Important dates

Current Teaching Periods

(These dates apply to Federation campuses at Ballarat, Berwick, Gippsland and Wimmera)

DateEvent
Census dates for eligible VET student loan courses
10 Jan 2024Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
6 Mar 2024Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
3 Apr 2024Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
1 May 2024Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
3 July 2024Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
7 Aug 2024Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
4 Sep 2024Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
6 Nov 2024Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
Important dates
2 Jan 2023University opens for 2024
26 Jan 2024Australia Day public holiday (University closed)
11 Mar 2024Labour Day public holiday (University closed)
29 Mar - 2 Apr 2024Easter (University closed)
25 Apr 2024ANZAC Day (University closed)
10 Jun 2024King's Birthday public holiday
27 Sep 2024AFL Grand Final eve public holiday
25 Dec - 1 Jan 2025University closed for Christmas/New year period
2 Jan 2025University opens for 2025
DateEvent
16 Oct  2023Enrolment open 
31 Dec 2023Applications close
2 Jan 2024University opens for 2024
8 Jan 2024Late Summer lectures/teaching period commence
19 Jan 2024Last date to add courses to Late Summer Semester enrolment without financial penalty
20 Jan 2024Census Date: Last date to drop/withdraw from HE courses for Late Summer enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
26 Jan 2024Australia Day Public holiday (University closed)
2 Feb 2024Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a late Summer course
16 Feb 2024End of Late Summer lecture period
22 Mar 2024End of Late Summer teaching period
15 Mar 2024Results for Late Summer published. mysc.federation.edu.au
DateEvent
16 Oct 2023 Enrolment open 
2 Jan 2024 University opens for 2024     
21 Jan 2024Continuing students : timely enrolments close for Victorian campuses
26 Jan 2024Australia Day public holiday (University closed)
25 Feb 2024 Applications close
26 Feb - 1 Mar 2024 Orientation week
04 Mar 2024 Semester 1 lectures/teaching period commence
11 Mar 2024Labour Day public holiday (University closed)
15 Mar 2024Last date to add units to Semester 1 enrolment online
29 Mar -  7 Apr 2024Semester 1 lecture break (includes Easter PH)
31 Mar 2024       Census date: Last date to drop/withdraw from higher education units for Semester 1 enrolment without incurring academic and financial liability.
29 Mar - 2 Apr 2024 Easter (University closed)  
8 Apr 2024Semester 1 lectures recommence
25 Apr 2024       ANZAC Day public holiday (University closed)
TBC End of semester assessment timetable published
17 May 2024 Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a Semester 1 course
31 May 2024         Semester 1 lectures finish
3 Jun - 7 Jun 2024 Semester 1 SWOT Vac
7 June 2024 Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
10 June 2024       King's Birthday public holiday
11 Jun - 21 Jun 2024Semester  1 Assessment period
24 Jun - 19 Jul 2024 Mid-year lecture break
5 Jul 2024          Results for Semester 1 published. mysc.federation.edu.au
12 Jul 2024 End of first semester
15 Jul - 19 Jul 2024 Semester 1 deferred supplementary assessment period
DateEvent
16 Oct 2023Enrolment open 
21 Jan 2024Continuing students timely re-enrolments close for Victorian campuses
14 Apr 2024Applications close
22 Apr 2024  Winter lectures/teaching period commence
25 Apr 2024ANZAC Day (University closed)
3 May 2024Last date to add units to Winter teaching period is two weeks after course commences
15 May 2024Census date: Last date to drop/withdraw from HE units for Winter teaching period enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
10 Jun 2024King's Birthday Public holiday
12 Jul 2024Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a Winter teaching period course
12 Jul 2024End of Winter lecture period
26 Jul 2024Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
2  Aug 2024Results for Winter teaching period published. mysc.federation.edu.au
9 Aug 2024End of Winter Semester
DateEvent
16 Oct 2023 Enrolment open 
21 Jan 2024Continuing students : timely enrolments close for Victorian campuses
4 Mar 2024Applications open
14 Jul 2024Applications close
22 Jul 2024Semester 2 lectures/teaching period commence
02 Aug 2024Last date to add units to Semester 2 enrolment online
15 Aug 2024Census date: Last date to drop/withdraw from higher education units for Semester 2 enrolment without incurring academic and financial liability.
2 Sept - 6 Sept 2024Semester 2 lecture break
9 Sept 2024Semester 2 lectures recommence
TBCAFL Grand Final Public Holiday 
4 Oct 2024Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a Semester 2 course
18 Oct 2024Semester 2 lectures finish
21 Oct - 25 Oct 2024Semester 2 SWOT Vac
25 Oct 2024Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
28 Oct - 8 Nov 2024Semester 2 assessment period
22 Nov 2024Results for Semester 2 published. mysc.federation.edu.au
29 Nov 2024End of second semester
2 Dec - 6 Dec 2024Semester 2 deferred supplementary assessment period
24 Dec 2024University Closes for Christmas / New Year Period
DateEvent
17 Oct 2022Enrolment open 
23 Jan 2023Continuing students timely re-enrolments close for Victorian campuses
25 Aug 2023Applications Open
5 Nov 2023Applications Close
13 Nov 2023Summer lectures/teaching period commence
24 Nov 2023Last date to add units to Summer teaching period is two weeks after course commences
10 Dec 2023Census Date: Last date to drop/withdraw from higher education units for Summer enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
23 Dec 2023 - 1 Jan 2024University closed for Christmas/New year period
2 Jan 2024University opens for 2024
19 Jan 2024Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a Summer teaching period course
26 Jan 2024Australia Day Public holiday (University closed)
2 Feb 2024End of Summer lecture period
3 Feb - 6 Feb 2024Summer Semester SWOT Vac
6 Feb 2024Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
7 Feb - 16 Feb 2024Summer Semester examination period
23 Feb 2024Results for Summer Semester published. mysc.federation.edu.au
9 Mar 2024End of Summer Semester
11 Mar - 15 Mar 2024Summer Semester deferred exam
DateEvent
17 Oct 2022Enrolment open 
23 Jan 2023Continuing students timely re-enrolments close for Victorian campuses
10 Jul 2023Applications Open
24 Aug 2023Applications Close
1 Sep 2023Spring lectures/teaching period commence
8 Sep 2023Last date to add units to Spring teaching period is two weeks after course commences
15 Oct 2023Census Date: Last date to drop/withdraw from higher education units for Spring enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
10 Nov 2023Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a Spring teaching period course
24 Dec 2023End of Spring lecture period
15 Dec 2023Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
25 Dec 2023 - 1 Jan 2024University closed for Christmas/New year period
2 Jan 2024University opens for 2024
12 Jan 2024Results for Spring Semester published. mysc.federation.edu.au

