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Important dates

2021 summary of dates (regular)

VET Teaching Period - 2021 (Term Code 2101)

DateEvent
Census dates for eligible VET student loan programs
13 Jan 2021Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
3 Mar 2021Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
7 Apr 2021Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
5 May 2021Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
7 July 2021Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
4 Aug 2021Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
1 Sep 2021Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
3 Nov 2021Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
Important dates
4 Jan 2021University opens for 2021
26 Jan 2021Australia Day public holiday (University closed)
8 Mar 2021Labour Day public holiday (University closed)
02 Apr - 06 Apr 2021Easter (University closed)
25 Apr 2021 ANZAC Day (University closed)
14 Jun 2021Queen's Birthday public holiday
TBCAFL Grand Final eve public holiday
25 Dec - 3 Jan 2022University closed for Christmas/New year period
4 Jan 2022University opens for 2022

HE Teaching Period - Semester 1, 2021 (Term Code 2105)

DateEvent
19 Oct 2020 Enrolment Open 
4 Jan 2021 University opens for 2021 
24 Jan 2021 Continuing students : timely enrolments close for Victorian campuses
26 Jan 2021 Australia Day public holiday (University closed)
22 Feb - 26 Feb 2021 Orientation week
1 Mar 2021 Semester 1 lectures/teaching period commence
8 Mar 2021 Labour Day public holiday (University closed)
12 Mar 2021 Last date to add courses to Semester 1 enrolment without financial penalty
31 Mar 2021 Census date: Last date to drop/withdraw from higher education courses for Semester 1 enrolment without incurring a HECS/fee debt
2 Apr - 6 Apr 2021 Easter (University closed)
2 Apr - 16 Apr 2021  Semester 1 lecture break (includes Easter)
19 Apr 2021  Semester 1 lectures recommence
26 Apr 2021  ANZAC Day public holiday (University closed)
21 May 2021 Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a Semester 1 course
17 May 2021 End of semester assessment timetable published
4 Jun 2021  Semester 1 lectures finish
7 Jun - 11 Jun 2021 Semester 1 SWOT Vac
11 Jun 2021Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
14 June 2021   Queen's Birthday public holiday
15 Jun - 28 Jun 2021  Semester 1 assessment period
29 Jun - 23 Jul 2021 Mid-year lecture break
12 Jul 2021   Results for Semester 1 published. mysc.federation.edu.au
17 Jul 2021 End of first semester
19 Jul - 23 Jul 2021 Semester 1 deferred supplementary assessment period

HE Teaching Period - Semester 2, 2021 (Term Code 2120)

DateEvent
19 Oct 2020 Enrolment Open 
26 Jul 2021  Semester 2 lectures/teaching period commence
6 Aug 2021 Last date to add courses to Semester 2 enrolment without financial penalty
31 Aug 2021  Census date: Last date to drop/withdraw from higher education courses for Semester 2 enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
20 Sep - 1 Oct 2021 Semester 2 lecture break
24 Sep 2021 AFL Grand Final Friday public holiday (University closed)
4 Oct 2021 Semester 2 lectures recommence
11 Oct  2021 Final exam timetable published
15 Oct 2021  Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a Semester 2 course
29 Oct 2021 Ekka Day Public Holiday (Brisbane Campus)
29 Oct 2021 Semester 2 lectures finish
1 Nov - 5 Nov 2021 Semester 2 SWOT Vac
5 Nov 2021Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
8 Nov - 19 Nov 2021 Semester 2 examination period
6 Dec 2021 Results for Semester 2 published.  mysc.federation.edu.au
11 Dec 2021 End of second semester
13 - 17 Dec 2020  Semester 2 deferred supplementary exam
25 Dec - 3 Jan 2022 University closes for Christmas/New Year period

HE Teaching Period - Late Summer, 2021 (Term Code 2102)

