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Includes the Academic Calendar, Semester dates and Important dates to never forget.

2021

  • 2021 Enrolments open on 09 December

    March

    Monday 01Teaching starts
    Friday 12Final date to enrol
    Monday 22Census Date*
    *Final date you can withdraw without financial or academic penalty. This is also the final date that domestic students can make payment of outstanding tuition fees or eligible domestic students can opt for a HELP loan.

    April

    Monday 05Semester Break: 5 to 9

    May

    Friday 28Teaching ends
    Monday 31Revision week: 31 to 4 June

    June

    Monday 07Exam week 1: 7 to 11
    Monday 14Exam week 2: 14 to 18

    July

    Tuesday 06Grade Release
  • August

    Monday 09Teaching starts
    Thursday 19Final date to enrol
    Monday 30Census Date

    September

    Monday 20

    Semester Break: 20 to 24

    November

    Friday 05Teaching Ends
    Monday 08Revision Week: 8 to 12
    Monday 15Exam week 1: 15 to 19
    Monday 22Exam week 2: 2 to 26

    December

    Tuesday 14Grade Release
  • November

     
    Monday 08Teaching starts
    Thursday 18Final date to enrol
    Monday 29Census Date

    December

    Monday 20

    Semester Break: 20 to 31

    February

    Friday 11Teaching Ends

    March

    Tuesday 15Grade Release
  • May

    Monday 31Teaching commences

    June

    Thursday 10Final date to enrol
    Monday 14Census Date

    August

    Friday 06Teaching ends
    Tuesday 17Result release date
  • August

    Monday 30Teaching commences

    September

    Thursday 02Final date to enrol
    Monday 06Census Date

    October

    Friday 08Teaching Ends
    Tuesday 19Result release dates
  • November

    Monday 08Teaching commences
    Thursday 11Final date to enrol
    Monday 15Census Date*
    *Final date you can withdraw without financial or academic penalty. This is also the final date that domestic students can make payment of outstanding tuition fees or eligible domestic students can opt for a HECS. FEE or SA HELP loan.

    December

    Friday 17Teaching ends

    January 2022

    Tuesday 04Result release dates

Vocational Education and Training

  • 2021 Enrolment opens on 01 December 2020.

    VET Teaching periods start at the beginning of each quarter of the year.

    Teaching period

    Start

    Census *

    Finish

    Teaching Period 1 (TP1)

    01 Jan 2021

    11 Mar 2021

    31 Mar 2021

    Teaching Period 2 (TP2)

    01 Apr 2021

    11 May 2021

    30 June 2021

    Teaching Period 3 (TP3)

    01 July 2021

    11 Aug 2021

    30 Sept 2021

    Teaching Period 4 (TP4)

    01 Oct 2021

    11 Nov 2021

    31 Dec 2021

2022

  • March

    Monday 07Teaching starts

    April

    Monday 18Semester Break: 18 to 21

    June

    Friday 03Teaching ends
    Monday 06Revision week: 6 to 10
    Monday 13Exam week: 13 to 17
    Monday 20Semester Break: 20 to 1 July
     
    Monday 27Grade release
  • August

    Monday 22Teaching starts

    October

    Monday 03

    Semester Break: 3 to 7

    November

    Friday 18Teaching ends
    Monday 21Revision week: 21 to 25
    Monday 28Exam week: 28 to 2 Dec

    December

    Monday 12Grade Release

Higher Education Study Periods
(6 week intensive delivery teaching periods)

  • January

    Monday 10Teaching starts

    February

    Friday 18Teaching ends
  • March

    Monday 07Teaching starts

    April

    Friday 15Teaching ends
  • May

    Monday 02Teaching starts

    June

    Friday 10Teaching ends
  • July

    Monday 04Teaching starts

    August

    Friday 12Teaching ends
  • August

    Monday 22Teaching starts

    September

    Friday 30Teaching ends
  • October

    Monday 17Teaching starts

    November

    Friday 25Teaching ends

Vocational Education and Training

  • 2021 enrolment opens on December 01, 2020

    VET Teaching periods start at the beginning of each quarter of the year - Dates TBA

    Teaching period

    Start

    Census *

    Finish

    Teaching Period 1 (TP1)

     

     

     

    Teaching Period 1 (TP1)

     

     

     

    Teaching Period 1 (TP1)

     

     

     

    Teaching Period 1 (TP1)

     

     

     

2020

  •  Semester 1Semester 2Semester 3 **Summer Semester
    Teaching commences2 Mar 202020 Jul 202031 Aug 20209 Nov 2020
    Census dates

    31 Mar 2020

    extended to 7 April 2020

    14 Aug 202018 Sep 20204 Dec 2020
    Easter break10 - 13 April 2020NANANA
    Semester break13 - 17 April 202031 Aug - 4 Sep 2020NA18 Dec 2020 - 4 Jan 2021***
    Teaching ends*29 May 202016 Oct 202020 Nov 202012 Feb 2021
    Revision1 - 5 Jun 202019 - 23 Oct 2020NA15 - 19 Feb 2021
    Exam period8 - 19 Jun 202026 Oct - 6 Nov 2020NA22 - 26 Feb 2021
     Study period 1Study period 2Study period 3Study period 4
    Teaching commences2 Mar 20201 Jun 202031 Aug 202030 Nov 2020
    Census date 

    31 Mar 2020

    extended to 7 April 2020

    22 Jun 202021 Sep 202021 Dec 2020
    Teaching ends29 May 202030 Aug 202029 Nov 202028 Feb 2021

    * Teaching end date for units with a centrally organised end of semester examination. Some units are offered in intensive mode and may start after 1 Sep and complete any time before 31 Dec 2020.

