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Key Dates

The below key dates are applicable to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students. These dates are subject to change. We recommend you check this page regularly or contact the University.

Class commencement

2021, Term 3 – Monday, 8 November

2022, Term 1 – Monday, 7 March

2022, Term 2 – Monday, 11 July

2022, Term 3 – Monday, 7 November

Recommended arrival

We advise students to be in Australia about three weeks before classes commence. This is to ensure there is sufficient time to arrange your long-term accommodation on arrival.

2021, Term 3 – Monday, 18 October

2022, Term 1 – Monday,  14 February

2022, Term 2 – Monday, 20 June

2022, Term 3 – Monday, 17 October

You can find out more information on pre-arrival such as what to expect and settling in on our Studying in Australia page.

Enrolment

Enrolment is usually open two weeks before classes commence, Monday to Friday from 9 am onwards. There may be some terms when enrolment may open one week earlier.

During the enrolment period, new international students will check-in to your course and finalise your units of study. You will be pre-enrolled in your first term and you will set up your timetable. Continuing students will select units associated with your course of study and officially enrol in those units through MyCQU.

We encourage you to enrol early so you can attend orientation.

Enrolment opens:

2021, Term 3 – Monday, 18 October (one week earlier than usual)

2022, Term 1 – Monday, 28 February

2022, Term 2 – Monday,  27 June

2022, Term 3 – Monday,  3 October

Enrolment closes:

Usually two weeks after classes commence, you will not be able to enrol after the following dates:

2021, Term 3 – Friday, 19 November

2022, Term 1 – Friday, 18 March

2022, Term 2 – Friday, 22 July

2022, Term 3 – Friday, 18 November

For more information, please check our enrolment page.

Orientation

Orientation is usually scheduled the week before classes commence. Please note these dates may change.

2021, Term 1 – Monday, 1 – Friday, 5 March

2021, Term 2 – Monday, 5 – Friday 9 July

2021, Term 3 – Monday, 1 – Friday, 5 November

For more information, please check our Orientation page.

Census date

Census date is the last date for students to withdraw from enrolled units without academic or financial penalty.

2021, Term 3 – Tuesday, 30 November

2022, Term 1 – Tuesday, 29 March

2022, Term 2 – Tuesday, 2 August

2022, Term 3 – Tuesday, 29 November

For more information on key dates, please refer to our Academic Calendars. For key dates for each campus, please visit Planning your arrival.

Orientation for International Students at CQUniversity Transcript