The census date is the deadline by which you must take the actions listed below.

Census dates apply to each course you are enrolled in and cannot be extended.

Please do not ignore these dates or it will cost you financially.

The 2017 associate degree census dates are:

  • 31 March in Semester 1
  • 31 August in Semester 2

Please confirm the census dates for Summer and Spring Semester courses with RMIT Connect or your RMIT school if you are a College of Design and Social Context student. The census dates may vary depending on your commencement date.

Actions you must take by the census date

Action

When by

Penalty if you fail to complete this action by the census date

Drop a course online.

Important: you cannot use Enrolment Online to drop your last course.
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Drop a course in person at RMIT Connect.
Complete and submit an Enrolment variation form (PDF 59kb 2p)

5pm on the relevant course census date* (or 11.59pm online).

You will have to pay for any study you are enrolled in even if you are no longer attending classes.

Apply for credit/recognition of prior learning (RPL) in person at RMIT Connect.

Learn how to apply for credit/RPL

5pm on the relevant course census date* (or 11.59pm online).

You will have to pay for any study you are enrolled in even if you are no longer attending classes.

Apply for leave of absence from your program.
Eligible students can do this online.
Learn how to apply for leave of absence

5pm on the relevant course census date* (or 11.59pm online).

You will have to pay for any study you are enrolled in even if you are no longer attending classes.

Cancel your program enrolment (drop all courses in your program).
Eligible student can do this online.
Learn how to cancel your program

5pm on the relevant course census date* (or 11.59pm online).

You will have to pay for any study you are enrolled in even if you are no longer attending classes.**

If eligible, provide your Tax File Number to defer your student contribution to your HELP loan, or pay your student contribution up-front.
Learn more about HELP loans

11.59pm on the relevant course census date* via the government’s eCAF portal.

Your enrolment will be cancelled for the semester due to HESA non-compliance

Make a full up-front payment of your student contribution if you are not eligible to defer your fees i.e. Permanent resident or New Zealand citizen.

Learn how to pay your fees

5pm in person, or 11.59pm online, on the relevant course census date*.

Your enrolment will be cancelled for the semester due to HESA non-compliance.

Apply for FEE-HELP online to defer your tuition fees.
Learn how to apply for FEE-HELP

11.59pm on the relevant course census date*.

You will be required to pay your tuition fees up-front and in full without access to FEE-HELP.

Apply for SA-HELP online to defer your student services and amenities fees.
Learn how to apply for SA-HELP

11.59pm on the relevant course census date*.

You will be required to pay your tuition fees up-front without access to SA-HELP.

* If the census date falls on a weekend or public holiday and you need to complete the action in person, the deadline to do so is 5pm on the last business day before the census date. 

** If you are a commencing international student and have enrolled in the first semester of a program, financial penalties may apply for cancelling your enrolment before or after the census date. Refer to Enrolment processes: refund of fees (PDF 582kb 16p).