Why Census date is important!

You might have heard the term Census date floating around once or twice before. It’s one of the most important, recurring key dates throughout your degree, so here’s what you need to know and do….

Census date is the date in each term when the University counts enrolments for reporting to the Australian Government. Census date happens every term throughout your degree, so it’s important to know when Census date is.

Our Key Dates will help you to find when Census date is. Make sure you track it down and mark it in your calendar today.

Census date is the:

  • last day to withdraw from one or more units without academic or financial penalty
  • due date to make upfront payment of your tuition fees
  • due date for submitting Request for Commonwealth support and HECS-HELP and Request for FEE-HELP assistance forms to defer your tuition fees to a HELP loan
  • due date for submitting a Request for SA-HELP assistance form, or to make upfront payment of the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)

Census date is also your last chance to:

  • Apply for a leave of absence
  • Change your citizenship status
  • Provide your Tax File Number (TFN)

Submitting any of your HELP forms is super simple to do in MyCentre and we’ve created a bunch of different Instruction Sheets for you here.

It’s important to note that if you don’t pay or defer your fees on time, your Moodle access will be removed and will not be reinstated until your fees are either paid in full or deferred to a HELP loan.

One last thing, if you’re enrolled for the term and have any questions about Census date, make sure you submit an enquiry with our Student Fees team before Census date.

Aleysha Morgan (https://cqunilife.com)

As a graduated VET student, former CQUni degree student and an experienced CQUni Student Adviser, I understand the common pain points faced with study. As a current Student Communications team member, I’m excited to be here to provide my tips and tricks on #CQUniLife.

12 thoughts on “Why Census date is important!

    1. Hi Nomi,

      Thanks for your enquiry. Your TFN is required if you intend to defer your fees as your HELP balance is managed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). If you are eligible and do intend to defer your fees, please make sure you submit your relevant HELP form including your TFN before Census date. The Term 1, 2017 Census date is Tuesday, 28 March 2017.

      Our Student Fees team are more than happy to help with any further questions you may have. Their contact details can be found within the blog.

      Kind regards,

  1. Hi there, I am not doing any units for term 3, and i submitted a form when i first started university, do i have to worry about this census date if i am not studying anything in term 3?


  2. Hi I am not going to study in this november and I will continue study in first intake of 2018. So what I have to do now?

  3. Hi I have paid my tuition fee but I plan to withdraw my units. Is there any chance that i can do it without any obligation?


Leave a Reply