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 January4 May31 August
University Welcome & Enrolment AssistanceBond Week8 January6 May2 September
Faculty Welcomes & Orientation ExpoBond Week9 January7 May3 September
Deferred Examinations (for end of semester exams from previous semester)*Bond Week8-10 January6-8 May2-4 September
Last day to pay current semester feesBond Week10 January8 May4 September
CLASSES COMMENCEWeek 113 January11 May7 September
Last day to submit Request for FEE-HELP and SA-HELP Assistance FormWeek 224 January22 May18 September
Last day to cancel or substitute subjects without financial penaltyWeek 226 January24 May20 September
Late penalty fee of $250 to cancel subject enrolment (Late Cancellation 1 date)Week 327 January25 May21 September
Late penalty fee of $500 to cancel subject enrolment(Late Cancellation 2 date)Week 43 February1 June28 September
Last withdrawal dateWeek 47 February5 June2 October
Census date (a)Week 47 February5 June2 October
Examination Timetable releasedWeek 514 February12 June9 October
Graduation CeremonyWeek 515 February13 June10 October
Last day to cancel subjects without academic penalty (b)Week 728 February26 June23 October
Class Timetable Released for following semesterWeek 99 March6 July2 November
Continuing student enrolment opensWeek 1016 March13 July9 November
Class registration for all students opensWeek 1123 March20 July16 November
New student enrolment opensWeek 1123 March20 July16 November
Last day for continuing students to enrol for the following semester without financial penaltyWeek 123 April31 July27 November
Medical Program Graduation CeremonyWeek 13  2 December
Examinations commenceWeek 139 April7 August4 December
Examinations endWeek 1420 April15 August12 December
SEMESTER ENDSWeek 1420 April15 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.