Federation Online Teaching Periods

DateEvent
16 Oct 2023Enrolment open 
22 Jan - 26 Jan 2024Orientation Week
29 Jan 2024Teaching period 1 commence lectures
9 Feb 2024Last date to add units to teaching period 1 is two weeks after course commences
16 Feb 2024Census date: Last date to drop/withdraw from HE units for teaching period 1 enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
15 Mar 2024Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a teaching period 1 course
26 Feb - 1 Mar 2024Consolidation Week
4 Mar 2024Teaching period 1, recommence lectures
29 Mar 2024Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
29 Mar 2024End of Teaching Period 1 lectures
1 Apr - 5 Apr 2024Examinations
5 Apr 2024 End of Teaching Period 1
29 Apr 2024 Results for teaching period 1 published. mysc.federation.edu.au
DateEvent
16 Oct 2023Enrolment open 
15 Apr - 19 Apr 2024Orientation Week
22 Apr 2024Teaching period 2 commence lectures
3 May 2024Last date to add units to teaching period 2 is two weeks after course commences
10 May 2024Census date: Last date to drop/withdraw from HE units for teaching period 2 enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
7 June 2024Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a teaching period 2 course
20 May - 24 May 2024Consolidation Week
27 May 2024Teaching period 2, recommence lectures
21 Jun 2024Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
21 Jun 2023End of Teaching Period 2 lectures
24 - 28 Jun 2024Examinations
28 Jun 2024End of Teaching Period
22 Jul 2024Results for teaching period 2 published. mysc.federation.edu.au
DateEvent
16 Oct 2023Enrolment open 
8 Jul - 12 Jul 2024Orientation Week
15 Jul 2024Teaching period 3 commence lectures
26 Jul 2024Last date to add units to teaching period 3 is two weeks after course commences
2 Aug 2024Census date: Last date to drop/withdraw from HE units for teaching period 3 enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
30 Aug 2024Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a teaching period 3 course
12 Aug - 16 Aug 2024Consolidation Week
19 Aug 2024Teaching period 3, recommence lectures
13 Sep 2024Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
20 Sep 2024End of Teaching Period 3 lectures
16 Sep - 20 Sep 2024Examinations
20 Sep 2024End of Teaching Period
14 Oct 2024Results for teaching period 3 published. mysc.federation.edu.au
DateEvent
17 Oct 2022Enrolment open 
2 Oct - 6 Oct 2023Orientation Week
9 Oct 2023Teaching period 4 commence lectures
20 Oct 2023Last date to add units to teaching period 4 is two weeks after course commences
27 Oct 2023Census date: Last date to drop/withdraw from HE courses for teaching period 4 enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
24 Nov 2023Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a teaching period 4 course
6 Nov - 10 Nov 2023Consolidation Week
13 Nov 2023Teaching period 4, recommence lectures
8 Dec 2023Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
8 Dec 2023End of Teaching Period 4 lectures
11 Dec - 15 Dec 2023Examinations
15 Dec 2023End of Teaching Period
5 Feb 2024Results for teaching period 4 published. mysc.federation.edu.au

Partner Provider Trimesters

(These dates apply to onshore and offshore international partners)

