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To withdraw from a unit(s) without incurring a fail for the unit(s), with a grade of WF (withdrawn fail), you must do so by this date (contact Student Central for more information).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

Pattern Teaching Period
(refer to your enrolment pattern)
Code Earliest start* Latest finish** Financial penalty date
(Census date***)
Academic penalty date****
1 Summer Session 150 1 December 2014 28 February 2015 15 January 2015 22 January 2015
Semester One 151 1 February 30 June 31 March 4 May
Winter 15W 1 June 31 July 15 July 16 July
Semester Two 152 1 July 31 December 31 August 5 October
2 Trimester One 15TR1 1 January 30 April 15 February 13 March
Trimester Two 15TR2 1 May 31 August 15 June 10 July
Trimester Three 15TR3 1 September 31 December 15 October 13 November
3 Term One 15TE1 1 January 31 March 31 January 27 February
Term Two 15TE2 1 April 30 June 30 April 29 May
Term Three 15TE3 1 July 30 September 31 July 31 August
Term Four 15TE4 1 October 31 December 31 October 27 November
4 Full Year 15F 1 February 31 December 31 May 31 July
VET Full Year 15VF 1 January 31 December 30 April 31 July
5 Practicum One 15PR1 1 March 30 April 24 March 24 March
Practicum Two 15PR2 1 April 30 July 1 June 8 June
Practicum Three 15PR3 1 June 31 July 19 June 26 June
Practicum Four 15PR4 22 June 30 November 9 September 11 September
Practicum Five 15PR5 27 July 20 November 14 August 21 August
Practicum Six 15PR6 1 October 31 December 23 October 30 October
Practicum Seven 15PR7 1 February 15 August 31 March 1 May
Practicum Eight 15PR8 1 July 1 March 2016 15 September 1 October
6 Split Full 15SY 1 July 2015 30 June 2016 30 September 2015 28 February 2016
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