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Teaching periods

Withdrawal without financial and academic penalty dates 2015

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. You must make any up-front payments and submit any request(s) for Commonwealth assistance by the census date.

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).

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To withdraw from a unit(s) without incurring a fail for the unit(s), with a grade of WF (withdrawn fail), you must do so by this date (contact Student Central for more information).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.

PatternTeaching Period
(refer to your enrolment pattern)
CodeEarliest start*Latest finish**Financial penalty date
(Census date***)
Academic penalty date****
1Summer Session1501 December 201428 February 201515 January 201522 January 2015
Semester One1511 February30 June31 March4 May
Winter15W1 June31 July15 July16 July
Semester Two1521 July31 December31 August5 October
2Trimester One15TR11 January30 April15 February13 March
Trimester Two15TR21 May31 August15 June10 July
Trimester Three15TR31 September31 December15 October13 November
3Term One15TE11 January31 March31 January27 February
Term Two15TE21 April30 June30 April29 May
Term Three15TE31 July30 September31 July31 August
Term Four15TE41 October31 December31 October27 November
4Full Year15F1 February31 December31 May31 July
VET Full Year15VF1 January31 December30 April31 July
5Practicum One15PR11 March30 April24 March24 March
Practicum Two15PR21 April30 July8 May8 June
Practicum Three15PR31 June31 July19 June26 June
Practicum Four15PR422 June30 November9 September11 September
Practicum Five15PR527 July20 November14 August21 August
Practicum Six15PR61 October31 December23 October30 October
Practicum Seven15PR71 February15 August31 March1 May
Practicum Eight15PR81 July1 March 201615 September1 October
6Split Full15SY1 July 201530 June 201630 September 201528 February 2016
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