SAO Semester Dates

Semester dates for 2014:

  • Semester 1, 2014, will run from 3 March to 24 May
  • Semester 2, 2014, will run from 1 September to 22 November

S1-2014: Week 0 commences 24 February.
S2-2014: Week 0 commences 25 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 details of the 2014 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, 2014, census date is 24 March 2014.
The semester 2, 2014, census date is 22 September 2014.

(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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