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Withdrawal dates

Withdrawal without financial and academic penalty dates 2018

You should be aware of the census or reporting dates when enrolling in a unit, as these indicate when you can withdraw from a unit without incurring a penalty (either financial or academic) for that teaching period.

It is imperative to make note of penalty dates applicable to your course.

Census dates

The Census Date is the date on which your enrolment is deemed to be finalised. After the Census Date you will be charged for your course and start accumulating a HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP debt, and your Student Learning Entitlement is consumed. To withdraw from a unit(s) without incurring the cost for that unit(s), you must do so by this date (contact Student Central for more information).

The census date is not the date that your fees are due, for fee due dates, please visit the Money Matters - When to Pay page.

Academic penalty dates

The Academic Penalty Date is the date on which your academic participation in a unit(s) is confirmed.

To withdraw from a unit(s) without incurring a fail for the unit(s), with a grade of WF (withdrawn fail), you must do so by this date (contact Student Central for more information). This applies to all courses except VET, honours, research masters or doctoral thesis units.

Pattern Teaching Period
(refer to your enrolment pattern)
Code Earliest start Latest finish Last date to withdraw
without Financial penalty
(Census date)
Last date to withdraw
without Academic penalty
1 Summer Session 180 1 December 2017 28 February 2018 15 January 2018 21 January 2018
Semester One 181 1 February 30 June 1 April 1 May
Winter 18W 1 June 31 July 15 July 18 July
Semester Two 182 1 July 31 December 1 September 1 October
2 Trimester One 18TR1 1 January 30 April 15 February 12 March
Trimester Two 18TR2 1 May 31 August 15 June 9 July
Trimester Three 18TR3 1 September 31 December 15 October 12 November
3 Term One 18TE1 1 January 31 March 31 January 27 February
Term Two 18TE2 1 April 30 June 30 April 28 May
Term Three 18TE3 1 July 30 September 31 July 30 August
Term Four 18TE4 1 October 31 December 1 November 26 November
4 Full Year 18F 1 February 31 December 31 May 30 July
VET Full Year 18VF 1 January 31 December 1 June Refer to Student Central or
Course Information Hub
5 Practicum One 18PR1 1 March 30 April 24 March 26 March
Practicum Two 18PR2 1 April 30 July 30 May 6 June
Practicum Three 18PR3 1 June 31 July 19 June 21 June
Practicum Four 18PR4 22 June 30 November 9 September 12 September
Practicum Five 18PR5 27 July 20 November 14 August 20 August
Practicum Six 18PR6 1 October 31 December 23 October 29 September
Practicum Seven 18PR7 1 February 15 August 31 March 30 April
Practicum Eight 18PR8 1 July 2018 1 March 2019 15 September 30 September
6 Split Full 18SY 1 July 2018 30 June 2019 30 September 2018 27 February 2019


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