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-teaching2 weeksXmas & New Year period
Mon 6 JanFri 7 FebClasses5 weeksSat 25 Jan - Chinese New Year (not a public hol.)
Mon 27 Jan - Australia Day hol.
Mon 10 FebFri 14 FebAssessments1 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 FebFri 14 FebOrientation Week1 week
Mon 17 FebFri 3 AprClasses7 weeksMon 9 Mar - Labour Day
Mon 6 AprMon 13 Apr Mid-semester Teaching Related Duties Period1 week

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

Tues 14 AprFri 15 May (12 week sem); or Fri 22 May (13 week sem)Classes5 weeks or 6 weeksSat 25 Apr - ANZAC Day
Mon 18 May (12 week sem); or Mon 25 May (13 week sem)Fri 29 MaySWOT VAC2 weeks or 1 week
Mon 1 JunFri 12 JunExams/Assessments2 weeksMon 8 Jun - Queen's Birthday
Mon 15 JunFri 10 Jul JunTeaching 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

Classes9 weeks
Fri 25 Sep

Fri 2 Oct

Mid-semester Teaching Related Duties period1 weekFri 25 Sep - Pre-Grand Final Day hol. (TBC)
Mon 5 Oct

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

Classes3 weeks or 4 weeks
Mon 26 Oct (12 week sem); or Mon 2 Nov (13 week sem)

Fri 6 Nov

SWOT VAC2 weeks or 1 weekTues 3 Nov - Melbourne Cup Day
Mon 9 Nov

Fri 20 Nov

Exams/Assessments2 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-Teaching2 weeksFri 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

1HE Semester 1Fri 20 Mar
2HE Semester 2Fri 21 Aug
3HE Semester 3 (Full-year units only)Fri 17 Apr
4HE Summer semesterFri 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-Teaching2 weeksWed 25 Dec - Xmas Day
Thurs 26 Dec - Boxing Day
Wed 1 Jan - New Year's Day
Mon 6 JanFri 31 Jan Classes4 weeksSat 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 weeksSat 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 Classes8 weeks (depending on start)Mon 9 Mar - Labour Day
Mon 30 MarMon 13 AprResults collation,
moderation,
compliance activities,
planning &
curriculum
development
2 weeksFri 10 Apr - Good Friday
Mon 13 Apr - Easter Monday
Tues 14 AprFri 26 Jun Classes11 weeks

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

Mon 29 JunFri 10 JulResults collation,
moderation,
compliance activities,
planning &
curriculum
development
2 weeks

Semester 2 

Mon 22 Jun

Fri 10 Jul

Results, Enrolments & re-enrolments3 weeks
Mon 13 Jul

Fri 18 Sep

Classes10 weeks
Mon 21 Sep

Fri 2 Oct

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

Fri 27 Nov or Fri 4 Dec

Classes8 weeksTues 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-teaching2 weeksFri 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

1Semester 1Fri 20 Mar
2Semester 2Fri 21 Aug
3Semester 3 (Full-year units)Fri 24 Apr
4Summer schoolWed 15 Jan
T1Term 1 onlyFri 28 Feb
T2Term 2 onlyFri 1 May
T3Term 3 onlyFri 7 Aug
T4Term 4 onlyFri 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 MarClasses
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 MarMon 13 Apr

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

2 weeksFri 10 Apr - Good Friday
Mon 13 Apr - Easter Monday
Block 3 Sat 18 AprFri 12 JunClasses
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 JulClasses
Assessments
4 weeks
4 weeks
Mon 8 Jun - Queen's BirthdayFri 29 May
Mon 15 JunFri 17 JulMid-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
-Classes1 week

Mon 5 Oct

Sat 19 SepSun 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 NovClasses
Assessments

3 weeks 
4 weeks

Block 8
Sat 24 Oct
Fri 18 DecClasses
Assessments
4 weeks
4 weeks
Tues 3 Nov - Melbourne Cup DayFri 6 Nov
Sun 22 NovFri 18 DecEnd-Year processing
Results collation,
moderation, compliance
activities, planning &
curriculum development
-
Mon 21 DecFri 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 IndustryGraduate Diploma in International Music Business
Bachelor of Applied Music - Audio ProductionGraduate Diploma of Music (Contemporary Practice)
Bachelor of Applied Music - CompositionMaster of International Music Business
Bachelor of Applied Music - PerformanceMaster 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-teaching2 weeksXmas & New Year period
Mon 6 JanFri 7 FebClasses5 weeksSat 25 Jan - Chinese New Year (not a public hol.)
Mon 27 Jan - Australia Day hol.
Mon 10 FebFri 14 FebAssessments1 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 FebFri 14 FebOrientation Week1 week
Mon 17 FebFri 3 AprClasses7 weeksMon 9 Mar - Labour Day
Mon 6 AprThur 9 Apr Activites Week1 week

Music Collaboration Week
Fri 10 Apr - Good Friday

Mon 13 AprFri 17 AprMid-Semester Teaching Related Duties Period1 week

Mon 13 Apr - Easter Monday

Tues 20 AprFri 22 May (12 week sem); or Fri 29 May (13 week sem)Classes5 weeks or 6 weeksSat 25 Apr - ANZAC Day
Mon 25 May (12 week sem)Fri 29 MayMake-up classes1 week
Mon 1 JunFri 5 JunSWOT VAC1 week
Tues 9 JunFri 19 JunExams/Assessments2 weeksMon 8 Jun - Queen's Birthday
Mon 22 JunFri 10 JulTeaching 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

Classes8 weeks
Mon 21 Sep

Thurs 24 Sep

Activities Week1 weekMusic Collaboration Week
Fri 25 Sep - Pre-Grand Final Day hol. (TBC)
Mon 28 Sep

Fri 2 Oct

Mid-Semester Teaching Related Duties Period1 week
Mon 5 Oct

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

Classes4 weeks or 5 weeksTues 3 Nov - Melbourne Cup Day
Mon 2 Nov (12 week sem)

Fri 6 Nov

Make-up classes1 weekTues 3 Nov - Melbourne Cup Day
Mon 9 Nov

Fri 13 Nov

SWOT VAC1 week
Mon 16 Nov

Fri 27 Nov

Exams/Assessments2 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-Teaching2 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

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