2023 vocational education important dates

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 2023 important dates

Date Event or deadline
25 December 2021 - 2 January University closed
1 January New Year's Day (Sunday)
1 January Academic year begins
2 January New Year's Day scheduled public holiday (Monday)
3 January RMIT University reopens (Tuesday)
26 January Australia Day public holiday (Thursday)
30 January - 3 February Orientation week
1 February VET Student Loan progression and engagement form issued
6 February Semester 1 classes begin
17 February Last day to add classes for Semester 1
28 February January session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in January 2023 and ending on or before 30 June 2023
13 March Labour Day public holiday
31 March Census date for Semester 1
31 March February session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in February 2023 and ending on or before 30 June 2023
31 March Cross-year 2 session census date for classes starting between 1 July 2023 and 30 December 2023 and ending in 2024
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
1 May Mid-year enrolment period opens
1 May March session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in March 2023 and ending on or before 30 June 2023
19 May Equitable assessment arrangement registrations close for Semester 1
31 May April session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in April 2023 and ending on or before 30 June 2023
1 June VET Student Loan progression and engagement form issued
5 -16 June Semester 1 assessment period
12 June Queen's Birthday public holiday (Monday)
19 June – 9 July Semester break
26-30 June  Mid-year Orientation
29 June Official results release date
30 June May session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in May 2023 and ending on or before 30 June 2023
30 June June session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in June 2023 and ending on or before 30 June 2023

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
6-7 July Deferred assessment period from Semester 1 
14 July Mid-year enrolment period ends 
21 July Last day to add classes for Semester 2
31 July Full-year census date for classes starting before 30 June 2023 and ending between 1 July and 31 December 2023
28 August - 3 September Mid-semester break
31 August Census date for Semester 2
31 August July census date for classes starting in July 2023 and ending on or before 31 December 2023
4 September Classes resume
29 September AFL Grand Final public holiday (TBC)
1 October Enrolment Online opens for 2024 enrolments
1 October VET Student Loan progression and engagement form issued
2 October August census date for classes starting in August 2023 and ending on or before 31 December 2023
2 October Cross-year census date for classes starting before 30 June 2023 and ending before 29 June 2024
6 October  Equitable assessment arrangement registrations close for Semester 2
23 October  Last day to apply to graduate at the 2023 Melbourne Graduation Ceremony
23 October  Last day to confirm attendance at the Melbourne Graduation Ceremony
31 October September session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in September 2023 and ending on or before 31 December 2023
6 - 17 November Semester 2 assessment period
7 November Melbourne Cup Day public holiday
27 November Official results release date
30 November October session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in October 2023 and ending on or before 31 December 2023
4-8 December Deferred assessment period from Semester 2
13 December Melbourne Graduation Ceremony
18 December Deadline for timely re-enrolment – Last day for continuing students to re-enrol for 2024 – by 5pm
22 December November session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in November 2023 and ending on or before 31 December 2023
22 December December session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in December 2023 and ending on or before 31 December 2023
23 December - 1 January 2024 University closedown
25 December Christmas Day (Monday)
26 December Boxing Day
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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