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Standard study periods

Standard study periods 2018

Study period Last date to enrol Earliest commencing date Usual commencing date Latest commencing date Latest finishing date Census date Code
Semester one 11 March 2018 5 February 2018 26 February 2018 19 March 2018 24 June 2018 31 March 2018 201830
Semester two 12 August 2018 9 July 2018 30 July 2018 20 August 2018 25 November 2018 31 August 2018 201860

Standard study periods 2019

Study period Last date to enrol Earliest commencing date Usual commencing date Latest commencing date Latest finishing date Census date Code
Semester one 10 March 2019 4 February 2019 25 February 2019 18 March 2019 23 June 2019 31 March 2019 201930
Semester two 11 August 2019 8 July 2019 Mon 29 July 2019 Mon 19 August 2019 24 November 2019 31 August 2019 201960

Non-standard study periods

Summer and winter terms 2019

 
Study period Last date to enrol Earliest commencing date Latest commencing date Latest finishing date Census date Code
Summer term 2 December 2018 26 November 2018 24 December 2018 3 February 2019 1 January 2019 201905
Winter term 26 May 2019 20 May 2019 17 June 2019 28 July 2019 24 June 2019 201945

Professional terms 2018

Study period Last date to enrol Earliest commencing date Latest commencing date Latest finishing date Census date Code
Term 1 7 January 2018 2 January 2018 22 January 2018 11 February 2018 29 January 2018 201807
Term 2 4 February 2018 29 January 2018 26 February 2018 8 April 2018 5 March 2018 201812
Term 3 11 March 2018 5 March 2018 3 April 2018 13 May 2018 9 April 2018 201815
Term 4 15 April 2018 9 April 2018 7 May 2018 17 June 2018 14 May 2018 201847
Term 5 24 June 2018 18 June 2018 16 July 2018 26 August 2018 23 July 2018 201855
Term 6 29 July 2018 23 July 2018 20 August 2018 30 September 2018 27 August 2018 201865
Term 7 2 September 2018 27 August 2018 24 September 2018 4 November 2018 1 October 2018 201870
Term 8 7 October 2018 1 October 2018 29 October 2018 9 December 2018 5 November 2018 201897

Professional terms 2019

Study period Last date to enrol Earliest commencing date Latest commencing date Latest finishing date Census date Code
Term 1 6 January 2019 31 December 2018 21 January 2019 10 February 2019 28 January 2019 201907
Term 2 3 February 2019 28 January 2019 25 February 2019 7 April 2019 4 March 2019 201912
Term 3 10 March 2019 4 March 2019 1 April 2019 12 May 2019 8 April 2019 201915
Term 4 14 April 2019 8 April 2019 6 May 2019 16 June 2019 13 May 2019 201947
Term 5 23 June 2019 17 June 2019 15 July 2019 25 August 2019 22 July 2019 201955
Term 6 28 July 2019 22 July 2019 19 August 2019 29 September 2019 26 August 2019 201965
Term 7 1 September 2019 26 August 2019 23 September 2019 3 November 2019 30 September 2019 201970
Term 8 6 October 2019 30 September 2019 28 October 2019 8 December 2019 4 November 2019 201997

Research higher degree terms 2018

Study period Commencing and finishing dates Census date Code
Research A term 2 January 2018 – 1 April 2018 5 March 2018 201817
Research B term 3 April 2018 – 1 July 2018 4 June 2018 201837
Research C term 2 July 2018 – 30 September 2018 3 September 2018 201857
Research D term 2 October 2018 – 23 December 2018 3 December 2018 201877

Research higher degree terms 2019

Study period Commencing and finishing dates Census date Code
Research A term 31 December 2018 – 31 Mar 2019 4 March 2019 201917
Research B term 1 April 2019 – 30 June 2019 3 June 2019 201937
Research C term 1 July 2019 – 29 September 2019 2 September 2019 201957
Research D term 30 September 2019 – 29 December 2019 2 December 2019 201977

International (offshore) trimesters 2018

Study period Commencing and finishing dates Census date Code
Trimester 1 2 January 2018 – 29 April 2018 26 March 2018 201832
Trimester 2 30 April 2018 – 26 August 2018 23 July 2018 201852
Trimester 3 27 August 2018 – 23 December 2018 26 November 2018 201872

International (offshore) trimesters 2019

Study period Commencing and finishing dates Census date Code
Trimester 1 31 December 2018 – 28 April 2019 25 March 2019 201932
Trimester 2 29 April 2019 – 25 August 2019 22 July 2019 201952
Trimester 3 26 August 2019 – 22 December 2019 18 November 2019 201972

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