Academic calendar

The academic calendar includes important study dates such as census dates, semester start and end dates, examination periods and graduation ceremonies.

Calendars

2018 calendar

2018 Academic and Governance calendar (2018 standard University academic dates and governance dates).

Higher Education (HE) study dates & breaks 2018

Standard Higher Education (HE) study dates & breaks

Study dates

*Note these dates apply if you are NOT in first year in 2018. If you are a first year student make sure you see 'First Year Model Higher Education (HE) study dates & breaks 2018' below.

  • Semester 3 (Summer school 2017-18):  13 November 2017 – 2 February 2018
    • Census (last date for withdrawal without penalty): 15 January 2018
    • Exam period: 5 February – 9 February 2018
    • Results release: 23 February 2018
  • Semester 1: 26 February – 25 May 2018
    • Census: 23 March 2018
    • SWOTVAC: 28 May – 1 June 2018
    • Exam period: 4 June – 22 June 2018
    • Results released: 2 July 2018
    • Supplementary exams: 9 July - 13 July 2018
  • Semester 4 (Winter school): 4 June – 13 July 2018
    • Census: 15 June 2018
    • Exam period: 16 July – 20 July 2018
    • Results release: 6 August 2018
  • Semester 2: 23 July – 19 October 2018
    • Census: 17 August 2018
    • SWOTVAC: 22 October – 26 October 2018
    • Exam period: 29 October – 16 November 2018
    • Results release: 26 November 2018
    • Supplementary exams: 3 December - 7 December 2018
  • Semester 3 (Summer school 2018-19):  12 November 2018 - 1 Feb 2019
    • Census: 16 January 2019
    • Exam period: 4 February - 8 February 2019
    • Results release: 22 February 2019

Semester breaks

  • Semester 1 mid-semester break: 2 April – 6 April 2018
  • Mid-year break: 23 June – 22 July 2018
  • Semester 2 mid-semester break: 24 September – 28 September 2018

Note: All break dates are subject to local confirmation. You should check your specific course dates with your College.

First Year Model Higher Education (HE) study dates & breaks

Summer Block (Jan-Feb)

  • Teaching dates: 14 January - 8 February 2018
  • Census (last date for withdrawal without penalty): 21 January 2018
  • Results published: 11 February 2018

Semester 1- Block 1

  • Teaching dates: 26 February - 23 March 2018
  • Last day to add units/tuition payment due date: 2 March 2018
  • Census: 5 March 2018
  • Results published: 26 March 2018

Semester 1- Block 2

  • Teaching dates: 26 March - 27 April 2018
  • Last day to add units/tuition payment due date: 30 March 2018
  • Census: 2 April 2018
  • Mid-semester break: 2 April - 6 April 2018
  • Results published: 30 April 2018

Semester 1- Block 3

  • Teaching dates: 30 April - 25 May 2018
  • Last day to add units/tuition payment due date: 4 May 2018
  • Census: 7 May 2018
  • Results published: 28 May 2018

Semester 1- Block 4

  • Teaching dates: 28 May - 22 June 2018
  • Last day to add units/tuition payment due date: 1 June 2018
  • Census: 4 June 2018
  • Results published: 25 June 2018

Winter Block

  • Teaching dates: 25 June - 20 July 2018
  • Last day to add units/tuition payment due date: 29 June 2018
  • Census: 2 July 2018
  • Results published: 23 July 2018

Semester 2 - Block 1

  • Teaching dates: 23 July - 17 August 2018
  • Last day to add units/tuition payment due date: 27 July 2018
  • Census: 30 July 2018
  • Results published: 20 August 2018

Semester 2 - Block 2

  • Teaching dates: 20 August - 14 September 2018
  • Last day to add units/tuition payment due date: 24 August 2018
  • Census: 27 August 2018
  • Results published: 17 September 2018

Semester 2 - Block 3

  • Teaching dates: 17 September - 19 October 2018
  • Last day to add units/tuition payment due date: 21 September 2018
  • Census: 24 September 2018
  • Results published: 22 October 2018

Semester 2 - Block 4

  • Teaching dates: 22 October - 16 November 2018
  • Last day to add units/tuition payment due date: 26 October 2018
  • Census: 29 October 2018
  • Results published: 19 November 2018

Semester breaks

  • Semester 1 mid-semester break: 2 April – 6 April 2018
  • Mid-year break: 23 June – 22 July 2018
  • Semester 2 mid-semester break: 24 September – 28 September 2018

Note: All break dates are provisional and subject to local confirmation. You should check your specific course dates with your College.

