Census Dates - 2015
A Census date is the date at which an enrolment is considered to be final.
If you are in a Commonwealth supported place by each Census date you must either pay your student contribution in full or have provided your tax file number to us. If you fail to do these things, the University is obliged by law to cancel your enrolment.
If you are seeking Commonwealth assistance (i.e. HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP, SA-HELP or OS-HELP) you must submit an eCAF (electronic Commonwealth assistance form) with a valid tax file number by each relevant Census date. Only one form needs to be submitted for each course. For further information please see What is an eCAF? on the Fees Centre website.
If you are a student, regardless of whether you are Commonwealth supported or not, any withdrawal you make after the study period Census date will incur an academic penalty (for example, a fail grade) and a financial penalty (for example, no refund of your student contribution or tuition fees).
|Study Period||Census Date|
|Semester 1||March 27, 2015|
|Semester 2||August 28, 2015|
|Semester 2A||October 2, 2015|
|Summer School||January 9, 2015|
|UniReady Summer School||January 23, 2015|
|Research Term 1||March 27, 2015|
|Research Term 2||August 28, 2015|
|Trimester 1||February 13, 2015|
|Trimester 1A||March 27, 2015|
|Trimester 1B||February 13, 2015|
|Trimester 2||June 5, 2015|
|Trimester 2A||August 7, 2015|
|Trimester 2B||May 29, 2015|
|Trimester 3||September 25, 2015|
|Trimester 3A||December 4, 2015|
|Trimester 3B||September 18, 2015|
|Quarter 1||January 23, 2015|
|Quarter 2||April 24, 2015|
|Quarter 3||July 24, 2015|
|Quarter 4||October 23, 2015|
|Short Study Periods|
|Study Period 1||January 16, 2015|
|Study Period 2||February 13, 2015|
|Study Period 3||March 13, 2015|
|Study Period 4||April 10, 2015|
|Study Period 5||May 15, 2015|
|Study Period 6||June 12, 2015|
|Study Period 7||July 10, 2015|
|Study Period 8||August 14, 2015|
|Study Period 9||September 11, 2015|
|Study Period 10||October 16, 2015||Study Period 10A||October 23, 2015|
|Study Period 11||November 13, 2015|
|Study Period 12||December 11, 2015|
|Full year||8 May 2015|
|Mid year||October 23, 2015|
|English Language Bridging (ELB)|
|ELB Semester 1||April 10, 2015|
|ELB Semester 2||August 28, 2015|
|ELB Summer Semester||November 13, 2015|
|ELB Intensive 1||May 22, 2015|
|ELB Intensive 2||October 2, 2015|
|ELB Summer Intensive||December 18 2015|
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 2015 will be 28 March for the first half-year and 29 August for the second half-year.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.