2023 higher education important dates

2023 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 2022 - 2 January 2023 University closed
1 January New Year's Day
1 January Flexible term begins
2 January New Year's Day scheduled public holiday (Monday)
3 January RMIT University reopens
3 January  Summer Semester begins
8 January Summer Semester - last day to add classes

10 January

Summer Semester – census date
13 January  Spring Semester (2022) – last day to drop classes without academic penalty
26 January Australia Day public holiday
27 January Class timetables - Preference entry opens
29 January Summer Semester - last date to drop classes without academic penalty
5 February Class timetables - Preference entry closes (5pm)
10 February Spring Semester (2022) ends
10 February Summer Semester ends
13 February Class timetables - Review and allocation adjustment opens (10am)

13-17 February

Spring/Summer assessment period
20-24 February Orientation
24 February Spring/Summer results released
27 February Semester 1 classes begin
6 March Last day for applicants to enrol for Semester 1
6 March Last day to add classes for Semester 1
13 March Class timetables - Allocation adjustment closes (5pm)
13 March Labour Day public holiday
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 (Monday)
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
5-23 June Semester 1 assessment period
12 June Queen's Birthday public holiday
26 June - 16 July Semester break
10 July Official results release date
14 July Mid-year enrolment period ends

Semester 1 weeks 1-16

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

Semester 2 important dates

Date Event or deadline
10-14 July Mid-year Orientation
14 July Mid-year enrolment period ends
17-21 July  Deferred assessment period (from Semester 1)
17 July Semester 2 classes begin
24 July  Last day for applicants to enrol for Semester 2
24 July Last day to add classes for Semester 2
28 August - 3 September Mid-semester break
31 August Semester 2 census date
1 September Spring Semester enrolment opens
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
23 October - 10 November Semester 2 assessment period
23 October  Last day to apply to graduate and confirm attendance at the 2023 Melbourne Graduation Ceremony
7 November  Melbourne Cup Day public holiday
13 November Spring Semester (2023) begins
20 November Last date to add classes for Spring Semester

27 November

Official results release date
30 November Spring Semester census date
4-8 December Deferred assessment period (from Semester 2)
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 2024 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 RMIT University re-opens
2 January Summer Semester begins
9 January Summer Semester census date
2 February Summer Semester last day to drop classes without academic penalty 
9 February Spring Semester ends
9 February

Summer Semester ends

Semester 2 weeks 1-16

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