The following programs follow the 2021 higher education important dates:

  • Associate Degree in Business
  • Associate Degree in Legal Practice (Paralegal)
  • Diploma of Commerce

Semester 1 2021 (Australian campuses)

Month

Week beginning

Week number

Key dates for associate degree students

December 2020

21

 

25 December 2020 – 3 January 2021 University closedown

  28  

1 January New Year's Day public holiday (Friday)

1 January Academic year 2021 begins

January 2021

4

 

4 January RMIT University reopens (Tuesday)

 

11

 

 

 

18

 

 

  25  

26 January Australia Day (Tuesday)

February

1

 

 

 

8

1

8 February Semester 1 classes begin*

8 February Orientation

 

15

2

15 February Last day to add classes for Semester 1*

15 February Last day to enrol for commencing students for Semester 1

 

22

3

 

March

1

4

 

 

8

5

8 March Labour Day public holiday (Monday)

 

15

6

 

 

22

7

 

  29 8

31 March Semester 1 census date* (Wednesday). Find out what you must do by census date

1 - 7 April Mid-semester break* (Thursday to Wednesday. Includes Easter)

2 April Good Friday public holiday

April

5

9

5 April Easter Monday public holiday

6 April Easter Tuesday RMIT holiday

8 April Classes resume (Thursday)

 

12

 

 

 

19

10

25 April ANZAC Day (Sunday)

 

26

11

30 April Last day to drop classes without academic penalty for Semester 1

30 April Last day to withdraw from program by cancelling your enrolment or taking a leave of absence without academic penalty for Semester 1

May

3

12

3 May Mid-year enrolment period begins

 

10

13

14 May Equitable assessment arrangement registrations close for Semester 1 

 

17

14

 

 

25

15

 

  31      

June

7

16

7 - 18 June Semester 1 assessment period*

 

14

 

14 June Queen's Birthday public holiday (Monday)

 

21

 

21 June - 4 July Semester break*

 

28

 

1 July Official results release date

Semester 2 2021

Month

Week beginning

Week number

Key dates for associate degree students

July

5

1

5 July Semester 2 classes begin*

5–9 July Mid-year orientation
7–9 July Deferred assessment period (from Semester 1 2021)

 

12

2

12 July Last day to add classes for Semester 2*

12 July Last day to enrol for commencing students in Semester 2

16 July Mid-year enrolment period ends

 

19

3

 

 

26

4

 

August

2

5

 

 

9

6

 

 

16

7

 

 

23

8  
  30  

31 August Census date for Semester 2* Find out what you must do by census date

30 August - 3 September Mid-semester break

September

6

9

6 September Classes resume*

 

13

10 17 September Last day to drop classes without academic penalty for Semester 2  
17 September Last day to withdraw from program by cancelling enrolment or taking a leave of absence without academic penalty for Semester 2.

 

20

11

24 September Friday before AFL Grand Final public holiday (TBC)

 

27

12

1 October Enrolment Online opens for 2022 enrolments

1 October Equitable assessment arrangement registrations close for Semester 2

October 4 13

 

 

 

11

14

 

 

18

15

22 October Last day to apply to graduate at the 2021 Melbourne Graduation Ceremony

22 October Last day to confirm attendance at the 2021 Melbourne Graduation Ceremony

  25 16  
November

1

 

1-12 November Semester 2 assessment period*

2 November Melbourne Cup Day public holiday (Tuesday)

 

8

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

22

 

 

 

 

29

 

29 November Official results release date

December

6

 

6-10 December Deferred assessment period* (from Semester 2 2021)

 

13

 

15 December Melbourne Graduation Parade and Ceremony (Wednesday)

 

20

 

20 December Deadline for timely re-enrolment: last day for continuing students to re-enrol for 2022 – by 5pm

25 December – 3 January 2021 RMIT closed 
25 December Christmas Day (Saturday)
26 December Boxing Day (Sunday)

 

27

 

27 December Christmas Day scheduled holiday (Monday)

28 December Boxing Day scheduled holiday (Tuesday)

31 December Academic Year 2021 ends

1 January 2021 New Year’s Day (Saturday)

January 2022

3

 

3 January 2022 New Year’s Day scheduled public holiday (Monday)

4 January RMIT University re-opens (Tuesday)

* Standard semester-based associate degree programs and classes only.

22 April Easter Monday public holiday
22 April Easter Monday public holiday

28 May Personalised exam timetables for Semester 1 available via myRMIT

28 May Personalised exam timetables for Semester 1 available via myRMIT