2021 vocational education important dates

2021 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 2021 important dates

Date Event or deadline
25 December 2020 - 3 January University closed
1 January New Year's Day public holiday
1 January Academic year 2021 begins
4 January RMIT University reopens
25 January Automatic class allocation – myTimetable will automatically allocate you to classes based on your group code. Allocation adjustment open for limited courses that require selection
26 January Australia Day
8 February Semester 1 classes begin*
8 February Orientation starts
15 February Last day to add classes for Semester 1*
15 February Last date to enrol for commencing students Semester 1*
26 February myTimetable closes (5pm) for allocation/adjustment – Last day to allocate or adjust classes if required
1 March January session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in January 2021 and ending on or before 30 June 2021
8 March Labour Day public holiday
31 March February session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in February 2021 and ending on or before 30 June 2021
31 March Census date for Semester 1 VCE (Units 1 and 3)
31 March Cross-year 2 session census date for classes starting between 1 July 2020 and 30 December 2020 and ending in 2021
1-7 April Semester 1 mid-semester break*  – includes Easter
2 April Good Friday public holiday
5 April Easter Monday public holiday
6 April Easter Tuesday RMIT holiday
8 April Classes resume
25 April Anzac Day public holiday
30 April March session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in March 2021 and ending on or before 30 June 2021
3 May Mid-year enrolment period* opens
14 May Equitable assessment arrangement registrations close for Semester 1
31 May April session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in April 2021 and ending on or before 30 June 2021
7-18 June Semester 1 assessment period*
14 June Queen's Birthday public holiday
21 June – 4 July Semester break*
30 June May session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in May 2021 and ending on or before 30 June 2021
30 June June session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in June 2021 and ending on or before 30 June 2021
1 July Official results release date*

Semester 1 2021 weeks 1-16

Week Dates
Week 1 8-14 February
Week 2 15-21 February
Week 3 22-28 February
Week 4 1-7 March
Week 5 8-14 March
Week 6 15-21 March
Week 7 22-28 March
Week 8 29 March - 4 April
Week 9 12-18 April
Week 10 19-25 April
Week 11 26 April - 2 May
Week 12 3-9 May
Week 13 10-16 May
Week 14 17-23 May
Week 15 24-30 May
Week 16 31 May - 6 June

Semester 2 2021 important dates

Date Event or deadline
5 July Semester 2 begins
5-9 July Mid-year orientation
7-9 July Deferred assessment period from Semester 1 2021
12 July Semester 2 classes begin
12 July Last date to enrol for commencing students in Semester 2
12 July Last day to add classes for Semester 2
16 July Mid-year enrolment period ends 
2 August Full-year census date for classes starting before 30 June 2021 and ending between 1 July and 31 December 2021
30 August - 5 September Mid-semester break
31 August July census date for classes starting in July 2021 and ending on or before 31 December 2021
31 August VCE census date (Units 2 and 4)
6 September Classes resume*
24 September Friday before the AFL Grand Final public holiday (TBC)  
30 September August session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in August 2021 and ending on or before 31 December 2021
30 September Cross-year census date for classes starting before 30 June 2021 and ending before 29 June 2022
1 October Enrolment Online opens for 2022 enrolments
1 October Equitable assessment arrangement registrations close for Semester 2
29 October Last day to apply to graduate and confirm attendance at the 2021 Melbourne Graduation Ceremony
1 November September session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in September 2021 and ending on or before 31 December 2021
1-12 November Semester 2 assessment period
2 November Melbourne Cup Day public holiday
29 November Official results release date
30 November October session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in October 2021 and ending on or before 31 December 2021
6-10 December Deferred assessment period from Semester 2 2021
14/15 December Melbourne Graduation Ceremony
20 December Deadline for timely re-enrolment – Last day for continuing students to re-enrol for 2022 – by 5pm
23 December November session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in November 2021 and ending on or before 31 December 2021
23 December December session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in December 2021 and ending on or before 31 December 2021
25 December - 3 January 2022 University closedown
25 December Christmas Day
26 December Boxing Day
27 December Christmas Day scheduled holiday
28 December Boxing Day scheduled holiday
31 December 2021 academic year ends
1 January 2022 New Year’s Day
3 January 2022 New Year’s Day public holiday
4 January 2022 RMIT University re-opens

Semester 2 2021 weeks 1-16

Week Dates
Week 1 5-11 July
Week 2 12-18 July
Week 3 19-25 July
Week 4 26 July - 1 August
Week 5 2-8 August
Week 6 9-15 August
Week 7 16-22 August
Week 8 23-29 August
Week 9 6-12 September
Week 10 13-19 September
Week 11 20-26 September
Week 12 27 September - 3 October
Week 13 4-10 October
Week 14 11-17 October
Week 15 18-24 October
Week 16 25-31 October
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