Each semester and study period has its own census date. To find the census date for any semester or study period, you need to refer to Dates for Variation of Enrolment listed below.

The census date is important as it is the last day that you can change your enrolment. This includes changes that involve:

  • Withdrawing from a unit.
  • Withdrawing from your course.
  • Applying for credit / recognition of prior learning.

If you make any of these changes to your enrolment before the census date, the unit will not appear on your transcript.

If you make any of these changes to your enrolment after the census date:

  • You will be charged for that unit.
  • The unit will appear as a WN (Withdrawn - Fail) on your academic transcript.

If you have an outstanding balance on your student invoice after the census date, your enrolment may be cancelled by the University.

It is vital you are aware of the census date before you make these kinds of changes.

Dates for Variation of Enrolment - 2019

Adding Units

Summer Term Census Date – 1 January 2019

Date Description Penalty
2 December 2018 Final date to add a unit via Student Connect. None
3 December 2018
to
1 January 2019

Late Addition of Unit.

After the commencement of study period and prior to Census Date.

Requires approval by the Course Coordinator after consultation with the Lecturer-in-Charge.

$50

Withdrawing from Units

Summer Term Census Date – 1 January 2019

Date Description
Up to
1 January 2019

Withdraw via Student Connect.

Up to Census Date. *

No academic or financial liability. **

Treated as non-effective enrolment. Will not appear on academic transcript.

2 January
to
3 February 2019

Withdraw via Student Connect.

After Census Date and up to the end of study period.

WN - Withdrawn Fail recorded on transcript.

Financial liability remains and Student Learning Entitlement (if applicable) cannot be re-credited.

In special circumstances, the Head of School, or equivalent, may approve WW - Withdrawn Without Academic Penalty prior to the end of classes in the relevant study period.

* For a professional experience unit or unit containing professional experience: normally one week after commencement of the professional experience or community engagement placement if the withdrawal occurs before the relevant census date.

** Students may be liable for the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) if withdrawing after the Census Date.

Adding Units

Professional Term 1 Census Date – 28 January 2019

DateDescriptionPenalty
6 January 2019Final date to add a unit via Student Connect. None
7 January
to
28 January 2019

Late Addition of Unit.

After the commencement of study period and prior to Census Date.

Requires approval by the Course Coordinator after consultation with the Lecturer-in-Charge.

$50

Withdrawing from Units

Professional Term 1 Census Date – 28 January 2019

Date Description
Up to
28 January 2019

Withdraw via Student Connect.

Up to Census Date. *

No academic or financial liability. **

Treated as non-effective enrolment. Will not appear on academic transcript.

29 January
to
10 February 2019

Withdraw via Student Connect.

After Census Date and up to the end of study period.

WN - Withdrawn Fail recorded on transcript.

Financial liability remains and Student Learning Entitlement (if applicable) cannot be re-credited.

In special circumstances, the Head of School, or equivalent, may approve WW – Withdrawn Without Academic Penalty prior to the end of classes in the relevant study period.

* For a professional experience unit or unit containing professional experience: normally one week after commencement of the professional experience or community engagement placement if the withdrawal occurs before the relevant census date.

** Students may be liable for the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) if withdrawing after the Census Date.

Adding Units

Professional Term 2 Census Date – 4 March 2019

Date Description Penalty
3 February 2019Final date to add a unit via Student Connect. None
4 February
to
4 March 2019

Late Addition of Unit.

After the commencement of study period and prior to Census Date.

Requires approval by the Course Coordinator after consultation with the Lecturer-in-Charge.

$50

Withdrawing from Units

Professional Term 2 Census Date – 4 March 2019

Date Description
Up to
4 March 2019

Withdraw via Student Connect.

Up to Census Date. *

No academic or financial liability. **

Treated as non-effective enrolment. Will not appear on academic transcript.

5 March
to
7 April 2019

Withdraw via Student Connect.

After the Census Date and up to the end of study period.

WN – Withdrawn Fail recorded on transcript.

Financial liability remains and Student Learning Entitlement (if applicable) cannot be re-credited.

In special circumstances, the Head of School, or equivalent, may approve WW – Withdrawn Without Academic Penalty prior to the end of classes in the relevant study period.

* For a professional experience unit or unit containing professional experience: normally one week after commencement of the professional experience or community engagement placement if the withdrawal occurs before the relevant census date.

** Students may be liable for the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) if withdrawing after the Census Date.

Adding Units

Semester 1 Census Date – 31 March 2019

Date Description Penalty
10 March 2019 Final date to add a unit via Student Connect. None
11 March
to
31 March 2019

Late Addition of Unit.

After the commencement of study period and prior to Census Date.

Requires approval by the Course Coordinator after consultation with the Lecturer-in-Charge.

$50

Withdrawing from Units

Semester 1 Census Date – 31 March 2019

Date Description
Up to
31 March 2019

Withdraw via Student Connect.

Up to Census Date. *

No academic or financial liability. **

Treated as non-effective enrolment. Will not appear on academic transcript.

1 April
to
2 June 2019

Withdraw via Student Connect.

After the Census Date and up to the end of study period.

