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Census Dates - 2016

A Census Date is the date at which an enrolment is considered to be final. Withdrawal after the study period Census date has passed will be recorded on your academic record as “Withdrawn” (WD) and you will remain liable for the relevant tuition fees.

Commonwealth Supported students (including Contribution Exempt) must submit an eCAF (electronic Commonwealth assistance form) and either pay their student contribution upfront in full or if eligible, defer all or part of their student contributions by providing a valid tax file number by each relevant Census date. Only one form needs to be submitted for each course.

Domestic Students must either pay their tuition fees in full or if eligible, submit an eCAF (electronic Commonwealth assistance form) for FEE-HELP with a valid tax file number by each relevant Census date. Only one form needs to be submitted for each course.

International Students must pay tuition fees in full by each relevant Due date. Please refer to the International Student Refund Agreement for further information.

If you fail to do these things, the University is obliged by legislation to cancel your enrolment.

Study Period Census Date
Semesters
Semester 1 March 25, 2016
Semester 2 August 26, 2016
Semester 2A September 30, 2016
Summer Dates
Summer School January 15, 2016
UniReady Summer School January 22, 2016
Research Terms
Research Term 1 March 25, 2016
Research Term 2 August 26, 2016
Trimesters
Trimester 1 February 12, 2016
Trimester 1A March 25, 2016
Trimester 1B February 12, 2016
Trimester 2 June 3, 2016
Trimester 2A August 5, 2016
Trimester 2B May 27, 2016
Trimester 3 September 23, 2016
Trimester 3A December 2, 2016
Trimester 3B September 16, 2016
Quarters
Quarter 1 January 29, 2016
Quarter 2 April 29, 2016
Quarter 3 July 29, 2016
Quarter 4 October 28, 2016
Short Study Periods
Study Period 1 January 15, 2016
Study Period 2 February 12, 2016
Study Period 3 March 18, 2016
Study Period 4 April 15, 2016
Study Period 5 May 13, 2016
Study Period 6 June 17, 2016
Study Period 7 July 15, 2016
Study Period 8 August 12, 2016
Study Period 9 September 16, 2016
Study Period 10 October 14, 2016
Study Period 10A October 21, 2016
Study Period 11 November 18, 2016
Study Period 12 December 16, 2016
Honours
Full year May 6, 2016
Mid-year October 21, 2016
English Language Bridging (ELB)
ELICOS full year December 31, 2016
ELB Semester 1 April 15, 2016
ELB Semester 2 August 26, 2016
ELB Summer Semester November 4, 2016
ELB Intensive 1 May 27, 2016
ELB Intensive 2 September 30, 2016
ELB Summer Intensive December 9 2016

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For information on the OUA study periods and key dates, please see the Open Universities Australia website.

Census Dates for Research Students

Census dates for a student undertaking a Masters or Doctoral thesis are set by the following rules. For most students this means the Census dates for their thesis in 2016 will be 25 March for the first half-year and 26 August for the second half-year.

  1. The standard Census date for study in the half-year period that extends from 1 January to 30 June will be the standard Semester 1 Census date
  2. The standard Census date for study in the half-year period that extends from 1 July to 31 December will be the standard Semester 2 Census date
  3. In the student's first half year of study, the Census date will be the later of
    • the earliest date which is at least 20% of the time between the date the student commences study in the thesis and the end of the half-year period; and
    • the standard Census date for the half year period.
  4. For all other half-years of study, the student's Census date will be the standard Census date for study in that half-year period.

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