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Census Dates


The census date is the date on which a student’s enrolment is taken to be finalised. Each unit of study in a study period at Southern Cross University has a census date. The following census dates apply to any unit studied in the following study periods (excluding any units studied through the specific collaboration campus listed below).

Census dates vary depending on the unit/s in which you are enrolled. To determine the actual census date for each unit of study, students must check My Enrolment (Study Plans -> Current Enrolment).

Census dates

You census date varies depending on the academic calendar you study in. Most students studying in Australia whether on-campus or by online study in our 3-session calendar. Other students study in our 6-study-period calendar.

Important: The census dates listed are effective at 12 midnight NSW time
2021 Census Dates — 3 Sessions per year
SessionStart DateEnd Date*Census Date
Session 1 1 March 2021 11 June 2021 22 March 2021
Session 2 5 July 2021 15 October 2021 26 July 2021
Session 3 1 November 2021 18 February 2022 22 November 2021
2021 Census Dates — 6 Study Periods per year
Study PeriodStart DateEnd Date*Census Date
Study Period 1 4 January 2021 19 February 2021 18 January 2021
Study Period 2 1 March 2021 16 April 2021 15 March 2021
Study Period 3 26 April 2021 11 June 2021 10 May 2021
Study Period 4 5 July 2021 20 August 2021 19 July 2021
Study Period 5 30 August 2021 15 October 2021 13 September 2021
Study Period 6 1 November 2021 17 December 2021 15 November 2021

* Study Period End Date includes any assessment or examination periods.

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Research Census Dates

Listed below are the study periods and census dates for research awards.

Research Semester 1, 2021

Research students commencing studies from 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2020.
Census date: 29 June 2021.

Research Semester 2, 2021

Research students commencing studies from 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020.
Census date: 30 December  2021.

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Law Summer School

Law Summer School units census dates vary depending on the unit offered and its location. Students must check individual unit census dates via My Enrolment. For more information and the units offered please refer to the Law Summer School page.

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