WN – Withdrawn Fail recorded on transcript.

Financial liability remains and Student Learning Entitlement (if applicable) cannot be re-credited.

In special circumstances, the Head of School, or equivalent, may approve WW – Withdrawn Without Academic Penalty prior to the end of classes in the relevant study period.

* For a professional experience unit or unit containing professional experience: normally one week after commencement of the professional experience or community engagement placement if the withdrawal occurs before the relevant census date.

** Students may be liable for the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) if withdrawing after the Census Date.

Adding Units

Professional Term 3 Census Date – 8 April 2019

Date Description Penalty
10 March 2019 Final date to add a unit via Student Connect. None
11 March
to
8 April 2019

Late Addition of Unit.

After the commencement of study period and prior to Census Date.

Requires approval by the Course Coordinator after consultation with the Lecturer-in-Charge.

$50

Withdrawing from Units

Professional Term 3 Census Date – 8 April 2019

Date Description
Up to
8 April 2019

Withdraw via Student Connect.

Up to Census Date. *

No academic or financial liability. **

Treated as non-effective enrolment. Will not appear on academic transcript.

9 April
to
12 May 2019

Withdraw via Student Connect.

After the Census Date and up to the end of study period.

WN – Withdrawn Fail recorded on transcript.

Financial liability remains and Student Learning Entitlement (if applicable) cannot be re-credited.

In special circumstances, the Head of School, or equivalent, may approve WW – Withdrawn Without Academic Penalty prior to the end of classes in the relevant study period.

* For a professional experience unit or unit containing professional experience: normally one week after commencement of the professional experience or community engagement placement if the withdrawal occurs before the relevant census date.

** Students may be liable for the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) if withdrawing after the Census Date.

Adding Units

Professional Term 4 Census Date – 13 May 2019

Date Description Penalty
14 April 2019 Final date to add a unit via Student Connect. None
15 April
to
13 May 2019

Late Addition of Unit.

After the commencement of study period and prior to Census Date.

Requires approval by the Course Coordinator after consultation with the Lecturer-in-Charge.

$50

Withdrawing from Units

Professional Term 4 Census Date – 13 May 2019

Date Description
Up to
13 May 2019

Withdraw via Student Connect.

Up to Census Date. *

No academic or financial liability. **

Treated as non-effective enrolment. Will not appear on academic transcript.

14 May
to
16 June 2019

Withdraw via Student Connect.

After the Census Date and up to the end of study period.

WN – Withdrawn Fail recorded on transcript.

Financial liability remains and Student Learning Entitlement (if applicable) cannot be re-credited.

In special circumstances, the Head of School, or equivalent, may approve WW – Withdrawn Without Academic Penalty prior to the end of classes in the relevant study period.

* For a professional experience unit or unit containing professional experience: normally one week after commencement of the professional experience or community engagement placement if the withdrawal occurs before the relevant census date.

** Students may be liable for the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) if withdrawing after the Census Date.

Adding Units

Winter Term Census Date – 24 June 2019

Date Description Penalty
26 May 2019 Final date to add a unit via Student Connect. None
27 May
to
24 June 2019

Late Addition of Unit.

After the commencement of study period and prior to Census Date.

Requires approval by the Course Coordinator after consultation with the Lecturer-in-Charge.

$50

Withdrawing from Units

Winter Term Census Date – 24 June 2019

Date Description
Up to
24 June 2019

Withdraw via Student Connect.

Up to Census Date. *

No academic or financial liability. **

Treated as non-effective enrolment. Will not appear on academic transcript.

25 June
to
28 July 2019

Withdraw via Student Connect.

After the Census Date and up to the end of study period.

WN – Withdrawn Fail recorded on transcript.

Financial liability remains and Student Learning Entitlement (if applicable) cannot be re-credited.

In special circumstances, the Head of School, or equivalent, may approve WW – Withdrawn Without Academic Penalty prior to the end of classes in the relevant study period.

* For a professional experience unit or unit containing professional experience: normally one week after commencement of the professional experience or community engagement placement if the withdrawal occurs before the relevant census date.

** Students may be liable for the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) if withdrawing after the Census Date.

Adding Units

Professional Term 5 Census Date - 22 July 2019

Date Description Penalty
23 June 2019 Final date to add a unit via Student Connect. None
24 June
to
22 July 2019

Late Addition of Unit.

After the commencement of study period and prior to Census Date.

Requires approval by the Course Coordinator after consultation with the Lecturer-in-Charge.

$50

Withdrawing from Units

Professional Term 5 Census Date - 22 July 2019

Date Description
Up to
22 July 2019

Withdraw via Student Connect.

Up to Census Date. *

No academic or financial liability. **

Treated as non-effective enrolment. Will not appear on academic transcript.

23 July
to
25 August 2019

Withdraw via Student Connect.

After the Census Date and up to the end of study period.

WN - Withdrawn Fail recorded on transcript.

Financial liability remains and Student Learning Entitlement (if applicable) cannot be re-credited.

In special circumstances, the Head of School, or equivalent, may approve WW - Withdrawn Without Academic Penalty prior to the end of classes in the relevant study period.

