Key dates for online graduate courses


Online graduate courses run on a four-term structure rather than a semester structure. Review the course pages for more information.

Term dates and important deadlines*

 Term 3Term 4Term 1Term 2Term 3Term 4
Applications close14 Jun11 Sep8 Jan2 Apr25 Jun17 Sep
Pre-teaching period 10 Jul2 Oct29 Jan23 Apr16 Jul18 Oct
Last date to self enrol11 Jul3 Oct30 Jan24 Apr17 Jul9 Oct
Teaching period begins 17 Jul9 Oct5 Feb30 Apr23 Jul15 Oct
Fees due 28 Jul20 Oct16 Feb11 May3 Aug26 Oct
Census date 4 Aug27 Oct23 Feb18 May10 Aug2 Nov
Last date to withdraw25 Aug17 Nov16 Mar8 Jun31 Aug23 Nov
Teaching period ends 10 Sep3 Dec1 Apr24 Jun16 Sep9 Dec
Assessment end date 17 Sep10 Dec8 Apr1 Jul23 Sep16 Dec

*Please note: these dates are applicable to programs that have an intake for these terms only. Please see the course pages for more details.

Semester dates*


 Semester 1 Semester 2
Applications close 11 Dec 28 May
Semester starts 2 Feb 6 Jul
Census date 2 Mar 4 Aug
Teaching period ends 1 Jun 2 Nov
Assessment end date 8 Jun

10 Nov

Please note, the above semester dates are applicable to students undertaking their first year of study in Psychiatry. If you require further information about key dates relevant to you, please contact the Student Support team.


Pre-teaching period: The week before the teaching period. It is recommended that you spend this time familiarising yourself with the online classroom and complete readings as required.

Teaching period: Classes will start on or after this date. Please refer to the subject timetable for specific class activity dates.

Assessment end date: All assessments should be completed on or before this date. This may be the due date of the final piece of assessment, or the last date on which an assessed task or examination occurs.

Last date to self-enrol: The last date you can enrol online.

Fees due: The date your course fees should be paid by. Non-payment may result in your access to the online classroom being revoked.

Census date: This is the last day to withdraw from a subject, apply for leave of absence or course withdrawal, without financial liability. Census dates may be different for each subject. You can review census dates by checking the subject entry in the University Handbook.

Last date to withdraw: This is the last date to withdraw from a subject without incurring a fail grade.

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