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Key dates 2018

Key dates are based on the university teaching your units. They include dates when enrolments close, when classes start, and when the study term ends. Some courses include units from a mix of universities, so your timetable may run across different study terms and include several key dates.

Exams are usually held in the weeks following the end of each study term. Find out more at Exams key dates.

2018 key dates

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Select from undergraduate or postgraduate dates.

Undergraduate

2018 Study Period dates for all universities except for Macquarie University

  Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Classes end End of term**
Study Period 1 18 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 19 Mar 2018 22 May 2018 27 May 2018
Study Period 2 20 May 2018 28 May 2018 18 Jun 2018 21 Aug 2018 26 Aug 2018
Study Period 3 19 Aug 2018 27 Aug 2018 17 Sept 2018 20 Nov 2018 25 Nov 2018
Study Period 4 18 Nov 2018 26 Nov 2018 17 Dec 2018 19 Feb 2019 24 Feb 2019

* After the census date students can no longer withdraw from a course or unit and receive a refund or re-credit of their fees.
** Invigilated exams (supervised exams) are conducted within the class end date and end of term date.

2018 Semester dates for Macquarie University

  Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Recess** End of term***
Semester 1 18 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 26 Mar 2018 16 Apr to
27 Apr 2018
29 Jun 2018
Semester 2 22 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 26 Aug 2018 17 Sept to
28 Sept 2018
30 Nov 2018
Semester 3 25 Nov 2018 3 Dec 2018 17 Dec 2018 24 Dec 2018 to
4 Jan 2019
1 Feb 2019

Please note: Semester 3 is an intensive semester. We advise students to enrol in only one or two units in Semester 3.
* After the Census date students can no longer withdraw from a course or unit and receive a refund or re-credit of their fees.
** Macquarie University has a recess mid-way through each semester.Tutors may not be available during these times
*** Invigilated exams (supervised exams) are conducted within the last classes of the semester

Calendar view of undergraduate study terms

Below is a visual of how the various university study terms fall across the year.

2018 application closing dates

2018 application closing dates for all undergraduate courses except Macquarie University

  Commonwealth supported place (CSP) courses Restricted courses
Study Period 1 11 Feb 2018 11 Feb 2018
Study Period 2 13 May 2018 13 May 2018
Study Period 3 12 Aug 2018 12 Aug 2018
Study Period 4 11 Nov 2018 11 Nov 2018

2018 application closing dates for Macquarie University undergraduate courses

  Commonwealth supported place (CSP) courses Restricted courses
Semester 1 11 Feb 2018 11 Feb 2018
Semester 2 15 Jul 2018 15 Jul 2018
Semester 3 18 Nov 2018 18 Nov 2018

Postgraduate

2018 Study Period dates for Swinburne University^, Curtin University^ and ACU^

  Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Classes end End of term**
Study Period 1 18 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 19 Mar 2018 22 May 2018 27 May 2018
Study Period 2 20 May 2018 28 May 2018 18 Jun 2018 21 Aug 2018 26 Aug 2018
Study Period 3 19 Aug 2018 27 Aug 2018 17 Sep 2018 20 Nov 2018 25 Nov 2018
Study Period 4 18 Nov 2018 26 Nov 2018 17 Dec 2018 19 Feb 2019 24 Feb 2019

^ Note: Some units by these universities are available in sessions(see below dates) as well as study periods. Refer to the unit page for details.
* After the Census date students can no longer withdraw from a course or unit and receive a refund or re-credit of their fees.
** Invigilated exams (supervised exams) are conducted within the class end date and end of term date.

2018 Semester dates for Macquarie University

  Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Recess** End of term***
Semester 1 18 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 26 Mar 2018 16 Apr to
27 Apr 2018
29 Jun 2018
Semester 2 22 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 26 Aug 2018 17 Sept to
28 Sept 2018
30 Nov 2018
Semester 3 25 Nov 2018 3 Dec 2018 17 Dec 2018 24 Dec 2018 to
4 Jan 2019
1 Feb 2019

Please note: Semester 3 is an intensive semester. We advise students to enrol in only one or two units in Semester 3.
* After the Census date students can no longer withdraw from a course or unit and receive a refund or re-credit of their fees.
** Macquarie University has a recess mid-way through each semester.Tutors may not be available during these times
*** Invigilated exams (supervised exams) are conducted within the last classes of the semester

2018 Session dates for all other universities

  Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Classes end End of term**
Session 1 18 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 22 Mar 2018 18 May 2018 3 Jun 2018
Session 2 8 Jul 2018 16 Jul 2018 9 Aug 2018 28 Sept 2018 21 Oct 2018
Session 3 4 Nov 2018 12 Nov 2018 6 Dec 2018 5 Feb 2019 17 Feb 2019

* After the Census date students can no longer withdraw from a course or unit and receive a refund or re-credit of their fees.
** Invigilated exams (supervised exams) are conducted within the class end date and end of term date.

Calendar view of postgraduate study terms

Below is a visual of how the various university study terms fall across the year.

2018 Application closing dates

2018 application closing dates for Swinburne University, Curtin University and ACU postgraduate courses

Restricted courses Postgraduate single units
Study Period 1 11 Feb 2018 14 Feb 2018
Study Period 2 13 May 2018 16 May 2018
Study Period 3 12 Aug 2018 15 Aug 2018
Study Period 4 11 Nov 2018 14 Nov 2018

2018 application closing dates for Macquarie University's postgraduate courses

Restricted courses Commonwealth supported place (CSP) courses
Semester 1 11 Feb 2018 11 Feb 2018*
Semester 2 15 Jul 2018 -
Semester 3 18 Nov 2018 -

*Above is Macquarie University's close of application dates with the exception of:

2018 application closing dates for all other universities' postgraduate courses

Restricted courses*
Session 1 11 Feb 2018
Session 2 1 Jul 2018
Session 3 28 Oct 2018

*Above are close of application dates with the exception of:

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