Dates

Courses at Curtin University are taught on either a semester or trimester basis. See Curtin’s academic calendar for course start and end dates.

In a semester-based course, the first semester runs from February to June. The second semester runs from July to November. A mid-year break separates the two semesters.

In a trimester-based course, the first trimester runs from January to April; the second trimester runs from May to August; the third trimester runs from September to December.

Find out more about courses, study modes and unit availability, by visiting our Study website.

Academic calendar

2020

DescriptionDate
Semester 1, 2020 
Orientation week17 - 21 February
Semester begins24 February
Tuition-free weeks13 - 24 April
Study week1 - 5 June
Exams8 - 19 June
Semester ends19 June
Semester 2, 2020 
Orientation week20 - 24 July
Semester begins27 July
Tuition-free week24 August - 28 August
Tuition-free week28 - 2 October
Study week2 - 6 November
Exams9- 20 November
Semester ends20 November
  

Trimesters

Week commencingDetails
Trimester 1 2020
Monday, 13 January 2020Start date
Friday, 17 January 2020Tuition payment due date
Saturday, 18 January 2020Last enrolment via eStudent
Friday, 7 February 2020Census date (last date for withdrawal without penalty)
Friday, 13 March 2020Last withdrawal via eStudent (with penalty)
Friday, 17 April 2020End date
Trimester 2 2020
Monday, 4 May 2020Start date
Friday, 8 May 2020Tuition payment due date
Saturday, 9 May 2020Last enrolment via eStudent
Friday, 29 May 2020Census date (last date for withdrawal without penalty)
Friday, 3 July 2020Last withdrawal via eStudent (with penalty)
Friday, 7 August 2020End date
Trimester 3 2020
Monday, 24 August 2020Start date
Friday, 28 August 2020Tuition payment due date
Saturday, 29 August 2020Last enrolment via eStudent
Friday, 18 September 2020Census date (last date for withdrawal without penalty)
Friday, 23 October 2020Last withdrawal via eStudent (with penalty)
Friday, 27 November 2020End date
Trimester 1A 2020
Monday, 24 February 2020Start date
Saturday, 29 February 2020Last enrolment via eStudent
Friday, 20 March 2020Census date (last date for withdrawal without penalty)
Friday, 8 May 2020Last withdrawal via eStudent (with penalty)
Friday, 19 June 2020End date
Trimester 2A 2020
Monday, 6 July 2020Start date
Saturday, 11 July 2020Last enrolment via eStudent
Friday, 31 July 2020Census date (last date for withdrawal without penalty)
Friday, 11 September 2020Last withdrawal via eStudent (with penalty)
Friday, 16 October 2020End date
Trimester 3A 2020
Monday, 2 November 2020Start date
Saturday, 7 November 2020Last enrolment via eStudent
Friday, 27 November 2020Census date (last date for withdrawal without penalty)
Friday, 1 January 2020Last withdrawal via eStudent (with penalty)
Friday, 5 February 2021End date
Trimester 1B 2020
Monday, 13 January 2020Start date
Friday, 17 January 2020Tuition payment due date
Saturday, 18 January 2020Last enrolment via eStudent and payment due date
Friday, 7 February 2020Census date (last date for withdrawal without penalty)
Friday, 6 March 2020Last withdrawal via eStudent (with penalty)
Friday, 10 April 2020End date
Trimester 2B 2020
Monday, 27 April 2020Start date
Friday, 1 May 2020Tuition payment due date
Saturday, 2 May 2020Last enrolment via eStudent
Friday, 22 May 2020Census date (last date for withdrawal without penalty)
Friday, 26 June 2020Last withdrawal via eStudent (with penalty)
Friday, 31 July 2020End date
Trimester 3B 2020
Monday, 17 August 2020Start date
Friday, 21 August 2020Tuition payment due date
Saturday, 22 August 2020Last enrolment via eStudent
Friday, 11 September 2020Census date (last date for withdrawal without penalty)
Friday, 9 October 2020Last withdrawal via eStudent (with penalty)
Friday, 13 November 2020End date