2024 RMIT Online important dates

2024 key academic dates and deadlines for students studying through RMIT Online.

Standard postgraduate and undergraduate program important dates

Dates apply to the following programs:

Bachelor
  • Bachelor of Business
Graduate Certificate
  • Graduate Certificate in Customer Success Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Governance & Risk Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security
  • Graduate Certificate in Digital Communications Strategy
  • Graduate Certificate in Digital Product Design
  • Graduate Certificate in Digital Transformation
  • Graduate Certificate in Product Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Service Design
  • Graduate Certificate in User Experience Design
Graduate Diploma
  • Graduate Diploma in Digital Product Design
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology

Teaching period dates

Teaching period Start and end dates
TP1 8 January - 22 March
TP2 8 April - 21 June
TP3 8 July - 20 September
TP4 30 September - 13 December*

Important dates

  RMIT Online January - June 2024 RMIT Online July - December 2024
Event or deadline Teaching period 1 Teaching period 2 Teaching period 3 Teaching period 4
Last day to apply 11 December 2023 25 March 2024 24 June 2024 16 September 2024
Last day to accept 3 January 2024 28 March 2024 27 June 2024 19 September 2024
Canvas opens – O Week 2 January 2024 1 April 2024 1 July 2024 23 September 2024
Start date 8 January 2024 8 April 2024 8 July 2024 30 September 2024
Last date to enrol in a course 8 January 2024 8 April 2024 8 July 2024 30 September 2024
Census date 23 January 2024 23 April 2024 23 July 2024 15 October 2024
Mid study break 12-16 February 2024 13-17 May 2024 12-16 August 2024 4-8 November 2024
Withdraw without academic penalty 26 February 2024 27 May 2024 26 August 2024 18 November 2024
End date 22 March 2024 21 June 2024 20 September 2024 13 December 2024
Results release date 3 April 2024 28 June 2024 30 September 2024 20 December 2024

*Melbourne Graduation Ceremony

Students enrolling into Teaching Period 4 should note that the result release date (20 December 2024) is after the date of the Melbourne Graduation Ceremony (18 December 2024). Any graduating students enrolled in TP4 will not be eligible to attend the 2024 Graduation Ceremony.

Graduating students wishing to attend the Melbourne Graduation Ceremony in 2024 will need to have completed all required courses in the first three teaching periods, so please take this into account when planning your enrolment. Graduating students should also note that the last day to apply to graduate and confirm attendance at the 2024 Melbourne Graduation Ceremony is 25 October 2024.

Accelerated postgraduate program important dates

Dates apply to the following programs:

Graduate Certificate
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics
  • Graduate Certificate in Data Science
  • Graduate Certificate in Digital Marketing Leadership
  • Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Marketing
  • Graduate Certificate in Project Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain and Logistics Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Workforce Transformation
  • Graduate Certificate in Leadership
  • Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Enterprise
  • Graduate Certificate in People Analytics
Graduate Diploma
  • Graduate Diploma in Project Management
Master
  • Master of Data Science Strategy & Leadership
  • Master of Human Resource Management
  • Master of Marketing
  • Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management
  • Master of Business Administration

Teaching period dates

Teaching period Start and end dates
TP1 8 January - 23 February
TP2 4 March - 19 April
TP3 29 April - 14 June
TP4 1 July - 16 August
TP5 26 August - 11 October
TP6 21 October - 6 December*

Important dates

  RMIT Online January - June 2024 RMIT Online July - December 2024
Event or deadline Teaching period 1 Teaching period 2 Teaching period 3  Teaching period 4 Teaching period 5 Teaching period 6

Canvas opens – O Week

2 January 

26 February

22 April

24 June

19 August

14 October

Last day to apply

2 January

26 February

22 April 24 June 19 August

14 October

Last day to accept 8 January 3 March 28 April 30 June 25 August 20 October
Start date

8 January

4 March

29 April

1 July

26 August

21 October

Last day to enrol in a course

8 January

4 March

29 April

1 July

26 August

21 October

Census date

18 January

14 March 

9 May

11 July 

5 September

31 October

Withdraw without academic penalty

8 February

4 April 

30 May

1 August 

26 September

21 November

End date

23 February

19 April

14 June

16 August

11 October

6 December

Results release date

1 March

26 April

21 June

23 August

18 October

13 December

Juris Doctor postgraduate important dates

Teaching period dates

Online term Start and end dates
Online term 1 4 March - 31 May
Online term 2 22 July - 18 October
Online term 3 18 November - 7 February 2025*

Important dates

Event or deadline Online Term 1 Online Term 2
Online Term  3
Last day to apply

24 January (CSP**)

5 March (Full Fee) 

TBC (CSP**)

TBC (Full Fee)

NA***
Last day to accept 6 March  TBC NA***
Canvas opens-  O Week 26 February  15 July  11 November 
Class start date 4 March  22 July  18 November 
Last date to enrol in a course  7 March  29 July 25 November
Census Date 31 March 31 August 6 December
Mid-study break 29 March - 5 April

2-6 September

N/A
Withdraw without academic penalty 3 May 20 September 17 January
Class end date 31 May 18 October  7 February 2025
Study break 3-7 June  
21-25 October  N/A
Assessment period begins 11 June 28 October  10 February 2025
Assessment period ends 28 June  15 November  14 February 2025
Results release date 15 July 2 December  21 February 2025

*Graduating students wishing to attend the Melbourne Graduation Ceremony in 2024 will need to have completed all required courses in Teaching Periods 1 and 2, so please take this into account when planning your enrolment. Graduating students should also note that the last day to apply to graduate and confirm attendance at the 2024 Melbourne Graduation Ceremony is 25 October 2024.

** A limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for the Juris Doctor. CSP applications close 3 December 2023 but may close earlier or later depending if places are exhausted.

*** New students can begin the Juris Doctor in Online Term 1 or 2. Online Term 3 is designed for students to continue their studies over the summer.

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