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Academic Calendar and Important Dates

In 2023, UniSQ is introducing an innovative and new Academic Calendar that allows you to better manage your study load and structure your own degree progression to balance work, family, and university commitments.

Plan for success and download the calendar relevant to your degree to see all key dates throughout the 2023 academic year.

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Semester calendar

A study period of equal length occurring twice each year. Typically 17 weeks duration and includes a teaching recess, and final two-week exam period. A third 13-week semester is offered over summer. 

2023 Semester calendar

Trimester calendar

A study period of equal length occurring three times each year. Typically 14 weeks duration and includes a 2-week teaching recess, and a final assessment week.

2023 Trimester calendar

Block calendar

A short 6-8 week study period that typically includes 6 weeks of teaching, an optional 7th week for assessment and a 1-week study break.

2023 Block calendar

Combination calendar

An academic calendar that combines two 7-week blocks and two 14-week sessions, with a 2-week study break in between each study period.

2023 Combination calendar

In 2023, the following degrees will be offered in an Interim Trimester calendar. Download to view all academic dates:

Jan 2022
10
Jan
Semester 1 2022 class registration open commencing on-campus students
12
Jan
Semester 1 2022 class registration open all on-campus students
Feb 2022
12
Feb
ICT Maintenance Day - 6:00am until 12:00pm
14
Feb
Orientation Week commences
21
Feb
Classes commence
25
Feb
Last day for adding Semester 1 courses for Nursing program
27
Feb
Second round scholarships close
Mar 2022
04
Mar
Fee payment due date
Last day to add a new course enrolment, swap courses or change classes* (*Program exception: Nursing)
07
Mar
Semester 3, 2021 Deferred and Supplementary Formal Examination Period commences
11
Mar
Semester 3, 2021 Deferred and Supplementary Formal Examination Period concludes
18
Mar

Last day to withdraw from courses for Semester 1 without incurring fees

Last day to submit Commonwealth Assistance and HELP forms (HECS-Help, FEE-Help and SA-Help), provide Tax File Numbers (or Certificate of Application) and Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Apr 2022
04
Apr
Mid-Semester break commences
15
Apr
Good Friday holiday
Mid-Semester break concludes
18
Apr
Easter Monday holiday
25
Apr
ANZAC Day
May 2022
02
May
Labour Day holiday
30
May
Semester 2 2022 class registration open all on-campus students
Jun 2022
03
Jun
Last day to withdraw from courses without academic penalty (end of teaching period)
06
Jun
Semester 1 Formal Examination Period commences
17
Jun
Semester 1 Formal Examination Period concludes
20
Jun
End of semester break commences
29
Jun
Semester 1, 2022 results release
Jul 2022
01
Jul
End of semester break concludes
02
Jul
ICT Maintenance day
04
Jul
Orientation Week commences
11
Jul
Semester 1 Deferred & Supplementary Formal Examination Period commences
Classes commence
15
Jul
Semester 1 Deferred & Supplementary Formal Examination Period concludes
 Last day for adding Semester 2 courses for Nursing program
17
Jul
Semester 2 scholarships close
22
Jul
 Fee payment due date
Last day to add a new course enrolment, swap courses or change classes* (*Program exception: Nursing)
Aug 2022
05
Aug

