2020 vocational education important dates

2020 key academic dates and deadlines for vocational education students studying at RMIT Australian campuses.

These dates apply to students in standard semester-based classes.

Semester 1 2020 important dates

Date Event or deadline
25 December 2019 - 1 January 2020 University closed
1 January New Year's Day public holiday (Wednesday)
1 January Academic year 2020 begins
2 January  RMIT University reopens
6 January Automatic allocation - myTimetable will automatically allocate you to classes based on your group code
26 January Australia Day (Sunday)
27 January Australia Day public holiday (Monday)
28 January myTimetable opens for allocation/adjustment - adjust classes or allocate yourself to classes if required
10 February Semester 1 classes begin*
10 February Orientation starts
11 February Orientation - Brunswick Welcome Day
17 February Last day to add classes for Semester 1*
17 February Last day to enrol for commencing students Semester 1*
20 February Orientation - Carlton Welcome Day
28 February myTimetable closes (5pm) for allocation/adjustment - last day to allocate or adjust classes if required
2 March VE - January session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in January 2020 and ending on or before 30 June 2020
9 March Labour Day public holiday (Monday)
9-15 April Mid-semester break* - includes Easter
10 April Good Friday public holiday
13 April Easter Monday public holiday
14 April Easter Tueday RMIT holiday
16 April Classes resume (Thursday)
25 April Anzac Day public holiday
30 April February session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in February 2020 and ending on or before 30 June 2020
30 April Census date for Semester 1 VCE (Units 1 and 3)
30 April Cross-year 2 session census date for classes starting between 1 July 2019 and 30 December 2020 and ending in 2020
30 April March session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in March 2020 and ending on or before 30 June 2020
1 May Mid-year enrolment period* opens
15 May Equitable assessment arrangement registrations for examinations close for Semester 1 exams
1 June April session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in April 2020 and ending on or before 30 June 2020
8 June  Queen's Birthday public holiday (Monday)
8-19 June Semester 1 assessment period* (two weeks)
9 June Automatic allocation - myTimetable will automatically allocate you to classes based on your group code
22 June - 5 July Semester break* (two weeks)
22 June myTimetable opens for allocation/adjustment - adjust classes or allocate yourself to classes if required
30 June May session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in May 2020 and ending on or before 30 June 2020
30 June June session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in June 2020 and ending on or before 30 June 2020
2 July Official results release date*

* Standard semester-based vocational education programs and classes only.

Semester 1 2020 weeks 1-16

Week Dates
Week 1 10-14 February
Week 2 17-21 February
Week 3 24-28 February
Week 4 2-6 March
Week 5 9-13 March
Week 6 16-20 March
Week 7 23-27 March
Week 8 30 March - 3 April
Week 9 6-10 April
Week 10 20-24 April
Week 11 27 April - 1 May
Week 12 4-8 May
Week 13 11-15 May
Week 14 18-22 May
Week 15 25-29 May
Week 16 1-5 June

Semester 2 2020 important dates

Date Event or deadline
6 July Semester 2 classes begin*
6-10 July Mid-year orientation
13 July Last day to enrol for commencing students in Semester 2
13 July Last day to add classes for Semester 2*
17 July Mid-year enrolment period ends
24 July myTimetable closes (5pm) for class allocation/adjustment
31 July Full-year census date for classes starting before 30 June 2020 and ending between 1 July and 31 December 2020*  
31 August - 6 September Mid-semester break*
31 August July census date for classes starting in July 2020 and ending on or before 31 December 2020
31 August VCE census date (Units 2 and 4)
7 September Classes resume* (Monday)
30 September August session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in August 2020 and ending on or before 31 December 2020
30 September Cross-year census date for classes starting before 30 June 2020 and ending before 29 June 2021
1 October Enrolment Online opens for 2021 enrolments
2 October Thank You Day public holiday (Friday before AFL Grand Final)
2 November September session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in September 2020 and ending on or before 31 December 2020
2-13 November  Semester 2 assessment period* (two weeks)
3 November Melbourne Cup Day public holiday (Tuesday)
30 November October session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in October 2020 and ending on or before 31 December 2020
30 November Official results release date
7-11 December Deferred examination period (from Semester 2 2020)
21 December Deadline for timely re-enrolment: last day for continuing students to re-enrol for 2021 – by close of business (5pm)
25 December Christmas Day public holiday (Friday)
25 December 2020 - 1 January 2021 University closedown
26 December Boxing Day public holiday (Saturday)
28 December Boxing Day scheduled holiday (Monday)
31 December November session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in November 2020 and ending on or before 31 December 2020
31 December December session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in December 2020 and ending on or before 31 December 2020
31 December Academic year 2020 ends
1 January 2021 New Year’s Day public holiday (Friday)
4 January 2021 RMIT University re-opens (Monday)

* Standard semester-based vocational education programs and classes only.

Semester 2 2020 weeks 1-16

Week Dates
Week 1 6-10 July
Week 2 13-17 July
Week 3 20-24 July
Week 4 27-31 July
Week 5 3-7 August
Week 6 10-14 August
Week 7 17-21 August
Week 8 24-28 August
Week 9 7-11 September
Week 10 14-18 September
Week 11 21-25 September
Week 12 28 September - 2 October
Week 13 5-9 October
Week 14 12-16 October
Week 15 19-23 October
Week 16 26-30 October
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