Postgraduate Business trimester study dates

Trimester 1: 5 March 2018 – 1 June 2018

  • Census: 30 March 2018
  • SWOTVAC: 4 June 2018 – 8 June 2018
  • Exam period: 12 June 2018 – 18 June 2018
  • Result release: 25 June 2018
  • Supplementary exams: 2 July 2018 – 6 July 2018

Trimester 2: 16 July 2018 – 5 October 2018

  • Census: 10 August 2018
  • SWOTVAC: 8 October 2018 - 12 October 2018
  • Exam period: 15 October 2018 – 19 October 2018
  • Result released: 29 October 2018
  • Supplementary exams: 5 November 2018 – 9 November 2018

Trimester 3: 5 November 2018 – 25 January 2019

  • Census: 30 November 2018
  • Exam period: 28 January 2019 – 1 February 2019
  • Result released: 11 February
  • Supplementary exams: 18 February 2019 – 22 February 2019

Trimester breaks

  • Trimester 1 mid-trimester break: 2 April 2018 – 6 April 2018
  • Mid-year break: 19 June 2018 – 15 July 2018
  • Trimester 3 mid-trimester break: 24 December 2018 – 4 January 2019

Note: All break dates are subject to local confirmation. You should check your specific course dates with your College.

VU College 2018

HE Diploma dates

Semester 1: 19 Feb – 8 June 2018

  • Semester break: 30 March - 6 April 2018
  • Exam period: 11 June – 15 June 2018
  • Results release: 2 July 2018

Semester 2: 16 July – 2 November 2018

  • Semester break: 24 September – 28 September 2018
  • Exam period: 5 November – 9 November 2018
  • Results release: 26 November 2018

Semester breaks

  • Semester 1 mid-semester break: 30 March – 6 April 2018
  • Mid-year break: 9 June – 15 July 2018
  • Semester 2 mid-semester break: 24 September – 28 September 2018

Foundations at VU

Trimester Term 3 2017: 23 October – 2 February 2018

  • Orientation: 20 October 2017
  • Trimester 3 break: 23 December – 7 January 2018

Trimester Term 1: 23 February – 1 June 2018

  • Orientation: 23 February 2018
  • Classes: 26 February 2018 - 1 June 2018
  • Trimester 1 break: 30 March – 8 April 2017

Trimester Term 2: 29 June – 28 September 2018

  • Orientation: 29 June 2018
  • Classes: 2 July 2018 - 28 September 2018
  • Trimester 2 break: N/A

TAFE course & term dates

TAFE course delivery and term dates vary significantly between areas. Refer to your TAFE course timetable (provided by the course coordinator after enrolment).

Study dates (Sydney)

Visit VU Sydney timetables & calendars for the full list of important dates.

Census dates

Check the Census date – you need finalise your enrolment for each semester by these dates. 

Exams & results 2018

Semester 1

  • SWOTVAC semester 1: 28 May – 1 June 2018
  • Semester 1 examinations: 4 June – 22 June 2018
  • Supplementary & special exams: 25 June – 29 June 2018.

Results for semester 1 will be released on 2 July 2018. Find out how to access your results.

Semester 2

  • SWOTVAC semester 2: 22 October – 26 October 2018
  • Semester 2 examinations: 29 October – 16 November 2018
  • Supplementary & special exams: 3 December - 7 December 2018.

Results for semester 2 will be released on 26 November 2018. Find out how to access your results.

Graduations

We hold graduation ceremonies throughout the year in Melbourne and overseas.

The 2018 dates will be:

  • Malaysia: Sunday 15 April
  • Melbourne: Tuesday 7 to Friday 10 August
  • Melbourne: Monday 10 to Friday 14 December

Public & University holidays 2018

  • New Year's Day holiday: 1 January 2018
  • Australia Day: 26 January 2018
  • Labour Day: 12 March 2018 (higher-education classes still conducted)
  • Easter break: 30 March 2018 (Good Friday) – 3 April 2018 (Easter Tuesday)
  • ANZAC Day: 25 April 2018
  • Queen's Birthday: 11 June 2018
  • Australian Football League (AFL) Grand Final holiday: 28 September 2018 (to be confirmed)
  • Melbourne Cup Day: 6 November 2018
  • University closed from 25 December 2018 and re-opens Tuesday 2 January 2019
    • Christmas Day holiday: 25 December 2018 
    • Boxing Day holiday: 26 December 2018.