Semester 1 2021 (Australian campuses)

Month

Week beginning

Week number

Key dates for vocational education students

December 2020

21 December  

25 December 2020 – 3 January 2021 University closedown

  28 December      

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

1 January Academic year 2020 begins

January 2021

4

 

4 January RMIT University reopens (Monday)

 

11

 

 

 

18

 

 
  25   26 January Australia Day (Tuesday)
February

1

 

 

 

8

1

8 February Semester 1 classes begin*

8 February Orientation starts    

  15 2

15 February Last day to add classes for Semester 1*

15 February Last date to enrol for commencing students Semester 1*

 

22

3

 
March 1

.4

1 March VE - January session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in January 2021 and ending on or before 30 June 2021. Know your census date and what you need to do.

 

8

5

8 March Labour Day public holiday (Monday)

 

15

6

 

 

22

7

 

  29 8

31 March February session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in February 2021 and ending on or before 30 June 2021. Know your census date and what you need to do.

31 March Census date for Semester 1 VCE (Units 1 and 3)

31 March Cross-year 2 session census date for classes starting between 1 July 2020 and 30 December 2020 and ending in 2021

1-7 April Mid-semester break* - 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 public holiday (Sunday) 

 

26

11

30 April March session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in March 2021 and ending on or before 30 June 2021  Know your census date and what you need to do.

May

3

12

3 May Mid-year enrolment period* opens

 

10

13

14 May Equitable assessment arrangement registrations close for Semester 1 

 

17

14

 

  24 15  

 

31

16

31 May April session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in April 2021 and ending on or before 30 June 2021.  Know your census date and what you need to do.

June

7

 

7 June - 18 June Semester 1 assessment period* 

 

14

 

 14 June Queen's Birthday public holiday (Monday)

 

21

 

21 June – 4 July Semester break* (two weeks)

 

28

 

 

30 June May session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in May 2021 and ending on or before 30 June 2021. Know your census date and what you need to do

30 June June session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in June 2021 and ending on or before 30 June 2021.  Know your census date and what you need to do.

1 July Official results release date*

Semester 2 2021

Month

Week beginning

Week number

Key dates for vocational education students

July

5

1

5 July Semester 2 classes begin*

5 July - 9 July Mid-year orientation

7 July - 9 July Deferred assessment period from Semester 1 2021    

 

12

2

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

12 July Last day to add classes for Semester 2*

16 July Mid-year enrolment period ends    

 

19

3

 

 

26

4

 

August

2

5

2 August Full-year census date for classes starting before 30 June 2021 and ending between 1 July and 31 December 2021*  Know your census date and what you need to do.

 

9

6


 

16

7

 

 

23

8

 

  30  

30 August - 5 September Mid-semester break*

31 August July census date for classes starting in July 2021 and ending on or before 31 December 2021. Know your census date and what you need to do.

31 August VCE census date (Units 2 and 4)

September

6

9

6 September Classes resume* (Monday)

 

13

10

 

 

20

11

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

 

27

12

30 September August session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in August 2021 and ending on or before 31 December 2021. Know your census date and what you need to do.    

30 September Cross-year census date for classes starting before 30 June 2021 and ending before 29 June 2022. Know your census date and what you need to do.

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 Melbourne Graduation Ceremony

 

25

16

 

November

1

 

1 November September session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in September 2021 and ending on or before 31 December 2021. Know your census date and what you need to do.

1-12 November Semester 2 assessment period*

2 November Melbourne Cup Day public holiday (Tuesday)

 

8

 



 

15

 

 

 

22

 

 
  29  

30 November October session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in October 2021 and ending on or before 31 December 2021.  Know your census date and what you need to do

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 close of business (5pm)

23 December November session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in November 2021 and ending on or before 31 December 2021. Know your census date and what you need to do.

23 December December session census date for standard semester-based classes starting in December 2021 and ending on or before 31 December 2021. Know your census date and what you need to do.

25 December – 3 January 2022 

University closedown

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 2022 New Year’s Day (Saturday)

January 2022

3

 

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

4 January RMIT University re-opens (Tuesday)

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

12 August Deferred deferred exam timetable posted online (from Semester 1 2019)

12 August Deferred deferred exam timetable posted online (from Semester 1 2019)

TBC Third progression survey issued for students with an approved VET Student Loan