Calendars

Academic Calendars

See the full academic calendars for 2019 and 2020.

Higher Education Standard Academic Calendar 2020 (Degrees only)

Degree courses operate on a standard HE Semester model.
(The Music degrees operate on a slightly different schedule to that below due to the inclusion of an extra music activities/collaboration week, and the Early Childhood
degrees operate on a separate block schedule. Refer to separate course specific schedules for those degrees).

HE Summer Semester

From

To

Activity

No. of weeks

Public Holidays

- up to Fri 20 Dec (2019) Enrolments -
Mon 23 Dec (2019) Fri 3 Jan (2020)  Non-teaching 2 weeks Xmas & New Year period
Mon 6 Jan Fri 7 Feb Classes 5 weeks Sat 25 Jan - Chinese New Year (not a public hol.)
Mon 27 Jan - Australia Day hol.
Mon 10 Feb Fri 14 Feb Assessments 1 week

HE Semester 1 

From

To

Activity

No. of weeks

Public Holidays

up to Fri 14 Feb

Enrolments - Sat 25 Jan -Chinese New Year
Mon 27 Jan - Australia Day hol.
Mon 10 Feb Fri 14 Feb Orientation Week 1 week
Mon 17 Feb Fri 3 Apr Classes 7 weeks Mon 9 Mar - Labour Day
Mon 6 Apr Mon 13 Apr  Mid-semester Teaching Related Duties Period 1 week

Fri 10 Apr - Good Friday
Mon 13 Apr - Easter Monday

Tues 14 Apr Fri 15 May (12 week sem); or Fri 22 May (13 week sem) Classes 5 weeks or 6 weeks Sat 25 Apr - ANZAC Day
Mon 18 May (12 week sem); or Mon 25 May (13 week sem) Fri 29 May SWOT VAC 2 weeks or 1 week
Mon 1 Jun Fri 12 Jun Exams/Assessments 2 weeks Mon 8 Jun - Queen's Birthday
Mon 15 Jun Fri 10 Jul Jun Teaching Related Duties
Results collation, moderation,
meetings & progression
interviews, compliance activities,
planning & curriculum
development
4 weeks

HE Semester 2 

Mon 13 Jul

Fri 24 Jul

Teaching Related Duties
Progression interviews, resits, results & re-enrol
2 weeks
Mon 27 Jul

Thurs 24 Sep

Classes 9 weeks
Fri 25 Sep

Fri 2 Oct

Mid-semester Teaching Related Duties period 1 week Fri 25 Sep - Pre-Grand Final Day hol. (TBC)
Mon 5 Oct

Fri 23 Oct (12 week sem); or Fri 30 Oct (13 week sem)

Classes 3 weeks or 4 weeks
Mon 26 Oct (12 week sem); or Mon 2 Nov (13 week sem)

Fri 6 Nov

SWOT VAC 2 weeks or 1 week Tues 3 Nov - Melbourne Cup Day
Mon 9 Nov

Fri 20 Nov

Exams/Assessments 2 weeks
Mon 23 Nov

Fri 18 Dec

Teaching Related Duties
Results collation, moderation,
meetings & progression
interviews, compliance activities,
planning & curriculum
development
4 weeks
Mon 21 Dec

Fri 1 Jan (2021)

Non-Teaching 2 weeks Fri 25 Dec - Xmas Day
Mon 28 Dec - Boxing Day Holiday
Fri 1 Jan (2021) - New Year's Day

Note - This is the standard academic calendar for Higher Education/degree level courses, (Early Childhood and Music degrees excepted), however some subjects may vary delivery around these dates, particularly where make-up classes are necessary, due to public holidays or other impacting circumstances.

2020 Census Dates (HE Only)

Teaching period

Description

Census Date

1 HE Semester 1 Fri 20 Mar
2 HE Semester 2 Fri 21 Aug
3 HE Semester 3 (Full-year units only) Fri 17 Apr
4 HE Summer semester Fri 17 Jan

Academic Calendar 2020 (TAFE/VET courses only)

Summer Term

From

To

Activity

No. of weeks

Public Holidays

Mon 23 Dec (2019) Fri 3 Jan (2020) Non-Teaching 2 weeks Wed 25 Dec - Xmas Day
Thurs 26 Dec - Boxing Day
Wed 1 Jan - New Year's Day
Mon 6 Jan Fri 31 Jan  Classes 4 weeks Sat 25 Jan - Chinese New Year (not a public hol.)
Mon 27 Jan - Australia Day Hol.