    ** Semester 3 open for Domestic students only.

    *** This Semester Break coincides with the CDU End of Year Closedown 2020 - 2021.

  • Admission CentreImportant Dates
    NT, SA, VIC, TAS, ACT and WA apply via the South Australia Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC)

    Applications for Semesters 1 and 2 2020, are open now.

    For information on closing dates and offer rounds please see SATAC Undergraduate Key Dates or SATAC Postgraduate Key Dates

    NSW residents apply via the University Admissions Centre (UAC)

    Applications for Semester 1 are open now.

    For information on closing dates and offer rounds, please see UAC Key Dates

    2020 Courses with Early Closing Dates:

    Master of Psychology (Clinical) – 31 October 2019
    Bachelor of Clinical Sciences – 2 December 2019
    Bachelor of Midwifery – 2 December 2019

    Direct Applications

    TEP and PTS

    Semester 1
    Semester 2

     

    Open now until 25 February 2020
    To be advised

    MyNextCourse

    Semester 1
    Semester 2
    Summer Semester

     

    Open now until 4 March 2020
    Opens 5 March 2020, closes 22 July 2020
    Opens 23 July 2020, closes 11 November 2020

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test – STAT Sittings
    Please note: STAT places are limited - first to apply and pay early will be scheduled in the sittings below
     Semester 1Semester 2Summer Semester

    STAT - Casuarina campus

    Building Red 6.1.04/05

    26 Nov 2019

    8 Jan 2020

    TBA

    TBA

    STAT - Alice Springs campus

    26 Nov 2019

    15 Jan 2020

    TBA

    TBA

  •  Semester 1Semester 2Semester 3Summer Semester
    Census dates

    31 Mar 2020

    extended to 7 April 2020

    14 Aug 202018 Sep 20204 Dec 2020
     Study period 1Study period 2Study period 3Study period 4
    Census dates

    31 Mar 2020

    extended to 7 April 2020

    22 Jun 202021 Sep 202021 Dec 2020
  • 2020 Enrolments open on December 9, 2019

     Semester 1Semester 2Semester 3Summer Semester
    Final date to enrol*13 Mar 202031 Jul 202011 Sep 202020 Nov 2020
     Study Period 1Study Period 2Study Period 3Study Period 4
    Final date to enrol*23 Feb 202024 May 202023 Aug 202022 Nov 2020

    *Commencing International students must be enrolled no later than the Friday of the Orientation program preceding their first semester.

    *Commencing students in Bachelor of Midwifery and Bachelor of Clinical Sciences must adhere to enrolment closing dates stipulated in the Offer Letter.

  •  Semester 1Semester 2Summer Semester
    Central Exams8 - 19 Jun 202026 Oct - 6 Nov 202022 – 26 Feb 2021
    Special Exams31 Aug - 4 Sep 202022 - 26 Feb 20215 - 11 April 2021
  •  Semester 1Semester 2Semester 3Summer Semester
    End of semester release dates7 Jul 202024 Nov 20208 Dec 20209 Mar 2021
    Special examination release dates22 Sep 20209 Mar 2021NATBA
     Study Period 1Study Period 2Study Period 3Study Period 4
    Delivered by CDU7 Jul 202015 Sep 202015 Dec 202009 Mar 2021
    Delivered by Open Universities Australia (OUA)From 7 July 2020From 15 Sep 2020From 15 Dec 2020From 09 Mar 2021

    Please note:

    • HE and VET grades are available online to all HE and VET students via My Student Info (unless students have a financial encumbrance).
    • HE grades are released to students from 9:00am CST for each grade release date.
    • VET grades are released to students as soon as they are endorsed by the VET Team. Release dates indicate when end of semester results are posted to students.
    • OUA grades do not become available until nine weeks after the end of each study period.
    • Special examination grades are to be released by the stated dates above however may be made available earlier if endorsed by the relevant Faculty.
  • Here at CDU we are committed to doing everything we can to look after the health and wellbeing of our students and staff and the broader communities that we serve. To do our part in containing the outbreak, we have reviewed all of the events and activities that might put people at risk, and as a result we can confirm that we will not be holding Graduation Ceremonies as planned in May or June this year.

    We will still formalise the completion of your course through a process called conferral, but instead of doing this at a public ceremony we will do it at a University Council meeting.

    You will still be issued an official testamur (certificate) that shows the completion of your award.

    • You don’t need to take any action to have your completion finalised and your testamur issued.
    • Your testamur will be sent to you by mail during May.
    • In early May you will also be able to access verified digital copies of your official documents via My eQuals.
    • We’ll send notification to your student email address when these documents are available for viewing and sharing.

    At a later date, when we are able to do so, we will invite you to celebrate your achievement at a Graduation Ceremony in Darwin, Alice Springs or Adelaide and hope that you bring your family and friends to mark this truly special occasion.

    More information

    If you have any graduation related queries, please contact:

    T: 1800 061 963
    E: graduation@cdu.edu.au

  • 2020 enrolments open on 9 December, 2019

    Teaching Period Dates – start dates at each quarter of the year

    TP 1

    1 January – 31 March

    TP 2

    1 April – 30 June

    TP 3

    1 July – 30 September

    TP4

    1 October – 31 December

    • Units to be Withdrawn (Financial penalty will apply to withdrawals lodged after the relevant date, which is 14 days after the commencement of the unit).
  • Teaching periodCensus date

    VFH - T1

    11 March

    VFH - T2

    11 May

    VFH - T3

    11 August
    VFH - T411 November
    VET census date is the last day for a student to submit their request for VET Student Loans assistance form to defer their fees to Tax or to make upfront payment of fees. It is also the last day for students to withdraw from their units without incurring fees or a HELP debt.

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