2024 Research important dates

2024 key academic dates and deadlines for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students.

You are required to enrol into both coursework and research courses during your candidature. Census dates for coursework are based on the class start and end date and are not published here. You can find your coursework census dates listed in Enrolment Online.

Date Event or deadline
25 December 2023 - 1 January 2024                          University closed
1 January New Year's Day public holiday (Monday)
2 January RMIT University reopens (Tuesday)
26 January Australia Day public holiday (Friday)
Research quarter 1
1 February Classes begin
11 March Labour Day public holiday (Monday)
29 March Good Friday public holiday
31 March Census date
1 April Easter Monday public holiday
2 April Easter Tuesday RMIT holiday
25 April Anzac Day public holiday (Thursday)
30 April Classes end
Research quarter 2
1 May Classes begin
11 June King's Birthday public holiday (Monday)
30 June Census date
31 July Classes end
Research quarter 3
1 August Classes begin
27 September AFL Grand Final public holiday (Friday) (TBC - date subject to AFL schedule)
30 September Census date
25 October Last day to apply to graduate and confirm attendance at the 2024 Melbourne Graduation Ceremony.
31 October Classes end
Research quarter 4
1 November Classes begin
5 November Melbourne Cup Day public holiday (Tuesday)
18 December Melbourne Graduation Parade and Ceremony (Wednesday)
23 December 2024 - 1 January 2025 RMIT closed
25 December Christmas Day public holiday (Wednesday)
26 December Boxing Day public holiday (Thursday)
31 December Census date
1 January 2025 New Year's Day (Wednesday)
2 January RMIT University re-opens (Thursday)
31 January Classes end
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