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).


2018 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-18 8-Jan-18 30-Mar-18 24-Jan-18
Term 2 3-Apr-18 9-Apr-18 22-Jun-18 23-Apr-18
Term 3 25-Jun-18 2-Jul-18 21-Sep-18 18-Jul-18
Term 4 24-Sep-18 1-Oct-18 14-Dec-18 15-Oct-18
BACHELORS ONLINE - and Masters Thesis: ME700
  Orientation Week Start Date End Date Census Date
Semester 1  2-Jan-18 8-Jan-18 22-Jun-18 13-Feb-18
Semester 2 25-Jun-18 2-Jul-18 23-Nov-18 30-Jul-18
ON-CAMPUS (All courses)
  Orientation Week Start Date End Date Census Date
Semester 1 12-Feb-18 19-Feb-18 8-Jun-18 13-Mar-18
Semester 2 9-Jul-18 16-Jul-18 2-Nov-18 7-Aug-18
Full year 2018 12-Feb-18 19-Feb-18 2-Nov-18 5-Apr-18
Full year 2018/2019 9-Jul-18 16-Jul-18 21-Jun-19 17-Sep-18