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

Mid-year (all year), 2022–23

  • Teaching: 1 July 2022 – 30 June 2023
  • Payment due date: 18 November 2022
  • Census: 25 November 2022

Summer, 2023

  • Teaching: 9 January – 30 January 2023
  • Payment due date: 13 January 2023
  • Census: 20 January 2023

Term 1, 2023

  • Teaching: 30 January – 6 April 2023
  • Payment due date: 24 February 2023
  • Census: 3 March 2023

Semester 1, 2023

  • Teaching: 30 January – 23 June 2023
  • Payment due date: 24 March 2023
  • Census: 31 March 2023

Term 2, 2023

  • Teaching: 24 April 2023 – 23 June 2023
  • Payment due date: 12 May 2023
  • Census: 19 May 2023

All Year, 2023

  • Teaching: 23 January – 15 December 2023
  • Payment due date: 9 June 2023
  • Census: 16 June 2023

Winter, 2023

  • Teaching: 19 June 2023 – 9 July 2023
  • Payment due date: 23 June 2023
  • Census: 30 June 2023

Term 3, 2023

  • Teaching: 10 July 2023 – 15 September 2023
  • Payment due date: 4 August 2023
  • Census: 11 August 2023

Semester 2, 2023

  • Teaching: 10 July – 24 November 2023
  • Payment due date: 1 September 2023
  • Census: 8 September 2023

Term 4, 2023

  • Teaching: 2 October – 20 December 2023
  • Payment due date: 26 October 2023
  • Census: 3 November 2023

Mid-year (all year), 2023–24

  • Teaching: 3 July 2023–28 June 2024
  • Payment due date: 17 November 2023
  • Census: 24 November 2023

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, 2022

  • Teaching: 4 January – 17 December 2022
  • Payment due date: 1 February 2022

Mid-year (all year), 2022–23

  • Teaching: 1 July 2022 – 30 June 2023
  • Payment due date: 29 July 2022

Mid-year (all year), 2023-24

  • Teaching: 3 July 2023–28 June 2024
  • Payment due date: 31 July 2023

Semester 1, 2023

  • Teaching: 30 January – 23 June 2023
  • Payment due date: 27 February 2023

Semester 2, 2023

  • Teaching: 10 July – 24 November 2023
  • Payment due date: 7 August 2023

Term 1, 2023

  • Teaching: 30 January – 6 April 2023
  • Payment due date: 27 February 2023

Term 2, 2023

  • Teaching: 24 April – 23 June 2023
  • Payment due date: 22 May 2023

Term 3, 2023

  • Teaching: 10 July – 15 September 2023
  • Payment due date: 7 August 2023

Term 4, 2023

  • Teaching: 2 October – 20 December 2023
  • Payment due date: 30 October 2023

January, 2023

  • Teaching: 3–31 January 2023
  • Payment due date: 31 January 2023

February, 2023

  • Teaching: 1–28 February 2023
  • Payment due date: 1 March 2023

March, 2023

  • Teaching: 1–31 March 2023
  • Payment due date: 29 March 2023

April, 2023

  • Teaching: 1– 30 April 2023
  • Payment due date: 29 April 2023

May, 2023

  • Teaching: 1–31 May 2023
  • Payment due date: 29 May 2023

June, 2023

  • Teaching: 1–30 June 2023
  • Payment due date: 29 June 2023

July, 2023

  • Teaching: 1–31 July 2023
  • Payment due date: 29 July 2023

August, 2023

  • Teaching: 1–31 August 2023
  • Payment due date: 29 August 2023

September, 2023

  • Teaching: 1–30 September 2023
  • Payment due date: 29 September 2023

October, 2023

  • Teaching: 1–31 October 2023
  • Payment due date: 29 October 2023

November, 2023

  • Teaching: 1–30 November 2023
  • Payment due date: 29 November 2023

December, 2023

  • Teaching: 1–17 December 2023
  • Payment due date: 29 December 2023

Vet Grad Cert - February

  • Teaching start & end date: 13 February - 6 April 2023
  • Payment due date: 3 March 2023
  • Census Date: 10 March 2023

Vet Grad Cert - April

  • Teaching start & end date: 11 April - 4 June 2023
  • Payment due date: 12 May 2023
  • Census Date: 19 May 2023

Vet Grad Cert - June

  • Teaching start & end date: 5 June - 30 July 2023
  • Payment due date: 23 June 2023
  • Census Date: 30 June 2023

Vet Grad Cert - August

  • Teaching start & end date: 31 July - 24 September 2023
  • Payment due date: 18 August 2023
  • Census Date: 25 August 2023

Vet Grad Cert - September

  • Teaching start & end date: 25 September - 19 November 2023
  • Payment due date: 13 October 2023
  • Census Date: 20 October 2023

Vet RPL - January

  • Teaching start & end date: 3 January - 31 March 2023
  • Payment due date: 3 February 2023
  • Census Date: 10 February 2023

Vet RPL - February

  • Teaching start & end  date: 1 February - 30 April 2023
  • Payment due date: 3 March 2023
  • Census Date: 10 March 2023

Vet RPL - March

  • Teaching start & end date: 1 March - 31 May 2023
  • Payment due date: 31 March 2023
  • Census Date: 6 April 2023

Vet RPL - April

  • Teaching start & end date: 1 April - 30 June 2023
  • Payment due date: 12 May 2023
  • Census Date: 19 May 2023

Vet RPL - May

  • Teaching start & end date: 1 May - 31 July 2023
  • Payment due date: 9 June 2023
  • Census Date: 16 June 2023

Vet RPL - June

  • Teaching start & end date: 1 June - 31 August 2023
  • Payment due date: 30 June 2023
  • Census Date: 7 July 2023

Vet RPL - July

  • Teaching start & end date: 1 July - 30 September 2023
  • Payment due date: 4 August 2023
  • Census Date: 11 August 2023

Vet RPL - August

  • Teaching start & end date: 1 August - 31 October 2023
  • Payment due date: 1 September 2023
  • Census Date: 8 September 2023

Vet RPL - September

  • Teaching start & end date: 1 September - 30 November 2023
  • Payment due date: 6 October 2023
  • Census Date: 13 October 2023

Vet RPL - October

  • Teaching start & end date: 1 October - 31 December 2023
  • Payment due date: 3 November 2023
  • Census Date: 10 November 2023

Vet RPL - November

  • Teaching start & end date: 1 November 2023 - 31 January 2024
  • Payment due date: 1 December 2023
  • Census Date: 8 December 2023

Vet RPL - December

  • Teaching start & end date: 1 December 2023 - 29 February 2024
  • Payment due date: 5 January 2024
  • Census Date: 12 January 2024