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Start the year in your dream degree

At Open Universities Australia, it’s our priority to help you fit study around your lifestyle.

 

It's just one of the reasons why we accept start-of-year enrolments through to March. Because we know that the summer months have a habit of getting away.

So if you thought you'd missed the chance to kick-off the year with study, don't sweat it.

Through OUA, you can still enrol in hundreds of degrees and subjects from leading Australian universities. In fact, you can study at any time of the year.

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Enrol now for Study Period 1

The following universities are accepting enrolments until 1 March*:

  • Curtin
  • Griffith
  • LaTrobe
  • Murdoch
  • RMIT
  • Macquarie
  • Swinburne

* You can still enrol online with the above universities, however enrolments made after 23 February may be considered as late enrolments. This means that you may not receive access to learning materials until after classes start. Please note: You will not be eligible for assignment extensions or refunds based on delayed access to study materials.



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Why start studying now?

While you can start studying through OUA whenever it suits you, many students find beginning with a subject or two at the start of the year has its benefits:

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Josephineβ€”Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing and Publishing), Curtin

  • Give it a try before the year gets busy
    See how study fits in with your lifestyle before the year gets too jam-packed. If you reach mid-year and feel satisfied, you can then commit to a full degree.
  • Start with the general cohort
    As traditional study calendars are mapped around the beginning of the year, starting with a subject or degree at this time allows you to be part of a community of learners who are starting study at the same time.
  • Take action on your new year goals
    Was returning to study one of your New Year’s resolutions? Or perhaps it was getting that promotion? Starting at this time of year allows you to take an exciting step towards achieving your goals.

Study period dates for all universities except ANU, Macquarie, UNE, some UniSA and UTAS

Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Classes end
Study Period 1 23 Feb 2020 2 Mar 2020 23 Mar 2020 31 May 2020
Study Period 2 24 May 2020 1 Jun 2020 22 Jun 2020 30 Aug 2020
Study Period 3 23 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 21 Sept 2020 29 Nov 2020
Study Period 4 22 Nov 2020 30 Nov 2020 21 Dec 2020 28 Feb 2021

 

ANU semester dates

Close of enrolment Classes start Teaching paused Census date* Recess  Classes end
Semester 1 16 Feb 2020 24 Feb 2020
23–27 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020  6–17 Apr 2020Δ 5 June 2020Δ
Semester 2 19 Jul 2020 27 Jul 2020  n/a 31 Aug 2020  TBD 30 Oct 2020

 

Macquarie semester dates

Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Recess Classes end
Semester 1 16 Feb 2020 24 Feb 2020 3 Apr 2020Δ 18–29 Mar 2020Δ 26 Jun 2020
Semester 2 19 Jul 2020 27 Jul 2020 20 Aug 2020 14-27 Sept 2020 27 Nov 2020
Semester 3** 22 Nov 2020 30 Nov 2020 14 Dec 2020 21 Dec 2020– 3 Jan 2021 22 Jan 2021

 

UNE trimester dates

Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Classes end
Trimester 1 23 Feb 2020 2 Mar 2020 23 Mar 2020 19 Jun 2020
Trimester 2 21 Jun 2020 29 Jun 2020 20 Jul 2020 16 Oct 2020
Trimester 3 18 Oct 2020 26 Oct 2020 23 Nov 2020 26 Feb 2021

 

UniSA single subject term dates

Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Classes end
Term 1 5 Jan 2020 13 Jan 2020 31 Jan 2020 20 Mar 2020
Term 2 29 Mar 2020 6 Apr 2020 24 Apr 2020 12 Jun 2020
Term 3 21 Jun 2020 29 Jun 2020 17 Jul 2020 4 Sept 2020
Term 4 13 Sept 2020 21 Sept 2020 9 Oct 2020 27 Nov 2020

 

UTAS study terms dates

Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Recess# Classes end
Semester 1 16 Feb 2020 24 Feb 2020 23 Mar 2020 9–15 Apr 31 May 2020
Semester 2 5 Jul 2020 13 Jul 2020 10 Aug 2020 31 Aug–6 Sept 18 Oct 2020
Term 1 26 Jan 2020 3 Feb 2020 24 Feb 2020 No recess 9 Apr 2020
Term 2 19 Apr 2020 27 Apr 2020 18 May 2020 No recess 3 Jul 2020
Term 3 12 Jul 2020 20 Jul 2020 10 Aug 2020 No recess 25 Sep 2020
Term 4 4 Oct 2020 12 Oct 2020 17 Nov 2020 No recess 18 Dec 2020
Spring 11 Oct 2020 19 Oct 2020 4 Nov 2020 No recess 3 Jan 2021
Winter Early 10 May 2020 18 May 2020 27 May 2020 No recess 28 Jun 2020
Winter 24 May 2020 1 Jun 2020 10 Jun 2020 No recess 12 Jul 2020
April 11 Week Session 22 Mar 2020 30 Mar 2020 15 Apr 2020 No recess 14 Jun 2020
October 11 Week Session 20 Sept 2020 28 Sept 2020 15 Oct 2020 No recess 13 Dec 2020
December 12 Week Session 22 Nov 2020 30 Nov 2020 17 Dec 2020 No recess 21 Feb 2021

