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Important Dates

2019 Melbourne Academic Calendar

2020 Calendar

Higher Education Academic Calendar
(Degree Programs)
  Vocational Training Academic Calendar
(Certificates/Diplomas/Advanced Diplomas)
Subject to change
Activity Date   Activity Date
Main teaching periods     Orientation 4 - 8 Feb
Semester 1     Semester 1 Commences 11 Feb
Orientation 11 - 15 Feb   Graduations 5 - 7 Mar
Classes commence 18 Feb   Mid-Semester break 19 - 26 Apr
Census date 18 Mar   End Semester 1 22 Jun
Mid-semester break 15 - 26 Apr   Mid-year vacation 24 Jun - 19 Jul
Classes end 24 May   Orientation 15 - 19 Jul
SWOT VAC 27 - 31 May   Commence Semester 2 22 Jul
Exam Period 3 - 18 Jun   Graduations 20 - 22 Aug
Result release 28 Jun   Mid-Semester break 23 - 27 Sep
Supp/special exam period 24 - 26 Jul   End of academic year/ End Semester 2 30 Nov
Semester 2     Campus closure & public holidays 23 - 31 Dec
Orientation 22 - 26 Jul      
Classes commence 29 Jul      
Census date 26 Aug      
Mid-semester break 16 - 27 Sep      
Classes end 1 Nov      
SWOT VAC 4 - 8 Nov      
Exam Period 11 - 26 Nov      
Result release 6 Dec      
Supp/special exam period 11 - 13 Dec      
Additional Teaching Periods        
Higher Education February Full Year        
Classes commence 18 Feb      
Census date 15 Apr      
Classes end 1 Nov      
Result release 6 Dec      
Higher Education July Full Year        
Classes commence 29 Jul      
Census date 30 Sep      
Classes end TBC      
Result release TBC      
Summer School 2018-2019        
Classes commence 10 Dec      
Census date 21 Dec      
Classes end 25 Jan      
SWOT VAC 28 - 30 Jan      
Exam period 31 Jan - 1 Feb      
Result release 8 Feb      
Winter School 2018-2019        
Classes commence 24 Jun      
Census date 1 Jul      
Classes end 19 Jul      
SWOT VAC 22 - 23 Jul      
Exam period 24 - 26 Jul      
Result release 2 Aug      
Summer School 2019-2020        
Classes commence 9 Dec      
Census date 20 Dec      
Classes end TBC      
SWOT VAC TBC      
Exam period TBC      
Result release TBC      
Research*        
Research period 1 1 Jan - 30 Jun      
Research*        
Research period 2 31 Jul - 31 Dec      

*Research census date is calculated at 20% from the student's start date to the end of the research period.

Victorian Public Holidays 2019

New Year's Day 1 January
Australia Day 28 January (day in lieu)
Labour Day 11 March
Good Friday/Easter Monday 19 April/22 April
ANZAC Day 25 April
Queen's Birthday 10 June
Friday before AFL Grand Final 27 September (TBC)
Melbourne Cup 5 November
Christmas and Boxing Day 25 December/26 December

2020 Melbourne Academic Calendar

 

VET

 

Campus Closure & Public Holidays 1 Jan 2020
Orientation 10 -15 February
Commence Semester 1 17 February
Graduation TBC
End Term 1 24 April
Commence Term 2 27 April
Mid-semester break 13 - 18 April
End Semester 1 27 June
Mid-year vacation 29 June - 25 July
Orientation 20 - 25 July
Commence Semester 2 27 July
Graduation TBC
Mid-semester break 21 - 26 September
End Term 3 3 October
Commence Term 4 5 October
End Semester 2/Academic year 5 December
Campus Closure & Public Holidays 23 - 31 December

Higher Education

Main Teaching Periods

Semester 1  
Orientation 17 - 21 February 
Classes commence 24 February 
Graduation TBC
Census date 23 March 
Mid-semester break 6 - 17 April
Classes end 29 May
SWOT VAC 1 - 3 June
Exam period  4 - 19 June
Results release  3 July 
Supp/Special Exam Period 29 - 31 July 
Semester 2  
Orientation  27 - 31 July
Classes commence  3 August 
Graduation TBC
Census date 31 August 
Mid-semester break  14 - 25 September
Classes end 6 November
SWOT VAC 9 - 11 November
Exam period 12 - 27 November
Results release 11 December
Supp/Special Exam Period 16 - 18 December

Addition Teaching Periods

Full Year - February  
Classes commence 24 February
Census date 20 April
Classes end 6 November
Results release 11 December
Full Year - August  
Classes commence 3 August
Census date 5 October
Classes end TBC
Results release TBC
Winter School  
Classes commence 29 June
Census date 6 July
Classes end 24 July
SWOT VAC 27 - 28 July
Exam period 29 - 31 July
Results release 7 August
Summer School  
Classes commence 14 December
Census date TBC
Classes end TBC
SWOT VAC TBC
Exam period TBC
Results release TBC
Research  
Research period 1 1 Jan - 30 Jun
Research period 2 1 Jul - 31 Dec

Victorian Public Holidays 2020

New Year’s Day 1 January
Australia Day January (holiday 27 January)
Labour Day 9 March
Good Friday 10 April
Easter Monday 13 April
ANZAC Day 25 April
Queen’s Birthday 8 June
Friday before Grand Final TBC
Melbourne Cup 3 November
Christmas Day 25 December
Boxing Day 26 December