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, 2022

Key dates Activity
21 February – 25 February
Orientation
28 February – 3 June
Teaching period 
11 April – 20 April
Mid-semester break (most programs)
6 – 24 June
Exam period
27 June – 17 July
Semester break

Semester 2, 2022

Key dates Activity
11 – 15 July Orientation
18 July – 21 October Teaching period 
29 August – 4 September Mid-semester break (most programs)
24 October – 11 November Exam period
14 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, 2022

Key dates Activity
31 January 
Orientation starts
7 February – 3 June
Teaching period 
14 April – 20 April
Mid-semester break (most programs)
6 – 17 June
Exam period
21 June – 3 July
Semester break

Semester 2, 2022

Key dates Activity
4 July – 28 October Teaching period 
29 August – 4 September Mid-semester break (most programs)
31 October – 11 November Exam period
14 December Graduation parade and ceremony (Wednesday)

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

Semester 1, 2022

Key dates Activity
27 – 28 January Registration and enrolment
31 January Orientation
31 January – 10 June Teaching period 
7 February
Last day to enrol or vary courses
25 February Census date
15 – 25 April Mid-semester break
26 April Classes resume
6 – 10 June
Exam/assessment period
13 June Queens birthday public holiday
14 – 17 June Deferred/supplementary exams/assessment
24 June Results released 
20 June – 15 July Semester break

Semester 2, 2022

Key dates Activity
11 – 12 July Registration and enrolment
18 July
Orientation
18 July – 25 November Teaching period 
25 July Last day to enrol or vary courses
13 August Census date
19 – 23 September Mid-semester break
26 September Classes resume
1 November Melbourne Cup public holiday (Tuesday) 
21 – 25 November Exam/assessment week
25 November Semester 2 classes end
28 November – 2 December  Deferred/supplementary exams/assessment
9 December Results released 
5 December – 29 January 2023 Semester break

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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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.