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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If you’re thinking about withdrawing from your course, a unit, or units and you don’t want to have a grade of WF (withdrawn fail) on your academic record, you must do so by this date.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 211 1 April 2021 1 May 2021
Semester Two 212 1 September 2021 1 October 2021
Teaching periodCode
Census Date
Academic Penalty Date
Summer session 2020/202121015 January 202121 January 2021
Winter session 21W15 July 202119 July 2021
Teaching periodCode
Census Date
Academic Penalty Date
Trimester One21TR115 February 202112 March 2021
Trimester Two21TR215 June 20219 July 2021
Trimester Three21TR315 October 202112 November 2021
Teaching periodCode
Census Date
Academic Penalty Date
Term One21TE131 January 202126 February 2021
Term Two21TE230 April 202128 May 2021
Term Three21TE331 July 202130 August 2021
Term Four21TE41 November 202126 November 2021
Term Five21TE51 December 202130 December 2021
Teaching periodCode
Census Date
Academic Penalty Date
Full Year21F1 June 202130 July 2021
VET Full Year21VF1 June 2021Refer to the Student Hub
Split Full Year21SY30 September 202126 February 2022
Teaching periodCode
Census Date
Academic Penalty Date
Practicum One21PR124 March 202128 March 2021
Practicum Two21PR230 May 20213 June 2021
Practicum Three21PR319 June 202122 June 2021
Practicum Four21PR415 August 202113 September 2021
Practicum Five21PR514 August 202118 August 2021
Practicum Six21PR623 October 202127 October 2021
Practicum Seven21PR731 March 20211 May 2021
Practicum Eight21PR815 September 20211 October 2021
Teaching periodCode
Census Date
Academic Penalty Date
Accelerated Online 121AC128 January 20212 February 2021
Accelerated Online 221AC225 March 202130 March 2021
Accelerated Online 321AC327 May 20211 June 2021
Accelerated Online 421AC422 July 202127 July 2021
Accelerated Online 521AC516 September 202121 September 2021
Accelerated Online 621AC611 November 202116 November 2021
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