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, 2021, the census date is Wednesday 31 March 2021. 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 Thursday 1 April 2021 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

2021

Study period Start dateCensus Last withdrawal without fail End date
LTU Term 1 04/01/2021 18/01/2021 30/01/2021 12/02/2021
Semester 101/03/202131/03/202128/04/202128/05/2021
LTU Term 2 01/03/2021 18/03/2021 31/03/2021 16/04/2021
LTU Term 3 26/04/2021 15/05/2021 22/05/2021 04/06/2021
Winter Semester 14/06/2021 24/06/2021 30/06/2021 09/07/2021
Semester 219/07/202131/08/202115/09/202115/10/2021
LTU Term 4 19/07/2021 03/08/2021 14/08/2021 27/08/2021
LTU Term 5 06/09/2021 21/09/2021 02/10/2021 15/10/2021
Summer 08/11/2021 14/12/2021 10/01/2022 11/02/2022
LTU Term 6 08/11/2021 23/11/2021 04/12/2021 17/12/2021

2022

Study Period

Start Date

Census

Last withdrawal without failEnd Date

LTU Term 1

03/01/2022

17/01/2022

29/01/2022211/02/2022

Semester 1

28/02/2022

31/03/2022

27/04/202227/05/2022

LTU Term 2

28/02/2022

14/03/2022

26/03/202208/04/2022

All Year

28/02/202221/05/202230/07/202214/10/2022

LTU Term 3

02/05/2022

16/05/2022

28/05/202210/06/2022

Winter Semester

27/06/2022

04/07/2022

06/07/202208/07/2022

Semester 2

18/07/2022

31/08/2022

14/09/202214/10/2022

LTU Term 4

18/07/2022

04/08/2022

13/08/202226/08/2022

LTU Term 5

05/09/2022

20/09/2022

01/10/202214/10/2022

LTU Term 6

31/10/2022

14/11/2022

26/11/202209/12/2022

Summer

14/11/2022

14/12/2022

11/01/202310/02/2023

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.

2021

Study period Start dateCensus Last withdrawal without fail End date
Online Study Period 1 04/01/2021 31/01/2021 05/02/2021 21/02/2021
Online Study Period 2 01/03/2021 18/03/2021 02/04/2021 18/04/2021
Online Study Period 3 26/04/2021 15/05/2021 28/05/2021 13/06/2021
Online Study Period 4 05/07/2021 24/07/2021 06/08/2021 22/08/2021
Online Study Period 5 30/08/2021 21/09/2021 01/10/2021 17/10/2021
Online Study Period 6 25/10/2021 13/11/2021 26/11/2021 12/12/2021
Online Study 1/4 01/03/2021 08/04/2021 16/04/2021 09/05/2021
Online Study 2/4 24/05/2021 17/06/2021 09/07/2021 01/08/2021
Online Study 3/4 16/08/2021 11/09/2021 01/10/2021 24/10/2021
Online Study 4/4 08/11/2021 14/12/2021 11/01/2022 13/02/2022
Study Block 1 04/01/2021 31/01/2021 28/02/2021 28/03/2021
Study Block 2 01/02/2021 28/02/2021 28/03/2021 25/04/2021
Study Block 3 01/03/2021 28/03/2021 25/04/2021 23/05/2021
Study Block 4 06/04/2021 02/05/2021 30/05/2021 27/06/2021
Study Block 5 03/05/2021 30/05/2021 27/06/2021 25/07/2021
Study Block 6 07/06/2021 04/07/2021 01/08/2021 29/08/2021
Study Block 7 05/07/2021 01/08/2021 29/08/2021 26/09/2021
Study Block 8 02/08/2021 29/08/2021 26/09/2021 24/10/2021
Study Block 9 06/09/2021 03/10/2021 31/10/2021 28/11/2021
Study Block 10 04/10/2021 31/10/2021 28/11/2021 26/12/2021
Study Block 11 01/11/2021 28/11/2021 26/12/2021 23/01/2022
Study Block 12 06/12/2021 29/12/2021 30/01/2022 27/02/2022

