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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 May31 August

Orientation: University Welcome, Enrolment Assistance & Activities

Bond Week8 January20-22 May2 September

Orientation: Faculty Welcomes & Discipline Information

Bond Week9 January21 May3 September
Deferred Examinations (for end of semester exams from previous semester)*Bond Week8-10 JanuaryN/A 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 N/A11 JuneN/A
Last day to cancel or substitute subjects without financial penaltyWeek 226 JanuaryN/A 20 September
Late penalty fee of $250 to cancel subject enrolment (Late Cancellation 1 date)Week 327 JanuaryN/A 21 September
Late penalty fee of $500 to cancel subject enrolment(Late Cancellation 2 date)Week 43 FebruaryN/A 28 September
Last withdrawal dateWeek 47 February19 June2 October
Census date (a)Week 47 February19 June2 October
Examination Timetable releasedWeek 514 FebruaryN/A 9 October
Graduation CeremonyWeek 515 FebruaryN/A 10 October
Last day to cancel subjects without academic penalty (b)Week 728 February10 July23 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 April14 August27 November
Medical Program Graduation CeremonyWeek 13N/AN/A 2 December
Examinations commenceWeek 139 AprilN/A 4 December
All Final Assessment Due (May semester only)Week 13N/A21 AugustN/A
SEMESTER ENDS (May semester only)Week 13N/A21 AugustN/A
Examinations endWeek 1420 AprilN/A12 December
SEMESTER ENDSWeek 1420 AprilN/A12 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.