 

Notes

* After the census date you can no longer withdraw from your subject and receive a refund or re-credit of your fees.
‡ Macquarie has a recess mid-way through each semester. Tutors may not be available during these times.
^ Macquarie's Semester 3 is an intensive semester. We suggest you enrol in only one or two subjects in Semester 3, because you'll have less time to get through your studies.
# UTAS offers recess in Semesters only. There’s no recess for Terms, Spring, Winter or Sessions.
Δ Revised date due to COVID-19.

Curtin, Swinburne and UNE study period dates

Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Classes end
Study Period 1^ 23 Feb 2020 2 Mar 2020 23 Mar 2020 31 May 2020
Study Period 2^ 24 May 2020 1 Jun 2020 22 Jun 2020 30 Aug 2020
Study Period 3^ 23 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 21 Sept 2020 29 Nov 2020
Study Period 4 22 Nov 2020 30 Nov 2020 21 Dec 2020 28 Feb 2021

 

Curtin, Murdoch, RMIT and UniSA session dates

Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Classes end
Session 1 23 Feb 2020 2 Mar 2020 26 Mar 2020 7 Jun 2020
Session 2 12 Jul 2020 20 Jul 2020 13 Aug 2020 25 Oct 2020
Session 3 8 Nov 2020 16 Nov 2020 10 Dec 2020 21 Feb 2021

 

ACU semester dates

Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Classes end
Semester 1 16 Feb 2020 24 Feb 2020 31 Mar 2020 24 May 2020
Semester 2 19 Jul 2020 27 Jul 2020 31 Aug 2020 25 Oct 2020
Semester 3 17 Nov 2020 25 Nov 2020 6 Jan 2021 2 Feb 2021

 

ANU semester dates

Close of enrolment Classes start Teaching paused Census date* Recess  Classes end
Semester 1 16 Feb 2020 24 Feb 2020
23–27 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020  6–17 Apr 2020Δ 5 June 2020Δ
Semester 2 19 Jul 2020 27 Jul 2020  n/a 31 Aug 2020  TBD 30 Oct 2020

 

Griffith session dates

Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Classes end
Session 1 16 Feb 2020 24 Feb 2020 22 Mar 2020 22 May 2020
Session 2 28 Jun 2020 6 Jul 2020 2 Aug 2020 2 Oct 2020
Session 3 18 Oct 2020 26 Oct 2020 22 Nov 2020 29 Jan 2021

 

La Trobe semester dates

Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Classes end
Semester 1 23 Feb 2020 2 Mar 2020 15 Apr 2020Δ 31 May 2020
Semester 2 19 Jul 2020 27 Jul 2020 31 Aug 2020 25 Oct 2020

 

Macquarie semester dates

Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Recess Classes end
Semester 1 16 Feb 2020 24 Feb 2020 3 Apr 2020Δ 18–29 Mar 2020Δ 26 Jun 2020
Semester 2 19 Jul 2020 27 Jul 2020 20 Aug 2020 14-27 Sept 2020 27 Nov 2020
Semester 3** 22 Nov 2020 30 Nov 2020 14 Dec 2020 21 Dec 2020 – 3 Jan 2021 22 Jan 2021

 

Murdoch semester dates

Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Classes end
Semester 1 16 Feb 2020 24 Feb 2020 24 Mar 2020 29 May 2020
Semester 2 19 Jul 2020 27 Jul 2020 25 Aug 2020 6 Nov 2020

 

UNE trimester dates

Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Classes end
Trimester 1 23 Feb 2020 2 Mar 2020 23 Mar 2020 19 Jun 2020
Trimester 2 21 Jun 2020 29 Jun 2020 20 Jul 2020 16 Oct 2020
Trimester 3 18 Oct 2020 26 Oct 2020 23 Nov 2020 26 Feb 2021

 

UTAS semester dates

Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Recess Classes end
Semester 1 16 Feb 2020 24 Feb 2020 23 Mar 2020 9–15 Apr 31 May 2020
Semester 2 5 Jul 2020 13 Jul 2020 10 Aug 2020 31 Aug–6 Sept 18 Oct 2020

 

Notes

* After the census date you can no longer withdraw from your subject and receive a refund or re-credit of your fees.
^ Some subjects offered in these study periods are also offered in sessions. See your subject page for details.
‡ UNE subject DYPP500A Developing Your Professional Practice is run in study periods, but all other UNE subjects are offered in UNE trimesters.
† Macquarie has a recess mid-way through each semester. Tutors may not be available during these times.
** Macquarie's Semester 3 is an intensive semester. We suggest you enrol in only one or two subjects in Semester 3, because you'll have less time to get through your studies.
Δ Revised date due to COVID-19.

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