Academic calendar

Key dates for RMIT's academic calendar including teaching periods, exam periods and semester breaks.

Dates are subject to minor change. 

If you are studying a Diploma of Commerce, Associate Degree in Business, Bachelor Degree, Masters by coursework, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma:

Semester 1, 2019
Key dates Activity  
25 February – 1 March
Orientation
 
4 March – 2 June
Teaching period 
 
19 April – 28 April
Mid-semester break (most programs)
 
10 –28 June
Exam period
 
1 July – 21 July
Semester break  
Semester 2, 2019
Key dates Activity  
22 July – 20 October Teaching period   
2 – 8 September Mid-semester break (most programs)  
28 October – 15 November Exam period  
18 December Graduation parade and ceremony (Wednesday)
 

See Important dates for Higher Education Students for the most comprehensive and up-to-date information.

If you are studying a Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree or Bachelor of Nursing with Advanced Entry:

Semester 1, 2019
Key dates Activity  
11 February
Orientation
 
11 February – 9 June
Teaching period 
 
18 April – 25 April
Mid-semester break (most programs)
 
10 –21 June
Exam period
 
24 June – 5 July
Semester break  
Semester 2, 2019
Key dates Activity  
8 July – 3 November Teaching period   
2 – 8 September Mid-semester break (most programs)  
4 – 15 November Exam period  
18 December Graduation parade and ceremony (Wednesday)
 

See Important dates for Vocational Education students for the most comprehensive and up-to-date information.

Semester 1, 2019
Key dates Activity  
29 – 30 January Registration and enrolment  
1 February Orientation
 
4 February – 7 June* Teaching period 
 
11 February
Last day to enrol or vary courses  
1 March Census date  
26 April Academic penalty date
19 – 26 April* Mid-semester break
 
10 – 14 June*
Exam/assessment week
 
17 –21 June Deferred/supplementary exams/assessment  
28 June Results released   
24 June – 19 July Semester break  
Semester 2, 2019
Key dates Activity  
15 – 16 July Registration and enrolment  
19 July
Orientation
 
22 July – 22 November* Teaching period 
 
29 July Last day to enrol or vary courses  
16 August Census date  
11 October Academic penalty date
23 – 27 September Mid-semester break
 
25 – 29 November Exam/assessment week
 
2 – 6 December  Deferred/supplementary exams/assessment  
13 December Results released   
9 December – 1 February 2020* Semester break  

*Indicates period of time in which publich holiday(s) occur.

See Important dates for Foundation Studies students for the most comprehensive and up-to-date information.

REW has start dates for new students every five weeks.

Each level of study consists of 200 hours, which takes 10 weeks full time to complete.

Each level is delivered over two 5 week modules.

Enrolment is Thursday the week before your classes start.

View the full list of dates and more details about enrolment and orientation.

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