Semester 1 

From

To

Activity

No. of weeks

Public Holidays

Mon 6 Jan

Fri 24 Jan (VCE) or
Fri 31 Jan or
Fri 7 Feb (some courses)

Enrolments, compliance activities, planning & curriculum development. 4 - 6 weeks Sat 25 Jan - Chinese New Year (not a public hol.)
Mon 27 Jan - Australia Day Hol.
Tues 28 Jan - (VCE) or Mon 3 Feb (VET) Fri 27 Mar  Classes 8 weeks (depending on start) Mon 9 Mar - Labour Day
Mon 30 Mar Mon 13 Apr Results collation,
moderation,
compliance activities,
planning &
curriculum
development
2 weeks Fri 10 Apr - Good Friday
Mon 13 Apr - Easter Monday
Tues 14 Apr Fri 26 Jun  Classes 11 weeks

Sat 25 Apr - ANZAC Day
Mon 8 Jun - Queen's Birthday

Mon 29 Jun Fri 10 Jul Results collation,
moderation,
compliance activities,
planning &
curriculum
development
2 weeks

Semester 2 

Mon 22 Jun

Fri 10 Jul

Results, Enrolments & re-enrolments 3 weeks
Mon 13 Jul

Fri 18 Sep

Classes 10 weeks
Mon 21 Sep

Fri 2 Oct

Results collation,
moderation,
compliance activities,
planning &
curriculum
development
2 weeks Fri 25 Sep - Pre-Grand Final Day hol. (TBC)
Mon 5 Oct

Fri 27 Nov or Fri 4 Dec

Classes 8 weeks Tues 3 Nov - Melbourne Cup Day
Mon 30 Nov

Fri 18 Dec

Results collation,
moderation,
compliance activities,
planning &
curriculum
development
2 weeks-3 weeks (depending on start)
Mon 21 Dec

Fri 1 Jan (2021)

Non-teaching 2 weeks Fri 25 Dec - Xmas Day
Mon 28 Dec - Boxing Day Holiday
Fri 1 Jan (2021) - New Year's Day

Please Note:

  • This is the standard academic calendar for VET level courses, however some courses may vary delivery around these dates.
  • Some courses may still run classes in non-teaching weeks.
  • In December classes are usually scheduled to finish in late November/early  December to allow for sufficient assessment time, results collation, moderation, compliance activities, planning & curriculum development.
  • Please check with relevant teaching faculty for specific course dates.

2020 Standard Census Dates for TAFE/VET Diploma/Advanced Diploma Courses only

Study period

Description

Census Date

1 Semester 1 Fri 20 Mar
2 Semester 2 Fri 21 Aug
3 Semester 3 (Full-year units) Fri 24 Apr
4 Summer school Wed 15 Jan
T1 Term 1 only Fri 28 Feb
T2 Term 2 only Fri 1 May
T3 Term 3 only Fri 7 Aug
T4 Term 4 only Fri 23 Oct

Note:

  • The above census dates are for delivery across standard study periods. For units with non-standard delivery periods, alternate census dates may apply.
  • Please refer to separate academic calendars for Higher Education/Degree course census dates.

Higher Education Academic Calendar 2020 (Early Childhood Degrees Only)

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (HE)

The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education operates on an 8 consecutive blocks per year basis (4 consecutive blocks per semester).

Semester 1

From

To

Activity

No. of weeks

Public Holidays

Census Date

Block 1
Sat 1 Feb
Fri 27 Mar Classes
Assessments
4 weeks
4 weeks
Fri 14 Feb
Block 2
Sat 29 Feb
Fri 1 May  Classes
Assessments
4 weeks
4 weeks
Mon 9 Mar - Labour Day

Fri 13 Mar

Sat 28 Mar Mon 13 Apr

Teaching Related Duties Period
Results collation,
moderation, compliance
activities, planning &
curriculum development

2 weeks Fri 10 Apr - Good Friday
Mon 13 Apr - Easter Monday
Block 3 Sat 18 Apr Fri 12 Jun Classes
Assessments
4 weeks
4 weeks
Sat 25 Apr - ANZAC Day
Mon 8 Jun - Queen's Birthday
Fri 1 May
Block 4 
Sat 16 May
Fri 10 Jul Classes
Assessments
4 weeks
4 weeks
Mon 8 Jun - Queen's Birthday Fri 29 May
Mon 15 Jun Fri 17 Jul Mid-year Teaching Related Duties Period
Results collation,
moderation, compliance
activities, planning &
curriculum development
4 weeks

Semester 2 

From

To

Activity

No. of weeks

Public Holidays

Census Dates

Block 5
Sat 18 Jul

Fri 11 Sep

Classes
Assessments
4 weeks
4 weeks
Fri 31 Jul
Block 6
Sat 15 Aug 
Fri 23 Oct  Classes
Assessments
4 weeks
4 weeks
Fri 28 Aug
Block 7 (part 1)
Sat 12 Sep
- Classes 1 week

Mon 5 Oct

Sat 19 Sep Sun 4 Oct  Teaching Related Duties Period
Results collation,
moderation, compliance
activities, planning &
curriculum development
2 weeks

Fri 25 Sep - Pre-Grand Final Day (TBC)

Block 7 (part 2)
Fri 20 Nov Classes
Assessments

3 weeks 
4 weeks

Block 8
Sat 24 Oct
Fri 18 Dec Classes
Assessments
4 weeks
4 weeks
Tues 3 Nov - Melbourne Cup Day Fri 6 Nov
Sun 22 Nov Fri 18 Dec End-Year processing
Results collation,
moderation, compliance
activities, planning &
curriculum development
-
Mon 21 Dec Fri 1 Jan (2021) End-Year Non-Teaching - - Fri 25 Dec - Xmas Day
Mon 28 Dec - Boxing Day Holiday
Fri 1 Jan - New Year's Day

Higher Education Academic Calendar 2020 (Music Degrees only)

The Music degree courses operate on a Higher Education semester model with an extra activities week included each semester.

