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Academic calendar

The standard academic calendar consists of three semesters (typically, 13 weeks of instruction and 1 week of examinations).

The calendar presents the basic chronological structure of the three semesters in an academic year.

Semester dates 2020

Event/ActivityWeekJan Semester (201)May Semester (202)Sept Semester (203)
Result release from previous semesterBond Week6 January5 May31 August
University Welcome & Enrolment AssistanceBond Week8 January 2 September
Faculty Welcomes & Orientation ExpoBond Week9 January 3 September
Online orientation commences  20 May 
Deferred Examinations (for end of semester exams from previous semester)*Bond Week8-10 January 2-4 September
Last day to pay current semester feesBond Week10 January22 May4 September
CLASSES COMMENCEWeek 113 January25 May7 September
Last day to submit Request for FEE-HELP and SA-HELP Assistance FormWeek 224 January5 June18 September
Graduation Conferral  11 June 
Last day to cancel or substitute subjects without financial penaltyWeek 226 January 20 September
Late penalty fee of $250 to cancel subject enrolment (Late Cancellation 1 date)Week 327 January 21 September
Late penalty fee of $500 to cancel subject enrolment(Late Cancellation 2 date)Week 43 February 28 September
Last withdrawal dateWeek 47 February19 June2 October
Census date (a)Week 47 February19 June2 October
Examination Timetable releasedWeek 514 February 9 October
Graduation CeremonyWeek 515 February 10 October
Last day to cancel subjects without academic penalty (b)Week 728 February 23 October
Class Timetable Released for following semesterWeek 99 March20 July2 November
Continuing student enrolment opensWeek 1016 March27 July9 November
Class registration for all students opensWeek 1123 March3 August16 November
New student enrolment opensWeek 1123 March3 August16 November
Last day for continuing students to enrol for the following semester without financial penaltyWeek 123 April7 August27 November
Medical Program Graduation CeremonyWeek 13  2 December
Examinations commenceWeek 139 April 4 December
Examinations endWeek 1420 April 12 December
SEMESTER ENDSWeek 1420 April21 August12 December

*Dates are subject to review

**Classes/examinations will not be scheduled on Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday and ANZAC Day. For all other public holidays that fall within a semester, classes/examinations will be scheduled.

(a) The above dates relate to standard full-semester subjects. Intensive and half unit subjects have other dates.
(b) 'WF' grade is awarded after this date.