Academic calendar

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

Calendars

2017 calendar

2017 University Academic and Governance Calendar (as of 30 March 2017)

2018 calendar

2018 Victoria University Academic and Governance Calendar (2018 University academic dates and governance dates provisional as of 14 August 2017).

Higher Education (HE) study dates & breaks

Study dates

  • Semester 3 (Summer school): 14 November 2016 – 3 February 2017
    • Exam period: 6 February – 10 February 2017
    • Results release: 22 February 2017
  • Semester 1: 27 February – 26 May 2017
    • SWOTVAC: 29 May – 2 June 2017
    • Exam period: 5 June – 23 June 2017
    • Results release: 3 July 2017
  • Semester 4 (Winter school): 5 June – 14 July
    • Exam period: 17 July – 21 July 2017
    • Results release: 7 August 2017
  • Semester 2: 24 July – 20 October 2017
    • SWOTVAC: 23 October – 27 October 2017
    • Exam period: 30 October – 17 November 2017
    • Results release: 27 November 2017

Semester breaks

  • Semester 1 mid-semester break: 17 April – 21 April 2017
  • Mid-year break: 26 June – 21 July 2017
  • Semester 2 mid-semester break: 25 September – 29 September 2017

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

VU College

HE Diplomas

  • Semester 1: 20 February – 9 June 2017
    • International orientation/enrolment: 13 –14 February 2017
    • Exam period: 12 June – 16 June 2017
    • Results release: 3 July 2017
    • Supplementary exam: 10 – 14 July
  • Semester 2: 17 July – 3 November 2017
    • International orientation/enrolment: 10 – 11 July 2017
    • Exam period: 6 November – 10 November 2017
    • Results release: 27 November 2017
    • Supplementary exam: 4 – 8 December

Semester breaks

  • Semester 1 mid-semester break: 17 April – 21 April 2017
  • Mid-year break: 26 June – 21 July 2017
  • Semester 2 mid-semester break: 25 September – 29 September 2017

Foundations at VU

  • Trimester Term 1: 27 February – 6 June 2017
    • Orientation: 24 February 2017
    • Trimester 1 break: 14 April – 25 April 2017
  • Trimester Term 2: 3 July – 28 September
    • Orientation: 30 June 2017
    • Trimester 2 break: N/A
  • Trimester Term 3: 23 October – 2 February 2018
    • Orientation: 20 October 2017
    • Trimester 3 break: 23 December – 7 January 2018

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

Semester 1

  • SWOTVAC semester 1: 29 May – 2 June 2017
  • Semester 1 examinations: 5 June – 23 June 2017
  • Supplementary & special exams: 10 July – 14 July 2017.

Results for semester 1 will be released on 3 July 2017. Find out how to access your results.

Semester 2

  • SWOTVAC semester 2: 23 October – 27 October 2017
  • Semester 2 examinations: 30 October – 17 November 2017
  • Supplementary & special exams: 4 December – 8 December 2017.

Results for semester 2 will be released on 27 November 2017. Find out how to access your results.

Graduations

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

Note that dates are subject to change and will be confirmed 6 weeks prior to the ceremonies.

Victoria University offshore ceremonies are normally held in April and July in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Beijing, China.

Public & University holidays

  • New Year's Day holiday: 2 January 2017 (in lieu of 1 January)
  • Australia Day: 26 January 2017
  • Labour Day: 13 March 2017 (higher education classes still conducted)
  • Easter break: 14 April 2017 (Good Friday) - 18 April 2017 (Easter Tuesday)
  • ANZAC Day: 25 April 2017
  • Queen's Birthday: 12 June 2017
  • Australian Football League (AFL) Grand Final holiday: 29 September 2017
  • Melbourne Cup Day: 7 November 2017
  • University closed from 25 December 2017 and re-opens Tuesday 2 January 2018
    • Christmas Day holiday: 25 December 2017 
    • Boxing Day holiday: 26 December 2017.