2021 research important dates

2021 key academic dates and deadlines for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students.

You are required to enrol into both coursework and research courses during your candidature. Census dates for coursework are based on the class start and end date and are not published here. You can find your coursework census dates listed in Enrolment Online.

Month

Week beginning

Week number

Key dates/events

December 2020

21

 

25 December 2020 - 3 January 2021 University closedown

 

28

 

1 January New Year's Day public holiday (Friday) 

January 2021

4

 

4 January RMIT University reopens (Monday)
  11    
  18    
  25   26 January Australia Day (Tuesday)
February 1   1 February Research quarter 1 begins

 

8

 

 

 

15

 

 
  22    

March

1

1

 

 

8

2

8 March Labour Day public holiday (Monday)

 

15

3

19 March Last day to apply to graduate

 

22

4



 

29

5

31 March Research Quarter 1 census date

2 April Good Friday public holiday

April

5

 

5 April Easter Monday public holiday

6 April Easter Tuesday RMIT holiday

8 April Coursework classes resume (Thursday)

 

12

6

 

 

19

7

25 April Anzac Day (Sunday)

 

26

8

30 April Research Quarter 1 ends

1 May Research Quarter 2 begins

May

3

9

 

 

10

10

14 May Graduation Ceremony

 

17

11

 

 

24

12

 

 

31

13



June

7

14

 

 

14

15

14 June Queen's Birthday public holiday

 

21

16

 

 

28

 

30 June Research quarter 2 census date

July

5

 

 
  12    
  19 1  
  26 2

31 July Research quarter 2 ends

1 August Research quarter 3 begins

August 2 3  
  9 4  
  16 5  
  23 6  
  30    
September 6 7  
  13 8  
  20 9 24 September Friday before AFL Grand Final public holiday (TBC)
  27 10 30 September Research quarter 3 census date
October 4 11  
  11 12  
  18 13  
  25  

29 October Last day to apply to graduate and confirm attendance at the 2021 Melbourne Graduation Ceremony 

31 October Research quarter 3 ends

November 1  

1 November Research quarter 4 begins

2 November Melbourne Cup Day public holiday (Tuesday)

  8    
  15    
  22    
  29    

December

6    
  13  

13 December Last day to submit before Christmas shutdown

14 and/or 15 December Melbourne Graduation Ceremony (TBC)

  20  

25 December - 3 January 2022 RMIT closed

25 December Christmas Day (Saturday)
26 December Boxing Day (Sunday)

  27  

27 December Christmas Day scheduled holiday (Monday)

28 December Boxing Day scheduled holiday (Tuesday)

31 December Research quarter 4 census date

1 January 2022 New Year’s Day (Saturday)

January 2022 3   3 January 2022 New Year’s Day Scheduled public holiday (Monday)
4 January RMIT University re-opens (Tuesday)
  31   31 January Research quarter 4 ends
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