DateEvent
19 Oct 2020 Enrolment Open 
4 Jan 2021 University opens for 2021
4 Jan 2021 Late Summer lectures/teaching period commence
15 Jan 2021 Last date to add courses to Late Summer Semester enrolment without financial penalty
20 Jan 2021 Census Date: Last date to drop/withdraw from HE courses for Late Summer enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
26 Jan 2021 Australia Day Public holiday (University closed)
29 Jan 2021 Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a late Summer course
12 Feb 2021  End of Late Summer lecture period
26 Feb 2021 End of Late Summer examination period
9 Mar 2021  Results for Late Summer published. mysc.federation.edu.au

HE Teaching Period - Spring, 2021 (Term Code 2125)

DateEvent
19 Oct 2020 Enrolment Open 
1 Sep 2021 Spring lectures/teaching period commence
10 Sep 2021  Last date to add courses to Spring teaching period is two weeks after program commences
TBC AFL Grand Final Eve Public holiday
15 Oct 2021 Census Date: Last date to drop/withdraw from Higher Education courses for Spring enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
12 Nov 2021 Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a Spring teaching period course
10 Dec 2021 End of Spring lecture period
24 Dec 2021 End of Spring teaching period
25 Dec 2021 - 3 Jan 2022 University closed for Christmas/New year period
3 Jan 2022Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
4 Jan 2022  University opens for 2022 
10 Jan 2022 Results for Spring Semester, 2021 published. mysc.federation.edu.au

HE Teaching Period - Winter, 2021 (Term Code 2115)

DateEvent
19 Oct 2020 Enrolment Open 
26 Apr 2021 ANZAC Day (University closed)
27 Apr 2021 Winter lectures/teaching period commence
7 May 2021 Last date to add courses to Winter teaching period is two weeks after program commences
14 Jun 2021 Queen's Birthday Public holiday
15 Jul 2021 Census Date: Last date to drop/withdraw from HE courses for Winter teaching period enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
16 Jul 2021 Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a Winter teaching period course
16 Jul 2021 End of Winter lecture period
23 Jul 2021  End of Winter Semester
26 Jul 2021Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
2 Aug 2021  Results for Winter teaching period published. mysc.federation.edu.au

HE Teaching Period - Summer, 2021 (Term Code 2127)

DateEvent
19 Oct 2020 Enrolment Open 
15 Nov 2021 Summer lectures/teaching period commence
26 Nov 2021 Last date to add courses to Summer teaching period is two weeks after program commences
10 Dec 2021 Census Date: Last date to drop/withdraw from higher education courses for Summer enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
25 Dec - 3 Jan 2022 University closed for Christmas/New year period
4 Jan 2022 University opens for 2021 
26 Jan 2022  Australia Day Public holiday (University closed)
28 Jan 2022 Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a Summer teaching period course
11 Feb 2022 End of Summer lecture period
12 Feb - 15 Feb 2022 Summer Semester SWOT Vac
15 Feb 2022Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
16 Feb - 26 Feb 2022 Summer Semester examination period
15 Mar 2022 Results for Summer Semester published. mysc.federation.edu.au
19 Mar 2022 End of Summer Semester
21 Mar - 25 Mar 2022 Summer Semester deferred exam

HE Teaching Period - Spring 2020 (continued from 2020, Term Code 2025)

DateEvent
4 Jan 2021  University opens for 2021
11 Jan 2021 Results for Spring Semester, 2020  published. mysc.federation.edu.au

HE Teaching Period - Summer, 2020 (continued from 2020, Term Code 2027)

DateEvent
4 Jan 2021 University opens for 2021
29 Jan 2021 Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a Summer teaching period course
26 Jan 2021 Australia Day Public holiday (University closed)
15 Mar 2021 Results for Summer Semester 2010 published. mysc.federation.edu.au
21 Mar 2021 End of Summer Semester 2020

2021 trimester important dates

(These dates apply to Brisbane Campus and onshore and offshore International Partners)

HE Teaching Period - Trimester 1, 2021 (Term Code 2107)

