University Academic Year
|First Semester||29 Feb - 27 May|
|Mid-semester Vacation||30 March - 1 April|
|Mid-year Vacation||4 July - 8 July|
|Second Semester||25 July - 21 October|
|Mid-semester Vacation||26 September - 30 September|
|Summer Semester||2 November - 12 February 2017|
|Semester 1||29 Feb - 27 May||29 March|
|Semester 2||25 July - 21 October||23 August|
Online Course Dates
The following teaching sessions are for the online Master of Business Administration course.
|Teaching Session||Application Deadline||Last day to enrol |
via Student Online
|Census Date |
|Teaching Session 1: |
|04 January, 2016||10 January, 2016||24 January, 2016|
|Teaching Session 2: |
29 February, 2016
|22 February, 2016||28 February, 2016||13 March, 2016|
|Teaching Session 3: |
18 April, 2016
|11 April, 2016||17 April, 2016||1 May, 2016|
|Teaching Session 4: |
6 June, 2016
|30 May, 2016||5 June, 2016||19 June, 2016|
|Teaching Session 5: |
25 July, 2016
|18 July, 2016||24 July, 2016||7 August, 2016|
|Teaching Session 6: |
12 September, 2016
|05 September, 2016||11 September, 2016||25 September, 2016|
|Teaching Session 7: |
31 October, 2016
|24 October, 2016||30 October, 2016||13 November, 2016|
The following table shows the study periods for the online Bachelor of Food and Nutrition course.
|2016 dates||Close of enrolment||Classes start||Census date||Classes end||Exams end|
|Study Period 4||15 November 2015||30 November 2015||21 December 2015||28 February 2016||11 March 2016|
Research Teaching Periods
Study Load for students enrolled in the research component of a PhD, professional doctorate or Master's by research degree is calculated daily using a time-based mode. Graduate research candidates consume load daily, and it keeps adding up through the period they are enrolled in the research component of their degree. Thus research subjects have a moving census date, rather than a fixed census date. The census date for a research subject will always fall within the 24-hour period prior to the date of completion or withdrawal.
For government reporting purposes the University divides the year into two Research Teaching Periods as indicated in the table below. Research study load in each Research Teaching Period is calculated based on their actual days of enrolment.
Graduate research candidates enrolled in coursework subjects will need to observe the census dates which apply to these subjects.
|Research 1||1 January - 30 June|
|Research 2||1 July - 31 December|
NOTE: For more information about census dates refer to census date explanation and other census dates.
|First Semester||Commencing 22 February. Check new student site for details.|
Visit the Orientation website for more information.
Melbourne Campus 23 - 26 February
|Mid-year||30 May - 2 June|
|End of year||24 October - 27 October|