VET Student Loans
What is a Census Date?
The census date is a very important date for you to know about! The Census day is last day on which you can withdraw from your course or part of course without having to pay tuition fees for the course or part of the course.
The census date for a course, or a part of a course, is the last day you can:
complete the eCAF to apply for a VET Student Loan for your course, or
withdraw your enrolment without incurring a debt for the course or part of the course.
Every part of a course (unit or subject) has its own census dates, so that you incur debts as you progress through your course, not for the whole course at the beginning. Every course must have at least 3 census dates spread reasonably evenly throughout your course. Census dates are published below.
Benchmark College will send you an invoice before the census date so that you have all the information you need to make your study and payment decisions.
You may cancel your enrolment in the course or part of the course by following the VET Student Loans Withdrawal Policy and Procedure located on the Policies and Procedures page.
If you decide to withdraw before the census date for a course or part of a course, you will not incur a VET student loan debt for the course or part of the course and will receive a refund for any tuition fees already paid for the course or part of the course.
Census Dates & Fees
The following are the census dates and fee schedules for Benchmark College approved courses.
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
BSB50215 Diploma of Business
BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management