DateEvent
16 Oct 2023Enrolment opens
25 Feb 2024Applications close
26 Feb - 1 Mar 2024 Enrolment/orientation
4 Mar 2024Trimester 1 lectures/teaching period commence
15 Mar 2024 Last day to add units to enrolment without financial penalty
31 Mar 2024Census date: Last date to withdraw without financial penalty from a course
25 Apr 2024ANZAC Day public holiday (University closed)
TBCEnd of semester assessment timetable published
17 May 2024Last date to withdraw without academic penalty (W grade)
31 May 2024End of trimester 1 lecture period
3 Jun - 7 Jun 2024Trimester 1 SWOT Vac
7 Jun 2024Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
11 Jun - 21 Jun 2024Trimester 1 assessment period
5 Jul 2024Results published
12 Jul 2024End of trimester 1 teaching period
15 Jul - 19 Jul 2024Supplementary and deferred assessment period
DateEvent
16 Oct 2023 Enrolment open 
4 Mar 2024Applications open
14 Jul 2024Applications close
22 Jul 2024Trimester 2 lectures/teaching period commence
2 Aug 2024Last date to add units to Trimester 2 enrolment without financial penalty
15 Aug 2024Census date: Last date to drop/withdraw from higher education units for Trimester 2 enrolment without incurring academic and financial liability.
2 Aug - 6 Sept 2024Trimester 2 lecture break
9 Sept 2024Trimester 2 lectures recommence
TBCAFL Grand Final Public Holiday 
4 Oct 2024Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a Trimester 2 course
18 Oct 2024Trimester 2 lectures finish
21 Oct - 25 Oct 2024Trimester 2 SWOT Vac
25 Oct 2024Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
28 Oct - 8 Nov 2024Trimester 2 assessment period
22 Nov 2024Results for Semester 2 published. mysc.federation.edu.au
29 Nov 2024End of second trimester
2 Dec - 6 Dec 2024Trimester 2 deferred supplementary assessment period
24 Dec 2024University Closes for Christmas / New Year Period
DateEvent
16 Oct 2023Enrolments open
10 Nov 2024Applications close
18 Nov 2024Summer lectures/teaching period commence
29 Nov 2024Last day to enrol (commencing students)
10 Dec 2024Census date: Last date to withdraw without financial penalty from a course
24 Jan 2025Last date to withdraw without academic penalty (W grade)
24 Jan 2025End of  Summer lecture period
1 Feb - 4 Feb 2025Summer SWOT Vac
11 Feb 2025Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
12 Feb - 22 Feb 2025Summer examination period
28 Feb 2025Results published
7 Mar 2025End of Summer teaching period
17 Mar - 20 Mar 2025Supplementary and deferred examinations
DateEvent
17 Oct 2022Enrolment open 
23 Jan 2023Continuing students timely re-enrolments close for Victorian campuses
25 Aug 2023Applications Open
5 Nov 2023Applications Close
13 Nov 2023Summer lectures/teaching period commence
24 Nov 2023Last date to add units to Summer teaching period is two weeks after course commences
10 Dec 2023Census Date: Last date to drop/withdraw from higher education courses for Summer enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
23 Dec 2023 - 1 Jan 2024University closed for Christmas/New year period
2 Jan 2024University opens for 2024
19 Jan 2024Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a Summer teaching period course
26 Jan 2024Australia Day Public holiday (University closed)
2 Feb 2024End of Summer lecture period
3 Feb - 6 Feb 2024Summer Semester SWOT Vac
6 Feb 2024Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
7 Feb - 16 Feb 2024Summer Semester examination period
23 Feb 2024Results for Summer Semester published. mysc.federation.edu.au
9 Mar 2024End of Summer Semester
11 Mar - 15 Mar 2024Summer Semester deferred exam

Northern hemisphere terms

(These dates apply to our partners in China)

DateEvent
17 Oct 2022Enrolments open
28 Aug -  01 Sep 2023Enrolment/orientation
04 Sep 2023Northern Hemisphere first semester lectures/teaching period commence
15 Sep 2023Last date to add units to enrolment without financial penalty
29 Sep 2023Census date: Last date to withdraw without financial penalty from a course
10 Nov 2023Last date to withdraw without academic penalty (W grade)
29 Dec 2023End of Northern Hemisphere first semester lecture period
01 Jan -  05 Jan 2024Semester 1 SWOT Vac
05 Jan 2024Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
08 Jan -  19 Jan 2024Northern Hemisphere first semester examination period
05 Feb 2024Results published
10 Feb 2024End of Northern Hemisphere first semester teaching period
DateEvent
16 Oct 2023Enrolments open
26 Feb - 1 Mar 2024Enrolment/orientation
4 Mar 2024Northern Hemisphere second semester lectures/teaching period commence
31 Mar 2024Census date: Last date to withdraw without financial penalty from a course
10 May 2024Last date to withdraw without academic penalty (W grade)
16 Jun 2024End of Northern Hemisphere second semester lecture period
15 Jul 2024Late Withdrawal (LW)  Grade date
22 Jul 2024Results published
28 Jul 2024End of Northern Hemisphere second semester teaching period

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