Use the links below to get straight to the information most relevant to you:
- Study Period key dates
for undergraduate units
- Session key dates
for most postgraduate units
- Application key dates
for Commonwealth supported place (CSP) and restricted course applications
- Weekly Calendars
Exams are usually held in the weeks following the end of each Study Period or Session. Find out more on the Exams key dates page.
Dates for Study Periods
|2016 dates||Close of enrolment (Sunday)||Classes start (Monday)||Census date (Monday)||Classes end (Sunday)||End of Term* (Friday)|
|Study Period 1||14 Feb 2016||29 Feb 2016||21 Mar 2016||29 May 2016||10 Jun 2016|
|Study Period 2||15 May 2016||30 May 2016||20 Jun 2016||28 Aug 2016||9 Sep 2016|
|Study Period 3||14 Aug 2016||29 Aug 2016||19 Sep 2016||27 Nov 2016||9 Dec 2016|
|Study Period 4||13 Nov 2016||28 Nov 2016||19 Dec 2016||26 Feb 2017||10 Mar 2017|
*Invigilated exams are conducted within two weeks following the last classes for the Study period.
Dates for Study Sessions
|2016 dates||Close of enrolment (Wednesday)||Classes start (Monday)||Census date (Thursday)||Classes end (Sunday)||End of Term* (Friday)|
|Session 1||17 Feb 2016||29 Feb 2016||24 Mar 2016||5 Jun 2016||24 Jun 2016|
|Session 2||6 Jul 2016||18 Jul 2016||11 Aug 2016||23 Oct 2016||11 Nov 2016|
|Session 3||2 Nov 2016||14 Nov 2016||8 Dec 2016||19 Feb 2017||10 Mar 2017|
*Invigilated exams are usually conducted within the three weeks following the last classes for the Session.
Application closing dates
|CSP Courses||Restricted courses*|
|Study Period 1||29 Jan 2016||29 Jan 2016|
|Study Period 2||29 Apr 2016||29 Apr 2016|
|Study Period 3||29 Jul 2016||29 Jul 2016|
|Study Period 4||28 Oct 2016||28 Oct 2016|
|Session 1||-||29 Jan 2016|
|Session 2||-||17 Jun 2016|
|Session 3||-||14 Oct 2016|
* These are the close of application dates for all restricted courses with the exception of:
- Master of Social Work (Griffith University)
- MBA (Executive) (RMIT)
- Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Executive)
- Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years) (Macquarie University)
Always read the relevant course page before you apply for a degree.
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 are most applicable. Some are offered before the start of study periods, others are offered during study periods, and some are offered continuously.
Complete schedules of all 2016 Undergraduate and Postgraduate Unit offerings and the Study Periods/Sessions are available below.