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Census Dates - 2014

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 Student Administration and Fees 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 28, 2014
Semester 2 August 29, 2014
Semester 2A October 3, 2014
Summer Dates
Summer School January 11, 2013
UniReady Summer School January 18, 2013
Research Terms
Research Term 1 March 28, 2014
Research Term 2 August 29, 2014
Trimester 1 February 14, 2014
Trimester 1A March 89, 2014
Trimester 2 June 6, 2014
Trimester 2A August 8, 2014
Trimester 3 September 26, 2014
Trimester 3A December 5, 2014
Quarter 1 January 24, 2014
Quarter 2 April 25, 2014
Quarter 3 July 25, 2014
Quarter 4 October 24, 2014
Short Study Periods
Study Period 1 January 17, 2014
Study Period 2 February 14, 2014
Study Period 3 March 14, 2014
Study Period 4 April 11, 2014
Study Period 5 May 16, 2014
Study Period 6 June 13, 2014
Study Period 7 July 11, 2014
Study Period 8 August 15, 2014
Study Period 9 September 12, 2014
Study Period 10 October 17, 2014
Study Period 10A October 24, 2014
Study Period 11 November 14, 2014
Study Period 12 December 12, 2014
English Language Bridging (ELB)
ELB Semester 1 March 22, 2013
ELB Semester 2 August 9, 2013
ELB Summer Semester November 8, 2013
ELB Intensive 1 May 3, 2013
ELB Intensive 2 September 20, 2013
ELB Summer Intensive December 13, 2013

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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 2014 will be 28 March for the first half-year and 29 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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