It’s important to be aware of key dates that relate to your enrolment at Deakin.
Key dates at Deakin include census dates, teaching periods, holidays, withdrawal dates, scholarship dates and exams and graduation application deadlines. Dates are listed by trimester (and semester or quarter where applicable) and are subject to change so please check back regularly.
Application open dates
We have a number of different study periods. Most courses are offered through our Trimester study system. With three trimesters, the next intake is never far away.
Not all courses are open at each application intake, but generally applications are open during these periods.
|Trimester||Applications open||Applications close|
|Trimester 3, 2016||Applications now open||30 October|
|Trimester 1, 2017||Applications now open||27 February|
|Trimester 2, 2017||Applications open April 2017||TBC|
There are some courses that have a different application periods and closing dates.
Census dates explained
The census date is significant. It's the last day to finalise aspects of your enrolment and fee obligations. It’s also the last day to withdraw from units during a current study period without reference on academic record.
- Most students at Deakin are enrolled on a trimester basis, so the T1, T2 and T3 census dates will be applicable.
- Medicine/surgery and medical imaging students study by semester, so S1 and S2 census dates are relevant.
- International research students need to be aware of the quarterly Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4 census dates.
- Graduate School of Business students have residential units 1, or 3 census dates.
Census dates for domestic students
Census date is the last day:
- for domestic students to withdraw from units, intermit from current trimester or discontinue course without HECS-HELP/FEE-HELP liability
- for Commonwealth supported, HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP or SA-HELP students to make full or partial upfront payments for current trimester
- for Commonwealth supported students to submit online Commonwealth Assistance Form and/or provide their tax file number
- for domestic fee-paying students to apply for FEE-HELP or pay fees upfront for the trimester
- to withdraw from the current trimester without incurring the Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Census dates for international fee-paying students
Census date is the last day for international fee-paying students to withdraw from current trimester and receive a 50% refund.
2016/17 Census dates
|Trimester 1 census||Thursday 31 March 2016|
|Semester 1 census||Thursday 31 March 2016|
|Quarter 1 census||Thursday 31 March 2016|
|Residential Unit 1 census||Wednesday 18 May 2016|
|Quarter 2 census||Thursday 30 June 2016|
|Trimester 2 census||Monday 15 August 2016|
|Semester 2 Census||Wednesday 31 August|
|Residential Unit 2 census||Sunday 28 August 2016|
|Quarter 3 census||Friday 30 September 2016|
|Trimester 3 census||Thursday 15 December 2016|
|Residential Unit 3 census||Thursday 15 December 2016|
|Quarter 4 census||Saturday 31 December 2016|
|Trimester 1 census||Friday 31 March 2017|
|Residential Unit 1 census||Thursday 18 May 2017|
|Trimester 2 census||Tuesday 15 August 2017|
|Residential Unit 2 census||Thursday 31 August 2017|
|Trimester 3 census||Friday 15 December 2017|
|Residential Unit 3 census||Friday 15 December 2017|
Public holidays at Deakin
Deakin remains open as usual on the following public holidays:
- Labour Day
- Queen's Birthday
- Melbourne Cup.
Deakin will be closed on all other public holidays.
2016 public holidays and shut-down dates
|New Year's Day||Friday 1 January 2016||Closed|
|Australia Day||Tuesday 26 January 2016||Closed|
|Labour Day||Monday 14 March 2016||Open|
|Good Friday||Friday 25 March 2016||Closed|
|Easter Sunday||Sunday 27 March 2016||Closed|
|Easter Monday||Monday 28 March 2016||Closed|
|Easter Tuesday||Tuesday 29 March 2016||Closed|
|ANZAC Day||Monday 25 April 2016||Closed|
|Queen's Birthday||Monday 13 June 2016||Open|
|AFL Grand Final Eve||Friday 30 September 2016||Closed|
|Melbourne Cup||Tuesday 1 November 2016||Open|
|N/A||Friday 23 December 2016||Closed|
|N/A||Saturday 24 December 2016||Closed|
|Christmas Day||Sunday 25 December 2016||Closed|
|Boxing Day||Monday 26 December 2016||Closed|
|Christmas Day additional holiday||Tuesday 27 December 2016||Closed|
|N/A||Wednesday 28 December 2016||Closed|
|N/A||Thursday 29 December 2016||Closed|
|N/A||Friday 30 December 2016||Closed|
|N/A||Saturday 31 December 2016||Closed|
2017 public holidays and shut-down dates
|New Year's Day||Sunday 1 January 2017||Closed|
|New Year's Day additional holiday||Monday 2 January 2017||Closed|
|N/A||Tuesday 3 January 2017||Closed|
|Australia Day||Thursday 26 January 2017||Closed|
|Labour Day||Monday 13 March 2017||Open|
|Good Friday||Friday 14 April 2017||Closed|
|Easter Sunday||Sunday 16 April 2017||Closed|
|Easter Monday||Monday 17 April 2017||Closed|
|Easter Tuesday||Tuesday 18 April 2017||Closed|
|ANZAC Day||Tuesday 25 April 2017||Closed|
|Queen's Birthday||Monday 12 June 2017||Open|
|AFL Grand Final Eve||TBC||Closed|
|Christmas Day||Monday 25 December 2017||Closed|
|Boxing Day||Saturday 26 December 2017||Closed|
Start Anytime dates
Start Anytime offers you the ability to complete certain eligible units online at your own pace.
While you can enrol in these units at any time, there are some dates relevant to paying fees or incurring FEE-HELP.
When you enrol, you'll receive an email to generate an invoice through StudentConnect. Remember that your fees for Start Anytime may not be due at the same time as fees for any other units you are studying.
If you are eligible and have already completed a FEE-HELP form (for the course you are completing these units within), your fees for the Start Anytime unit will defer to FEE-HELP at the census date.
If you elect to pay your fees up-front, you will need pay your fees by the date shown on your invoice.
Census dates 2016
|Study Period||Census date|
|1||31 January 2016|
|2||28 February 2016|
|3||27 March 2016|
|4||24 April 2016|
|5||22 May 2016|
|6||19 June 2016|
|7||17 July 2016|
|8||14 August 2016|
|9||11 September 2016|
|10||9 October 2016|
|11||6 November 2016|
|12||4 December 2016|
Census dates 2017
|Study Period||Census date|
|1||12 Fenruary 2017|
|2||12 March 2017|
|3||9 April 2017|
|4||7 May 2017|
|5||4 June 2017|
|6||2 July 2017|
|7||30 July 2017|
|8||27 August 2017|
|9||24 September 2017|
|10||22 October 2017|
|11||19 November 2017|
|12||17 December 2017|
Winter is a specific teaching period for students studying in E556.
Winter 2016 Dates
- 16 June 2016 – teaching begins
- 26 June 2016 – census date
- 4 August 2016 – teaching ends
Winter 2017 Dates
- 15 June 2017 – teaching begins
- 25 June 2017 – census date
- 3 August 2017 – teaching ends
Please be aware that these dates are subject to change, so check this page regularly.