Last day to withdraw from courses for Semester 2 without incurring fees

Last day to submit Commonwealth Assistance and HELP forms (HECS-Help, FEE-Help and SA-Help), provide Tax File Numbers (or Certificate of Application) and Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Sep 2022
19
Sep
Mid-Semester break commences
30
Sep
Mid-Semester break concludes
Oct 2022
03
Oct
Queen’s Birthday holiday
04
Oct
Semester 3 2022 class registration open all on campus students
19
Oct
Trimester 1 Stage 1 course specifications released
Trimester 2 Stage 1 course specifications released
Trimester 3 Stage 1 course specifications released
Interim Trimester 1 Stage 1 course specifications released
Interim Trimester 2 Stage 1 course specifications released
Interim Trimester 3 Stage 1 course specifications released
Block 1 Stage 1 course specifications released
Block 2 Stage 1 course specifications released
Block 3 Stage 1 course specifications released
Block 4 Stage 1 course specifications released
Block 5 Stage 1 course specifications released
Block 6 Stage 1 course specifications released
Combination Block 1 Stage 1 course specifications released
Combination Session 1 Stage 1 course specifications released
Combination Session 2 Stage 1 course specifications released
Combination Block 6 Stage 1 course specifications released
Semester 1 Stage 1 course specifications released
Semester 2 Stage 1 course specifications released
Semester 3 Stage 1 course specifications released
21
Oct
Last day to withdraw from courses without academic penalty (end of teaching period)
24
Oct
Semester 2 Formal Examination Period commences
Nov 2022
04
Nov
Semester 2 Formal Examination Period concludes
07
Nov
End of semester break commences
Trimester 1 Stage 2 course specifications released
Interim Trimester 1 Stage 2 course specifications released
Combination Block 1 Stage 2 course specifications released
Semester 1 Stage 2 course specifications released
11
Nov
End of semester break concludes
12
Nov
ICT Maintenance day 
13
Nov
Semester 1 2023 scholarship applications close 
14
Nov
Classes commence
16
Nov
Semester 2, 2022 results release
25
Nov
Fee payment due date
Last day to add a new course enrolment, swap courses or change classes
28
Nov
Semester 2 Deferred & Supplementary Formal Examination Period commences
Dec 2022
02
Dec
Semester 2 Deferred & Supplementary Formal Examination Period concludes
09
Dec

