2022 higher education important dates

2022 key academic dates and deadlines for undergraduate and postgraduate by coursework students studying at RMIT Australian campuses.

These dates apply to students in standard semester-based higher education classes. Exceptions are Associate Degree in Business, Associate Degree in Legal Practice (Paralegal) and Diploma of Commerce students who also follow the higher education dates on this page.

Semester 1 important dates

Date Event or deadline
25 December 2021 - 3 January 2022 University closed
1 January New Year's Day
1 January Flexible term 2022 begins
3 January New Year's Day scheduled public holiday (Monday)
4 January RMIT University reopens
4 January  Summer Semester begins
9 January Summer Semester - last day to add classes

11 January

Summer Semester – census date
13 January  Spring Semester – last day to drop classes without academic penalty
26 January Australia Day public holiday
28 January Class timetable preference entry opens (10am)
30 January Summer Semester - last date to drop classes without academic penalty
7 February Class timetable preference entry closes (5pm)
11 February Spring Semester (2021) ends
11 February Summer Semester ends

14-18 February

Spring/Summer assessment period
15 February Class timetable review and allocation adjustment opens (10am)
21-25 February Orientation
25 February Spring/Summer results released
28 February Semester 1 classes begin
7 March Last day for applicants to enrol for Semester 1
7 March Last day to add classes for Semester 1
14 March Labour Day public holiday
15 March Class timetable allocation adjustment closes (5pm)
31 March Semester 1 census date
14-20 April  Mid-semester break (Thursday to Wednesday, includes Easter)
15 April Good Friday public holiday
18 April Easter Monday public holiday
19 April Easter Tuesday RMIT holiday
21 April Classes resume (Thursday)
25 April Anzac Day public holiday
29 April Last day to drop classes without academic penalty for Semester 1
29 April Last day to withdraw from program by cancelling enrolment or taking leave of absence without academic penalty for Semester 1
1 May Mid-year enrolment period* opens
20 May Equitable assessment arrangement registrations close for Semester 1
23 May myTimetable available in read-only mode
10 June Class timetable preference entry opens (10am)
6-24 June Semester 1 assessment period
24 June Class timetable preference entry closes (5pm)
13 June Queen's Birthday public holiday
27 June - 17 July Semester break
4 July Class timetable review and allocation adjustment opens (10am)
11 July Official results release date
15 July Mid-year enrolment period ends

Semester 1 weeks 1-16

Week Dates
Week 1 28 February - 6 March
Week 2 7-13 March
Week 3 14-20 March
Week 4 21-27 March
Week 5 28 March - 3 April
Week 6 4-10 April
Week 7 11-17 April
Week 8 25 April - 1 May
Week 9 2-8 May
Week 10 9-15 May
Week 11 16-22 May
Week 12 23-29 May
Week 13 30 May - 5 June
Week 14 6-12 June
Week 15 13-19 June
Week 16 20-26 June

Semester 2 important dates

Date Event or deadline
11-15 July Mid-year Orientation
18 July Semester 2 classes begin
18-22 July Deferred assessment period (from Semester 1 2022)
25 July  Last day to enrol for commencing students for Semester 2
25 July Last day to add classes for Semester 2
1 August Class timetable review and allocation adjustment closes (5pm)
29 August - 4 September Mid-semester break
31 August Semester 2 census date
1 September Spring Semester enrolment opens
5 September Classes resume
16 September Last day to drop classes without academic penalty for Semester 2
16 September Last day to withdraw from program by cancelling enrolment or taking leave of absence without academic penalty for Semester 2
30 September AFL Grand Final public holiday
1 October Enrolment Online opens for 2023 enrolments 
7 October Equitable assessment arrangement registrations close for Semester 2 examination period
23 October Last day to apply to graduate and confirm attendance at the 2022 Melbourne Graduation Ceremony
24 October - 11 November Semester 2 assessment period
1 November  Melbourne Cup Day public holiday
14 November Spring Semester (2022) begins
27 November Last date to enrol for Spring Semester

28 November

Official results release date
1 December Spring Semester census date
5-9 December Deferred assessment period (from Semester 2 2022)
14 December Melbourne Graduation Parade and Ceremony (Wednesday)
19 December Deadline for timely re-enrolment: last day for continuing students to re-enrol for 2023 – by 5pm
24 December - 2 January 2023 RMIT closed
25 December Christmas Day
26 December Boxing Day
27 December Christmas Day scheduled holiday (Monday)
31 December Academic year ends
31 December Flexible term ends
1 January 2023 New Year’s Day
2 January New Year’s Day scheduled public holiday
3 January RMIT University re-opens
3 January Summer Semester begins
8 January Summer Semester – last day to add classes
10 January Summer Semester census date
10 February Spring Semester ends
10 February

Summer Semester ends

Semester 2 weeks 1-16

Week Dates
Week 1 18-24 July
Week 2 25-31 July 
Week 3 1-7 August
Week 4 8-14 August
Week 5 15-21 August
Week 6 22-28 August
Week 7 5-11 September
Week 8 12-18 September
Week 9 19-25 September
Week 10 26 September - 2 October
Week 11 3-9 October
Week 12 10-16 October
Week 13 17-23 October
Week 14 24-30 October
Week 15 31 October - 6 November
Week 16 7-13 November
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