2019 Key dates

All the important study and exam dates, including close of enrolment dates, close of application dates and census dates.

Key dates are based on the university teaching your course. They include dates when enrolments close, when classes start, and when the study term ends. Some degrees include subjects 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. Jump straight to exams key dates.

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

Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Classes end
Study Period 1 17 Feb 2019 25 Feb 2019 18 Mar 2019 26 May 2019
Study Period 2 19 May 2019 27 May 2019 17 Jun 2019 25 Aug 2019
Study Period 3 18 Aug 2019 26 Aug 2019 16 Sept 2019 24 Nov 2019
Study Period 4 17 Nov 2019 25 Nov 2019 16 Dec 2019 23 Feb 2020

ANU semester dates

Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Classes end
Semester 1 17 Feb 2019 25 Feb 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019
Semester 2 7 Jul 2019 22 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019

Macquarie semester dates

Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Recess‡ Classes end
Semester 1 17 Feb 2019 25 Feb 2019 21 Mar 2019 15–28 Apr 2019 8 Jun 2019
Semester 2 21 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 22 Aug 2019 16–30 Sep 2019 9 Nov 2019
Semester 3^ 24 Nov 2019 2 Dec 2019 16 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 – 5 Jan 2020 17 Jan 2020

UNE trimester dates

Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Classes end
Trimester 1 24 Feb 2019 4 Mar 2019 25 Mar 2019 31 May 2019
 Trimester 2  30 Jun 2019 8 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 4 Oct 2019
 Trimester 3  27 Oct 2019 4 Nov 2019 25 Nov 2019 24 Jan 2020
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.

ACU, Curtin and Swinburne study period dates 

Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Classes end
Study Period 1^ 17 Feb 2019 25 Feb 2019 18 Mar 2019 26 May 2019
Study Period 2^ 19 May 2019 27 May 2019 17 Jun 2019 25 Aug 2019
Study Period 3^ 18 Aug 2019 26 Aug 2019 16 Sept 2019 24 Nov 2019
Study Period 4 17 Nov 2019 25 Nov 2019 16 Dec 2019 23 Feb 2020

ACU, Curtin, Murdoch, RMIT, UniSA session dates

Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Classes end
Session 1 17 Feb 2019 25 Feb 2019 21 Mar 2019 2 Jun 2019
Session 2 7 Jul 2019 15 Jul 2019 8 Aug 2019 20 Oct 2019
Session 3 3 Nov 2019 11 Nov 2019 5 Dec 2019 16 Feb 2020

ACU semester dates

Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Classes end Exams end
Semester 1 17 Feb 2019 25 Feb 2019 31 Mar 2019 24 May 2019 16 June 2019
Semester 2 21 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 17 Nov 2019
Semester 3 10 Nov 2019 18 Nov 2019 6 Jan 2020 14 Feb 2020 28 Feb 2020

ANU semester dates

Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Classes end
Semester 1 17 Feb 2019 25 Feb 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019
Semester 2 7 Jul 2019 22 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019

Griffith session dates

Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Classes end
Session 1 17 Feb 2019 25 Feb 2019 24 Mar 2019 24 May 2019
Session 2 30 Jun 2019 8 Jul 2019 4 Aug 2019 4 Oct 2019
Session 3 20 Oct 2019 28 Oct 2019 24 Nov 2019 31 Jan 2020

Macquarie semester dates

Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Recess‡ Classes end
Semester 1 17 Feb 2019 25 Feb 2019 21 Mar 2019 15–28 Apr 2019 8 Jun 2019
Semester 2 21 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 22 Aug 2019 16–30 Sep 2019 9 Nov 2019
Semester 3** 24 Nov 2019 2 Dec 2019 16 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 – 5 Jan 2020 17 Jan 2020

UNE trimester dates

Close of enrolment Classes start Census date* Classes end
Trimester 1 24 Feb 2019 4 Mar 2019 25 Mar 2019 31 May 2019
Trimester 2 30 Jun 2019 8 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 4 Oct 2019
Trimester 3 27 Oct 2019 4 Nov 2019 25 Nov 2019 24 Jan 2020
Notes

^ Some subjects offered in these study periods are also offered in sessions. See your subject page for details.
* 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.

