Teaching periods

We created teaching periods for some units to:

  • better reflect the length of the unit
  • support your study by assisting the governing business processes.

Teaching period dates will be displayed in HiQ to help you accurately choose units during the enrolment process.

Most students will continue to enrol in Semester 1 and 2 teaching periods. However, some students, such as those undertaking QUT Graduate School of Business 6-credit-point units and students undertaking QUT International College (QUTIC) courses, must be aware of the correct teaching period they need to enrol in.

These teaching periods are based on specific dates that relate to the addition and withdrawal of units and the associated academic and financial penalty.

Teaching periodsLengthTeaching census dateCourse, unit or student group
Semester 1 (Sem1)Feb - JunMarMajority of students undertaking standard undergraduate and postgraduate 12-credit-point units.
Semester 2 (Sem2)Jul - NovAugMajority of students undertaking standard undergraduate and postgraduate 12-credit-point units.
Summer 1Nov - JanDecUnits taken in the summer program that commence in November and finish in December
Summer 2Jan - FebJanUnits taken in the summer program that commence in January and finish in February.
SumNov - FebDecUnits taken over the summer program which commence in one year and finish in the next year
6TP1Jan - FebJanStudents undertaking 6-credit-point QUT Graduate School of Business units
6TP2Mar - AprMarStudents undertaking 6-credit-point QUT Graduate School of Business units
6TP3May - JunMayStudents undertaking 6-credit-point QUT Graduate School of Business units
6TP4Jul - AugJulStudents undertaking 6-credit-point QUT Graduate School of Business units
6TP5Sep - OctSepStudents undertaking 6-credit-point QUT Graduate School of Business units
6TP6Oct - DecNovStudents undertaking 6-credit-point QUT Graduate School of Business units
5TP1Jan - FebJanEnglish language programs
5TP2Feb - MarMarEnglish language programs
5TP3Apr - MayAprEnglish language programs
5TP4May - JunMayEnglish language programs
5TP5Jun - JulJunEnglish language programs
5TP6Jul - AugAugEnglish language programs
5TP7Sep - OctSepEnglish language programs
5TP8Oct - NovOctEnglish language programs
5TP9Nov - DecNovEnglish language programs
12TP1Mar - JunMarEAP program
12TP2Jul - OctJulEAP program
12TP3Oct - FebNovEAP program
13TP1Feb - JunMarQUTIC courses and units taken from QUTIC
13TP2Jun - OctJulQUTIC courses and units taken from QUTIC
13TP3Oct - FebNovQUTIC courses and units taken from QUTIC
XCH-1Feb - JunMay-
XCH-2Aug - DecNov-
R1Jan - JunMay-
R2Jul - DecOct-

The teaching periods may also be used by other courses that are not specified here.

When do the teaching periods start and finish?