Important dates

2020 summary of dates (regular)

VET Teaching Period 2001

DateEvent
Census dates for eligible VET student loan programs
8 Jan 2020Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
4 Mar 2020Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
1 Apr 2020Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
6 May 2020Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
1 July 2020Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
5 Aug 2020Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
2 Sep 2020Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
4 Nov 2020Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
Important dates
2 Jan 2020University opens for 2020
27 Jan 2020Australia Day public holiday (University closed)
9 Mar 2020Labour Day public holiday (University closed)
10 Apr - 14 Apr 2020Easter (University closed)
27 Apr 2020 ANZAC Day (University closed)
8 Jun 2020Queen's Birthday public holiday
25 Sep 2020AFL Grand Final eve public holiday
25 Dec - 1 Jan 2021University closed for Christmas/New year period
4 Jan 2021University opens for 2021

HE Teaching Period 2005 - Semester 1

DateEvent
2 Jan 2020  University opens for 2020 
24 Jan 2020Continuing students : timely enrolments close for Victorian campuses
27 Jan 2020  Australia Day public holiday (University closed)
24 Feb - 28 Feb 2020  Orientation week
2 Mar 2020  Semester 1 lectures/teaching period commence
9 Mar 2020  Labour Day public holiday (University closed)
13 Mar 2020  Last date to add courses to Semester 1 enrolment without financial penalty
31 Mar 2020  Census date: Last date to drop/withdraw from higher education courses for Semester 1 enrolment without incurring a HECS/fee debt
6 Apr – 17 Apr 2020  Semester 1 lecture break (includes Easter)
10 April – 14 April 2020  Easter (University closed)
20 Apr 2020  Semester 1 lectures recommence
27 Apr 2020  ANZAC Day (University closed)
TBC Final exam timetable published
22 May 2020  Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a Semester 1 course
5 June 2020  Semester 1 lectures finish
8 Jun 2020  Queen's Birthday public holiday
9 Jun - 12 Jun 2020  Semester 1 SWOT Vac
15 Jun - 26 Jun 2020  Semester 1 examination period
29 Jun - 24 Jul 2020  Mid-year lecture break
13 Jul 2020  Results for Semester 1 published. mysc.federation.edu.au
18 Jul 2020  End of first semester
20 - 24 Jul 2020  Semester 1 deferred supplementary exam

HE Teaching Period 2020 - Semester 2

DateEvent
27 Jul 2020  Semester 2 lectures/teaching period commence
7 Aug 2020  Last date to add courses to Semester 2 enrolment without financial penalty
31 Aug 2020  Census date: Last date to drop/withdraw from higher education courses for Semester 2 enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
21 Sep - 2 Oct 2020  Semester 2 lecture break
25 Sep 2020 AFL Grand Final Friday public holiday (University closed)
5 Oct 2020  Semester 2 lectures recommence
TBC Final exam timetable published
16 Oct 2020  Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a Semester 2 course
30 Oct 2020  Semester 2 lectures finish
2 Nov - 6 Nov 2020  Semester 2 SWOT Vac
9 Nov - 20 Nov 2020  Semester 2 examination period
7 Dec 2020  Results for Semester 2 published.  mysc.federation.edu.au
12 Dec 2020  End of second semester
14 - 18 Dec 2020  Semester 2 deferred supplementary exam
25 Dec 2020 - 1 Jan 2021  University closes for Christmas/New Year period

HE Teaching Period 2002 - Late Summer

DateEvent
2 Jan 2020  University opens for 2020 
6 Jan 2020  Late Summer lectures/teaching period commence
17 Jan 2020  Last date to add courses to Late Summer Semester enrolment without financial penalty
20 Jan 2020  Census Date:  Last date to drop/withdraw from HE courses for Late Summer enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
27 Jan 2020  Australia Day Public holiday (University closed)
31 Jan 2020  Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a late Summer course
14 Feb 2020  End of Late Summer lecture period
28 Feb 2020 End of Late Summer examination period
10 Mar 2020  Results for Late Summer 2019 published. mysc.federation.edu.au

HE Teaching Period 1925 - Spring (continued from 2019)

DateEvent
2 Jan 2020  University opens for 2020 
13 Jan 2020 Results for Spring Semester 2019 published. mysc.federation.edu.au

HE Teaching Period 2025 - Spring

DateEvent
1 Sep 2020  Spring lectures/teaching period commence
11 Sep 2020  Last date to add courses to Spring teaching period is two weeks after program commences
25 Sep 2020 AFL Grand Final Eve Public holiday
15 Oct 2020  Census Date: Last date to drop/withdraw from Higher Education courses for Spring enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
13 Nov 2020  Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a Spring teaching period course
11 Dec 2020  End of Spring lecture period
24 Dec 2020  End of Spring examination period
25 Dec 2020 - 1 Jan 2021  University closed for Christmas/New year period.
4 Jan 2021  University opens for 2021 
11 Jan 2021  Results for Spring Semester 2020 published. mysc.federation.edu.au

HE Teaching Period 1927 - Summer (continued from 2019)

DateEvent
2 Jan 2020  University opens for 2020 
24 Jan 2020  Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a Summer teaching period course
27 Jan 2020  Australia Day Public holiday (University closed)
10 Mar 2020  Results for Summer Semester 2019 published. mysc.federation.edu.au
14 Mar 2020  End of Summer Semester 2019

