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Teaching periods

Withdrawal without financial and academic penalty dates 2014

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To withdraw from a unit(s) without incurring a fail for the unit(s), with a grade of WF (withdrawn fail), you must do so by this date (contact Student Central for more information).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

Pattern Teaching Period
(refer to your enrolment pattern)
Code Earliest start* Latest finish** Financial penalty date
(Census date***)
Academic penalty date****
1 Summer Session 140 1 December 2013 28 February 2014 15 January 2014 22 January 2014
Semester One 141 1 February 30 June 31 March 12 May
Winter 14W 1 June 31 July 15 July 15 July
Semester Two 142 1 July 31 December 31 August 7 October
2 Trimester One 14TR1 1 January 30 April 15 February 12 March
Trimester Two 14TR2 1 May 31 August 15 June 9 July
Trimester Three 14TR3 1 September 31 December 15 October 12 November
3 Term One 14TE1 1 January 31 March 31 January 27 February
Term Two 14TE2 1 April 30 June 30 April 28 May
Term Three 14TE3 1 July 30 September 31 July 29 August
Term Four 14TE4 1 October 31 December 31 October 26 November
4 Full Year 14F 1 February 31 December 31 May 31 July
VET Full Year 14VF 1 January 31 December 30 April 31 July
5 Practicum One 14PR1 1 March 30 April 24 March 24 March
Practicum Two 14PR2 1 April 30 July 8 May 31 May
Practicum Three 14PR3 1 June 31 July 19 June 19 June
Practicum Four 14PR4 22 June 30 November 9 September 11 September
Practicum Five 14PR5 27 July 20 November 14 August 20 August
Practicum Six 14PR6 1 October 31 December 23 October 29 October
6 Research 1 14R1 1 April 30 June 30 June 30 June
Research 2 14R2 1 September 31 December 31 December 31 December
7 Split Full 14SY 1 July 2014 30 July 2015 30 September 2014 28 February 2015
8 GD Flying 14GDFLY 1 November 2014 31 January 2015 30 November 2014 16 December 2014
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