2021 Open Universities Australia important dates

2021 key academic dates and deadlines for students studying an RMIT program through Open Universities Australia.

Undergraduate study periods

Event or deadline Study period 1 Study period 2 Study period 3 Study period 4

Orientation Week

22-26 February 2021 

24-28 May 2021 

23-27 August 2021 

22-26 November 2021 

Close of enrolment

21 February 2021

23 May 2021

22 August 2021 

21 November 2021

Start of study period

1 March 2021

31 May 2021

30 August 2021 

29 November 2021

Census date

22 March 2021

21 June 2021

20 September 2021 

20 December 2021

Withdraw without academic penalty

12 April 2021

12 July 2021

11 October 2021 

10 January 2022

Alternative Assessment Arrangement registrations close

23 April 2021

23 July 2021

22 October 2021 

21 January 2022 

End of study period

30 May 2021

29 August 2021 

28 November 2021 

27 February 2022 

Assessment period

31 May - 4 Jun 2021 

30 August - 3 September 2021 

29 November - 3 December 2021 

28 February - 4 March 2022 

Deferred assessment period

30 August - 3 September 2021 

29 November - 3 December 2021 

28 February - 4 March 2022 

30 May - 3 June 2022 

Results released*

5 July 2021 

4 October 2021 

4 January 2022 

4 April 2022

Postgraduate sessions

Event or deadline Session 1 Session 2 Session 3

Close of enrolment

21 February 2021 

11 July 2021 

7 November 2021 

Start of study period

1 March 2021

19 July 2021

15 November 2021 

Census date

25 March 2021 

12 August 2021 

9 December 2021 

Withdraw without academic penalty

25 March 2021 

12 August 2021 

9 December 2021 

Alternative Assessment Arrangement registrations close

30 April 2021

17 September 2021 

21 January 2021 

End of study period 

6 June 2021

24 October 2021 

20 February 2022 

Assessment period

14 June - 18 June 2021 

1 November - 5 November 2021 

28 February - 4 March 2022 

Deferred assessment period

1 November - 5 November 2021 

28 February 2022 - 4 March 2022

TBC

Results released*

12 July 2021 

29 November 2021 

28 March 2022

*It will not be possible to release results early for any of the study periods or sessions for OUA students.

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