* For a professional experience unit or unit containing professional experience: normally one week after commencement of the professional experience or community engagement placement if the withdrawal occurs before the relevant census date.

** Students may be liable for the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) if withdrawing after the Census Date.

Adding Units

Professional Term 6 Census Date – 26 August 2019

Date Description Penalty
28 July 2019 Final date to add a unit via Student Connect. None
29 July
to
26 August 2019

Late Addition of Unit.

After the commencement of study period and prior to Census Date.

Requires approval by the Course Coordinator after consultation with the Lecturer-in-Charge.

$50

Withdrawing from Units

Professional Term 6 Census Date – 26 August 2019

Date Description
Up to
26 August 2019

Withdraw via Student Connect.

Up to Census Date. *

No academic or financial liability. **

Treated as non-effective enrolment. Will not appear on academic transcript.

27 August
to
29 September 2019

Withdraw via Student Connect.

After the Census Date and up to the end of study period.

WN – Withdrawn Fail recorded on transcript.

Financial liability remains and Student Learning Entitlement (if applicable) cannot be re-credited.

In special circumstances, the Head of School, or equivalent, may approve WW – Withdrawn Without Academic Penalty prior to the end of classes in the relevant study period.

* For a professional experience unit or unit containing professional experience: normally one week after commencement of the professional experience or community engagement placement if the withdrawal occurs before the relevant census date.

** Students may be liable for the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) if withdrawing after the Census Date.

Adding Units

Semester 2 Census Date – 31 August 2019

Date Description Penalty
11 August 2019 Final date to add a unit via Student Connect. None
12 August
to
31 August 2019

Late Addition of Unit.

After the commencement of study period and prior to Census Date.

Requires approval by the Course Coordinator after consultation with the Lecturer-in-Charge.

$50

Withdrawing from Units

Semester 2 Census Date – 31 August 2019

Date Description
Up to
31 August 2019

Withdraw via Student Connect.

Up to Census Date. *

No academic or financial liability. **

Treated as non-effective enrolment. Will not appear on academic transcript.

1 September
to
3 November 2019

Withdraw via Student Connect.

After the Census Date and up to the end of study period.

WN – Withdrawn Fail recorded on transcript.

Financial liability remains and Student Learning Entitlement (if applicable) cannot be re-credited.

In special circumstances, the Head of School, or equivalent, may approve WW – Withdrawn Without Academic Penalty prior to the end of classes in the relevant study period.

* For a professional experience unit or unit containing professional experience: normally one week after commencement of the professional experience or community engagement placement if the withdrawal occurs before the relevant census date.

** Students may be liable for the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) if withdrawing after the Census Date.

Adding Units

Professional Term 7 Census Date – 30 September 2019

Date Description Penalty
1 September 2019 Final date to add a unit via Student Connect. None
2 September
to
30 September 2019

Late Addition of Unit.

After the commencement of study period and prior to Census Date.

Requires approval by the Course Coordinator after consultation with the Lecturer-in-Charge.

$50

Withdrawing from Units

Professional Term 7 Census Date – 30 September 2019

Date Description
Up to
30 September 2019

Withdraw via Student Connect.

Up to Census Date. *

No academic or financial liability. **

Treated as non-effective enrolment. Will not appear on academic transcript.

1 October
to
3 November 2019

Withdraw via Student Connect.

After the Census Date and up to the end of study period.

WN – Withdrawn Fail recorded on transcript.

Financial liability remains and Student Learning Entitlement (if applicable) cannot be re-credited.

In special circumstances, the Head of School, or equivalent, may approve WW – Withdrawn Without Academic Penalty prior to the end of classes in the relevant study period.

* For a professional experience unit or unit containing professional experience: normally one week after commencement of the professional experience or community engagement placement if the withdrawal occurs before the relevant census date.

** Students may be liable for the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) if withdrawing after the Census Date.

Adding Units

Professional Term 8 Census Date – 4 November 2019

Date Description Penalty
6 October 2019 Final date to add a unit via Student Connect. None
7 October
to
4 November 2019

Late Addition of Unit.

After the commencement of study period and prior to Census Date.

Requires approval by the Course Coordinator after consultation with the Lecturer-in-Charge.

$50

Withdrawing from Units

Professional Term 8 Census Date – 4 November 2019

Date Description
Up to 4 November 2018

Withdraw via Student Connect.

Up to Census Date. *

No academic or financial liability. **

Treated as non-effective enrolment. Will not appear on academic transcript.

5 November
to
8 December 2018

Withdraw via Student Connect.

After the Census Date and up to the end of study period.

WN – Withdrawn Fail recorded on transcript.

Financial liability remains and Student Learning Entitlement (if applicable) cannot be re-credited.

In special circumstances, the Head of School, or equivalent, may approve WW – Withdrawn Without Academic Penalty prior to the end of classes in the relevant study period.

* For a professional experience unit or unit containing professional experience: normally one week after commencement of the professional experience or community engagement placement if the withdrawal occurs before the relevant census date.

** Students may be liable for the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) if withdrawing after the Census Date.

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