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Semester

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) classifies semesters as being "1", "2", "3", "4" or "5". Semester 1: refers to a standard first semester. Semester 2: refers to a standard second semester. Semester 3: refers to a non-standard semester which commenced after the 31 August of the year prior to the Reference year but which finished in the Reference year. Semester 4: refers to a non-standard semester which commenced after 31 March of the Reference year and which finished prior to 31 August of the Reference year. Semester 5: refers to a non-standard semester which commenced after 31st August of the year prior to the Reference year but which finished prior to 1 January of the Reference year.

Source: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), Analysis and Planning Unit