2024 higher education important dates

2024 key academic dates and deadlines for undergraduate and postgraduate by coursework students studying at RMIT Australia campuses.

These following 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 2023 - 1 January 2024 University closed
1 January New Year's Day public holiday (Monday)
1 January Flexible term begins
2 January RMIT University reopens (Tuesday)
2 January  Summer Semester begins
8 January Summer Semester last day to add classes

12 January

Summer Semester census date
14 January  Spring Semester (2023) last day to drop classes without academic penalty
25 January - 11 February  myTimetable Preferences entry period
26 January Australia Day public holiday (Friday)
2 February Summer Semester last date to drop classes without academic penalty
9 February Spring Semester (2023) ends
9 February Summer Semester ends

12-16 February

Spring/Summer assessment period
19 February Allocation adjustment opens
23 February Spring/Summer results released
26 Feb - 1 Mar Orientation
4 March Semester 1 classes begin
11 March Labour Day public holiday (Monday)
12 March Last day for applicants to enrol for Semester 1
12 March Last day to add classes for Semester 1
29 March Good Friday public holiday
29 Mar - 5 Apr Mid-Semester break (Friday to Friday, includes Easter)
31 March Semester 1 census date
1 April Easter Monday public holiday
2 April Easter Tuesday RMIT holiday
8 April Classes resume (Monday)
25 April Anzac Day public holiday (Thursday)
1 May Mid-year enrolment period opens (TBC)
3 May Last day to drop classes without academic penalty for Semester 1
3 May Last day to withdraw from program by cancelling enrolment or taking leave of absence without academic penalty for Semester 1
24 May Equitable assessment arrangement registrations close for Semester 1
27 May Semester 2 read only timetables published
10 June King's Birthday public holiday (Monday)
10-28 June Semester 1 assessment period
11 June - 23 June myTimetable Semester 2 preference entry period
1 July myTimetable Semester 2 timetable allocation adjustment opens
1-21 July Semester break
15 July Official results release date
19 July Mid-year enrolment period ends

Semester 1 weeks 1-16

Week Dates
Week 1 4-10 March
Week 2 11-17 March
Week 3 18-24 March
Week 4 25-31 March
Mid-semester break 29 March - 7 April
Week 5 8-14 April
Week 6 15-21 April
Week 7 22-28 April
Week 8 29 April - 5 May
Week 9 6-12 May
Week 10 13-19 May
Week 11 20-26 May
Week 12 27 May - 2 June
Week 13 3-9 June
Week 14 10-16 June
Week 15 17-23 June
Week 16 24-30 June

Semester 2 important dates

Date Event or deadline
15-19 July Mid-year Orientation
19 July Mid-year enrolment period ends
22 July Semester 2 classes begin
22-26 July  Deferred assessment period (from Semester 1)
29 July  Last day for applicants to enrol for Semester 2
29 July Last day to add classes for Semester 2
31 August Semester 2 census date
1 September Spring Semester enrolment opens
2-6 September Mid-semester break
9 September Classes resume
20 September Last day to drop classes without academic penalty for Semester 2
20 September Last day to withdraw from program by cancelling enrolment or taking leave of absence without academic penalty for Semester 2
27 September AFL Grand Final public holiday (Friday) (TBC - date subject to AFL schedule)
1 October Enrolment Online opens for 2025 enrolments 
11 October Equitable assessment arrangement registrations close for Semester 2
25 October  Last day to apply to graduate and confirm attendance at the 2024 Melbourne Graduation Ceremony
28 Oct - 15 Nov Semester 2 assessment period
5 November  Melbourne Cup Day public holiday (Tuesday)
18 November Spring Semester (2024) begins
25 November Last date to add classes for Spring Semester

2 December

Official results release date
2-6 December Deferred assessment period (from Semester 2)
6 December Spring Semester census date
18 December Melbourne Graduation Parade and Ceremony (Wednesday)
23 December Deadline for timely re-enrolment - last day for continuing students to re-enrol for 2025 (by 5pm)
23 December - 1 January 2025 RMIT closed
25 December Christmas Day public holiday (Wednesday)
26 December Boxing Day public holiday (Thursday)
31 December Flexible term ends
1 January 2025 New Year’s Day (Wednesday)
2 January RMIT University re-opens (Thursday)
2 January Summer Semester begins
6 January Summer Semester - last day to add classes
11 January Summer Semester census date
17 January Spring Semester (2024) last day to drop classes without academic penalty
31 January Summer Semester last day to drop classes without academic penalty 
14 February Spring Semester ends
14 February

Summer Semester ends

Semester 2 weeks 1-16

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