Important dates

Current Teaching Periods

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

DateEvent
18 Oct 2021Enrolment open 
7 Feb 2022Continuing students timely re-enrolments close for Victorian campuses
7 Nov 2022Applications close
14 Nov 2022Summer lectures/teaching period commence
25 Nov 2022Last date to add courses to Summer teaching period is two weeks after program commences
9 Dec 2022Census Date: Last date to drop/withdraw from higher education courses for Summer enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
25 Dec 2022 - 2 Jan 2023University closed for Christmas/New year period
3 Jan 2023University opens for 2023
20 Jan 2023Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a Summer teaching period course
26 Jan 2023Australia Day Public holiday (University closed)
10 Feb 2023End of Summer lecture period
11 Feb - 14 Feb 2023Summer Semester SWOT Vac
14 Feb 2023Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
15 Feb - 25 Feb 2023Summer Semester examination period
14 Mar 2023Results for Summer Semester published. mysc.federation.edu.au
18 Mar 2023End of Summer Semester
20 Mar - 24 Mar 2023Summer Semester deferred exam
DateEvent
Census dates for eligible VET student loan programs
11 Jan 2023Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
1 Mar 2023Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
5 Apr 2023Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
3 May 2023Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
5 July 2023Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
2 Aug 2023Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
6 Sep 2023Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
1 Nov 2023Census Date for approved VET student loan courses
Important dates
3 Jan 2023University opens for 2022
26 Jan 2023Australia Day public holiday (University closed)
13 Mar 2023Labour Day public holiday (University closed)
07 Apr - 11 Apr 2023Easter (University closed)
25 Apr 2023ANZAC Day (University closed)
12 Jun 2023King's Birthday public holiday
TBCAFL Grand Final eve public holiday
25 Dec - 1 Jan 2024University closed for Christmas/New year period
2 Jan 2024University opens for 2024
DateEvent
17 Oct 2022Enrolment open 
1 Jan 2023Applications close
3 Jan 2023University opens for 2023
9 Jan 2023Late Summer lectures/teaching period commence
20 Jan 2023Last date to add courses to Late Summer Semester enrolment without financial penalty
20 Jan 2023Census Date: Last date to drop/withdraw from HE courses for Late Summer enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
26 Jan 2023Australia Day Public holiday (University closed)
3 Feb 2023Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a late Summer course
17 Feb 2023 End of Late Summer lecture period
24 Feb 2023End of Late Summer teaching period
14 Mar 2023 Results for Late Summer published. mysc.federation.edu.au
DateEvent
17 Oct 2022 Enrolment open 
3 Jan 2023 University opens for 2023        
26 Jan 2023 Australia Day public holiday (University closed)
23 Jan 2023 Continuing students : timely enrolments close for Victorian campuses
19 Feb 2023 Applications close
20 Feb - 24 Feb 2023 Orientation week
27 Feb 2023 Semester 1 lectures/teaching period commence
10 Mar 2023 Last date to add courses to Semester 1 enrolment without financial penalty
13 Mar 2023 Labour Day public holiday (University closed)
31 Mar 2023Census date: Last date to drop/withdraw from higher education courses for Semester 1 enrolment without incurring academic and financial liability.
