A census day is the last day a student can can complete the eCAF to access a VET Student Loan for that part of their course. Students must wait at least two business days after enrolment to submit their eCAF to ensure they have had time to fully understand their loan obligations.
A census day is also the last day a student can withdraw from the course or part of the course without incurring a debt for the course or part of the course.
Students that would like to withdraw from their course before census day must submit a completed Student Withdrawal and Refund Request
form to the Customer Service Centre or classroom teacher. Please see the Refund of Course Fees Policy
and Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure
for more information about withdrawals.
Students that withdraw after the census date will have a debt to the Australian Government. If after the census date, special circumstances occur and a student is not able to continue their studies they may apply to have their VET Student Loan debt removed for that part of the course. More information can be found within the VET Student Loans Student Review Procedure.
2022 Census Dates
Term 1, Fee Period 1 – 11 March 2022
Term 2, Fee Period 2 – 13 May 2022
Term 3, Fee Period 3 – 19 August 2022
Term 4, Fee Period 4 – 9 December 2022
2023 Census Dates
Term 1, Fee Period 1 – 10 March 2023
Term 2, Fee Period 2 – 12 May 2023
Term 3, Fee Period 3 – 28 July 2023
Term 3, Fee Period 4 – 18 August 2023
Term 4, Fee Period 5 – 27 October 2023
Term 4, Fee Period 6 – 8 December 2023