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The Australian National University

Course variations

Under the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA Act) ANU is required to advise the Department of Education of all courses scheduled by the University. The Commonwealth deadlines are:

  • 1 October for classes scheduled from 1 January to 30 June of the next year
  • 1 April for classes scheduled from 1 July to 31 December of the same year

If a variation is required to a reported scheduled course, the Department must be notified of the change. Changes that are required to be reported are changes to dates (start, end and census dates), EFTSL value (i.e. units) and fees.

If one of these changes is required for a reported scheduled course, complete the Course Publishing Variation form (DOCX, 47KB) or contact

Similarly, if a change is required to the timetabling of a scheduled course, complete the Timetable Change Request (PDF, 1.66MB)* or contact

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Schedule of Updates

In order to make informed decisions regarding their degree and reach the best academic outcomes, students need access to timely, clear and accurate information. The Programs and Courses website is the official medium for this information. The schedule of updates ensures that published information about program and course content is reliable and consistent from when enrolment has opened to students for a given year, and that this information is updated in a structured and considered manner.

Updated:  29 June 2018/Responsible Officer:  Academic Standards & Quality Office /Page Contact:  Academic Standards & Quality Office