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2018 Melbourne Academic Calendar

Higher Education Academic Calendar
(Degree Programs)
  Vocational Training Academic Calendar
(Certificates/Diplomas/Advanced Diplomas)
Activity Date   Activity Date
Summer School 2017/18 End 25 Jan   Orientation 5 - 9 Feb
Summer School SWOT VAC 29 - 30 Jan   Semester 1 Commences 12 Feb
Summer School Exams 31 Jan - 2 Feb   Census Date - Term 1 27 Feb
Summer School Results Release 9 Feb   Census Date - Semester 1 13 Mar
Semester 1 Orientation Week 12 - 16 Feb   Graduations 6-8 Mar
Semester 2 2017 Supplementary/Special Exams 15 - 16 Feb   Mid-Semester break 3 - 6 Apr
Semester 1 Classes Commence 19 Feb   Census Date - Term 2 8 May
Graduation 6 - 8 Mar   End Semester 1 23 Jun
Semester 1 Census Date 19 Mar   Mid-year vacation 25 Jun - 13 Jul
Mid-Semester Break/Skills Week 2 - 13 Apr   Orientation 13 - 18 Jul
Semester 1 End 25 May   Commence Semester 2 23 Jul
Semester 1 SWOT VAC 28 May - 1 Jun   Census Date - Term 3 6 Aug
Examination/Assessment Feedback 4 - 19 Jun   Graduations 14 - 16 Aug
Winter School Commences 25 Jun   Census Date - Semester 2 20 Aug
Semester 1 Result Release 29 Jun   Mid-Semester break 24 - 28 Sep
Winter School Census Date 2 Jul   Census Date - Term 4 15 Oct
Winter School Classes End 20 Jul   End of academic year/ End Semester 2 1 Dec
Winter School SWOT VAC 23 - 24 Jul   Campus closure & public holidays 21 - 31 Dec
Semester 2 Orientation 23 - 27 Jul      
Semester 1 Supplimentary/Special Exams 25 - 27 Jul      
Winter School Exams 27 Jul      
Semester 2 Commences 30 July      
Winter School Result Release 3 Aug      
Graduation 14 - 16 Aug      
Semester 2 Census Date 27 Aug      
Mid-Semester Break 17 - 28 Sep      
Semester 2 End 2 Nov      
Semester 2 SWOT VAC 5 - 9 Nov      
Semester 2 Examination/assessment period 12 - 27 Nov      
Semester 2 Result Release 7 Dec      

 

2018 Public Holidays

New Year's Day 1 January
Australia Day 26 January
Labour Day 12 March
Good Friday/Easter Monday 30 March/2 April
ANZAC Day 25 April
Queen's Birthday 11 June
Friday before AFL Grand Final    September
Melbourne Cup 6 November
Christmas and Boxing Day 25 December/26 December

 

2019 Melbourne Academic 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 - 22 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.

 

2019 Public Holidays

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