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 Withdrawal after the study period Census date has passed will be recorded on your academic record as “Withdrawn” (WD) and you will remain liable for the relevant tuition fees.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|
|Semester 1||March 25, 2016|
|Semester 2||August 26, 2016|
|Semester 2A||September 30, 2016|
|Summer School||January 15, 2016|
|UniReady Summer School||January 22, 2016|
|Research Term 1||March 25, 2016|
|Research Term 2||August 26, 2016|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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.
- 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.