Last day to withdraw from courses for Semester 3 without incurring fees

Last day to submit Commonwealth Assistance and HELP forms (HECS-Help, FEE-Help and SA-Help), provide Tax File Numbers (or Certificate of Application) and Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Combination Session 1 Stage 2 course specifications released
12
Dec
Trimester 1 class registrations open
Trimester 1 Stage 3 course specifications released
Interim Trimester 1 class registrations open
Interim Trimester 1 Stage 3 course specifications released
Combination Block 1 Stage 3 course specifications released
Semester 1 Stage 3 course specifications released
25
Dec
Christmas Day
26
Dec
Boxing Day holiday
Mid-Semester break commences
27
Dec
Christmas Day holiday (observed)
30
Dec
Mid-Semester break concludes
Block 1 Stage 2 course specifications released
Block 1 Stage 3 course specifications released
Jan 2023
01
Jan
New Year's Day
02
Jan
New Year's Day (observed)
09
Jan
Block 1 class registrations open
Block 2 class registrations open
Combination Block 1 class registrations open
Combination Session 1 class registrations open
Combination Session 1 Stage 3 course specifications released
Semester 1 class registrations open
14
Jan
ICT Maintenance Day
15
Jan
ICT Maintenance Day
16
Jan
Trimester 1 orientation
18
Jan
Block 1 orientation
Combination Block 1 orientation
23
Jan
Trimester 1 study period commences
Block 1 study period commences
Block 1 last day to add a new course enrolment
Combination Block 1 study period commences
Combination Block 1 last day to add a new course enrolment
24
Jan
Combination Block 6 class registrations open
26
Jan
Australia Day
27
Jan
Last day to withdraw from courses without academic penalty (end of teaching period)
Block 1 fee payment due date
Combination Block 1 fee payment due date
30
Jan
Semester 3 Formal Examination Period commences
Trimester 2 Stage 2 course specifications released
Interim Trimester 2 Stage 2 course specifications released
Feb 2023
03
Feb
Trimester 1 last day to add a new course enrolment
Trimester 1 fee payment due date
Block 1 last day to withdraw from courses without incurring fees
Combination Block 1 last day to withdraw from courses without incurring fees
10
Feb
Semester 3 Formal Examination Period concludes
13
Feb
End of semester break commences
Interim Trimester 1 orientation
Semester 1 orientation
17
Feb
End of semester break concludes
Trimester 1 last day to withdraw from courses without incurring fees
20
Feb
Interim Trimester 1 study period commences
Block 2 Stage 2 course specifications released
Block 2 Stage 3 course specifications released
Semester 1 study period commences
22
Feb
Semester 3, 2022 results release
Mar 2023
03
Mar
Interim Trimester 1 last day to add a new course enrolment
Interim Trimester 1 fee payment due date
Block 1 last day to withdraw from courses without academic penalty
Block 1 study period concludes
Combination Block 1 last day to withdraw from courses without academic penalty
Combination Block 1 study period concludes
Semester 1 last day to add a new course enrolment
Semester 1 fee payment due date
06
Mar
Semester 3, 2022 Deferred & Supplementary Formal Examination Period commences
Trimester 2 Stage 3 course specifications released
Interim Trimester 2 Stage 3 course specifications released
Block 1 final assessment period commences
Combination Block 1 final assessment period commences
10
Mar
Semester 3, 2022 Deferred & Supplementary Formal Examination Period concludes
Block 1 final assessment period concludes
Combination Block 1 final assessment period concludes
13
Mar
Combination Session 1 orientation
15
Mar
Block 1, 2023 results release
Block 2 orientation
Combination Block 1, 2023 results release
17
Mar
Interim Trimester 1 last day to withdraw from courses without incurring fees
Semester 1 last day to withdraw from courses without incurring fees
20
Mar
Block 2 study period commences
Block 2 last day to add a new course enrolment
Combination Session 1 study period commences
24
Mar
Block 1 administration approval of eligible graduates
Block 2 fee payment due date
Combination Block 1 administration approval of eligible graduates.
27
Mar
Combination Session 2 Stage 2 course specifications released
Semester 2 Stage 2 course specifications released
31
Mar
Block 2 last day to withdraw from courses without incurring fees
Combination Session 1 last day to add a new course enrolment
Combination Session 1 fee payment due date
Apr 2023
03
Apr
Trimester 2 class registrations open
Interim Trimester 2 class registrations open
Block 3 class registrations open
Block 4 class registrations open
Combination Session 2 class registrations open
07
Apr
Good Friday
09
Apr
Easter Sunday
10
Apr
Easter Monday
14
Apr
Combination Session 1 last day to withdraw from courses without incurring fees
17
Apr
Block 3 Stage 2 course specifications released
