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 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
Applications close 15 Jan 9 Apr 2 Jul 24 Sep
Pre-teaching period 29 Jan 23 Apr 16 Jul 8 Oct
Last date to self enrol 30 Jan 24 Apr 17 Jul 9 Oct
Teaching period begins 5 Feb 30 Apr 23 Jul 15 Oct
Fees due 16 Feb 11 May 3 Aug 26 Oct
Census date 23 Feb 18 May 10 Aug 2 Nov
Last date to withdraw 16 Mar 8 Jun 31 Aug 23 Nov
Teaching period ends 1 Apr 24 Jun 16 Sep 9 Dec
Assessment end date 8 Apr 1 Jul 23 Sep 16 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 1 Semester 2
Applications close 8 January 11 June
Semester starts 8 February 5 July
Census date 2 March 3 August
Teaching period ends 7 June 1 November
Assessment end date 14 June 9 November

* 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: The period in which weekly content is delivered in the LMS.

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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