2023 associate degree important dates

2023 key academic dates and deadlines for associate degree students studying at RMIT Australian campuses.

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

Semester 1 2023 important dates

Date Event or deadline
25 December 2022 - 2 January 2023 University closed
1 January New Year's Day
1 January Academic year begins
2 January New Year's Day scheduled public holiday (Monday)
3 January RMIT University reopens
26 January Australia Day
31 January - 3 February Orientation week
6 February Semester 1 classes begin

17 February

Last day to add classes for Semester 1
13 March Labour Day public holiday (Monday)
31 March Semester 1 census date
7-16 April  Mid-semester break (Friday to Friday, includes Easter)
7 April Good Friday public holiday
10 April Easter Monday public holiday
11 April Easter Tuesday RMIT holiday
17 April Classes resume
25 April Anzac Day public holiday
28 April Last day to drop classes without academic penalty for Semester 1
28 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
19 May Equitable assessment arrangement registrations close for Semester 1
5-16 June Semester 1 assessment period
12 June Queen's Birthday public holiday
19 June - 9 July Semester break
29 June Official results release date

Semester 1 2023 weeks 1-20

Week Dates
Week 1 6-12 February
Week 2 13-19 February
Week 3 20-26 February
Week 4 27 February-5 March
Week 5 6-12 March
Week 6 13-19 March
Week 7 20-26 March
Week 8 27 March - 2 April
Week 9 3-9 April
Mid-semester break 10-16 April
Week 10 17-23 April
Week 11 24-30 April
Week 12 1-7 May
Week 13 8-14 May
Week 14 15-21 May
Week 15 22-28 May
Week 16 29 May - 4 June
Week 17 5-11 June
Week 18 12-18 June
Week 19 19-25 June
Week 20 26 June - 2 July

Semester 2 2023 important dates

Date Event or deadline
26-30 June Mid-year Orientation
10 July Semester 2 classes begin
5-7 July Deferred assessment period (from Semester 1 2023)
21 July Last day to add classes for Semester 2
28 August - 3 September Mid-semester break
31 August Semester 2 census date
4 September Classes resume
15 September Last day to drop classes without academic penalty for Semester 2
15 September Last day to withdraw from program by cancelling enrolment or taking leave of absence without academic penalty for Semester 2
29 September AFL Grand Final public holiday (TBC)
1 October Enrolment Online opens for 2024 enrolments 
6 October Equitable assessment arrangement registrations close for Semester 2 assessment period
23 October Last day to apply to graduate and confirm attendance at the 2023 Melbourne Graduation Ceremony
6 - 17 November Semester 2 assessment period
7 November  Melbourne Cup Day public holiday 

27 November

Official results release date
4-8 December Deferred assessment period (from Semester 2 2023)
13 December Melbourne Graduation Ceremony (Wednesday)
18 December Deadline for timely re-enrolment: last day for continuing students to re-enrol for 2024 – by 5pm
23 December - 1 January 2023 RMIT closed
25 December Christmas Day 
26 December Boxing Day
31 December Academic year ends
31 December Flexible term ends
1 January 2024 New Year’s Day
2 January 2024 RMIT University re-opens 

Semester 2 2023 weeks 1-20

Week Dates
Week 1 10-16 July
Week 2 17-23 July
Week 3 24-30 July
Week 4 31 July - 6 August
Week 5 7-13 August
Week 6 14-20 August
Week 7 21-27 August
Mid-semester break 28 August - 3 September
Week 8 4-10 September
Week 9 11-17 September
Week 10 18-24 September
Week 11 25 September - 1 October
Week 12 2-8 October
Week 13 9-15 October
Week 14 16-22 October
Week 15 23-29 October
Week 16 30 October - 5 November
Week 17 6-12 November
Week 18 13-19 November
Week 19 20-26 November
Week 20 27 November - 3 December
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