This calendar applies to:

Bachelor of Applied Business in Music Industry Graduate Diploma in International Music Business
Bachelor of Applied Music - Audio Production Graduate Diploma of Music (Contemporary Practice)
Bachelor of Applied Music - Composition Master of International Music Business
Bachelor of Applied Music - Performance Master of Music (Contemporary Practice)
Bachelor of Sound Production

HE Summer Semester

From

To

Activity

No. of weeks

Public Holidays

- up to Fri 20 Dec (2019) Enrolments -
Mon 23 Dec (2010) Fri 3 Jan (2020)  Non-teaching 2 weeks Xmas & New Year period
Mon 6 Jan Fri 7 Feb Classes 5 weeks Sat 25 Jan - Chinese New Year (not a public hol.)
Mon 27 Jan - Australia Day hol.
Mon 10 Feb Fri 14 Feb Assessments 1 week

HE Semester 1 

From

To

Activity

No. of weeks

Public Holidays

up to Fri 14 Feb

Enrolments - Sat 25 Jan - Chinese New Year (not a public hol.)
Mon 27 Jan - Australia Day hol.
Mon 10 Feb Fri 14 Feb Orientation Week 1 week
Mon 17 Feb Fri 3 Apr Classes 7 weeks Mon 9 Mar - Labour Day
Mon 6 Apr Thur 9 Apr  Activites Week 1 week

Music Collaboration Week
Fri 10 Apr - Good Friday

Mon 13 Apr Fri 17 Apr Mid-Semester Teaching Related Duties Period 1 week

Mon 13 Apr - Easter Monday

Tues 20 Apr Fri 22 May (12 week sem); or Fri 29 May (13 week sem) Classes 5 weeks or 6 weeks Sat 25 Apr - ANZAC Day
Mon 25 May (12 week sem) Fri 29 May Make-up classes 1 week
Mon 1 Jun Fri 5 Jun SWOT VAC 1 week
Tues 9 Jun Fri 19 Jun Exams/Assessments 2 weeks Mon 8 Jun - Queen's Birthday
Mon 22 Jun Fri 10 Jul Teaching Related Duties
Results collation, moderation,
meetings & progression
interviews, compliance activities,
planning & curriculum
development
3 weeks

HE Semester 2 

Mon 13 Jul

Fri 24 Jul

Teaching Related Duties
Progression interviews, resits, results & re-enrol
2 weeks
Mon 20 Jul

Fri 24 Jul

Orientation Week (mid-year commencements only) 1 week
Mon 27 Jul

Fri 18 Sep

Classes 8 weeks
Mon 21 Sep

Thurs 24 Sep

Activities Week 1 week Music Collaboration Week
Fri 25 Sep - Pre-Grand Final Day hol. (TBC)
Mon 28 Sep

Fri 2 Oct

Mid-Semester Teaching Related Duties Period 1 week
Mon 5 Oct

Fri 30 Oct (12 week sem); or Fri 6 Nov (13 week sem)

Classes 4 weeks or 5 weeks Tues 3 Nov - Melbourne Cup Day
Mon 2 Nov (12 week sem)

Fri 6 Nov

Make-up classes 1 week Tues 3 Nov - Melbourne Cup Day
Mon 9 Nov

Fri 13 Nov

SWOT VAC 1 week
Mon 16 Nov

Fri 27 Nov

Exams/Assessments 2 weeks
Mon 30 Nov

Fri 18 Dec

Teaching Related Duties
Results collation, moderation,
meetings & progression
interviews, compliance activities,
planning & curriculum
development
3 weeks
Mon 21 Dec

Fri 1 Jan (2021)

Non-Teaching 2 weeks

Fri 25 Dec - Xmas Day
Mon 28 Dec - Boxing Day Holiday
Fri 1 Jan - New Year's Day

Note - some subjects may vary delivery around these dates, particularly where make-up classes are necessary, due to public holidays or other impacting
circumstances.

2020 Census Dates (HE Only)

Teaching period

Description

Census Date

1 HE Semester 1 Fri 20 Mar
2 HE Semester 2 Fri 21 Aug
3 HE Semester 3 (Full-year units) Fri 17 Apr
4 HE Summer semester Fri 17 Jan