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Important dates

The University sets a census date for each course. Census dates for each study period can be found on the Academic Year Calendar.

As a Commonwealth supported student, you must (on or before the census date):


If you are eligible for HECS-HELP, you must:


If you are not eligible for HECS-HELP, you must:


If you fail to undertake the steps described above, your enrolment as a Commonwealth supported student will be cancelled.

After the census date


Please note: To withdraw without forfeiting any up front payment or incurring a HECS-HELP debt, you must follow the UniSA withdrawal procedure on or before the census date.

After the census date, your University cannot accept any of the following for a course:

If you provided the University with your Certificate of application for a TFN as proof that you had applied for a TFN, you have 21 days from the day the Tax Office issues you with a Tax File Number Advice to quote your TFN to the University.

Withdrawing after the census date

If you withdraw from one or more of your courses after the census date (or if you do not follow your University's withdrawal procedures correctly) you will:


It is your responsibility to be aware of these dates.

Remaining enrolled at the census date

If you remain enrolled at the census date, you are required to pay your student contribution, either in the form of an up front payment made on or before this date, or if you are eligible, through a HECS-HELP loan.

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