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, 2023, the census date is Friday 31 March 2023. 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 Saturday 1 April 2023 will be included in their fee assessment.

The 'Last Withdrawal 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


Study PeriodStart DateCensusLast Date to EnrolLast Withdrawal Without FailEnd Date
LTU Term 109/01/202323/01/202315/01/202304/02/202317/02/2023
LTU Term 227/02/202316/03/202305/03/202325/03/202307/04/2023
All Year27/02/202325/05/202312/03/202307/08/202327/10/2023
Semester 127/02/202331/03/202312/03/202326/04/202326/05/2023
LTU Term 324/04/202308/05/202330/04/202320/05/202302/06/2023
Winter Semester12/06/202326/06/202325/06/202308/07/202321/07/2023
LTU Term 431/07/202314/08/202306/08/202326/08/202308/09/2023
Semester 231/07/202331/08/202313/08/202327/09/202327/10/2023
LTU Term 518/09/202302/10/202324/09/202314/10/202327/10/2023
LTU Term 606/11/202320/11/202312/11/202302/12/202315/12/2023


Study Period

Start Date


Last  Date to EnrolLast Withdrawal Without FailEnd Date

LTU Term 1




Semester 1




LTU Term 2




All Year

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

LTU Term 3




Winter Semester




Semester 2




LTU Term 4




LTU Term 5




LTU Term 6








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.


Study PeriodStart DateCensusLast Date to EnrolLast Withdrawal Without FailEnd Date
Study Block 109/01/202305/02/202315/01/202305/03/202302/04/2023
Study Block 206/02/202305/03/202312/02/202302/04/202330/04/2023
Study Block 306/03/202302/04/202312/03/202330/04/202328/05/2023
Study Block 403/04/202330/04/202309/04/202328/05/202325/06/2023
Study Block 501/05/202328/05/202307/05/202325/06/202323/07/2023
Study Block 605/06/202302/07/202311/06/202330/07/202327/08/2023
Study Block 703/07/202330/07/202309/07/202327/08/202324/09/2023
Study Block 807/08/202303/09/202313/08/202301/10/202329/10/2023
Study Block 904/09/202301/10/202310/09/202329/10/202326/11/2023
Study Block 1002/10/202329/10/202308/10/202326/11/202324/12/2023
Study Block 1106/11/202303/12/202312/11/202331/12/202328/01/2024
Study Block 1204/12/202331/12/202310/12/202328/01/202425/02/2024


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


Study Block 1205/12/202230/12/202211/12/202229/01/202326/02/2023


Amy is enrolled in a Semester 1 subject in 2023, which has a census date of 31 March. If Amy withdraws from the subject on or before 31 March 2023, she will not have to pay for the subject.

If Amy withdraws from the subject on or before 26 April 2023, she will still have to pay for the subject but won't be given an academic penalty. If Amy withdraws from the subject after 26 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 DateCensusLast Date to Enrol Last Withdrawal Without Fail End Date
Week 07-10 202306/02/202302/03/202319/02/202304/03/202305/03/2023
Week 09-26 202320/02/202313/04/202305/03/202314/05/202325/06/2023
Week 29-43 202310/07/202322/08/202323/07/202317/09/202322/10/2023

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.

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.


Study Period Start  DateCensus Last Withdrawal Without Fail End Date
Term 1 16/01/2023 17/02/2023 12/03/2023 09/04/2023
Term 2 15/05/2023 13/06/2023 04/07/2023 30/07/2023
Term 3 04/09/2023 03/10/2023 24/10/2023 19/11/2023
Term L1 16/01/2023 03/02/2023 12/02/2023 26/02/2023


Study Period Start DateCensus Last withdrawal without fail End Date
Term 1 17/01/2022 18/02/2022 13/03/2022 10/04/2022
Term 2 16/05/2022 14/06/2022 05/07/2022 31/07/2022
Term 3 05/09/2022 04/10/2022 25/10/2022 20/11/2022
Term L1 17/01/2022 04/02/2022 13/02/2022 27/02/2022

Because this program runs on a rolling timetable of one subject at a time, each subject has its own census, start and finish dates. Please refer to this table to find the relevant dates for specific subjects.

SubjectTeaching periodCensus dateSubject start dateSubject end date
NSG2TBN Transition to Bachelor of NursingWeeks 35‐4729/09/202222/8/202220/11/2022
NSG2NMR Nursing & Midwifery ResearchWeeks 48 (2022) - 08 (2023)07/01/202321/11/202219/2/2023
NSG2HEL Healthcare Ethics and LawWeeks 08‐2125/04/202313/2/202321/05/2023
NSG2EHP Education in Health Professional PracticeWeeks 18‐2822/05/202324/04/202302/07/2023
NSG3NCI Nursing Patients with Chronic IllnessWeeks 28‐4012/08/202303/07/202324/09/2023
NSG3EPN Engagement in Professional NursingWeeks 41-5113/10/202302/10/202310/12/2023
NSG3NRC (part 1) Nursing: Consolidation Reflective Clinical PracticeWeeks 02-2608/03/202403/01/2024Continues to part 2
NSG3NRC (part 2) Nursing: Consolidation Reflective Clinical PracticeWeeks 02-2608/03/2024Continues from part 126/06/2024