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 2018

Event/ActivityWeekJan Semester (181)May Semester (182)Sept Semester (183)
Result release from previous semesterBond Week8 January7 May3 September
University Welcome & Enrolment AssistanceBond Week10 January9 May5 September
Faculty Welcomes & Orientation ExpoBond Week11 January10 May6 September

Deferred Examinations (for end of semester exams from previous semester)*

Bond Week10-12 January9-11 May5-7 September

Last day to pay current semester fees

Bond Week12 January11 May7 September
CLASSES COMMENCEWeek 115 January14 May10 September
Last day to request review of grade for previous semesterWeek 117 January16 May12 September
Last day to request change of program for current semesterWeek 119 January18 May14 September
Last day to submit Request for FEE-HELP and SA-HELP Assistance FormWeek 226 January25 May21 September

Last day to cancel or substitute subjects without financial penalty

Week 228 January27 May23 September
Late penalty fee of $250 to cancel subject enrolment (Late Cancellation 1 date)Week 329 January28 May24 September
Late penalty fee of $500 to cancel subject enrolment (Late Cancellation 2 date)Week 45 February4 June1 October
Last withdrawal dateWeek 49 February8 June5 October
Census date (a)Week 49 February8 June5 October
Graduation CeremonyWeek 517 February16 June13 October
Examination Timetable releasedWeek 516 February15 June12 October
 Week 619 February18 June15 October
Last day to cancel subjects without academic penalty (a) (b)Week 72 March29 June26 October
 Week 85 March2 July29 October
Class Timetable Released for following semesterWeek 912 March9 July5 November
Continuing student enrolment opensWeek 1019 March16 July12 November
Class registration for all students openWeek 1126 March 23 July19 November
New student enrolment opens

Week 11

26 March23 July19 November

Last day for continuing students to enrol for the following semester without financial penalty

Week 126 April3 August30 November
STUDY BREAK (Commonwealth Games)

Week 12-13

4-15 April  
Medical Program Graduation CeremonyWeek 13  5 December
Examinations commence

Week 13

 10 August7 December
Examinations commence (181 only)Week 1416 April  
Examinations end **Week 1424 April18 August15 December
SEMESTER ENDS **Week 1424 April18 August15 December
BreakWeek 1525 April20 August17 December
BreakWeek 1630 April27 August24 December
BreakWeek 17  31 December

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.

* Dates are subject to review.
** In January Semester (181) Week 14 is extended to include Monday 23 April and Tuesday 24 April.

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