Important dates

2020 summary of dates (regular)

VET Teaching Period - 2020 (Term Code 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 - Semester 1, 2020 (Term Code 2005)

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
30 Mar 2020Transition to online study commences, with Week Five classes
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)
30 Apr 2020 Census date: Last date to drop/withdraw from higher education courses for Semester 1 enrolment without incurring a HECS/fee debt
22 May 2020  Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a Semester 1 course
1 June 2020 End of semester assessment timetable published
5 June 2020  Semester 1 lectures finish
8 June 2020  Queen's Birthday public holiday
9 Jun - 12 Jun 2020  Semester 1 SWOT Vac
15 Jun - 26 Jun 2020  Semester 1 assessment 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 assessment period

HE Teaching Period - Semester 2, 2020 (Term Code 2020)

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 - Late Summer, 2020 (Term Code 2002)

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 - Spring (continued from 2019, Term Code 1925)

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

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

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 - Summer, 2019 (continued from 2019, Term Code 1927)

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 - Summer, 2020 (Term Code 2027)

DateEvent
23 Nov 2020  Summer lectures/teaching period commence
4 Dec 2020  Last date to add courses to Summer teaching period is two weeks after program commences
18 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)
2 Feb 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 - Winter, 2020 (Term Code 2015)

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 International Partners)

HE Teaching Period - Trimester 1, 2020 (Term Code 2007)

Date Event
9 Mar - 13 Mar 2020  Enrolment/orientation
16 Mar 2020  Trimester 1  lectures/teaching period commence
27 Mar 2020  Last day to enrol
30 Mar 2020Transition to online study commences, with week two classes
17 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)
27 May 2020Final end of trimester assessment timetable will be published
5 Jun 2020  End of trimester 1 lecture period
6 Jun - 9 Jun 2020 Trimester 1 SWOT Vac
10 Jun - 20 Jun 2020 Trimester 1 assessment period
6 Jul 2020  Results published
11 Jul 2020  End of trimester 1 teaching period
13 Jul - 17 Jul 2020Supplementary and deferred assessment period

HE Teaching Period - Trimester 2 (Term Code 2017)

DateEvent
20 Jul - 24 Jul 2020  Enrolment/orientation
27 Jul 2020  Trimester 2 lectures/teaching period commence
7 Aug 2020  Last day to enrol
21 Aug 2020  Census date: Last date to withdraw without financial penalty from a course
2 Oct 2020  Last date to withdraw without academic penalty (W grade)
16 Oct 2020  End of trimester 2 lecture period
17 Oct - 20 Oct 2020  Trimester 2 SWOT Vac
21 Oct - 31 Oct 2020  Trimester 2 examination period
16 Nov 2020  Results published
22 Nov 2020  End of trimester 2 teaching period
23 Nov - 27 Nov 2020Supplementary and deferred examinations

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

DateEvent
16 Nov - 23 Nov 2020  Enrolment/orientation
23 Nov 2020 Summer, 2020 Lectures/teaching period commence
4 Dec 2020  Last day to enrol (commencing students)
18 Dec 2020  Census date: Last date to withdraw without financial penalty from a course
5 Feb 2021  Last date to withdraw without academic penalty (W grade)
12 Feb 2021  End of  Summer 2020 lecture period
13 Feb - 16 Feb 2021  Summer, 2020 SWOT Vac
17 Feb - 27 Feb 2021 Summer, 2020 examination period
15 Mar 2021  Results published
21 Mar 2021  End of Summer, 2020 teaching period
22 Mar - 26 Mar 2021Supplementary and deferred examinations

2020 Northern hemisphere important dates

(These dates apply to our Partners in China)

HE Teaching Period - Northern Hemisphere Semester 1 (Term Code 2023)

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 - Northern Hemisphere Semester 2 (Term Code 2003)

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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