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2017 teaching calendar/key dates

3-Session academic calendar: most on-campus, distance education and international onshore students

Download printable 2017 principal Session dates PDF.

2017 SESSIONSSession 1, 2017Session 2, 2017Session 3, 2017-2018
Online Enrolment OpensMonday 12 September 2016
Orientation StartsWednesday 22 February 2017Wednesday 5 July 2017Wednesday 1 November 2017
Studies CommenceMonday 27 February 2017Monday 10 July 2017Monday 6 November 2017
Census Date and Last Date to Withdrawal Without FailMonday 20 March 2017Monday 31 July 2017Monday 27 November 2017
Study BreakMonday 10 April 2017 - Thursday 13 April 2017Monday 21 August 2017 - Friday 25 August 2017Wednesday 27 December 2017 - Friday 29 December 2017
Study Break/RecessMonday 29 May - Wednesday 31 May 2017Monday 9 October - Wednesday 11 October 2017Thursday 1 February 2018 - Friday 2 February 2018
Exam PeriodThursday 1 June - Saturday 10 June 2017Thursday 12 October- Saturday 21 October 2017Saturday 3 February 2018 - Saturday 10 February 2018
Grade PublicationSaturday 1 July 2017Saturday 4 November 2017Wednesday 21 February 2018

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6-Study Period academic calendar: SCU online students and some units where specified

Download printable 2017 principal Study Period dates PDF.

2017 Study PeriodsStudy Period 1, 2017Study Period 2, 2017Study Period 3, 2017
Online Enrolment OpensMonday 12 September 2016
Studies CommenceMonday 27 February 2017Monday 24 April 2017Monday 10 July 2017
Census Date and Last Date to Withdrawal Without FailMonday 13 March 2017Monday 8 May 2017Monday 24 July 2017
Exam PeriodWednesday 12 April - Thursday 13 April 2017Wednesday 7 June - Thursday 8 June 2017Wednesday 23 August - Thursday 24 August 2017
Grade PublicationSaturday 22 April 2017Saturday 1 July 2017Saturday 2 September 2017
2017 Study PeriodsStudy Period 4, 2017Study Period 5, 2017Study Period 6, 2017-2018
Studies CommenceMonday 4 September 2017Monday 30 October 2017Wednesday 27 December 2017
Census Date and Last Date to Withdrawal Without FailMonday 18 September 2017Monday 13 November 2017Friday 12 January 2018
Exam PeriodWednesday 18 October - Thursday 19 October 2017Wednesday 13 December - Thursday 14 December 2017Thursday 8 February - Friday 9 February 2018
Grade PublicationSaturday 28 October 2017Friday 22 December 2017Wednesday 21 February 2018

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2016 teaching calendar/key dates

3-Session academic calendar: most on-campus, distance education and international onshore students

Download printable 2016 principal Session dates PDF.

2016 SESSIONSSession 1, 2016Session 2, 2016Session 3, 2016-2017
Online Enrolment OpensMonday 14 September 2015
Orientation StartsWednesday 24 February 2016Wednesday 6 July 2016Wednesday 2 November 2016
Studies CommenceMonday 29 February 2016Monday 11 July 2016Monday 7 November 2016
Census Date and Last Date to Withdrawal Without FailMonday 21 March 2016Monday 1 August 2016Monday 28 November 2016
Study BreakMonday 11 April 2016 - Friday 15 April 2016Monday 22 August 2016 - Friday 26 August 2016Wednesday 28 December 2016 - Friday 30 December 2016
Study Break/RecessMonday 30 May 2016 - Wednesday 1 June 2016Monday 10 October - Wednesday 12 October 2016Thursday 2 February 2017 - Friday 3 February 2017
Exam PeriodThursday 2 June - Saturday 11 June 2016Thursday 13 October - Saturday 22 October 2016Saturday 4 February 2017 - Saturday 11 February 2017
Grade PublicationSaturday 2 July 2016Saturday 5 November 2016Wednesday 22 February 2017

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6-Study Period academic calendar: SCU online students and some units where specified

Download printable 2016 principal Study Period dates PDF.

2016 Study PeriodsStudy Period 1, 2016Study Period 2, 2016Study Period 3, 2016
Online Enrolment OpensMonday 14 September 2015
Studies CommenceMonday 29 February 2016Tuesday 26 April 2016Monday 11 July 2016
Census Date and Last Date to Withdrawal Without FailMonday 14 March 2016Monday 9 May 2016Monday 25 July 2016
Exam PeriodWednesday 13 April 2016 - Thursday 14 April 2016Wednesday 8 June 2016 - Thursday 9 June 2016Wednesday 24 August 2016 - Thursday 25 August 2016
Grade PublicationSaturday 23 April 2016Saturday 2 July 2016Saturday 3 September 2016
2016 Study PeriodsStudy Period 4, 2016Study Period 5, 2016Study Period 6, 2016-2017
Studies CommenceMonday 5 September 2016Monday 31 October 2016Tuesday 3 January 2017
Census Date and Last Date to Withdrawal Without FailMonday 19 September 2016Monday 14 November 2016Monday 16 January 2017
Exam PeriodWednesday 19 October 2016 - Thursday 20 October 2016Wednesday 14 December 2016 - Thursday 15 December 2016Wednesday 15 February 2017 - Thursday 16 February 2017
Grade PublicationSaturday 29 October 2016Friday 23 December 2016Wednesday 22 February 2017

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