University Academic Year
|First Semester||2 March - 29 May|
|Mid-semester Vacation||8 April - 10 April|
|Mid-year Vacation||6 July - 10 July|
|Second Semester||27 July - 23 October|
|Mid-semester Vacation||28 September - 2 October|
|All Year Semester||2 March - 23 October|
|Semester 1||2 March - 29 May||31 March|
|Semester 2||27 July - 23 October||25 August|
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.
|Research 1: 1 January - 30 June||See note above.|
|Research 2: 1 July - 31 December||See note above.|
NOTE: For more information about census dates refer to census date explanation and other census dates.
|First Semester||Commencing 24 February. Check new student site for details.|
Visit the Orientation website for more information.
Melbourne Campus 16 - 18 February
|Mid-year||1 June - 4 June|
|End of year||26 October - 29 October|