Check important enrolment and payment deadlines for your higher education course.

What is census date?

Census date is the last day for you to finalise your course enrolment for each relevant study period(s) by:

  • submitting a 'Request for CSP' form to access a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • submitting a 'Request for Commonwealth assistance form' to access HELP loan(s) with a valid Tax File Number (TFN)
  • withdrawing from units or your course to avoid financial liability
  • applying for intermission (leave of absence) to avoid financial liability
  • paying your student contribution or tuition in full to avoid the cancellation of your enrolment.

Payment deadlines

Your payment deadline is always on the first Friday of each study period. You must pay in full by this date as per your statement of account (available via MyVU) to avoid a late payment penalty. If you are unable to pay by the due date, you may be able to access financial support if eligible.

If you miss the payment deadline, an encumbrance will also be applied to your student record which may prevent you from receiving results, academic transcripts, statement of attainment, graduating & re-enrolling.

Census & payment deadlines by study mode

2022 dates for HE study periods

Study period Payment due date Census date
Semester 3 (Summer term 2021/2022) 12 November 2021 14 January 2022
Semester 1 25 February 2022 18 March 2022
Semester 4 (Winter term) 24 June 2022 1 July 2022
Semester 2 5 August 2022 26 August 2022
Semester 3 (Summer term 2022/2023) 11 November 2022 13 January 2023

2021/2022 dates for HE study periods

Study period Payment due date Census date
Semester 3 (Summer term 2020/2021) 13 November 2020 15 January 2021
Semester 1 26 February 2021 19 March 2021
Semester 4 (Winter term) 18 June 2021 25 June 2021
Semester 2 6 August 2021 27 August 2021
Semester 3 (Summer term 2021/2022) 12 November 2021 14 January 2022

 

4-week Block Model (Melbourne & Sydney) 2022

Study period Payment due date Census date
Summer Block 1 21 January 2022 24 January 2022
Semester 1 - Block 1 25 February 2022 28 February 2022
Semester 1 – Block 2 25 March 2022 28 March 2022
Semester 1 – Block 3 2 May 2022 2 May 2022
Semester 1 – Block 4 30 May 2022 30 May 2022
Winter block 1 July 2022 4 July 2022
Semester 2 – Block 1 5 August 2022 8 August 2022
Semester 2 – Block 2 2 September 2022 5 September 2022
Semester 2 – Block 3 7 October 2022 10 October 2022
Semester 2 – Block 4 4 November 2022 7 November 2022

8-week Block Model, 2022

Study period Payment due date Census date
8 Week - Block 1 25 February 2022 7 March 2022
8 Week – Block 2 9 May 2022 9 May 2022
8 Week – Block 3 5 August 2022 15 August 2022
8 Week – Block 4 7 October 2022 17 October 2022
8 Week – Block 5 2 December 2022 19 December 2022

International students, 4-week Block Model, Semester 1 2022

For semester 2 2022, dates will be the same as for domestic students (see above).

Study period Payment due date 1 Payment due date 2 Census date
Summer Block 1 12 November 2021 14 January 2022 14 January 2022
Semester 1 – Block 1 25 February 2022 25 March 2022 28 February 2022
Semester 1 – Block 2 25 February 2022 25 March 2022 28 March 2022
Semester 1 – Block 3 25 February 2022 25 March 2022 2 May 2022
Semester 1 – Block 4 25 February 2022 25 March 2022 30 May 2022

International students, 8-week Block Model, Semester 1 2022

For semester 2 2022, dates will be the same as for domestic students (see above).

Study period Payment due date 1 Payment due date 2 Census date
Block 1 25 February 2022 25 March 2022 7 March 2022
Block 2 25 February 2022 25 March 2022 9 May 2022

 

2022 dates for foundation studies trimesters (Melbourne)

Study period Payment due date Census date
Trimester 1 18 February 2022 11 March 2022
Trimester 2 17 June 2022 8 July 2022
Trimester 3 7 October 2022 28 October 2022

These dates are for students studying postgraduate business courses via VU Online.

2022 dates for VU Online

Study period Payment due date Census date
Study period 1 14 January 2022 21 January 2022
Study period 2 11 March 2022 18 March 2022
Study period 3 20 May 2022 20 May 2022
Study period 4 8 July 2022 15 July 2022
Study period 5 2 September 2022 9 September 2022
Study period 6 28 October 2022 4 November 2022

Student Services & Amenities Fee (SSAF)

SSAF is charged twice a year based on your enrolment load. You must pay your SSAF by the due date, or defer if you're eligible.

See more about paying your SSAF - who pays it, how much, and when it is due.