Census date

Higher education

The date after which a student incurs a liability to pay (either upfront or with a loan) for the unit of study in which they are enrolled. See Higher Education Administrative Information for Providers (AIP).


A date by which enrolment may be cancelled without incurring tuition fees for the course or the part of the course. See VET Student Loans Manual for Providers.

Application of glossary term:
  • Unit enrolment (HE)
  • Unit enrolment (VET)