07 Apr - 16 Apr 2023         Semester 1 lecture break (includes Easter and ANZAC Day PH)
07 Apr - 11 Apr 2023 Easter (University closed)
25 Apr 2023         ANZAC Day public holiday (University closed)
17 Apr 2023         Semester 1 lectures recommence
TBC End of semester assessment timetable published
12 May 2023 Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a Semester 1 course
26 May 2023         Semester 1 lectures finish
29 May - 02 Jun 2023 Semester 1 SWOT Vac
02 June 2023 Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
12 June 2023        King's Birthday public holiday
05 Jun - 16 Jun 2023 Semester 1 assessment period
19 Jun - 14 Jul 2023 Mid-year lecture break
30 Jun 2023          Results for Semester 1 published. mysc.federation.edu.au
08 Jul 2023 End of first semester
10 Jul - 14 Jul 2023 Semester 1 deferred supplementary assessment period
DateEvent
17 Oct 2022Enrolment open 
22 Jan 2023Continuing students timely re-enrolments close for Victorian campuses
16 Apr 2023Applications close
25 Apr 2023ANZAC Day (University closed)
24 Apr 2023Winter lectures/teaching period commence
5 May 2023Last date to add courses to Winter teaching period is two weeks after program commences
12 Jun 2023King's Birthday Public holiday
15 May 2023Census date: Last date to drop/withdraw from HE courses for Winter teaching period enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
7 Jul 2023Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a Winter teaching period course
14 Jul 2023End of Winter lecture period
28 Jul 2023 End of Winter Semester
21 Jul 2023Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
11 Aug 2023 Results for Winter teaching period published. mysc.federation.edu.au
DateEvent
17 Oct 2022 Enrolment open 
23 Jan 2023Continuing students : timely enrolments close for Victorian campuses
27 Feb 2023Applications open
9 Jul 2023Applications close
17 Jul 2023Semester 2 lectures/teaching period commence
28 Jul 2023Last date to add courses to Semester 2 enrolment without financial penalty
15 Aug 2023Census date: Last date to drop/withdraw from higher education courses for Semester 2 enrolment without incurring academic and financial liability.
28 Aug - 1 Sept 2023Semester 2 lecture break
4 Sept 2023Semester 2 lectures recommence
TBCAFL Grand Final Public Holiday 
29 Sept 2023Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a Semester 2 course
13 Oct 2023Semester 2 lectures finish
16 Oct - 20 Oct 2023Semester 2 SWOT Vac
20 Oct 2023Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
23 Oct - 1 Nov 2023Semester 2 assessment period
10 Nov 2023Results for Semester 2 published. mysc.federation.edu.au
25 Nov 2023End of second semester
27 Nov - 1 Dec 2023Semester 2 deferred supplementary assessment period
22 Dec 2023University 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 courses to Summer teaching period is two weeks after program commences
10 Dec 2023Census Date: Last date to drop/withdraw from higher education courses for Summer enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
25 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
8 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 courses to Spring teaching period is two weeks after program commences
15 Oct 2023Census Date: Last date to drop/withdraw from higher education courses 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
17 Oct 2022Enrolment open 
30 Jan 2023Teaching period 1 commence lectures
10 Feb 2023Last date to add courses to teaching period 1 is two weeks after program commences
17 Feb 2023Census date: Last date to drop/withdraw from HE courses for teaching period 1 enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
24 Feb 2023Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a teaching period 1 course
27 Feb - 3 March 2023Consolidation Week
6 Mar 2023Teaching period 1, recommence lectures
24 Mar 2023Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
31 Mar 2023End of Teaching Period 1 lectures
7 Apr 2023 End of Teaching Period 1
1 May 2023 Results for teaching period 1 published. mysc.federation.edu.au
DateEvent
3 - 7 Oct  2022Orientation week
10 Oct  - 4 Nov 2022Teaching period begins
7 -11 Nov 2022Consolidation Week
14 Nov - 9 Dec 2022Teaching period continues
12 - 16 Dec 2022Examinations
28 Oct 2022Census date
6 Feb 2023Results publication
DateEvent
17 Oct 2022Enrolment open 
24 Apr 2023Teaching period 2 commence lectures
5 May 2023Last date to add courses to teaching period 2 is two weeks after program commences
12 May 2023Census date: Last date to drop/withdraw from HE courses for teaching period 2 enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
9 June 2023Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a teaching period 2 course
22 May - 26 May 2023Consolidation Week
29 May 2023Teaching period 2, recommence lectures
