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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
May Semester
Sept Semester
Result release from previous semesterBond Week6 January5 May7 September

Orientation: University Welcome, Enrolment Assistance & Activities

Bond Week8 January20-22 May9-11 September

Orientation: Faculty Welcomes & Discipline Information

Bond Week9 January21 May10 September
Deferred Examinations (for end of semester exams from previous semester)*Bond Week8-10 JanuaryN/A N/A
Last day to pay current semester feesBond Week10 January22 May11 September
CLASSES COMMENCEWeek 113 January25 May14 September
Last day to submit Request for FEE-HELP and SA-HELP Assistance FormWeek 224 January5 June25 September
Graduation Conferral (May semester only) N/A11 JuneN/A
Last day to cancel or substitute subjects without financial penaltyWeek 226 JanuaryN/A 27 September
Late penalty fee of $250 to cancel subject enrolment (Late Cancellation 1 date)Week 327 JanuaryN/A 28 September
Late penalty fee of $500 to cancel subject enrolment(Late Cancellation 2 date)Week 43 FebruaryN/A 5 October
Last withdrawal dateWeek 47 February19 June9 October
Census date (a)Week 47 February19 June9 October
Examination Timetable releasedWeek 514 FebruaryN/A N/A
Graduation CeremonyWeek 515 FebruaryN/A TBA
Last day to cancel subjects without academic penalty (b)Week 728 February10 July30 October
Class Timetable released for following semester (January and September semester only)Week 99 MarchN/A9 November
Class Timetable Released for following semester (May Semester only)Week 10N/A29 JulyN/A
Continuing student enrolment opens (January and September semester only)Week 1016 MarchN/A16 November
Continuing student enrolment opens (May semester only)Week 11N/A3 AugustN/A
New student enrolment opensWeek 1123 March3 August23 November
Class registration for all students opensWeek 1123 March5 August23 November
Last day for continuing students to enrol for the following semester without financial penalty (January & September semester only)Week 123 AprilN/A4 December
Last day for continuing students to enrol for the following semester without financial penalty (May semester only)Week 13N/A21 AugustN/A
Medical Program Graduation CeremonyWeek 13N/AN/A 2 December
Examinations commenceWeek 139 AprilN/A N/A
All Final Assessment Due (May & September semester only)Week 13N/A21 August11 December
SEMESTER ENDS (May & September semester only)Week 13N/A21 August11 December
Examinations end (January semester only)Week 1420 AprilN/AN/A
SEMESTER ENDS (January semester only)Week 1420 AprilN/AN/A

*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.