for your INVALID unit commences, you should:
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