HE Teaching Period 2027 - Summer

DateEvent
9 Nov 2020  Summer lectures/teaching period commence
27 Nov 2020  Last date to add courses to Summer teaching period is two weeks after program commences
11 Dec 2020  Census Date: Last date to drop/withdraw from higher education courses for Summer enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
25 Dec 2020 - 1 Jan 2021  University closed for Christmas/New year period
4 Jan 2021  University opens for 2021 
27 Jan 2021  Australia Day Public holiday (University closed)
29 Jan 2021  Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a Summer teaching period course
12 Feb 2021  End of Summer lecture period
13 Feb - 16 Feb 2021  Summer Semester SWOT Vac
17 Feb - 27 Feb 2021  Summer Semester examination period
15 Mar 2021  Results for Summer Semester 2020 published. mysc.federation.edu.au
21 Mar 2021  End of Summer Semester
22 - 26 Mar 2021  Summer Semester deferred exam

HE Teaching Period 2015 - Winter

DateEvent
27 Apr 2020  ANZAC Day (University closed)
28 Apr 2020  Winter lectures/teaching period commence
8 May 2020 Last date to add courses to Winter teaching period is two weeks after program commences
8 Jun 2020  Queen's Birthday Public holiday
15 Jul 2020  Census Date: Last date to drop/withdraw from HE courses for Winter teaching period enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
17 Jul 2020  Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a Winter teaching period course
17 Jul 2020  End of Winter lecture period
24 Jul 2020  End of Winter Semester
3 Aug 2020  Results for Winter teaching period published. mysc.federation.edu.au

2020 trimester important dates

(These dates apply to Brisbane Campus and onshore and offshore partner providers)

HE Teaching Period 2007 - Partner Provider Semester 1

Date Event
9 Mar - 13 Mar 2020  Enrolment/orientation
16 Mar 2020  Partner Provider first semester lectures/teaching period commence
27 Mar 2020  Last day to enrol
10 Apr 2020  Census date: Last date to withdraw without financial penalty from a course
22 May 2020  Last date to withdraw without academic penalty (W grade)
5 Jun 2020  End of Partner Provider first semester lecture period
6 Jun - 9 Jun 2020  Semester 1 SWOT Vac
10 Jun - 20 Jun 2020  Partner Provider first semester examination period
6 Jul 2020  Results published
11 Jul 2020  End of Partner Provider first semester teaching period
13 Jul - 17 Jul 2020Supplementary and Deferred Examinations

HE Teaching Period 2017 - Partner Provider Semester 2

DateEvent
13 Jul - 17 Jul 2020  Enrolment/orientation
20 Jul 2020  Partner Provider second semester lectures/teaching period commence
31 Jul 2020  Last day to enrol
14 Aug 2020  Census date: Last date to withdraw without financial penalty from a course
25 Sep 2020  Last date to withdraw without academic penalty (W grade)
9 Oct 2020  End of Partner Provider second semester lecture period
10 Oct - 13 Oct 2020  Semester 2 SWOT Vac
14 Oct - 24 Oct 2020  Partner Provider second semester examination period
9 Nov 2020  Results published
15 Nov 2020  End of Partner Provider second semester teaching period
16 Nov - 20 Nov 2020Supplementary and Deferred examinations

HE Teaching Period 2027 - Partner Provider Semester Summer

DateEvent
9 Nov - 13 Nov 2020  Enrolment/orientation
16 Nov 2020  Partner Provider Summer Semester lectures/teaching period commence
27 Nov 2020  Last day to enrol (commencing students)
11 Dec 2020  Census date: Last date to withdraw without financial penalty from a course
29 Jan 2021  Last date to withdraw without academic penalty (W grade)
12 Feb 2021  End of Partner Provider Summer Semester lecture period
13 Feb - 16 Feb 2021  Summer Semester SWOT Vac
17 Feb - 27 Feb 2021  Partner Provider Summer Semester examination period
15 Mar 2021  Results published
21 Mar 2021  End of Partner Provider Summer Semester teaching period
22 Mar - 26 Mar 2021Supplementary and Deferred Examinations

2020 Northern hemisphere important dates

HE Teaching Period 2023 - Northern Hemisphere PP Semester 1

DateEvent
24 Aug - 28 Aug 2020  Enrolment/orientation
31 Aug 2020  Northern Hemisphere first semester lectures/teaching period commence
25 Sep 2020  Census date: Last date to withdraw without financial penalty from a course
6 Nov 2020  Last date to withdraw without academic penalty (W grade)
25 Dec 2020  End of Northern Hemisphere first semester lecture period
28 Dec 2020 - 1 Jan 2021  Semester 1 SWOT Vac
4 Jan - 15 Jan 2021  Northern Hemisphere first semester examination period
1 Feb 2021  Results published
6 Feb 2021  End of Northern Hemisphere first semester teaching period

HE Teaching Period 2003 - Northern Hemisphere PP Semester 2

DateEvent
24 Feb - 28 Feb 2020  Enrolment/orientation
2 Mar 2020  Northern Hemisphere second semester lectures/teaching period commence
27 Mar 2020  Census date: Last date to withdraw without financial penalty from a course
8 May 2020  Last date to withdraw without academic penalty (W grade)
26 Jun 2020  End of Northern Hemisphere second semester lecture period
29 Jun - 3 Jul 2020  Semester 2 SWOT Vac
6 Jul - 17 Jul 2020  Northern Hemisphere second semester examination period
3 Aug 2020  Results published
8 Aug 2020  End of Northern Hemisphere second semester teaching period

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