A census day is the last day on which you can complete and submit an eCAF in order to access a VET Student Loan for that part of your course. It’s a good idea to complete and submit your eCAF as soon as possible to avoid missing out. (Note: you must wait at least two business days after your enrolment to submit your eCAF – this is to make sure that you’ve had time to fully understand your loan obligations).
The census day is also the last day on which you can withdraw from part of a course without incurring tuition fees. You must withdraw your enrolment in writing according to TalentMed published processes before 11:59 P.M. on the census day or you will still incur a VET Student Loan debt for that fee period.
VET Student Loans approved courses must have at least three census days spread across at least three fee periods (such as terms/blocks/semesters). This is to ensure you only incur a debt proportionate to your study content and duration.
As TalentMed offers rolling intakes, your census days will be set up according to your commencement date. Each census day is calculated at 20% of the way through each corresponding unit of study. For TalentMed’s Diploma of Practice Management, each unit of study is 4 months in duration. Therefore, your census day for each corresponding unit of study will be approximately 24.3 days from the commencement of each unit of study. However, you will receive a Fee Notice from TalentMed outlining your exact census day at least 14 days prior to your next census day. For more information and to view a sample of the census days, please see TalentMed’s Statement of Tuition Fees.