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  • The unit will appear as a WN (Withdrawn - Fail) on your academic transcript.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 - 2021

Adding units

Summer Term Census Date – 4 January 2021

Date

Description

Penalty

29 November 2020

Final date to add a unit via Student Connect.

None

30 November 2020
to
4 January 2021

Late Addition of Unit.
After the commencement of study period and prior to Census Date.
Requires authorisation by the Lecturer-in-Charge and approval by the Course Coordinator.

$50

Withdrawing from units

Summer Term Census Date – 4 January 2021

Date

Description

Up to
4 January 2021

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 January 2021
to
31 January 2021

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WN - Withdrawn Fail recorded on transcript.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In special circumstances, the Head of School, or equivalent, may approve WW - Withdrawn Without Academic Penalty prior to the end of classes in the relevant study period.

** 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 – 1 February 2021

Date

Description

Penalty

10 January 2021

Final date to add a unit via Student Connect.

None

11 January 2021
to
1 February 2021

Late Addition of Unit.
After the commencement of study period and prior to Census Date.
Requires authorisation by the Lecturer-in-Charge and approval by the Course Coordinator.

$50

Withdrawing from Units

Professional Term 1 Census Date – 1 February 2021

Date

Description

Up to
1 February 2021

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 February 2021
to
14 February 2021

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.

** 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 - 8 March 2021

Date

Description

Penalty

7 February 2021

Final date to add a unit via Student Connect.

None

8 February 2021
to
8 March 2021

Late Addition of Unit.
After the commencement of study period and prior to Census Date.
Requires authorisation by the Lecturer-in-Charge and approval by the Course Coordinator.

$50

Withdrawing from Units

Professional Term 2 Census Date - 8 March 2021

Date

Description

Up to
8 March 2021

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 March 2021
to
11 April 2021

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.

** 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 2021

Date

Description

Penalty

14 March 2021

Final date to add a unit via Student Connect.

None

15 March 2021
to
31 March 2021

Late Addition of Unit.
After the commencement of study period and prior to Census Date.
Requires authorisation by the Lecturer-in-Charge and approval by the Course Coordinator.

$50

Withdrawing from Units

Semester 1 Census Date – 31 March 2021

Date

Description

Up to
31 March 2021

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 2021
to
6 June 2021

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.

** 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 - 12 April 2021

Date

Description

Penalty

14 March 2021

Final date to add a unit via Student Connect.

None

15 March 2021
to
12 April 2021

Late Addition of Unit.
After the commencement of study period and prior to Census Date.
Requires authorisation by the Lecturer-in-Charge and approval by the Course Coordinator.

$50

Withdrawing from Units

Professional Term 3 Census Date - 12 April 2021

Date

Description

Up to
12 April 2021

Withdraw via Student Connect.
Up to Census Date.
No academic or financial liability. **
Treated as non-effective enrolment. Will not appear on academic transcript.

13 April 2021
to
16 May 2021

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.

** 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 - 17 May 2021

Date

Description

Penalty

18 April 2021

Final date to add a unit via Student Connect.

None

19 April 2021
to
17 May 2021

Late Addition of Unit.
After the commencement of study period and prior to Census Date.
Requires authorisation by the Lecturer-in-Charge and approval by the Course Coordinator.

$50

Withdrawing from Units

Professional Term 4 Census Date - 17 May 2021

Date

Description

Up to
17 May 2021

Withdraw via Student Connect.
Up to Census Date.
No academic or financial liability. **
Treated as non-effective enrolment. Will not appear on academic transcript.

18 May 2021
to
20 June 2021

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.

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

Adding Units

Winter Term Census Date - 28 June 2021

Date

Description

Penalty

30 May 2021

Final date to add a unit via Student Connect.

None

31 May 2021
to
28 June 2021

Late Addition of Unit.
After the commencement of study period and prior to Census Date.
Requires authorisation by the Lecturer-in-Charge and approval by the Course Coordinator.

$50

Withdrawing from Units

Winter Term Census Date - 28 June 2021

Date

Description

Up to
28 June 2021

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 June 2021
to
1 August 2021

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.

** 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 – 19 July 2021

Date

Description

Penalty

20 June 2021

Final date to add a unit via Student Connect.

None

21 June 2021
to
19 July 2021

Late Addition of Unit.
After the commencement of study period and prior to Census Date.
Requires authorisation by the Lecturer-in-Charge and approval by the Course Coordinator.

$50

Withdrawing from Units

Professional Term 5 Census Date – 19 July 2021

Date

Description

Up to
19 July 2021

Withdraw via Student Connect.
Up to Census Date.
No academic or financial liability. **
Treated as non-effective enrolment. Will not appear on academic transcript.

20 July 2021
to
22 August 2021

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.

** 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 - 23 August 2021

Date

Description

Penalty

25 July 2021

Final date to add a unit via Student Connect.

None

26 July 2021
to
23 August 2021

Late Addition of Unit.
After the commencement of study period and prior to Census Date.
Requires authorisation by the Lecturer-in-Charge and approval by the Course Coordinator.

$50

Withdrawing from Units

Professional Term 6 Census Date - 23 August 2021

Date

Description

Up to
23 August 2021

Withdraw via Student Connect.
Up to Census Date.
No academic or financial liability. **
Treated as non-effective enrolment. Will not appear on academic transcript.

24 August 2021
to
26 September 2021

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.

** 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 2021

Date

Description

Penalty

8 August 2021

Final date to add a unit via Student Connect.

None

9 August 2021
to
31 August 2021

Late Addition of Unit.
After the commencement of study period and prior to Census Date.
Requires authorisation by the Lecturer-in-Charge and approval by the Course Coordinator.

