Semester 1 2017 (Australian campuses)


Month

Week beginning

Week number

Key dates for vocational education students

December 2016

19

 

25 December 2016 – 2 January 2017 University closedown

 

26

 

1 January 2017 New Year’s Day (Sunday)
1 January 2017 academic year 2017 begins+

January 2017

2

 

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

 

23

 

26 January Australia Day public holiday (Thursday)

February

6

1

6 February Semester 1 classes begin*
6–10 February Orientation
6–17 February Spring/Summer and Deferred deferred exam period (from Semester 2 2016)

 

13

2

17 February Last day to add classes for Semester 1*

 

20

3

 

 

27

4

28 February January census date for classes starting in January 2017 and ending on or before 30 June 2017. The census date is the deadline by which students must take certain actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise Commonwealth assistance loans and fee payment arrangements. View more actions at Vocational education census dates.

March

6

5

 

 

13

6

13 March Labour Day public holiday (Monday)

 

20

7

 

 

27

8

31 March Cross year 2 census date for classes starting between 1 July 2016 and December 2016 and ending in 2017. The census date is the deadline to take key actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise Commonwealth assistance loans and fee payment arrangements.
31 March February census date for classes starting in February 2017 and ending on or before June 2017. The census date is the deadline to take key actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise Commonwealth assistance loans and fee payment arrangements.
31 March Census date for Semester 1*. VCE (Units 1 and 3). The census date is the deadline to take key actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise Commonwealth assistance loans and fee payment arrangements.

April

3

9

 

 

10

10

13–19 April Mid-semester break* (Thursday to Wednesday)
14 April Good Friday public holiday

 

17

10

17 April Easter Monday public holiday
18 April Easter Tuesday RMIT holiday
20 April Classes resume (Thursday)

 

24

11

25 April Anzac Day public holiday (Tuesday)
28 April Last day to complete census date actions in person* (see 30 April entry below).
30 April March census date for classes starting in March 2017 and ending on or before 30 June 2017. The census date is the deadline to take key actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise Commonwealth assistance loans and fee payment arrangements. (Sunday)

May

1

12

1 May Provisional exam timetable for Semester 1 posted online

 

8

13

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

 

15

14

 

 

22

15

 

 

29

16

29 May Personalised exam timetables for Semester 1 available via myRMIT
31 May April census date for classes starting in April 2017 and ending on or before 30 June 2017. The census date is the deadline to take key actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise Commonwealth assistance loans and fee payment arrangements.

June

5

17

5–16 June Semester 1 assessment/exam period* (two weeks)

 

12

18

12 June Queen’s Birthday public holiday (Monday)

 

19

19

19–30 June Semester break* (two weeks)
21 June – 14 July Mid-year enrolment period*

 

26

 

28 June Deferred exam timetable (from Semester 1 2017) posted online
30 June May census date for classes starting in May 2017 and ending on or before 30 June 2017. The census date is the deadline to take key actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise Commonwealth assistance loans and fee payment arrangements.
30 June June census date for classes starting in June 2017 and ending on or before 30 June 2017.
The census date is the deadline to take key actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise Commonwealth assistance loans and fee payment arrangements.
30 June 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

3

1

3 July Official results release date*
3 July Semester 2 classes begin*
3–7 July Mid-year orientation
5–7 July Deferred exam period (from Semester 1 2017)

 

10

2

14 July Mid-year enrolment period ends
14 July Last day to add classes for Semester 2*

 

17

3

 

 

24

4

 

 

31

5

31 July Full-year census date for classes starting before 30 June 2017 and ending between 1 July and 31 December 2017. The census date is the deadline by which students must take certain actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise Commonwealth assistance loans and fee payment arrangements.*

August

7

6

7 August Deferred deferred exam timetable (from Semester 1 2017) posted online

 

14

7

14–18 August Deferred deferred exam period (from Semester 1 2017)

 

28

 

28 August – 3 September Mid-semester break*
31 August July census date for classes starting before 30 June 2017 and ending on or before 31 December 2017. The census date is the deadline to take key actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise Commonwealth assistance loans and fee payment arrangements.
31 August Census date for Semester 2* VCE (Units 2 and 4) The census date is the deadline to take key actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise Commonwealth assistance loans and fee payment arrangements. View more actions at Vocational education census dates.

September

4

9

4 September Classes resume* (Monday)

 

11

10

 

 

18

11

18 September Provisional exam timetable for Semester 2 posted online

 

25

12

29 September Exam equitable assessment arrangement registrations close for Semester 2 exams
29 September Last day for students to complete census date actions in person* (see 30 September entry below).
29 September Friday before the AFL Grand Final public holiday
30 September Cross year 1 census date for classes starting before 30 June 2017 and ending before 29 June 2018.
The census date is the deadline to take key actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise Commonwealth assistance loans and fee payment arrangements. Other actions are listed on the census dates webpage.
30 September August census date for classes starting in August 2017 and ending on or before 31 December 2017. The census date is the deadline to take key actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise Commonwealth assistance loans and fee payment arrangements.
30 September Last day to apply to graduate at the Melbourne Graduation Ceremony (Saturday)

October

2

13

 

 

9

14

 

 

16

15

16 October Personalised exam timetables for Semester 2 available via myRMIT

 

23

16

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

 

30

17

30 October – 10 November Semester 2 assessment/exam period* (two weeks)
31 October September census date for classes starting in September 2017 and ending on or before 31 December 2017. The census date is the deadline to take key actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise Commonwealth assistance loans and fee payment arrangements. Other actions are listed on the census dates webpage.

November

6

18

7 November Melbourne Cup Day public holiday (Tuesday)
8 November Enrolment Online opens for 2018 enrolments

 

13

 

 

 

20

 

 

 

27

 

27 November Official results release date*
27 November Deferred exam timetable (from Semester 2 2017) posted online
30 November October census date for classes starting in October 2017 and ending on or before 31 December 2017. The census date is the deadline to take key actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise Commonwealth assistance loans and fee payment arrangements. Other actions are listed on the census dates webpage.

December

4

 

4–8 December Deferred exam period (from Semester 2 2017)

 

11

 

13 December Melbourne Graduation Parade and Ceremony (Wednesday)

 

18

 

18 December Last day for continuing students to enrol for 2018 – by close of business (5pm).
22 December Last day to complete census date actions in person* (see 31 December entries below).
23 December – 1 January 2018 University closedown.

 

25

 

25 December Christmas Day public holiday (Monday)
26 December Boxing Day public holiday (Tuesday)
31 December Academic year 2017 ends+
31 December November census date for classes starting in November 2017 and ending on or before 31 December 2017. The census date is the deadline to take key actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise Commonwealth assistance loans and fee payment arrangements.
31 December December census date for classes starting in December 2017 and ending on or before 31 December 2017. The census date is the deadline by which student must take certain actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise Commonwealth assistance loans and fee payment arrangements.

January 2018

1

 

1 January 2018 New Year’s Day public holiday (Monday)
2 January RMIT University re-opens (Tuesday)

March

27

 

31 March Cross-year 2 census date for classes starting between 1 July 2017 and 30 December 2017 and ending in 2018. The census date is the deadline by which student must take certain actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise Commonwealth assistance loans and fee payment arrangements.

* Standard semester-based VE programs and classes only
+ for eligible students only