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Semester Dates

University Academic Year

Semester 2016
First Semester29 Feb - 27 May
Mid-semester Vacation30 March - 1 April
Mid-year Vacation4 July - 8 July
Second Semester25 July - 21 October
Mid-semester Vacation26 September - 30 September
Summer Semester2 November - 12 February 2017
Term 2016Census
Semester 129 Feb - 27 May29 March
Semester 225 July - 21 October23 August

Online Course Dates

The following teaching sessions are for the online Master of Business Administration course.

Teaching SessionApplication DeadlineLast day to enrol
via Student Online
Census Date
(once admitted)

2016

Teaching Session 1:
11 January,2016
04 January, 201610 January, 201624 January, 2016
Teaching Session 2:
29 February, 2016
22 February, 201628 February, 201613 March, 2016
Teaching Session 3:
18 April, 2016
11 April, 2016    17 April, 20161 May, 2016
Teaching Session 4:
6 June, 2016
30 May, 2016        5 June, 201619 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, 201625 September, 2016
Teaching Session 7:
31 October, 2016   
24 October, 2016        30 October, 201613 November, 2016

The following table shows the study periods for the online Bachelor of Food and Nutrition course. 

2016 datesClose of enrolmentClasses startCensus dateClasses endExams end
Study Period 415 November 201530 November 201521 December 201528 February 201611 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.

Period Date
Research 11 January - 30 June
Research 21 July - 31 December

NOTE: For more information about census dates refer to census date explanation and other census dates.

Orientation

Semester

2016

First SemesterCommencing 22 February. Check new student site for details. 

Visit the Orientation website for more information.

International Registration2016
First Semester

Melbourne Campus 23 - 26 February
Bendigo Campus 23 - 250 February
Albury-Wodonga Campus 23 - 24 February
Mildura 25 - 26 February
Shepaprton 24 - 26 February

Study Vacation

Vacation period2016
Mid-year30 May - 2 June
End of year24 October - 27 October