Academic calendar

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

Academic & Governance printable calendars

2018 calendar

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

2019 calendar

2019 Academic and Governance calendar (2019 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 2 – no break
  • 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.

Victoria University Online

Study Period 5

  • Teaching dates: 3 September – 21 October 2018
  • Census: 14 September 2018
  • Result Release: 26 October 2018

Study Period 6

  • Teaching dates: 29 October – 16 December 2018
  • Census: 9 November 2018
  • Result Release: 21 December 2018

Higher Education (HE) study dates & breaks 2019

Standard Higher Education (HE) study dates & breaks (3rd year & above)

If you are studying in VU's block model (first and second year students in 2019) general semester dates and breaks are the same, but census and exams periods are more frequent.

First and second year university students should refer to the Block Model dates in the next section.

Study dates

  • 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 1: 25 February – 24 May 2019
    • Census: 22 March 2019
    • SWOTVAC: 27 May – 31 May 2019
    • Exam period: 3 June – 21 June 2019
    • Results released: 1 July 2019
    • Supplementary exams: 8 July - 12 July 2019
  • Semester 4 (Winter school): 3 June – 12 July 2019
    • Census: 14 June 2019
    • Exam period: 15 July – 19 July 2019
    • Results release: 5 August 2018
  • Semester 2: 22 July – 18 October 2019
    • Census: 16 August 2019
    • SWOTVAC: 21 October – 25 October 2019
    • Exam period: 28 October – 15 November 2019
    • Results release: 25 November 2019
    • Supplementary exams: 2 December - 6 December 2019
  • Semester 3 (Summer school 2019-20):  11 November 2019 - 31 Jan 2020
    • Census: 10 January 2020
    • Exam period: 3 February - 7 February 2020
    • Results release: 17 February 2020

Semester breaks

  • Semester 1 mid-semester break: 22 April – 26 April 2019
  • Mid-year break: 22 June – 21 July 2019
  • Semester 2 mid-semester break: 23 September – 27 September 2019

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

Block Model dates (first & second year students)

Summer Block (Jan-Feb 2019)

  • Teaching dates: 14 January - 8 February 2019
  • Census (last date for withdrawal without penalty): 21 January 2019
  • Results published: 11 February 2019

Semester 1- Block 1

  • Teaching dates: 25 February - 22 March 2019
  • Census (last date for withdrawal without penalty): 4 March 2019
  • Results published: 25 March 2019

Semester 1- Block 2

  • Teaching dates: 25 March - 26 April 2019
  • Census (last date for withdrawal without penalty): 1 April 2019
  • Mid-semester break: 22 April - 26 April 2018
  • Results published: 29 April 2019

Semester 1- Block 3

  • Teaching dates: 29 April - 24 May 2019
  • Census (last date for withdrawal without penalty): 6 May 2019
  • Results published: 27 May 2019

Semester 1- Block 4

  • Teaching dates: 27 May - 21 June 2019
  • Census (last date for withdrawal without penalty): 3 June 2019
  • Results published: 24 June 2019

Winter Block

  • Teaching dates: 24 June - 19 July 2019
  • Census (last date for withdrawal without penalty): 1 July 2019
  • Results published: 22 July 2019

Semester 2 - Block 1

  • Teaching dates: 22 July - 16 August 2019
  • Census (last date for withdrawal without penalty): 29 July 2019
  • Results published: 19 August 2019

Semester 2 - Block 2

  • Teaching dates: 19 August - 13 September 2019
  • Census (last date for withdrawal without penalty): 26 August 2019
  • Results published: 16 September 2019

Semester 2 - Block 3

  • Teaching dates: 16 September - 18 October 2019
  • Census (last date for withdrawal without penalty): 7 October 2019
  • Results published: 21 October 2019

Semester 2 - Block 4

  • Teaching dates: 21 October - 15 November 2019
  • Census (last date for withdrawal without penalty): 4 November 2019
  • Results published: 18 November 2019

Summer Block 2 (Nov-Dec 2019)

  • Teaching dates: 25 November – 20 December 2019
  • Census (last date for withdrawal without penalty): 2 December 2019
  • Results published: 23 December 2019

Summer Block (Jan-Feb 2020)

  • Teaching dates: 13 January – 7 February 2020
  • Census (last date for withdrawal without penalty): 20 January 2020
  • Results published: 10 February 2020

Semester breaks

  • Semester 1 mid-semester break: 22 April – 26 April 2019
  • Mid-year break: 22 June – 21 July 2019
  • Semester 2 mid-semester break: 19 September – 27 September 2019

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: 4 March 2019 – 31 May 2019

  • Census: 29 March 2019
  • SWOTVAC: 3 June 2019 – 7 June 2019
  • Exam period: 11 June 2019 – 17 June 2019
  • Result release: 24 June 2019
  • Supplementary exams: 1 July 2019 – 5 July 2019

Trimester 2: 15 July 2019 – 4 October 2019

  • Census: 9 August 2019
  • SWOTVAC: 7 October 2019 - 11 October 2019
  • Exam period: 14 October 2019 – 18 October 2019
  • Result released: 28 October 2019
  • Supplementary exams: 4 November 2019 – 8 November 2019

Trimester 3: 4 November 2019 – 24 January 2020

  • Census: 29 November 2019
  • Exam period: 27 January 2020 – 31 January 2020
  • Result released: 10 February 2020
  • Supplementary exams: 17 February 2020 – 21 February 2020

Trimester breaks

  • Trimester 1 mid-trimester break: 22 April 2019 – 26 April 2019
  • Mid-year break: 18 June 2018 – 14 July 2019
  • Trimester 2 – no break
  • Trimester 3 mid-trimester break: 24 December 2019 – 2 January 2020

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

Victoria University Online

Study Period 1

  • Teaching dates: 14 January - 3 March 2019
  • Census: 25 January 2019
  • Results released: 8 March 2019

Study Period 2

  • Teaching dates: 11 March - 5 May 2019
  • Census: 22 March 2019
  • Easter break: 22 – 26 April 2019
  • Results released: 10 May 2019

Study Period 3

  • Teaching dates: 13 May - 30 June 2019
  • Census: 24 May 2019
  • Results released: 5 July 2019

Study Period 4

  • Teaching dates: 8 July - 25 August 2019
  • Census: 19 July 2019
  • Results released: 30 August 2019

Study Period 5

  • Teaching dates: 2 September - 20 October 2019
  • Census: 13 September 2019
  • Results released: 25 October 2019

Study Period 6

  • Teaching dates: 28 October - 15 December 2019
  • Census: 8 November 2019
  • Results released: 20 December 2019

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: 9 – 13 July 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 Wednesday 2 January 2019
    • Christmas Day holiday: 25 December 2018 
    • Boxing Day holiday: 26 December 2018.