23 Jun 2023Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
23 Jun 2023End of Teaching Period 2 lectures
26 - 30 Jun 2023Examinations
30 Jun 2023End of Teaching Period
24 Jul 2023Results for teaching period 2 published. mysc.federation.edu.au
DateEvent
17 Oct 2022Enrolment open 
17 Jul 2023Teaching period 3 commence lectures
28 Jul 2023Last date to add courses to teaching period 3 is two weeks after program commences
4 Aug 2023Census date: Last date to drop/withdraw from HE courses for teaching period 3 enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
1 Sep 2023Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a teaching period 3 course
14 Aug - 18 Aug 2023Consolidation Week
21  Aug 2023Teaching period 3, recommence lectures
15 Sep 2023Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
15 Sep 2023End of Teaching Period 3 lectures
18 Sep - 22 Sep 2023Examinations
22 Sep 2023End of Teaching Period
16 Oct 2023Results for teaching period 3 published. mysc.federation.edu.au
DateEvent
17 Oct 2022Enrolment open 
9 Oct 2023Teaching period 4 commence lectures
20 Oct 2023Last date to add courses to teaching period 4 is two weeks after program 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
17 Oct 2022Enrolment opens
19 Feb 2023Applications close
20 Feb - 24 Feb 2023 Enrolment/orientation
27 Feb 2023Trimester 1 lectures/teaching period commence
10 Mar 2023 Last day to add courses to enrolment without financial penalty
31 Mar 2023 Census date: Last date to withdraw without financial penalty from a course
25 Apr 2023ANZAC Day public holiday (University closed)
TBCEnd of semester assessment timetable published
12 May 2023Last date to withdraw without academic penalty (W grade)
26 May 2023End of trimester 1 lecture period
29 May - 02 Jun 2023Trimester 1 SWOT Vac
02 Jun 2023Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
05 Jun - 16 Jun 2023Trimester 1 assessment period
30 Jun 2023Results published
08 Jul 2023End of trimester 1 teaching period
10 Jul - 14 Jul 2023Supplementary and deferred assessment period
DateEvent
17 Oct 2022 Enrolment open 
27 Feb 2023Applications open
9 Jul 2023Applications close
17 Jul 2023Trimester 2 lectures/teaching period commence
28 Jul 2023Last date to add courses to Trimester 2 enrolment without financial penalty
15 Aug 2023Census date: Last date to drop/withdraw from higher education courses for Trimester 2 enrolment without incurring academic and financial liability.
28 Aug - 1 Sept 2023Trimester 2 lecture break
4 Sept 2023Trimester 2 lectures recommence
TBCAFL Grand Final Public Holiday 
29 Sept 2023Last date a W grade will be given automatically for a Trimester 2 course
13 Oct 2023Trimester 2 lectures finish
16 Oct - 20 Oct 2023Trimester 2 SWOT Vac
20 Oct 2023Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
23 Oct - 1 Nov 2023Trimester 2 assessment period
10 Nov 2023Results for Semester 2 published. mysc.federation.edu.au
25 Nov 2023End of second trimester
27 Nov - 1 Dec 2023Trimester 2 deferred supplementary assessment period
22 Dec 2023University Closes for Christmas / New Year Period
DateEvent
7 Nov - 11 Nov 2022 Enrolment/orientation
7 Nov 2022Applications close
14 Nov 2022 Summer lectures/teaching period commence
25 Nov 2022Last day to enrol (commencing students)
9 Dec 2022Census date: Last date to withdraw without financial penalty from a course
20 Jan 2023Last date to withdraw without academic penalty (W grade)
10 Feb 2023End of  Summer lecture period
11 Feb - 14 Feb 2023Summer SWOT Vac
14 Feb 2023Late Withdrawal (LW) Grade date
15 Feb - 25 Feb 2023Summer examination period
14 Mar 2023Results published
18 Mar 2023End of Summer teaching period
20 Mar - 24 Mar 2023Supplementary 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 courses to Summer teaching period is two weeks after program commences
10 Dec 2023Census Date: Last date to drop/withdraw from higher education courses for Summer enrolment without incurring a HECS/Fee debt
25 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
8 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 courses 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
17 Oct 2022Enrolments open
20 Feb - 24 Feb 2023Enrolment/orientation
27 Feb 2023Northern Hemisphere second semester lectures/teaching period commence
24 Mar 2023Census date: Last date to withdraw without financial penalty from a course
5 May 2023Last date to withdraw without academic penalty (W grade)
23 Jun 2023End of Northern Hemisphere second semester lecture period
26 Jun - 30 Jun 2023Semester 2 SWOT Vac
30 Jun 2023Late Withdrawal (LW)  Grade date
3 Jul - 14 Jul 2023Northern Hemisphere second semester examination period
31 Jul 2023Results published
5 Aug 2023End of Northern Hemisphere second semester teaching period
7 Aug - 11 Aug 2023Supplementary and deferred examinations

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