The census date for a topic is the last day on which a student can withdraw from topics without incurring student contribution amounts (Commonwealth supported student), tuition fees (fee-paying student) and student services and amenities fees. Topics withdrawn by this date will not appear on the academic transcript.
Undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students
The census date is the Friday of teaching week 5 in each semester. In 2023, these census dates are:
- 31 March 2023 for semester 1 topics
- 25 August 2023 for semester 2 topics
2023 summer & non-semester topics
The census date for summer & non-semester topics in 2023 is the Friday after 20% of the combined teaching and assessment period has elapsed. **
**For some very short intensives, the census date is the day after 20% of the combined teaching and assessment period has lapsed, unless this day falls on a weekend, in which case the census date will be the following Monday.
Census dates appear on your Confirmation of Enrolment. This can be printed from the Student System by selecting 'View My Current Enrolment' from the 'My Enrolment' tab. See the Handbook for the census dates of your topics.
Higher degree by research
The census dates in 2023 are:
- 29 June 2023 for enrolment in the period 1 January to 30 June; and
- 30 December 2023 for enrolment in the period 1 July to 31 December