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Intro

There are three study periods per year for full-time and part-time higher education and VET students.

These are known as Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3.

Key dates in the academic calendar are listed below.

Key dates

Jan 22

Course Withdrawal/ Deferral

International students: This is the final date you can defer or withdraw from a course and receive a full refund. After this date you will need to pay.

12-16 Feb

Orientation Week
Check your campus page for dates and activities

 
19 Feb First day of classes  
2 Mar Subject Withdrawal Date

International students: This is the final date you can withdraw from a subject you are enroled in without recording a fail. After this date your results will show a FAIL grade.

9 Mar Census Date  
6 April Academic Withdrawal Date (HE)  
4 May Withdrawal cut-off  
7 May Exam week starts  
13 May End of Trimester  
25 May Results Release  

1 May

Course Withdrawal/ Deferral

International students: This is the final date you can defer or withdraw from a course and receive a full refund. After this date you will need to pay.

TBA

Orientation Week
Check your campus page for dates and activities

 
4 June First day of classes  
15 June Subject Withdrawal Date

International students: This is the final date you can withdraw from a subject you are enrolled in without recording a fail. After this date your results will show a FAIL grade.

22 June Census Date  
20 July Academic Withdrawal Date (HE)  
17 Aug Withdrawal cut-off  
20 Aug Exam week starts  
26 Aug End of Trimester  
7 Sep Results Release  

14 Aug

Course Withdrawal/ Deferral

International students: This is the final date you can defer or withdraw from a course and receive a full refund. After this date you will need to pay.

TBA

Orientation Week
Check your campus page for dates and activities

 
17 Sept First day of classes  
28 Sept Subject Withdrawal Date

International students: This is the final date you can withdraw from a subject you are enrolled in without recording a fail. After this date your results will show a FAIL grade.

5 Oct Census Date  
2 Nov Academic Withdrawal Date (HE)  
30 Nov Withdrawal cut-off  
3 Dec Exam week starts  
9 Dec End of Trimester  
21 Dec Results Release  
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Details of Key Dates

Please Click the following link for Key details for Torrens and Blue Mountains. Here you will find Trimester and Term dates

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Understanding key dates

Term Meaning
HE

Higher education courses

VET

Vocational education and training courses

Census Date

After the census date your enrolment details are fixed.

If you withdraw from a subject after this date you will have to pay for it.

Check Blackboard Key Dates page for details of the census date for each of your subjects.

Academic Withdrawal Date

The last date to withdraw from subjects with a “Withdrawn Not Fail” notation.

You still have to pay for the subject, but won't receive a Fail grade for the subject.

Withdrawal Cut-off Date

The last date in the study period to withdraw from subjects with a "Withdrawn Fail" notation. 

You still have to pay for the subject.

If you withdraw from a subject after this date you will receive a Fail grade.

Print the academic calendar

Download a printable calendar below: