What is the census date?

This is your key enrolment, fee payment and HELP loan deadline. If you miss the census date, you might have to pay for courses you’re no longer attending or even have your enrolment cancelled.

Every course you’re enrolled in has its own census date, which is unable to be extended. So make note of your census date, and know what you have to do by the deadline.

Know your census dates

Each of your classes has its own census date. You can find yours easily online.

  • Log in to Enrolment Online.
  • Select My Student Record.
  • Under Enrolment details, select Enrol (add, drop or change classes).
  • Select your semester and choose the Continue button.

You’ll see the census date listed for each class in which you’re enrolled.

ELICOS students

Contact RMIT English Worldwide (REW) for information about your census dates.

 

What to do by the census date

Action

Census date deadline  

Penalty (if not done by the deadline)

Drop a course

If eligible, you can do this online.

Learn how to drop a course.

Online:
11.59 pm
In person: 5pm*

You’ll have to pay for any courses you’re enrolled in, even if you’re no longer attending them.

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

Learn how to apply for credit/RPL.

5pm*

You’ll have to pay for any courses you’re enrolled in, even if you’re no longer attending them.

Apply for leave of absence

If eligible, you can do this online.

Learn how to apply for leave of absence.

Online: 
11.59 pm

In person: 5pm*

You’ll have to pay for any study you’re enrolled in, even if you’re no longer attending classes.

Cancel your enrolment

If eligible, you can do this online.

Learn how to cancel your program enrolment.

Online: 
11.59 pm
In person: 5pm*

You’ll have to pay for any study you’re enrolled in, even if you’re no longer attending classes.**

Apply for a VET Student Loan
If eligible, apply online to defer your tuition fees.

Read more about VET Student Loans.
11.59pm via the government’s eCAF portal.
You’ll have to pay your tuition fees up-front and in full without access to a VET Student Loan.

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

** If you're 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 Refunds for international students.