Undergraduate degree application closing dates for all universities except ANU, Macquarie and UNE

Study Period 1 10 Feb 2019
Study Period 2 12 May 2019
Study Period 3 11 Aug 2019
Study Period 4 10 Nov 2019

ANU undergraduate degree application closing dates

Semester 1 10 Feb 2019
Semester 2 7 Jul 2019
Semester 3 to be announced

Macquarie undergraduate degree application closing dates

Semester 1 10 Feb 2019
Semester 2 14 Jul 2019
Semester 3 17 Nov 2019

UNE undergraduate degree application closing dates

Trimester 1 17 Feb 2019
Trimester 2 23 June 2019
Trimester 3 20 Oct 2019

ACU, Curtin, Murdoch and Swinburne postgraduate degree application closing dates*

Degrees Postgraduate Single Subjects
Study Period 1 10 Feb 2019 13 Feb 2019
Study Period 2 12 May 2019 15 May 2019
Study Period 3 11 Aug 2019 14 Aug 2019
Study Period 4 10 Nov 2019 13 Nov 2019

ACU Master of Business Administration application closing dates

Semester 1 10 Feb 2019
Semester 2 14 Jul 2019
Semester 3 3 Nov 2019

ANU postgraduate degree application closing dates

Semester 1 10 Feb 2019
Semester 2 7 Jul 2019
Semester 3 to be announced

Curtin, RMIT and UniSA postgraduate degree application closing dates*

Session 1 10 Feb 2019
Session 2 30 Jun 2019
Session 3 27 Oct 2019

Griffith postgraduate degree application closing dates*

Session 1 10 Feb 2019
Session 2 23 June 2019
Session 3 13 Oct 2019

Macquarie postgraduate degree application closing dates*

Semester 1 10 Feb 2019
Semester 2 14 Jul 2019
Semester 3 17 Nov 2019

UNE postgraduate degree application closing dates

Trimester 1 17 Feb 2019
Trimester 2 23 June 2019
Trimester 3 20 Oct 2019
Notes

* Close of application dates are different for:

  • Executive MBA - RMIT
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Executive) - RMIT
  • Master of Business Administration - ACU
  • Master of Social Work - Griffith 
  • Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years) - Macquarie

See degree pages for more information or contact a student advisor.

Exams key dates

Exams key dates are based on the university teaching your subjects. They include dates when exam timetables are published, deadlines to nominate your exam venue, and when exam periods start and end. Some degrees include subjects from a mix of universities, so your exam timetable may include several exam key dates.

Check subject pages to confirm how your subjects are offered—study periods, semesters or sessions—then refer to the tables below for your exams key dates. See your Student Hub and Exams FAQ for more information, including exam venue locations. Exam venue addresses will be emailed to you closer to your exam dates.

Venue selection opens Timetables published Deadline to nominate or
change your venue
Exam period
Semester 1 15 Apr 2019 22 Apr 2019 5 May 2019 10 - 28 Jun 2019
Semester 2 2 Sep 2019 9 Sep 2019 22 Sep 2019 28 Oct - 22 Nov 2019*
Semester 3 6 Jan 2020 13 Jan 2020 26 Jan 2020 24 - 28 Feb 2020
Notes

* The Semester 2 exam period will be confirmed.

Venue selection opens Timetables published Deadline to nominate or
change your venue
Exam period
Session 1 15 Apr 2019 22 Apr 2019 5 May 2019 10 - 28 Jun 2019
Session 2 2 Sep 2019 9 Sep 2019 22 Sep 2019 28 Oct - 22 Nov 2019*
Session 3 6 Jan 2020 13 Jan 2020 26 Jan 2020 24 - 28 Feb 2020
Notes

* The Session 2 exam period will be confirmed.

Venue selection opens Timetables published Deadline to nominate or 
change your venue
Exam period
Study Period 1 8 Apr 2019 15 Apr 2019 28 Apr 2019 27 - 31 May 2019
Study Period 2 8 Jul 2019 15 Jul 2019 28 Jul 2019 26 - 30 Aug 2019
Study Period 3 7 Oct 2019 14 Oct 2019 27 Oct 2019 25 - 29 Nov 2019
Study Period 4 6 Jan 2020 13 Jan 2020 26 Jan 2020 24 - 28 Feb 2020

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