Most courses are delivered within the same type of teaching periods (such as in sessions or terms only), however some courses include subjects that may be available in other types of teaching periods as well.
Consult the following tools to find out which teaching periods to use when adding subjects to your enrolment:
Each teaching period is identified by a code which combines the year and a unique two-digit number that represents each individual period.
[THE YEAR IN 4 DIGITS] + [2 DIGIT CODE NUMBER] = TEACHING PERIOD CODE
Most mainstream courses and subjects are delivered in sessions. There are three sessions each year, which can be identified by the ‘0’ at the end of their teaching period code.
Session 1 runs for 4 months every year, starting in late Feb/early March and ending in June. Session 2 also runs for 4 months, starting in July and ending late Oct/early Nov. Session 3 is a summer session that runs for 3 months each year from November to February.
Both Session 1 and 2 are compulsory for students enrolled in mainstream session courses. Session 3 is usually optional. However, there are some courses where enrolment in Session 3 is also compulsory. See Session 3 course enrolment to check if your course has compulsory Session 3 enrolment.
Your course may have some subjects that are delivered in year-long periods, which combine the start and end dates of 2 or 3 standard sessions together into a single longer teaching period. Most year-long periods end in the year after they commenced, except for Year-long Period 1.
There are six year-long periods each year at Charles Sturt University, which can be identified by the ‘1’ or ‘2’ at the end of their teaching period codes, starting with Year-long Period 1 (202231).
|Year-long name||Code (2022 onwards)||Corresponding Sessions|
|Year-long Period 1||31||Sessions 1 & 2 (30/60)|
|Year-long Period 2||32||Sessions 1, 2 & 3 (30/60/90)|
|Year-long Period 3||61||Sessions 2 & 3 (60/90)|
|Year-long Period 4||62||Sessions 2, 3 & 1 (60/90/30)|
|Year-long Period 5||91||Sessions 3 & 1 (90/30)|
|Year-long Period 6||92||Sessions 3, 1 & 2 (90/30/60)|
There are three terms every year at Charles Sturt, which can be identified by the ‘5’ at the end of their teaching period codes.. Students are encouraged to check the specific dates for each subject they enrol in that is delivered in a term, using Interact2.
Terms named in chronological order, which is the same order as their codes:
Micro sessions are shorter teaching periods that usually run for 8 weeks. There are six micro-sessions each year at Charles Sturt, which can be identified by the ‘4’ at the end of their teaching period code.
|Micro Session 1||14|
|Micro Session 2||34|
|Micro Session 3||44|
|Micro Session 4||54|
|Micro Session 5||74|
|Micro Session 6||84|
ADPP Periods are for Associate Degree in Police Practice subjects only. Detailed dates for ADPP students are available on the NSW Police Force website.
There are six ADPP Periods each year, which can be identified by the ‘3’ at the end of their teaching period codes.
|ADPP Period name||Code|
|ADPP Period 1||13|
|ADPP Period 2||33|
|ADPP Period 3||43|
|ADPP Period 4||53|
|ADPP Period 5||73|
|ADPP Period 6||83|
If you're studying with one of our partners, you will need to visit their websites for teaching periods and information about start and end dates.