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Semester Dates

University Academic Year

Semester 20142015
First Semester3 March – 30 May2 March - 29 May
Mid-semester Vacation23 April – 25 April8 April - 10 April
Mid-year Vacation30 June – 4 July6 July - 10 July
Second Semester28 July – 24 October27 July - 23 October
Mid-semester Vacation29 September – 3 October28 September - 2 October
All Year Semester3 March – 24 October2 March - 23 October
Term 2014Census
Term 16 January - 16 March28 January
Term 231 March - 8 June22 April
Term 323 June - 31 August15 July
Term 415 September - 23 November7 October

Research Teaching Periods

Study Load for research students is calculated daily using a time-based mode.  Research students enrol in only one subject for the entire duration of their course and receive a final assessment at the successful completion of their thesis.  They consume load daily, and it keeps adding up through the period they are enrolled. 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.

The University does divide the year into two Research Teaching Periods as indicated in the table below. However, these Research Training Periods are for Government reporting purposes only.   Research students' study load in each Research Teaching Period is calculated based on their actual days of enrolment.

Period Census
Research 1: 1 January - 30 JuneSee note above.
Research 2: 1 July - 31 DecemberSee note above.

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

Orientation

Semester

2014

First SemesterCommencing 24 February. Check new student site for details. 
Second Semester21 July – 24 July

Visit the Orientation website for more information.

International Registration2014
First Semester

Melbourne Campus 12 - 14 February
Bendigo Campus 20 - 21 February
Albury-Wodonga Campus 20 - 21 February
Mildura 20 - 21 February
Shepaprton 20 - 21 February

Second SemesterMelbourne Campus 14 - 16 July
Bendigo Campus 21 July
Albury-Wodonga Campus 21 - 22 July
Mildura Campus 21 - 22 July

Study Vacation

Vacation period2014
Mid-year2 June – 5 June
End of year27 October – 30 October