Course Maintenance - Dates tab

Use the Dates tab to record:

  • key dates for the course
  • the length of the course
  • the number of months used for OSHC calculations.


 Opening the Dates tab

To open the Dates tab:

  1. Select Module > Students or Assessments > Course Maintenance from the main menu.
    The Set Course Search Criteria window is displayed.
    Tip: You can also access the course functions by clicking  or .
  2. Search for the course. See Searching for courses.
    The General tab of the Course Maintenance window is displayed.
  3. Click the Dates tab.
    The Dates tab of the Course Maintenance window is displayed.

Course Maintenance - Dates tab key fields



Start Date

Starting date of the course.

End Date

Ending date of the course.

Alternate Finish Date

Alternative ending date of the course.

This field does not have any specific functionality within Synergetic. You can use it however best fits your organisation.

Open Enrolment Date

Date from which students can enrol in the course.

Closed Enrolment Date

Date students can no longer enrol in the course.

Duration Weeks

Length of the course in weeks.

Valediction Date

Date that students are farewelled.

This field is not automatically populated by the Course End Date.

OSHC Months

Number of months used for OSHC calculations. OSHC is required for overseas students for the duration of their enrolment as a condition of their visa in Australia. OSHC:

  • helps pay for any medical or hospital care the student needs while studying in Australia
  • contributes towards the cost of prescription medicines
  • contributes towards an ambulance in an emergency
  • does not cover dental, optical and physiotherapy.
    OSHC is arranged by your organisation for the overseas student. Students must register with one of the authorised insurance companies.