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Census dates calendar

What is a census date?

The census date is the date when we finalise your enrolment. This means:

  • it is the date when you become liable for fees for the units you are enrolled in
  • it is the last day you can discontinue a subject without seeing the words ‘withdrawn’ on your academic record

If you discontinue a unit after the census date, your academic record will show withdrawn or withdrawn fail. Please make sure that you understand how these dates – and your actions of cancellation or withdrawal after these dates – can affect your academic record. To understand how discontinuation dates can affect your fees and academic record, read more here about academic and financial penalties.

Standard census dates for the most common teaching periods

Teaching period Code Teaching period start date ‘Withdrawn no load’ starts Census date ‘Withdrawn late’ starts ‘Withdrawn fail’ starts Teaching period end date
Academic penalty for some teaching periods only Academic & financial penalties apply
Last day to discontinue units
Full-year teaching period S1-01 27/02/2017 31/03/2017 01/04/2017 02/05/2017 26/05/2017
Semester two S2-01 24/07/2017 22/08/2017 31/08/2017 01/09/2017 26/09/2017 20/10/2017
Full-year FY-01 27/02/2017 01/04/2017 30/04/2017 01/05/2017 01/08/2017 20/10/2017
Summer/winter unit dates may vary from those below. Confirm with Student Administration.
Summer semester A SSA-02 01/11/2017 31/12/2017 01/01/2018 31/01/2018 16/02/2018
Summer semester A SSA-02 01/11/2017 31/12/2017 01/01/2018 31/01/2018 16/02/2018
Summer semester B SSB-01 01/01/2017 15/01/2017 16/01/2017 30/01/2017 17/02/2017
Winter semester WS-01 19/06/2017 30/06/2017 01/07/2017 11/07/2017 14/07/2017

Census dates for 2017 teaching periods (sorted A-Z)

Teaching period Code Teaching period start date ‘Withdrawn no load’ starts Census date ‘Withdrawn late’ starts ‘Withdrawn fail’ starts Teaching period end date
Academic penalty applies to some teaching periods only Academic & financial penalties apply
Last day to discontinue units
Full-year teaching period FY-01 27/02/2017 01/04/2017 30/04/2017 01/05/2017 01/08/2017 20/10/2017
Full-year teaching period (MSA PG) FY-ZA-01 25/01/2017 23/02/2017 30/04/2017 01/05/2017 16/08/2017 25/11/2017
February teaching period (MSA) FEB-ZA-02 04/02/2017 11/02/2017 12/02/2017 26/02/2017 11/03/2017
March teaching period (MSA) MAR-ZA-02 11/03/2017 18/03/2017 19/03/2017 01/04/2017 15/04/2017
April teaching period (MSA) APR-ZA-02 22/04/2017 30/04/2017 01/05/2017 13/05/2017 27/05/2017
August teaching period (MSA) AUG-ZA-02 19/08/2017 27/08/2017 28/08/2017 09/09/2017 23/09/2017
May teaching period (MSA) MAY-ZA-02 27/05/2017 04/06/2017 05/06/2017 17/06/2017 01/07/2017
July teaching period (MSA) JUL-ZA-02 15/07/2017 22/07/2017 24/07/2017 05/08/2017 19/08/2017
October teaching period (MSA) OCT-ZA-02 30/09/2017 07/10/2017 08/10/2017 09/10/2017 09/11/2017
November teaching period (MSA) NOV-ZA-02 04/11/2017 11/11/2017 13/11/2017 25/11/2017 09/12/2017
Research Q1 RES-Q1 01/01/2017 31/03/2017 31/03/2017
Research Q2 RES-Q2 01/04/2017 30/06/2017 30/06/2017
Research Q3 RES-Q3 01/07/2017 30/09/2017 30/09/2017
Research Q4 RES-Q4 01/10/2017 31/12/2017 31/12/2017
Semester 1 S1-01 27/02/2017 31/03/2017 01/04/2017 02/05/2017 26/05/2017
Semester 1(MSA PG) S1-ZA-01 25/01/2017 23/02/2017 31/03/2017 01/04/2017 03/05/2017 24/06/2017
Semester 1 (MSA UG) S1-ZA-02 29/02/2017 31/03/2017 01/04/2017 03/05/2017 27/05/2017
Semester 2 S2-01 24/07/2017 22/08/2017 31/08/2017 01/09/2017 26/09/2017 20/10/2017
Semester 2 (MSA PG) S2-ZA-01 27/06/2017 26/07/2017 31/08/2017 01/09/2017 04/10/2017 25/11/2017
Semester 2 (MSA UG) S2-ZA-02 25/07/2017 23/08/2017 31/08/2017 01/09/2017 27/09/2017 21/10/2017
Summer semester A SSA-02 01/11/2017 31/12/2017 01/01/2017 31/01/2018 16/02/2018
Summer semester A (MSA UG AND PG) SA-ZA-02 01/11/2017 31/12/2017 01/01/2017 31/01/2017 31/01/2017
Summer semester B SSB-01 01/01/2017 15/01/2017 16/01/2017 30/01/2017 17/02/2017
Summer Semester B (MSA UG) SB-ZA-02 01/01/2017 15/01/2017 16/01/2017 30/01/2017 19/02/2017
Term 1 T1-57 01/01/2017 30/01/2017 15/02/2017 16/02/2017 28/02/2017 31/03/2017
Term 2 T2-57 01/04/2017 30/04/2017 01/05/2017 30/05/2017 30/06/2017
Term 2 (MSA PG) T2-ZA-01 01/04/2017 30/04/2017 01/05/2017 03/06/2017 30/06/2017
Term 3 T3-57 01/07/2017 30/07/2017 31/08/2017 01/09/2017 12/09/2017 30/09/2017
Term 4 T4-57 01/10/2017 31/10/2017 01/11/2017 28/11/2017 31/12/2017
Trimester 1 T1-58 09/01/2017 07/02/2017 15/02/2017 16/02/2017 04/04/2017 12/05/2017
Trimester 2 T2-58 15/05/2017 13/06/2017 30/06/2017 01/07/2017 25/07/2017 18/08/2017
Trimester 3 T3-58 21/08/2017 19/09/2017 30/09/2017 01/10/2017 07/11/2017 08/12/2017
Trimester A TRI-A-29 06/03/2017 19/03/2017 31/03/2017 01/04/2017 25/04/2017 26/05/2017
Trimester B TRI-B-29 26/06/2017 09/07/2017 31/07/2017 01/08/2017 01/09/2017 15/09/2017
Trimester C TRI-C-29 13/11/2017 26/11/2017 04/12/2017 05/12/2017 16/01/2018 02/02/2018
Winter semester WS-01 19/06/2017 30/06/2017 01/07/2017 11/07/2017 14/07/2017

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