SAO Semester Dates

Semester dates for 2015:

  • Semester 1, 2015, will run from 2 March to 23 May
  • Semester 2, 2015, will run from 31 August to 21 November

S1-2015: Week 0 commences 23 February.
S2-2015: Week 0 commences 24 August.

SAO runs 12 week semesters without a mid-semester break. SAO also has an introductory "Week 0" for students to explore their online classrooms and meet fellow classmates and instructors.

For the current Swinburne University academic calendar, follow this link. Please note that SAO follows the Open Universities Australia calendar (denoted SP1 and SP3) and does not have a mid-semester break.

The census date is the date on which your enrolment requirements must be finalised. Swinburne University is required to report student liability information to the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) by the specific census date. The census date is the last day with withdraw from a unit or course without financial penalty.

The semester 1, 2015, census date is 23 March 2015.
The semester 2, 2015, census date is 21 September 2015.

(Note that these are the Open Universities Australia census dates and apply to all SAO students, including those who are not enrolled via OUA.)
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