Block 3 Stage 3 course specifications released
21
Apr
Trimester 1 last day to withdraw from courses without academic penalty
24
Apr
Trimester 1 final assessment period commences
25
Apr
ANZAC Day
28
Apr
Trimester 1 final assessment period concludes
Trimester 1 study period concludes
Block 2 last day to withdraw from courses without academic penalty
Block 2 study period concludes
May 2023
01
May
Block 2 final assessment period commences
Combination Session 2 Stage 3 course specifications released
Semester 2 Stage 3 course specifications released
Labour Day
05
May
Block 2 final assessment period concludes
08
May
Trimester 2 orientation
10
May
Trimester 1, 2023 results release
Block 2, 2023 results release
Block 3 orientation
12
May
Interim Trimester 1 last day to withdraw from courses without academic penalty
15
May
Trimester 2 study period commences
Interim Trimester 1 final assessment period commences
Block 3 study period commences
Block 3 last day to add a new course enrolment
19
May
Interim Trimester 1 final assessment period concludes
Interim Trimester 1 study period concludes
Block 3 fee payment due date
22
May
Trimester 3 Stage 2 course specifications released
Interim Trimester 3 Stage 2 course specifications released
26
May
Trimester 2 last day to add a new course enrolment
Trimester 2 fee payment due date
Block 3 last day to withdraw from courses without incurring fees
29
May
Interim Trimester 2 orientation
Semester 2 class registrations open
31
May
Interim Trimester 1, 2023 results release
Jun 2023
02
Jun
Semester 1 last day to withdraw from courses without academic penalty
05
Jun
Interim Trimester 2 study period commences
Semester 1 formal examination period commences
09
Jun
Trimester 2 last day to withdraw from courses without incurring fees
16
Jun
Interim Trimester 2 last day to add a new course enrolment
Interim Trimester 2 fee payment due date
Combination Session 1 last day to withdraw from courses without academic penalty
Semester 1 formal examination period concludes
Semester 1 study period concludes
19
Jun
Block 4 Stage 2 course specifications released
Block 4 Stage 3 course specifications released
Combination Session 1 final assessment period commences
23
Jun
Block 3 last day to withdraw from courses without academic penalty
Block 3 study period concludes
Combination Session 1 final assessment period concludes
Combination Session 1 study period concludes
26
Jun
Trimester 3 Stage 3 course specifications released
Interim Trimester 3 Stage 3 course specifications released
Block 3 final assessment period commences
28
Jun
Semester 1, 2023 results release
30
Jun
Interim Trimester 2 last day to withdraw from courses without incurring fees
Block 3 final assessment period concludes
Jul 2023
01
Jul
ICT Maintenance Day
02
Jul
ICT Maintenance Day
03
Jul
Combination Session 2 orientation
Semester 2 orientation
05
Jul
Block 3, 2023 results release
Block 4 orientation
Combination Session 1, 2023 results release
10
Jul
Block 4 study period commences
Block 4 last day to add a new course enrolment
Combination Session 2 study period commences
Semester 2 study period commences
14
Jul
Block 4 fee payment due date
21
Jul
Trimester 1 administration approval of eligible graduates
Interim Trimester 1 administration approval of eligible graduates
Block 2 administration approval of eligible graduates
Block 3 administration approval of eligible graduates
Block 4 last day to withdraw from courses without incurring fees
Combination Session 2 last day to add a new course enrolment
Combination Session 2 fee payment due date
Semester 1 administration approval of eligible graduates
Semester 2 last day to add a new course enrolment
Semester 2 fee payment due date
24
Jul
Trimester 3 class registrations open
Interim Trimester 3 class registrations open
Block 5 class registrations open
Block 6 class registrations open
31
Jul
Semester 3 Stage 2 course specifications released
Aug 2023
04
Aug
Combination Session 2 last day to withdraw from courses without incurring fees
Semester 2 last day to withdraw from courses without incurring fees
07
Aug
Block 5 Stage 2 course specifications released
Block 5 Stage 3 course specifications released
11
Aug
Trimester 2 last day to withdraw from courses without academic penalty
14
Aug
Trimester 2 final assessment period commences
18
Aug
Trimester 2 final assessment period concludes
Trimester 2 study period concludes
Block 4 last day to withdraw from courses without academic penalty
Block 4 study period concludes
21
Aug
Block 4 final assessment period commences
25
Aug
Interim Trimester 2 last day to withdraw from courses without academic penalty
Block 4 final assessment period concludes
28
Aug
Trimester 3 orientation
Interim Trimester 2 final assessment period commences
30
Aug
Trimester 2, 2023 results release
Block 4, 2023 results release
Block 5 orientation
