Like any well-prepared student, you'll want to enrol as soon as possible after you've accepted your course offer.
Make sure you enrol in units for the full calendar year, i.e. Semester 1 and Semester 2. Don’t worry about your first semester results at this point. If you don’t pass a unit you can make changes in time for your second semester.
Note: If you’re starting a course mid-year (Semester 2) you can only enrol in units for that semester.
Enrolment opening and closing dates
Enrolment happens through our system called 'SIMO' (Student Information Management Online).
Use your student ID (it’s in your course offer email) to login to SIMO.
There are opening dates and closing dates for different teaching periods. You should check our current schedule for enrolment dates.Check dates
What's the last date you can withdraw from a unit?
You can withdraw from a unit without incurring a financial penalty up until the 'census date' for your study period.
The census date is the date when enrolment is considered to be finalised.
After this date, you'll be charged for your course and start accumulating a HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP debt.
Census dates are usually one month after a semester starts.Read more
What's an academic penalty date?
So many dates…we just need you to know about this one.
The academic penalty date is the date that your academic participation in a unit(s) is confirmed – it’s not the same as the census date.
If you withdraw from a unit after the academic penalty date, and up until midnight prior to the beginning of the exam period, the unit will appear on your academic record with a WF (withdraw fail) grade.
After midnight, your academic record will show a fail. Ouch.More about withdrawal dates