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Census dates

The rules for the setting of census dates are:

  • The census date must fall on a Friday.  There are exceptions, but must be approved by the Registrar.
  • Commonwealth legislation specifies that they must be no earlier than 20 per cent of the way through the period of time during which the class is undertaken.

Census dates for coursework classes in non-standard terms are calculated automatically by the student administration system. Census dates for classes in the non-standard terms determines which term a class is scheduled. A change to a class start/end date in a non-standard term will cause a change to the census date and therefore may change the term the course is scheduled.

Census dates for all courses are published on Programs & Courses.

Updated:  1 August 2017/Responsible Officer:  Academic Standards & Quality Office /Page Contact:  Academic Standards & Quality Office