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Withdrawal dates

If you enrol in a course but decide to withdraw from that course or a unit, make sure you do so before what’s called the ‘Census Date’.

After that date you’ll be charged for any units that you’re still enrolled in. If you’re a domestic student, you’ll also start accumulating a HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP debt. Withdrawal from a course or unit(s) may affect government benefits or visa requirements (for international students), so always seek advice first.

If you wish to withdraw, please read one of these:

If you’re still unsure, please contact the Student Hub for more information.

Academic penalty dates

This is another date you should be aware of. The Academic Penalty Date is the date when your academic participation in a unit is confirmed.

If you’re thinking about withdrawing from your course, a unit, or units and you don’t want to have a grade of WF (withdrawn fail) on your academic record, you must do so by this date.

Note: This applies to all courses except VET, honours, research masters or doctoral thesis units.

Again, contact the Student Hub if you need more information.

Fees due date

This is not the same as the Census Date. It’s the date that your tuition fees are due. Your fees are shown on your statement of account on SIMO.

If you don’t pay your fees by the due date it may result in services being revoked and/or an encumbrance being placed on your record. For fee due dates, please visit the Money Matters - When to Pay page.

Withdrawal dates

Teaching periodCode
Census Date
Academic Penalty Date
Semester One 201 1 April 1 May
Semester Two 202 1 September 1 October
Teaching periodCode
Census Date
Academic Penalty Date
Summer session 2020/202121015 January 202121 January 2021
Winter session 20W15 July 18 July
Teaching periodCode
Census Date
Academic Penalty Date
Trimester One20TR115 February12 March
Trimester Two20TR215 June9 July
Trimester Three20TR315 October12 November
Teaching periodCode
Census Date
Academic Penalty Date
Term One20TE131 January26 February
Term Two20TE230 April28 May
Term Three20TE331 July30 August
Term Four20TE41 November26 November
Term Five20TE51 December30 December
Teaching periodCode
Census Date
Academic Penalty Date
Full Year20F1 June30 July
VET Full Year20VF1 JuneRefer to the Student Hub
Split Full Year20SY30 September28 February 2021
Teaching periodCode
Census Date
Academic Penalty Date
Practicum One20PR124 March26 March
Practicum Two20PR230 May6 June
Practicum Three20PR319 June21 June
Practicum Four20PR49 September12 September
Practicum Five20PR514 August20 August
Practicum Six20PR623 October29 October
Practicum Seven20PR731 March1 May
Practicum Eight20PR815 September1 October
Teaching periodCode
Census Date
Academic Penalty Date
Accelerated Online 120AC123 January28 January
Accelerated Online 220AC221 March25 March
Accelerated Online 320AC321 May27 May
Accelerated Online 420AC416 July22 July
Accelerated Online 520AC510 September16 September
Accelerated Online 620AC65 November11 November
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