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Census Dates 2017

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 24, 2017
Semester 2 August 25, 2017
Summer Dates
Summer School January 13, 2017
UniReady Summer School January 20, 2017
Research Terms
Research Term 1 March 24, 2017
Research Term 2 August 25, 2017
Trimester 1 February 10, 2017
Trimester 2 June 2, 2017
Trimester 3 September 22, 2017
Quarter 1 January 27, 2017
Quarter 2 April 28, 2017
Quarter 3 July 28, 2017
Quarter 4 October 27, 2017
Short Study Periods
Study Period 1 January 13, 2017
Study Period 2 February 10, 2017
Study Period 3 March 17, 2017
Study Period 4 April 14, 2017
Study Period 5 May 12, 2017
Study Period 6 June 16, 2017
Study Period 7 July 14, 2017
Study Period 8 August 11, 2017
Study Period 9 September 15, 2017
Study Period 10 October 13, 2017
Study Period 11 November 17, 2017
Study Period 12 December 15, 2017
English Language Bridging (ELB)
ELB Semester 1 April 14, 2017
ELB Semester 2 September 1, 2017
ELB Summer Semester November 10, 2017
ELB Intensive 1 May 26, 2017
ELB Intensive 2 October 6, 2017
ELB Summer Intensive December 15 2017

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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 2017 will be 24 March for the first half-year and 25 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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