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Are you studying an associate degree?

If you're studying one of the following programs, you'll follow the 2020 higher education dates: Associate Degree in Business; Associate Degree in Legal Practice (Paralegal); Diploma of Commerce. For all other associate degree programs, refer to the 2020 associate degree important dates.

Semester 1 2020 (Australian campuses)

Month

Week beginning

Week number

Key dates for higher education students

December 2019

23

 

25 December 2019 - 1 January 2020 University closedown

 

30

 

1 January New Year's Day public holiday (Wednesday)
1 January HDR academic year begins (Wednesday) (Eligible students only)

1 January Flexible term 2020 begins (Wednesday)

2 January RMIT University reopens (Thursday)

2 January Summer Semester begins (Thursday)

January 2020

6

 

10 January Summer Semester census date
  13    
  20  

26 January Australia Day (Sunday)

27 January Australia Day public holiday (Monday)

28 January myTimetable opens for preferences - Enter your class preferences 

  27    
February 3    

 

10

 

10 February Spring/Summer exam provisional timetable posted online

10 February myTimetable closes for preferences -  Last day to enter class preferences (by 5pm)

14 February Spring semester (2019) ends

14 February Summer semester ends

 

17

 

17 - 21 February Spring/Summer exam period

17 February myTimetable opens for allocation/adjustment - Adjust classes or allocate yourself to classes if required (9am)

  24  

24 - 28 February Orientation

25 February Orientation - City Welcome Day

26 February Orientation - Bundoora Welcome Day

27 February Orientation - Brunswick Welcome Day

28 February Spring/Summer results released

March

2

1

2 March Semester 1 classes begin

 

9

2

9 March Labour Day public holiday (Monday)

9 March Last day to add classes for Semester 1*

 

16

3

16 March myTimetable closes for allocation/adjustment - Last day to allocate or adjust classes (by 5pm)

 

23

4



 

30

5

 

April

6

6

9 - 15 April Mid-semester break* (includes Easter)

10 April Good Friday public holiday

 

13

 

13 April Easter Monday public holiday

14 April Easter Tuesday RMIT holiday

16 April Classes resume (Thursday)

 

20

7

25 April Anzac Day (Saturday)

 

27

8

30 April Semester 1 census date (Thursday) 

1 May Mid-year enrolment period* begins

May

4

9

 

 

11

10

15 May Exam equitable assessment arrangement registrations close for Semester 1 exams

 

18

11

 

 

25

12

 

June

1

13


1 - 5 June SWOT vac week

5 June Last day to drop classes without academic penalty for Semester 1.

 

8

 

8 June Queen's Birthday public holiday

8 - 26 June Semester 1 assessment period* (three weeks)

 

15

 

15 June myTimetable opens for preferences - Enter your class preferences

 

22

 

 

 

29

 

29 June - 19 July Semester break* (three weeks)

29 June myTimetable closes for preferences - Last day to enter class preferences (by 5pm)

July

6

 

6 July myTimetable opens for allocation adjustment - Adjust classes or allocate yourself to classes if required
  13  

13 July Deferred and resit exam timetable (from Semester 1 2020) posted online

13 July Official results release date

17 July Mid-year enrolment period ends

Semester 2 2020

Month

Week beginning

Week number

Key dates for higher education students

July

20

1

20 July Semester 2 classes begin
20 - 24 July Mid-year orientation
20 - 24 July Deferred and resit exam period (from Semester 1 2020)

 

27

2

27 July Last day to add classes for Semester 2*

27 July Last day to enrol for commencing students for Semester 2

31 July Last day to apply to graduate at an RMIT offshore ceremony

August

3

3

3 August myTimetable closes for allocation/adjustment - Last day to allocate or adjust classes (by 5pm)

 

10

4

 

 

17

5

 

 

24

6

 
  31  

31 August Census date for Semester 2

31 August - 6 September Mid-semester break*

September

7

7

7 September Classes resume*

 

14

8

18 September Last day to drop classes without academic penalty for Semester 2

18 September Last day to withdraw from program by cancelling enrolment or taking leave of absence without academic penalty for Semester 2

 

21

9

21 September Provisional exam timetable for Semester 2 posted online

25 September Friday before AFL Grand Final public holiday 

 

28

10

1 October Enrolment Online opens for 2021 enrolments 

2 October Exam equitable assessment arrangement registrations close for Semester 2 exams

October

5

11

 

 

12

12

 

 

19

13

19 October Personalised exam timetables for Semester 2 available via myRMIT

19 - 23 October SWOT vac week

23 October Last day to apply to graduate and confirm attendance at the Melbourne Graduation Ceremony 

 

26

 

26 October - 13 November Semester 2 assessment/exam period (three weeks)

November

2

 

3 November Melbourne Cup Day public holiday (Tuesday)

 

9

 

 

 

16

 

16 November Spring semester (2020) begins

 

23

 

 

 

30

 

30 November Deferred exam timetable posted online (from Semester 2 2020)*

30 November Official results release date

3 December Spring Semester census date

December

7

 

7 - 11 December Deferred exam period (from Semester 2 2020)*

 

14

 

16 December Melbourne Graduation Parade and Ceremony (Wednesday)

 

21

 

21 December Deadline for timely re-enrolment: last day for continuing students to re-enrol for 2021 – by close of business (5pm)

25 December - 1 January 2021 University closedown

25 December Christmas Day public holiday (Friday)
26 December Boxing Day public holiday (Saturday)

 

28

 

28 December Boxing Day scheduled public holiday (Monday)

29 - 31 December RMIT closed - RMIT holiday

31 December Academic year ends

31 December Flexible term ends

1 January 2021 New Year’s Day public holiday (Friday)

January 2021

4

 


4 January RMIT University re-opens (Monday)

4 January Summer semester begins

February 2021

8

 

12 February Spring semester ends

* Standard semester-based higher education programs and classes only.

15 October Personalised exam timetables for Semester 2 available via myRMIT

15 October Personalised exam timetables for Semester 2 available via myRMIT