Check important enrolment and payment deadlines for your VET/TAFE course.

Know your payment deadlines

You must pay your fees in full by the due date stated on your statement of account (invoice). We will let you know when your enrolment is finalised. You can then view your statement of account via MyVU.

If you are unable to pay by the due date, you may be able to access financial support.

If your enrolment is processed after the payment due date, you will receive an overdue statement of account (invoice).

If you miss the payment deadline, a sanction (block) will be applied to your student record, which may prevent you from receiving results, academic transcripts, statement of attainment, graduating and re-enrolling.

What is census date?

Courses at diploma level and above have census dates. Census date is the last day for you to finalise your course enrolment for each relevant study period(s) in one of these ways:

  • deferring your fees via a VET Student Loan (VSL) by completing the electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF) that will be sent to your personal email address 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 (if enrolled in a Diploma or above course); international students only
  • making payments towards your tuition fees if you are eligible for a VSL but have chosen to make up front payments.

Courses at certificate level do not have a census date. You will receive a Statement of Account (SOA) with a payment due date and you must pay for your course by this date.

Census & payment deadlines for VET/TAFE study periods

All year, 2021

  • Teaching: 25 January 2021–31 December 2021
  • Payment due date: 11 June 2021
  • Census: 18 June 2021

Mid-year (all year), 2021/2022

  • Teaching: 1 July 2021–24 June 2022
  • Payment due date: 19 November 2021
  • Census: 26 November 2021

Semester 1, 2021

  • Teaching: 1 February 2021–25 June 2021
  • Payment due date: 25 March 2021
  • Census: 1 April 2021

Semester 2, 2021

  • Teaching: 12 July 2021–26 November 2021
  • Payment due date: 23 September 2021
  • Census: 30 September 2021

Term 1, 2021

  • Teaching: 28 January 2021–1 April 2021
  • Payment due date: 19 February 2021
  • Census: 26 February 2021

Term 2, 2021

  • Teaching: 19 April 2021–25 June 2021
  • Payment due date: 14 May 2021
  • Census: 21 May 2021

Term 3, 2021

  • Teaching: 12 July 2021–17 September 2021
  • Payment due date: 6 August 2021
  • Census: 13 August 2021

Term 4, 2021

  • Teaching: 4 October 2021–17 December 2021
  • Payment due date: 3 November 2021
  • Census: 10 November 2021

Certificate level courses do not have census dates because these fees cannot be deferred. You will receive a Statement of Account (SOA) with a payment due date.

All year, 2021

  • Teaching: 4 January 2021–17 December 2021
  • Payment due date: 1 February 2021

Mid-year (all year), 2021/2022

  • Teaching: 1 July 2021–30 June 2022
  • Payment due date: 29 July 2021

Semester 1, 2021

  • Teaching: 1 February 2021–25 June 2021
  • Payment due date: 1 March 2021

Semester 2, 2021

  • Teaching: 12 July 2021–26 November 2021
  • Payment due date: 9 August 2021

Term 1, 2021

  • Teaching: 28 January 2021–01 April 2021
  • Payment due date: 25 February 2021

Term 2, 2021

  • Teaching: 19 April 2021–25 June 2021
  • Payment due date: 17 May 2021

Term 3, 2021

  • Teaching: 12 July 2021–17 September 2021
  • Payment due date: 9 August 2021

Term 4, 2021

  • Teaching: 4 October 2021–17 December 2021
  • Payment due date: 1 November 2021

January, 2021

  • Teaching: 4 January 2021–31 January 2021
  • Payment due date: 1 February 2021

February, 2021

  • Teaching: 1 February 2021–28 February 2021
  • Payment due date: 1 March 2021

March, 2021

  • Teaching: 1 March 2021–31 March 2021
  • Payment due date: 29 March 2021

April, 2021

  • Teaching: 1 April 2021–30 April 2021
  • Payment due date: 29 April 2021

May, 2021

  • Teaching: 1 May 2021–31 May 2021
  • Payment due date: 29 May 2021

June, 2021

  • Teaching: 1 June 2021–30 June 2021
  • Payment due date: 29 June 2021

July, 2021

  • Teaching: 1 July 2021–31 July 2021
  • Payment due date: 29 July 2021

August, 2021

  • Teaching: 1 August 2021–31 August 2021
  • Payment due date: 29 August 2021

September, 2021

  • Teaching: 1 September 2021–30 September 2021
  • Payment due date: 29 September 2021

October, 2021

  • Teaching: 1 October 2021–31 October 2021
  • Payment due date: 29 October 2021

November, 2021

  • Teaching: 1 November 2021–30 November 2021
  • Payment due date: 29 November 2021

December, 2021

  • Teaching: 1 December 2021–17 December 2021
  • Payment due date: 29 December 2021