Are you studying an associate degree?

If you're studying one of the following programs, you'll follow the 2021 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 2021 associate degree important dates

Semester 1 2021 (Australian campuses)

Month

Week beginning

Week number

Key dates for higher education students

December 2020

21

 

25 December 2020 - 3 January 2021 University closedown

 

28

 

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

1 January Flexible term 2021 begins (Friday)

 

January 2021

4

 

4 January RMIT University reopens (Monday)

4 January Summer Semester begins (Monday)

10 January Summer Semester - last day to add classes

  11  

12 January Summer Semester – census date

14 January Spring Semester – last day to drop classes without academic penalty

  18    
  25  

26 January Australia Day (Tuesday)

30 January Summer Semester - last date to drop classes without academic penalty

February 1    

 

8

 

12 February Spring Semester (2020) ends

12 February Summer Semester ends

 

15

 

15 - 19 February Spring/Summer assessment period

  22  

22 - 26 February Orientation

26 February Spring/Summer results released

March

1

1

1 March Semester 1 classes begin

 

8

2

8 March Labour Day public holiday (Monday)

8 March Last day for applicants to enrol for Semester 1

8 March Last day to add classes for Semester 1*

 

15

3

 

 

22

4



 

29

5

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

1 - 7 April Mid-semester break* (includes Easter)

2 April Good Friday public holiday

April

5

6

5 April Easter Monday public holiday

6 April Easter Tuesday RMIT holiday

8 April Classes resume (Thursday)

 

12

 

 

 

19

7

25 April Anzac Day (Sunday)

 

26

8

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

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

May

3

9 3 May Mid-year enrolment period* begins

 

10

10

14 May Equitable assessment arrangement registrations close for Semester 1

 

17

11

 

  25 12  

 

31

13 31 May - 4 June SWOT vac week

June

7

14

7 - 25 June Semester 1 assessment period* 

 

14

15

14 June Queen's Birthday public holiday

 

21

16

 

 

28

 

28 June - 16 July Semester break* 

July 5    
  12  

12 July Official results release date

16 July Mid-year enrolment period ends

Semester 2 2021

Month

Week beginning

Week number

Key dates for higher education students

July

19

1

19 July Semester 2 classes begin

19 - 23 July Mid-year orientation

 

26

2

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

26 July Last day to add classes for Semester 2*

August

2

3

 

 

9

4

 

 

16

5

 

 

23

6

 
  30  

31 August Census date for Semester 2

30 August - 3 September Mid-semester break*

September

6

7

6 September Classes resume*

 

13

8

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 leave of absence without academic penalty for Semester 2

 

20

9

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

 

27

10

1 October Enrolment Online opens for 2022 enrolments 

1 October Equitable assessment arrangement registrations close for Semester 2

October

4

11

 

 

11

12

 

 

18

13

18 - 22 October SWOT vac week

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

 

25

 

25 October - 12 November Semester 2 assessment period

November

1

 

2 November Melbourne Cup Day public holiday (Tuesday)
 

8

 

 

 

15

 

15 November Spring Semester (2021) begins

 

22

 

28 November Spring Semester – last date to enrol

 

29

 

29 November Official results release date

2 December Spring Semester census 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 2022 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 ends

31 December Flexible term ends

1 January 2022 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)

4 January Summer Semester begins

February 2022 8  

11 February Spring Semester ends

11 February Summer 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