Important dates

2016 domestic summary of dates

Teaching period 1605 - Semester 1

Date Event
04 Jan University opens for 2016
26 Jan Australia Day Public Holiday (University closed)
22 - 26 Feb Orientation week
29 Feb Semester 1 lectures commence
11 Mar Last date to add courses to semester 1 enrolment without financial penalty
14 Mar Labour Day public holiday (University closed)
31 Mar Census date: Last date to drop/withdraw from higher education courses for Semester 1 enrolment without incurring a HECS/fee debt
25-29 Mar Easter (University closed)
25 Mar - 8 Apr Semester 1 lecture break (includes Easter)
11 Apr Semester 1 lectures recommence
25 Apr ANZAC Day (University closed)
09 May Final exam timetable published
20 May Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a semester 1 course
03 Jun Semester 1 lectures finish
6-13 Jun Semester 1 SWOT Vac
14-27 Jun Semester 1 examination period
13 Jun Queen's Birthday public holiday
27 Jun End 1st semester teaching period
28 Jun - 22 Jul Mid-year lecture break
08 Jul Results for semester 1 published. mysc.federation.edu.au

Teaching period 1620 - Semester 2

DateEvent
25 Jul Semester 2 lectures commence
05 Aug Last date to add courses to semester 2 enrolment without financial penalty
31 Aug Census date: Last date to drop/withdraw from higher education courses for semester 2 enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
19- 30 Sep Semester 2 lecture break
30 Sep AFL Grand Final eve public holiday
03 Oct Semester 2 lectures recommence
03 Oct Final exam timetable published
14 Oct Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a semester 2 course
28 Oct Semester 2 lectures finish
31 Oct - 04 Nov Semester 2 SWOT Vac
7-18 Nov Semester 2 examination period
18 Nov End of 2nd semester teaching period
02 Dec Results for semester 2 published by 2pm.  mysc.federation.edu.au
24 Dec University closed for Christmas/New Year period. Re-opens January 3 2017

TAFE Census dates

Date Event
04 Jan University opens for 2016
20 Jan Census Date for VET (TAFE) approved VET FEE-HELP courses
26 Jan Australia Day Public Holiday (University closed)
01 Feb Census Date for VET (TAFE) approved VET FEE-HELP courses
14 Mar Labour Day Public Holiday (University closed)
31 Mar Census Date for VET (TAFE) approved VET FEE-HELP courses
25-29 Mar Easter (University closed)
17 Apr Census Date for VET (TAFE) approved VET FEE-HELP courses
25 Apr ANZAC Day (University closed)
31 May Census Date for VET (TAFE) approved VET FEE-HELP courses
13 Jun Queen's Birthday Public Holiday
01 Jul Census Date for VET (TAFE) approved VET FEE-HELP courses
31 Aug Census Date for VET (TAFE) approved VET FEE-HELP courses
30 Sep AFL Grand Final eve public holiday (TBC)
31 Oct Census Date for VET (TAFE) approved VET FEE-HELP courses
01 Dec Census Date for VET (TAFE) approved VET FEE-HELP courses
24 Dec University closed for Christmas/New year period. Re-opens January 3 2017

Teaching period 1602 - Late Summer

Date Event
04 Jan University opens for 2016
04 Jan Late Summer teaching period commences
15 Jan Last date to add courses to Late Summer semester enrolment without financial penalty
20 Jan Census Date:  Last date to drop/withdraw from HE courses for Late Summer enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
26 Jan Australia Day Public Holiday (University closed)
29 Jan Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a late Summer course
26 Feb End of late Summer teaching periods
11 Mar Results for late Summer 2016 published - mysc.federation.edu.au

Teaching period 1525 - Spring (continued from 2015)

Date Event
04 Jan University opens for 2016
08 Jan Results for Spring semester 2015 published - mysc.federation.edu.au
26 Jan Australia Day Public Holiday (University closed)

