Getting Started

  • between 18 and two months before a course starts, students can apply for admission;
  • one month (at least) prior to Orientation Week, students need to accept offers and pay the Enrolment Fee. Orientation week is one week prior the commencement date.
  • No later than four weeks prior to the commencement of each trimester; timetables and results will be posted. They will be accessible in the Student Portal.
  • One month before trimester 2 – July –enrolments due if you wish to begin your course in trimester 2. 
  • One month before trimester 3/Summer term to enrol if the units required are on offer.
  • On orientation day, new students will receive their timetable. Please login to the Student Portal and check your timetable.
  • During the first week of enrolment only; if you want to change courses, a Change of Course Form can be submitted to Student Services Area otherwise administration fees apply. 
  • Other enquiries related to Withdrawal/Cancellation, deferment and change of timetable may be discussed with Student Services.


Main Intakes
You can apply for either the upcoming intake start date or a future one if you're planning ahead. We provide two main intakes annually, along with one Summer intake.

NB: To give extra flexibility to meet the needs of students, the Summer Trimester (T3) is optional.

The census date marks the final day of the enrollment intake for domestic students to withdraw without being charged tuition fees.

For international students, the deadline to withdraw from their course or subjects without financial responsibility is 14 calendar days prior to the commencement of the relevant study period.

Intakes Start Date Census Date Finish Date
March 2024 18 March 08 April 28 June
July 2024 29 July 19 Aug 08 Nov
Summer 2024 11 Nov 02 Dec 06 March 2025
March 2025 17 March 07 April 27 June
July 2025 28 July 18 Aug 07 Nov
Summer 2025 10 Nov 01 Dec 06 March 2026

Withdrawals and Transfers

  • within the first six months of enrolment with NAPS, a student may make a request for transfer to another provider, however NAPS may only grant or approve the request if the Academy determines that the transfer will not be detrimental to the student or where exceptional circumstances exist. 
  • after the first six months of enrolment in NAPS as the principal course provider, no restrictions apply.

Fees Due

  • at the time of enrolment, the Enrolment Fee and first trimester tuition fees are due;
  • two weeks before each trimester; tuition fees are due.
  • 10 weeks before the commencement of the term/ next term is the cut off date for a full refund of fees for change of mind*;
  • on or after the course commencement date - no refunds.

 See ‘Guide to Proportion of Fees Refunded' for withdrawal dates that impact on the percentage of fees that can be claimed.

*withdrawal from a course on illness and compassionate grounds will be decided on a case by case basis, so key dates do not apply.

See ‘Rejection of Refund’ for circumstances where the key date is irrelevant.


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