$50

Withdrawing from units

Semester 2 Census Date - 31 August 2021

Date

Description

Up to
31 August 2021

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 2021
to
31 October 2021

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.

** 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 – 27 September 2021

Date

Description

Penalty

29 August 2021

Final date to add a unit via Student Connect.

None

30 August 2021
to
27 September 2021

Late Addition of Unit.
After the commencement of study period and prior to Census Date.
Requires authorisation by the Lecturer-in-Charge and approval by the Course Coordinator.

$50

Withdrawing from Units

Professional Term 7 Census Date – 27 September 2021

Date

Description

Up to
27 September 2021

Withdraw via Student Connect.
Up to Census Date.
No academic or financial liability. **
Treated as non-effective enrolment. Will not appear on academic transcript.

28 September 2021
to
31 October 2021

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.

** 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 - 1 November 2021

Date

Description

Penalty

3 October 2021

Final date to add a unit via Student Connect.

None

4 October 2021
to
1 November 2021

Late Addition of Unit.
After the commencement of study period and prior to Census Date.
Requires authorisation by the Lecturer-in-Charge and approval by the Course Coordinator.

$50

Withdrawing from Units

Professional Term 8 Census Date - 1 November 2021

Date

Description

Up to
1 November 2021

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 November 2021
to
5 December 2021

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.

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

Adding Units

Trimester 1 Census Date – 29 March 2021

Date

Description

Penalty

10 January 2021

Final date to add a unit via Student Connect.

None

11 January 2021
to
29 March 2021

Late Addition of Unit.
After the commencement of study period and prior to Census Date.
Requires authorisation by the Lecturer-in-Charge and approval by the Course Coordinator.

$50

Withdrawing from Units

Trimester 1 Census Date – 29 March 2021

Date

Description

Up to
29 March 2021

Withdraw via Student Connect.
Up to Census Date.
No academic or financial liability. **
Treated as non-effective enrolment. Will not appear on academic transcript.

30 March 2021
to
2 May 2021

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.

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

Adding Units

Trimester 2 Census Date – 26 July 2021

Date

Description

Penalty

9 May 2021

Final date to add a unit via Student Connect.

None

10 May 2021
to
26 July 2021

Late Addition of Unit.
After the commencement of study period and prior to Census Date.
Requires authorisation by the Lecturer-in-Charge and approval by the Course Coordinator.

$50

Withdrawing from Units

Trimester 2 Census Date – 26 July 2021

Date

Description

Up to
26 July 2021

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 July 2021
to
29 August 2021

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.

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

Adding Units

Trimester 3 Census Date – 22 November 2021

Date

Description

Penalty

5 September 2021

Final date to add a unit via Student Connect.

None

6 September 2021
to
22 November 2021

Late Addition of Unit.
After the commencement of study period and prior to Census Date.
Requires authorisation by the Lecturer-in-Charge and approval by the Course Coordinator.

$50

Withdrawing from Units

Trimester 3 Census Date – 22 November 2021

Date

Description

Up to
22 November 2021

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 November 2021
to
26 December 2021

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.

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

Adding Units

Foundation Term 1 Census Date – 19 April 2021

Date

Description

Penalty

4 April 2021

Final date to add a unit via Student Connect.

None

5 April 2021
to
19 April 2021

Late Addition of Unit.
After the commencement of study period and prior to Census Date.
Requires authorisation by the Lecturer-in-Charge and approval by the Course Coordinator.

$50

Withdrawing from Units

Foundation Term 1 Census Date – 19 April 2021

Date

Description

Up to
19 April 2021

Withdraw via Student Connect.
Up to Census Date.
No academic or financial liability. **
Treated as non-effective enrolment. Will not appear on academic transcript.

20 April 2021
to
13 June 2021

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.

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

Adding Units

Foundation Term 2 Census Date – 12 July 2021

Date

Description

Penalty

27 June 2021

Final date to add a unit via Student Connect.

None

28 June 2021
to
12 July 2021

Late Addition of Unit.
After the commencement of study period and prior to Census Date.
Requires authorisation by the Lecturer-in-Charge and approval by the Course Coordinator.

$50

Withdrawing from Units

Foundation Term 2 Census Date – 12 July 2021

Date

Description

Up to
12 July 2021

Withdraw via Student Connect.
Up to Census Date.
No academic or financial liability. **
Treated as non-effective enrolment. Will not appear on academic transcript.

13 July 2021
to
5 September 2021

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.

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

Adding Units

Foundation Term 3 Census Date – 4 October 2021

Date

Description

Penalty

19 September 2021

Final date to add a unit via Student Connect.

None

20 September 2021
to
4 October 2021

Late Addition of Unit.
After the commencement of study period and prior to Census Date.
Requires authorisation by the Lecturer-in-Charge and approval by the Course Coordinator.

$50

Withdrawing from Units

Foundation Term 3 Census Date – 4 October 2021

Date

Description

Up to
4 October 2021

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 October 2021
to
28 November 2021

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.

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

Adding units

Foundation Term 4 Census Date – 25 January 2021

Date Description Penalty
10 January 2021 Final date to add a unit via Student Connect. None
11 January to
25 January 2021
Late Addition of Unit.
After the commencement of study period and prior to Census Date.
Requires authorisation by the Lecturer-in-Charge and approval by the Course Coordinator.
$50

Withdrawing from units

Foundation Term 4 Census Date – 25 January 2021

Date Description
25 January 2021 Withdraw via Student Connect.
Up to Census Date.
No academic or financial liability. **
Treated as non-effective enrolment. Will not appear on academic transcript.
26 January
to
21 March 2021
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.

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

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