Date Event
15 Mar - 19 Mar 2021  Enrolment/orientation
22 Mar 2021 Trimester 1  lectures/teaching period commence
2 Apr 2021  Last day to enrol
16 Apr 2021  Census date: Last date to withdraw without financial penalty from a course
26 Apr 2021ANZAC Day public holiday (University closed)
17 May 2021End of semester assessment timetable published
28 May 2021 Last date to withdraw without academic penalty (W grade)
11 Jun 2021 End of trimester 1 lecture period
12 Jun - 15 Jun 2021Trimester 1 SWOT Vac
15 Jun 2021Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
16 Jun - 26 Jun 2021Trimester 1 assessment period
12 Jul 2021 Results published
17 Jul 2021 End of trimester 1 teaching period
19 Jul - 23 Jul 2021Supplementary and deferred assessment period

HE Teaching Period - Trimester 2, 2021 (Term Code 2117)

DateEvent
12 Jul - 16 Jul 2021 Enrolment/orientation
19 Jul 2021 Trimester 2 lectures/teaching period commence
30 Jul 2021  Last day to enrol
13 Aug 20201Ekka Day Public Holiday (Queensland Campus)
13 Aug 2021  Census date: Last date to withdraw without financial penalty from a course
24 Sep 2021  Last date to withdraw without academic penalty (W grade)
8 Oct 2021 End of trimester 2 lecture period
9 Oct - 12 Oct 2021 Trimester 2 SWOT Vac
12 Oct 2021Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
13 Oct - 23 Oct 2021 Trimester 2 examination period
8 Nov 2021 Results published
13 Nov 2021 End of trimester 2 teaching period
15 Nov - 19 Nov 2021Supplementary and deferred examinations

HE Teaching Period - Summer, 2021 (Term Code 2127)

DateEvent
8 Nov - 12 Nov 2021  Enrolment/orientation
15 Nov 2021 Summer Lectures/teaching period commence
26 Nov 2021 Last day to enrol (commencing students)
10 Dec 2021 Census date: Last date to withdraw without financial penalty from a course
28 Jan 2022 Last date to withdraw without academic penalty (W grade)
11 Feb 2022 End of  Summer lecture period
12 Feb - 15 Feb 2022 Summer SWOT Vac
15 Feb 2022Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
16 Feb - 26 Feb 2022Summer examination period
15 Mar 2022 Results published
19 Mar 2022 End of Summer teaching period
22 Mar - 26 Mar 2022Supplementary and deferred examinations

2021 Northern hemisphere important dates

(These dates apply to our partners in China)

HE Teaching Period - Northern Hemisphere Semester 1 (Term Code 2123)

DateEvent
23 Aug -  27 Aug 2021 Enrolment/orientation
30 Aug 2021  Northern Hemisphere first semester lectures/teaching period commence
24 Sep 2021 Census date: Last date to withdraw without financial penalty from a course
5 Nov 2021 Last date to withdraw without academic penalty (W grade)
24 Dec 2021 End of Northern Hemisphere first semester lecture period
27 Dec -  31 Dec 2021  Semester 1 SWOT Vac
31 Dec 2021Late  Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
3 Jan -  14 Jan 2022  Northern Hemisphere first semester examination period
31 Jan 2022 Results published
5 Feb 2022 End of Northern Hemisphere first semester teaching period

HE Teaching Period - Northern Hemisphere Semester 2 (Term Code 2103)

DateEvent
22 Feb 2021 - 26 Feb 2021 Enrolment/orientation
1 Mar 2021 Northern Hemisphere second semester lectures/teaching period commence
26 Mar 2021  Census date: Last date to withdraw without financial penalty from a course
7 May 2021 Last date to withdraw without academic penalty (W grade)
25 Jun 2021 End of Northern Hemisphere second semester lecture period
28 Jun 2021 - 2 Jul 2021 Semester 2 SWOT Vac
2 Jul 2021Late Withdrawal (LW)  Grade date
5 Jul 2021 - 16 Jul 2021 Northern Hemisphere second semester examination period
2 Aug 2021 Results published
7 Aug 2021  End of Northern Hemisphere second semester teaching period

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