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Key dates

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.

2016 key dates remaining

Classes end End of term
Study Period 4 26 Feb 2017 10 Mar 2017
Session 3 19 Feb 2017 10 Mar 2017

See Key dates 2016 for the full list.

2017 key dates

Select from undergraduate or postgraduate dates.

Undergraduate

2017 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 12 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 20 Mar 2017 28 May 2017 2 Jun 2017
Study Period 2 14 May 2017 29 May 2017 19 Jun 2017 27 Aug 2017 1 Sept 2017
Study Period 3 13 Aug 2017 28 Aug 2017 18 Sept 2017 26 Nov 2017 1 Dec 2017
Study Period 4 12 Nov 2017 27 Nov 2017 18 Dec 2017 25 Feb 2018 2 Mar 2018

* 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.

2017 Semester dates for Macquarie University

  Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Recess** End of term***
Semester 1 12 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 27 Mar 2017 17 Apr 2017 to
28 Apr 2017
30 Jun 2017
Semester 2 16 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 26 Aug 2017 18 Sept to
29 Sept 2017
1 Dec 2017
Semester 3 19 Nov 2017 4 Dec 2017 18 Dec 2017 25 Dec 2017 to
5 Jan 2018
2 Feb 2018

* 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.

2017 application closing dates

2017 application closing dates for all undergraduate courses except Macquarie University

  CSP courses Restricted courses
Study Period 1 27 Jan 2017 27 Jan 2017
Study Period 2 28 Apr 2017 28 Apr 2017
Study Period 3 28 Jul 2017 28 Jul 2017
Study Period 4 27 Oct 2017 27 Oct 2017

2017 application closing dates for Macquarie University undergraduate courses

  CSP courses Restricted courses
Semester 1 3 Feb 2017 3 Feb 2017
Semester 2 7 Jul 2017 7 Jul 2017
Semester 3 17 Nov 2017 17 Nov 2017

Postgraduate

2017 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 17 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 20 Mar 2017 28 May 2017 2 Jun 2017
Study Period 2 19 May 2017 29 May 2017 19 Jun 2017 27 Aug 2017 1 Sept 2017
Study Period 3 18 Aug 2017 28 Aug 2017 18 Sept 2017 26 Nov 2017 1 Dec 2017
Study Period 4 17 Nov 2017 27 Nov 2017 18 Dec 2017 25 Feb 2018 2 Mar 2018

^ 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.

2017 Semester dates for Macquarie University

  Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Recess** End of term***
Semester 1 17 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 27 Mar 2017 17 Apr 2017 to
28 Apr 2017
30 Jun 2017
Semester 2 21 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 26 Aug 2017 18 Sept to
29 Sept 2017
1 Dec 2017
Semester 3 24 Nov 2017 4 Dec 2017 18 Dec 2017 25 Dec 2017 to
5 Jan 2018
2 Feb 2018

* 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

2017 Session dates for all other universities

  Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Classes end End of term**
Session 1 17 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 23 Mar 2017 4 Jun 2017 20 Jun 2017
Session 2 7 Jul 2017 17 Jul 2017 10 Aug 2017 22 Oct 2017 14 Nov 2017
Session 3 3 Nov 2017 13 Nov 2017 7 Dec 2017 18 Feb 2018 2 Mar 2018

* 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.

2017 Application closing dates

2017 application closing dates for Swinburne University, Curtin University and ACU postgraduate courses

Restricted courses
Study Period 1 27 Jan 2017
Study Period 2 28 Apr 2017
Study Period 3 28 Jul 2017
Study Period 4 27 Oct 2017

2017 application closing dates for Macquarie University's postgraduate courses

Restricted courses CSP courses
Semester 1 3 Feb 2017 3 Feb 2017*
Semester 2 7 Jul 2017 n/a
Semester 3 17 Nov 2017 n/a

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

2017 application closing dates for all other universities' postgraduate courses

Restricted courses*
Session 1 27 Jan 2017
Session 2 16 Jun 2017
Session 3 13 Oct 2017

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

Dates for preparatory units

OUA's preparatory units are offered at a variety of different times, depending on when the kinds of support they offer is most applicable. Some are offered before the start of study terms, others are offered during study, and some are offered throughout the year.

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