Teaching period 1625 - Spring

Date Event
01 Sep Spring teaching period commences
09 Sep * Last date to add courses to Spring teaching period is two weeks after program commences
30 Sep AFL Grand Final Eve Public Holiday (TBC)
15 Oct Census Date: Last date to drop/withdraw from Higher Education courses for Spring enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
13 Nov Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a Spring teaching period course
24 Dec University closed for Christmas/New year period.;
31 Dec End of Spring teaching period
03 Jan University opens for 2017
06 Jan Results for Spring Semester 2016 published. mysc.federation.edu.au

Teaching period 1527 - Summer (continued from 2015)

Date Event
04 Jan University opens for 2016
22 Jan Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a Summer teaching period course
26 Jan Australia Day Public Holiday (University closed)
27 Feb End of Summer teaching periods
11 Mar Results for Summer Semester 2015 published. mysc.federation.edu.au

Teaching period 1627 - Summer

Date Event
14 Nov Summer teaching period commences
25 Nov * Last date to add courses to Summer teaching period is two weeks after program commences
09 Dec Census Date: Last date to drop/withdraw from higher education courses for Summer enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
23 Dec University closed for Christmas/New year period
03 Jan 2017 University opens for 2017
27 Jan Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a Summer teaching period course
26 Jan Australia Day Public Holiday (University closed)
25 Feb End of Summer teaching periods
10 Mar Results for Summer Semester 2016 published. mysc.federation.edu.au

Teaching period 1615 - Winter

Date Event
25 Apr ANZAC Day (University closed)
25 Apr Winter teaching period commences
02 May * Last date to add courses to Winter teaching period is two weeks after program commences 
13 Jun Queen's Birthday Public Holiday
08 Jul Census Date: Last date to drop/withdraw from HE courses for Winter teaching period enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
15 Jul Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a Winter teaching period course
22 Jul End of Winter teaching period
05 Aug Results for Winter teaching period published. mysc.federation.edu.au

2016 Partner Provider summary of dates

Teaching period 1623 - Northern Hemisphere PP

Date Event
22 Aug - 26 Aug Enrolment / Orientation
26 Aug Last day to enrol (returning students)
29 Aug Lectures commence
02 Sept Last day to enrol (commencing students)
23 Sept Last date to withdraw without financial penalty from a course
04 Nov Last date to withdraw without academic penalty (W grade)
26 Dec - 01 Jan 2017 SWOT Vac
02 Jan - 15 Jan Exams
27 JanResults published

Teaching period 1607 - Partner Provider Semester 1

Date Event
14-18 Mar 2016 Enrolment / Orientation
18 Mar Last day to enrol (returning students)     
21 Mar Lectures commence
25 Mar Last day to enrol (commencing students)
15 Apr Last date to withdraw without financial penalty from a course
27 May Last date to withdraw without academic penalty (W grade)
11-14 Jun SWOT Vac
15-25 Jun Exams
08 JulResults published

Teaching period 1617 - Partner Provider Semester 2

Date Event
11-15 Jul 2016 Enrolment / Orientation
15 Jul Last day to enrol (returning students)     
18 Jul Lectures commence
22 Jul Last day to enrol (commencing students)
12 Aug Last date to withdraw without financial penalty from a course
23 Sep Last date to withdraw without academic penalty (W grade)
08-11 Oct      SWOT Vac
12-22 Oct Exams
04 NovResults published

Teaching period 1627 - Partner Provider Semester Summer

Date Event
07-11 Nov 2016 Enrolment / Orientation
11 Nov Last day to enrol (returning students)     
14 Nov Lectures commence
18 Nov Last day to enrol (commencing students)
09 Dec Last date to withdraw without financial penalty from a course
27 Jan 2017 Last date to withdraw without academic penalty (W grade)
11-14 Feb      SWOT Vac
15-25 Feb Exams
10 MarResults published