Census dates

Each subject of study offered at the University will have a census date.

A census date is the last date you can withdraw from a subject without being financially liable i.e. having to pay for the subject.

For example, for Semester 1, 2022, the census date is Thursday 31 March 2022. This is the last day on which a student may withdraw from a subject without financial penalty. Any subject in which a student is enrolled on Friday 1 April 2022 will be included in their fee assessment.

The 'Last Withdraw without Fail Date' is the last date you can withdraw from a subject without receiving a KN Grade 'Fail'.  You will still have to pay for this subject.

Census dates for standard teaching periods

2022

Study Period

Start Date

Census

Last  Date to EnrolLast Withdrawal Without FailEnd Date

LTU Term 1

03/01/2022

17/01/2022

09/01/202229/01/2022211/02/2022

Semester 1

28/02/2022

31/03/2022

13/03/202227/04/202227/05/2022

LTU Term 2

28/02/2022

14/03/2022

06/03/202226/03/202208/04/2022

All Year

28/02/2022  21/05/202213/03/202230/07/202214/10/2022

LTU Term 3

02/05/2022

16/05/2022

08/05/202228/05/202210/06/2022

Winter Semester

27/06/2022

04/07/2022

04/07/202206/07/202208/07/2022

Semester 2

18/07/2022

31/08/2022

31/07/202214/09/202214/10/2022

LTU Term 4

18/07/2022

02/08/2022

24/07/202213/08/202226/08/2022

LTU Term 5

05/09/2022

20/09/2022

11/09/202201/10/202214/10/2022

LTU Term 6

31/10/2022

14/11/2022

06/11/202226/11/202209/12/2022

Summer

14/11/2022

15/12/2022

27/11/202211/01/202310/02/2023

Open Universities Australia (OUA): If you're studying a La Trobe course though OUA, please refer to the teaching periods and census dates on the OUA website.

2022

Study PeriodStart DateCensusLast Date to EnrolLast Withdrawal Without FailEnd Date
Online Study Period 103/01/202205/02/202205/01/202212/02/202220/02/2022
Online Study Period 228/02/202207/04/202202/03/202214/02/202217/04/2022
Online Study Period 325/04/202212/05/202227/04/202227/05/202212/06/2022
Online Study Period 404/07/202223/07/202206/07/202205/08/202221/08/2022
Online Study Period 529/08/202220/09/202231/08/202230/09/202216/10/2022
Online Study Period 624/10/202210/11/202226/10/202225/11/202211/12/2022
Online Study 1/428/02/202207/04/202202/03/202215/04/202208/05/2022
Online Study 2/423/05/202216/06/202225/05/202208/07/202231/07/2022
Online Study 3/415/08/202224/09/202217/08/202230/09/202223/10/2022
Online Study 4/407/11/202210/12/202209/11/202210/01/202312/02/2023
Study Block 110/01/202206/02/202216/01/202206/03/202203/04/2022
Study Block 207/02/202206/03/202213/02/202203/04/202201/05/2022
Study Block 307/03/202203/04/202213/03/202201/05/202229/05/2022
Study Block  404/04/202201/05/202210/04/202229/05/202226/06/2022
Study Block 502/05/202229/05/202208/05/202226/06/202224/07/2022
Study Block 606/06/202203/07/202212/06/202231/07/202228/08/2022
Study Block 704/07/202231/07/202210/07/202228/08/202225/09/2022
Study Block 801/08/202228/08/202207/08/202225/09/202223/10/2022
Study Block 905/09/202202/10/202211/09/202230/10/202227/11/2022
Study Block 1003/10/202230/10/20229/10/202227/11/202225/12/2022
Study Block 11

07/11/2022

04/12/202213/11/202201/01/202329/01/2023
Study Block 1205/12/202230/12/202211/12/202229/01/202326/02/2023

Example

Amy is enrolled in a Semester 1 subject in 2022, which has a census date of 31 March. If Amy withdraws from the subject on or before 31 March 2022, she will not have to pay for the subject.

If Amy withdraws from the subject on or before 27 April 2022, she will still have to pay for the subject but won't be given an academic penalty. If Amy withdraws from the subject after 27 April, she will receive a KN Grade (Fail) for the subject and also have to pay for the subject.

Non-standard teaching periods census date and last withdrawal without fail date calculator

Non standard teaching periods have their own census date and last withdrawal without fail dates.  The table below shows some examples of the non-standard teaching periods:

Study period Academic year Start dateCensus Last withdrawal without fail End date
Week 07-10 202207/02/2022 28/02/2022 03/03/202206/03/2022
Week 09-26 202221/02/202209/04/202215/05/202226/06/2022
Week 29-43 2022 11/07/202201/09/2022 18/09/2022 23/10/2022

Teaching Period Calculator

Type in the Teaching Period to calculate dates (e.g. Week 02-07)

Research Teaching Periods

Study Load for students enrolled in the research component of a PhD, professional doctorate or Master's by research degree is calculated daily using a time-based mode.  Graduate research candidates consume load daily, and it keeps adding up through the period they are enrolled in the research component of their degree. Thus research subjects have a moving census date, rather than a fixed census date. The census date for a research subject will always fall within the 24-hour period prior to the date of completion or withdrawal.

For government reporting purposes the University divides the year into two Research Teaching Periods as indicated in the table below. Research study load in each Research Teaching Period is calculated based on their actual days of enrolment.

Graduate research candidates enrolled in coursework subjects will need to observe the census dates which apply to these subjects.

PeriodDate
Research 11 January - 30 June
Research 21 July - 31 December

PSB Academy Teaching Periods (Singapore)

If you're studying a La Trobe Course through PSB Academy, Singapore, the table below shows the teaching periods.

2022

Study period Start dateCensusLast withdrawal without fail End date
Term 1 17/01/202218/02/202213/03/202210/04/2022
Term 2 16/05/202214/06/202205/07/202231/07/2022
Term 3 05/09/202204/10/202225/10/202220/11/2022
Term L1 17/01/202204/02/202213/02/202227/02/2022