If you are seeking Commonwealth assistance (i.e. FEE-HELP) you must submit an eCAF (electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form) with a valid tax file number by each relevant Census date.

Only one form needs to be submitted for each course. For further information please see contact our FEE-HELP officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 1300 138 522 (or +61893211702 from outside Australia).

If you are a student, regardless of whether you are Commonwealth supported or not, any withdrawal you make after the study period Census date will incur an academic penalty (for example, a fail grade) and a financial penalty (for example, no refund of your student contribution or tuition fees).


2019 Census Dates - Higher Ed Courses
(calculated using the DoET Census Day Calculator - any census dates which fall on a weekend or public holiday have been moved to the next business day)
  Orientation Week Start Date End Date Census Date
Term 1 2-Jan-19 7-Jan-19 29-Mar-19 23-Jan-19
Term 2 N/A 1-Apr-19 21-Jun-19 17-Apr-19
Term 3 24-Jun-19 1-Jul-19 20-Sep-19 17-Jul-19
Term 4 N/A 23-Sep-19 13-Dec-19 9-Oct-19
BACHELORS ONLINE - and Masters Thesis: ME700
  Orientation Week Start Date End Date Census Date
Semester 1  14-Jan-19 28-Jan-19 14-Jun-19 25-Feb-19
Semester 2 24-Jun-19 8-Jul-19 22-Nov-19 5-Aug-19
Semester 1 -Thesis N/A 7-Jan-19 21-Jun-19 11-Feb-19
Semester 2 -Thesis N/A 1-Jul-19 13-Dec-19 5-Aug-19
ON-CAMPUS (All courses)
  Orientation Week Start Date End Date Census Date
Semester 1 25-Feb-19 4-Mar-19 28-Jun-19 27-Mar-19
Semester 2 15-Jul-19 22-Jul-19 15-Nov-19 14-Aug-19
Full year 2019 N/A 4-Mar-19 15-Nov-19 24-Apr-19
Full year 2019/2020 N/A 22-Jul-19 5-Jun-20 18-Sep-19

The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) is dedicated to ensuring our students receive a world-class education and gain skills they can immediately implement in the workplace upon graduation. Our staff members uphold our ethos of honesty and integrity, and we stand by our word because it is our bond. Our students are also expected to carry this attitude throughout their time at our institute, and into their careers.