Sep 2023
01
Sep
Interim Trimester 2 final assessment period concludes
Interim Trimester 2 study period concludes
04
Sep
Trimester 3 study period commences
Block 5 study period commences
Block 5 last day to add a new course enrolment
Semester 3 Stage 3 course specifications released
08
Sep
Block 5 fee payment due date
11
Sep
Interim Trimester 3 orientation
13
Sep
Interim Trimester 2, 2023 results release
15
Sep
Trimester 2 administration approval of eligible graduates
Trimester 3 last day to add a new course enrolment
Trimester 3 fee payment due date
Interim Trimester 2 administration approval of eligible graduates
Block 4 administration approval of eligible graduates
Block 5 last day to withdraw from courses without incurring fees
Combination Session 1 administration approval of eligible graduates.
18
Sep
Interim Trimester 3 study period commences
29
Sep
Trimester 3 last day to withdraw from courses without incurring fees
Interim Trimester 3 last day to add a new course enrolment
Interim Trimester 3 fee payment due date
Oct 2023
02
Oct
Block 6 Stage 2 course specifications released
Block 6 Stage 3 course specifications released
Combination Block 6 Stage 2 course specifications released
Combination Block 6 Stage 3 course specifications released
Queen's Birthday
05
Oct
Semester 3 class registrations open
06
Oct
Combination Session 2 last day to withdraw from courses without academic penalty
09
Oct
Combination Session 2 final assessment period commences
13
Oct
Interim Trimester 3 last day to withdraw from courses without incurring fees
Block 5 last day to withdraw from courses without academic penalty
Block 5 study period concludes
Combination Session 2 final assessment period concludes
Combination Session 2 study period concludes
16
Oct
Block 5 final assessment period commences
20
Oct
Block 5 final assessment period concludes
Semester 2 last day to withdraw from courses without academic penalty
23
Oct
Semester 2 formal examination period commences
25
Oct
Block 5, 2023 results release
Block 6 orientation
Combination Session 2, 2023 results release
Combination Block 6 orientation
30
Oct
Block 6 study period commences
Block 6 last day to add a new course enrolment
Combination Block 6 study period commences
Combination Block 6 last day to add a new course enrolment
Nov 2023
03
Nov
Block 6 fee payment due date
Combination Block 6 fee payment due date
Semester 2 formal examination period concludes
Semester 2 study period concludes
06
Nov
Semester 3 orientation
08
Nov
Semester 2, 2023 results release
10
Nov
Block 6 last day to withdraw from courses without incurring fees
Combination Block 6 last day to withdraw from courses without incurring fees
13
Nov
Semester 3 study period commences
24
Nov
Semester 3 last day to add a new course enrolment
Semester 3 fee payment due date
Dec 2023
01
Dec
Trimester 3 last day to withdraw from courses without academic penalty
Block 5 administration approval of eligible graduates
Combination Session 2 administration approval of eligible graduates.
Semester 2 administration approval of eligible graduates
04
Dec
Trimester 3 final assessment period commences
08
Dec
Trimester 3 final assessment period concludes
Trimester 3 study period concludes
Interim Trimester 3 last day to withdraw from courses without academic penalty
Block 6 last day to withdraw from courses without academic penalty
Block 6 study period concludes
Combination Block 6 last day to withdraw from courses without academic penalty
Combination Block 6 study period concludes
Semester 3 last day to withdraw from courses without incurring fees
11
Dec
Interim Trimester 3 final assessment period commences
Block 6 final assessment period commences
Combination Block 6 final assessment period commences
15
Dec
Interim Trimester 3 final assessment period concludes
Interim Trimester 3 study period concludes
Block 6 final assessment period concludes
Combination Block 6 final assessment period concludes
16
Dec
ICT Maintenance Day
17
Dec
ICT Maintenance Day
20
Dec
Trimester 3, 2023 results release
Block 6, 2023 results release
Combination Block 6, 2023 results release
22
Dec
Interim Trimester 3, 2023 results release
25
Dec
Christmas Day
26
Dec
Boxing Day
Jan 2024
26
Jan
Semester 3 last day to withdraw from courses without academic penalty
29
Jan
Semester 3 formal examination period commences
Feb 2024
09
Feb
Semester 3 formal examination period concludes
Semester 3 study period concludes
21
Feb
Semester 3, 2023 results release
Mar 2024
22
Mar
Interim Trimester 3 administration approval of eligible graduates
Block 6 administration approval of eligible graduates
Combination Block 6 administration approval of eligible graduates
Semester 3 administration approval of eligible graduates
24
Mar
Trimester 3 administration approval of eligible graduates

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