2022

Study period Start dateCensusLast withdrawal without fail End date
Online Study Period 1 03/01/202205/02/202212/02/202220/02/2022
Online Study Period 2 28/02/202207/04/202214/02/202217/04/2022
Online Study Period 3 25/04/202212/05/202227/05/202212/06/2022
Online Study Period 4 04/07/202223/07/202205/08/202221/08/2022
Online Study Period 5 29/08/202220/09/202230/09/202216/10/2022
Online Study Period 6 24/10/202210/11/202225/11/202211/12/2022
Online Study 1/4 28/02/202207/04/202215/04/202208/05/2022
Online Study 2/4 23/05/202216/06/202208/07/202231/07/2022
Online Study 3/4 15/08/202224/09/202230/09/202223/10/2022
Online Study 4/4 07/11/202210/12/202210/01/202312/02/2023
Study Block 1 10/01/202206/01/202206/03/202203/04/2022
Study Block 2 07/02/202206/03/202203/04/202201/05/2022
Study Block 3 07/03/202203/04/202201/05/202229/05/2022
Study Block 4 04/04/202201/05/202229/05/202226/06/2022
Study Block 5 02/05/202229/05/202226/06/202224/07/2022
Study Block 6 06/06/202203/07/202231/07/202228/08/2022
Study Block 7 04/07/202231/07/202228/08/202225/09/2022
Study Block 8 01/08/202228/08/202225/09/202223/10/2022
Study Block 9 05/09/202202/10/202230/10/202227/11/2022
Study Block 10 03/10/202230/10/202227/11/202225/12/2022
Study Block 11 07/11/202204/12/202201/01/202329/01/2023
Study Block 12 05/12/202230/12/202229/01/202326/02/2023

2021

Study period Start dateCensus Last withdrawal without fail End date
Study Period 1 01/03/2021 31/03/2021 28/04/2021 28/05/2021
Study Period 2 26/07/2021 23/08/2021 18/09/2021 15/10/2021
Study Period 3 08/11/2021 07/12/2021 05/01/2022 04/02/2022

2021

Study period Start dateCensus Last withdrawal without fail End date
Teaching Session 1 04/01/2021 18/01/2021 31/01/2021 14/02/2021
Teaching Session 2 22/02/2021 13/03/2021 21/03/2021 04/04/2021
Teaching Session 3 12/04/2021 06/05/2021 09/05/2021 23/05/2021
Teaching Session 4 31/05/2021 15/06/2021 27/06/2021 11/07/2021
Teaching Session 5 19/07/2021 03/08/2021 15/08/2021 29/08/2021
Teaching Session 6 06/09/2021 25/09/2021 03/10/2021 17/10/2021
Teaching Session 7 25/10/2021 13/11/2021 21/11/2021 05/12/2021
Teaching Session 8 04/01/2021 09/02/2021 05/03/2021 04/04/2021
Teaching Session 9 22/02/2021 03/04/2021 23/04/2021 23/05/2021
Teaching Session 10 12/04/2021 13/05/2021 11/06/2021 11/07/2021
Teaching Session 11 31/05/2021 01/07/2021 30/07/2021 29/08/2021
Teaching Session 12 19/07/2021 24/08/2021 17/09/2021 17/10/2021
Teaching Session 13 06/09/2021 12/10/2021 05/11/2021 05/12/2021
Teaching Session 14 25/10/2021 04/12/2021 07/01/2022 13/02/2022

Example

Amy is enrolled in a Semester 1 subject in 2021, which has a census date of 31 March. If Amy withdraws from the subject on or before 31 March 2021, she will not have to pay for the subject.

If Amy withdraws from the subject on or before 28 April 2021, she will still have to pay for the subject but won't be given an academic penalty. If Amy withdraws from the subject after 28 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 06-26 2021 01/02/2021 27/03/2021 09/05/2021 27/06/2021
Week 08-23 2021 15/02/2021 30/03/2021 30/04/2021 06/06/2021
Week 29-43 2021 12/07/2021 19/08/2021 19/09/2021 24/10/2021

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:

2021

Study period Start dateCensus Last withdrawal without fail End date
Term 1 18/01/2021 14/02/2021 14/03/2021 11/04/2021
Term 2 17/05/2021 11/06/2021 06/07/2021 01/08/2021
Term 3 06/09/2021 01/10/2021 26/10/2021 21/11/2021
Term L1 18/01/2021 31/01/2021 14/02/2021 28/02/2021

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