Academic calendar

Our academic calendar includes key dates for students including census dates, semester dates, exam periods, holidays and graduation ceremonies.

Find out about VU’s important dates, what they mean, and what you need to complete by each deadline.

Census dates

Study dates

VET/TAFE dates

This section includes census dates, and general course study dates and break periods for TAFE courses.

Delivery and term dates may vary significantly for different courses.

Refer to your course timetable for your course's details, available from your teaching area or from VU International (for international students). Results will be displayed in MyVU at 12pm AEST (noon) when finalised by your teacher.

Public & University holidays

Public holidays and University holidays in 2024:

  • New Year's Day: Monday 1 January 2024
  • New Year's Day holiday: Tuesday 2 January 2024
  • Australia Day: Friday 26 January 2024
  • Labour Day: Monday 11 March 2024 (classes as usual)
  • Good Friday: Friday 29 March 2024
  • Saturday before Easter Sunday: 30 March 2024
  • Easter Sunday: 31 March 2024
  • Easter Monday: Monday 1 April 2024
  • Easter Tuesday*: Tuesday 2 April 2024
  • ANZAC Day: Thursday 25 April 2024
  • King's Birthday: Monday 10 June 2024
  • AFL Grand Final holiday: TBA
  • Melbourne Cup: Tuesday 5 November 2024
  • Christmas Day: Wednesday 25 December 2024
  • Boxing Day: Thursday 26 December 2024

*VU holiday.