Semester 1 2016 (RMIT Australian campuses)

Month

Week beginning

Week number

Key dates for vocational education students

December 2015

21

 

25 December 2015 – 1 January 2016 University closedown

 

28

 

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

January 2016

4

 

4 January RMIT University re-opens (Monday)
4 January Enrolment Online system re-opens for 2016 enrolments

 

11

 

 

 

18

 

18 January Deferred exam timetable (from Semester 2 2015) posted online

 

25

 

26 January Australia Day public holiday (Tuesday)

February

1

 

 

 

8

1

8 February Semester 1 classes begin*
8–12 February Orientation
8–12 February Deferred exam period (from Semester 2 2015)

 

15

2

19 February Last day to add classes for Semester 1*

 

22

3

 

 

29

4

29 February January census date for classes starting in January 2016 and ending on or before 30 June 2016*. Deadline to take key actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise any HELP arrangements. View more actions at Vocational education census dates.

March

7

5

 

 

14

6

14 March Labour Day public holiday (Monday)

 

21

7

24–30 March Mid-semester break*
25 March Good Friday public holiday

 

28

7

28 March Easter Monday public holiday
29 March Easter Tuesday RMIT holiday
31 March Classes resume* (Thursday)
31 March Cross year 2 census date for classes starting between 1 July 2015 and 30 December 2015 and ending in 2016*.
Deadline to take key actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise any HELP arrangements.
31 March February census date for classes starting in February 2016 and ending on or before 30 June 2016*.
Census date for Semester 1 VCE (units 1 and 3).
Deadline to take key actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise any HELP arrangements. View more actions at Vocational education census dates.

April

4

8

 

 

11

9

 

 

18

10

 

 

25

11

25 April Anzac Day public holiday (Monday)
29 April Last day to complete census date actions in person* (see 30 April – March census date entry below)
30 April March census date for classes starting in March 2016 and ending on or before 30 June 2016*. Deadline to take key actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise any HELP arrangements. View more actions at Vocational education census dates.

May

2

12

2 May Provisional exam timetable for Semester 1 posted online

 

9

13

13 May Exam equitable assessment arrangement registrations close for Semester 1 exams.

 

16

14

 

 

23

15

 

 

30

16

30 May Personalised exam timetables for Semester 1 available via myRMIT
31 May April census date for classes starting in April 2016 and ending on or before 30 June 2016*. Deadline to take key actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise any HELP arrangements. View more actions at Vocational education census dates.

June

6

17

6–17 June Semester 1 assessment/exam period* (two weeks)

 

13

18

13 June Queen’s Birthday public holiday (Monday)

 

20

19

20 June – 3 July Semester break* (two weeks)
22 June – 15 July Mid-year enrolment period*

 

27

 

27 June Deferred exam timetable (from Semester 1 2016) posted online

 

29

 

30 June May census date for classes starting in May 2016 and ending on or before 30 June 2016*. Deadline to take key actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise any HELP arrangements. 
30 June June census date for classes starting in June 2016 and ending on or before 30 June 2016*. Deadline to take key actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise any HELP arrangements.
1 July Last day to apply to graduate at an RMIT offshore ceremony

Semester 2

Month

Week beginning

Week number

Key dates for vocational education students

July

4

1

4 July Official results release date*
4 July Semester 2 classes begin*
4–8 July Mid-year orientation
6–8 July Deferred exam period (from Semester 1 2016)

 

11

2

15 July Last day to add classes for Semester 2*
15 July Midyear enrolment period ends

 

18

3

 

 

25

4

29 July Last day to complete census date actions in person* (see 31 July entry below)
31 July Full-year census date for classes starting before 30 June 2016 and ending between July 1 and 31 December 2016*. Deadline to take key actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise any HELP arrangements is 29 July. This is because this action needs to be completed in person and this service is not available on Sunday 31 July. View more actions at Vocational education census dates.

August

1

5

 

 

8

6

 

 

15

7

 

 

22

8

28 August Last day to apply to graduate at the Melbourne Graduation Ceremony

 

29

 

29 August – 4 September Mid-semester break*
31 August July census date for classes starting in July 2016 and ending on or before 31 December 2016*.
Census date for Semester 2 VCE (units 2 and 4).
Deadline to take key actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise any HELP arrangements. Other actions are listed on the Vocational education census dates webpage.
1 September Spring Semester begins. Class start dates and census dates for Spring Semester classes vary.

September

5

9

5 September Classes resume* (Monday)

 

12

10

 

 

19

11

19 September Provisional exam timetable for Semester 2 posted online

 

26

12

30 September August census date for classes starting in August 2016 and ending on or before 31 December 2016*.
30 September Cross-year census date 1 for classes starting before 30 June 2016 and ending before 29 June 2017*.
Deadline to take key actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise any HELP arrangements. 
30 September Exam equitable assessment arrangement registrations close for Semester 2 exams
30 September Friday before the AFL Grand Final public holiday

October

3

13

 

 

10

14

 

 

17

15

17 October Personalised exam timetables for Semester 2 available via myRMIT
23 October Last day to confirm attendance at the Melbourne Graduation Ceremony

 

24

16

31 October September census date for classes starting in September 2016 and ending on or before 31 December 2016*. Deadline to take key actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise any HELP arrangements. 

 

31

 

31 October – 11 November Semester 2 assessment/exam period* (two weeks)
1 November Melbourne Cup Day public holiday (Tuesday)
2 November Enrolment Online system opens for 2017 enrolments

November

7

17

 

 

14

18

 

 

21

 

 

 

28

 

28 November Official results release date*
28 November Deferred exam timetable (from Semester 2 2016) posted online
30 November October census date for classes starting in October 2016 and ending on or before 31 December 2016*. Deadline to take key actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise any HELP arrangements. 

December

5

 

5–9 December Deferred exam period (from Semester 2 2016)

 

12

 

14 December Melbourne Graduation Parade and Ceremony (Wednesday)
18 December Last day to enrol for 2017 for continuing students

 

19

 

23 December Last day to complete census date actions in person* (see 31 December entries below)
23 December Enrolment Online system closed for enrolments
25 December – 2 January University closedown
25 December Christmas Day (Sunday)
26 December Boxing Day public holiday (Monday)
27 December Christmas/Boxing Day public holiday

 

26

 

31 December November census date for classes starting in November 2016 and ending on or before 31 December 2016*. Deadline to take key actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise any HELP arrangements. 
The last day to drop all classes without financial penalty (for classes starting in November) is Friday 23 December. This is because this action needs to be completed in person and this service is not available on 24 December.
31 December December census date for classes starting in December 2016 and ending on or before 31 December 2016*. Deadline to take key actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise any HELP arrangements. 
The last day to drop all classes without financial penalty (for classes starting in December) is Friday 23 December. This is because this action needs to be completed in person and this service is not available on 24 December.
1 January New Year’s Day (Sunday)

January 2017

2

 

2 January New Year’s Day public holiday (Monday)
3 January RMIT University re-opens (Tuesday)
3 January Enrolment Online system re-opens for 2017 enrolments

March

27

 

31 March Cross-year 2 census date for classes starting between 1 July 2016 and 30 December 2016 and ending in 2017*. Deadline to take key actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise any HELP arrangements. 

* Standard semester-based VE programs and classes only