The academic calendar includes important study dates such as:

  • census dates
  • block and semester start and end dates
  • graduation ceremonies
  • public holidays and University holiday dates.

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

University dates – definitions

The census date is an important deadline each study period. It’s your last day to finalise the following:

  • withdrawal from your course or unit(s) without financial penalties
  • adding unit(s) to your enrolment – with College approval only
  • providing your Tax File Number (TFN), if you are a domestic student deferring fees via a HELP loan.

See HE census dates and VET/TAFE census dates.

Penalties for withdrawing after the census date

If you withdraw from the course or unit after the census date, you’ll face one of these financial penalties:

  • you will not be eligible for a refund for that unit
  • you will remain liable for the HELP loan for that unit.

Penalties also apply for the following delays and amendments:

  • making changes to your enrolment
  • making late payments
  • submitting documents after the relevant census date.

Exceptional circumstances

If you have to discontinue from your course or unit(s) after the census date due to exceptional circumstances, you may be eligible for a refund of fees or have your HELP debt remitted.

Administrative census date

The ‘administrative census date’ is the deadline for adding units each study period (last day to add units).

Withdraw without academic penalty

If you miss the census date, there is a deadline for withdrawing without academic penalty.

When you withdraw by that date, you avoid the academic penalty (fail), but you will remain liable for the fees/or HELP loan.

The discontinued unit will appear on the academic transcript with a WD (Withdrawn) grade.

This date is labelled as 'WD deadline' on this page.

Find out more about withdrawing from your units.

Withdraw with academic penalty (HE)

If you withdraw after the deadline for avoiding academic penalty, you’ll be deemed to have failed the unit.

In these circumstances, the following apply:

  • a WN (Withdrawn-Fail) grade will be recorded on your academic transcript
  • you’ll remain liable for the fees
  • the WN grade will be counted towards your Grade Point Average (GPA).

This date is labelled as 'WN-fail deadline' on this page.

Find out more about withdrawing from your units.

After the deadline for withdrawing with academic penalty (HE)

Once the deadline for withdrawing with an academic penalty has passed, you can no longer withdraw from your unit of study.

Higher Education (HE) dates

Results will be displayed in MyVU at 12pm AEST (noon) on the dates listed here.

Summer Block, 2022

  • Teaching: 17 January 2022 – 11 February 2022
  • Last day to add units: 19 January 2022
  • Census: 24 January 2022
  • WD deadline: 31 January 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 9 February 2022
  • Results published: 14 February 2022

Study break: 15 – 19 February 2022

Semester 1 Block 1, 2022

  • Teaching: 21 February 2022 – 18 March 2022
  • Last day to add units: 23 February 2022
  • Census: 28 February 2022
  • WD deadline: 7 March 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 16 March 2022
  • Results published: 21 March 2022

Semester 1 Block 2, 2022

  • Teaching: 21 March 2022 – 14 April 2022
  • Last day to add units: 23 March 2022
  • Census: 28 March 2022
  • WD deadline: 4 April 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 12 April 2022
  • Results published: 22 April 2022

Study break: 15 – 22 April 2022

Semester 1 Block 3, 2022

  • Teaching: 26 April 2022 – 20 May 2022
  • Last day to add units: 28 April 2022
  • Census: 2 May 2022
  • WD deadline: 9 May 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 18 May 2022
  • Results published: 23 May 2022

Semester 1 Block 4, 2022

  • Teaching: 23 May 2022 – 17 June 2022
  • Last day to add units: 25 May 2022
  • Census: 30 May 2022
  • WD deadline: 6 June 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 15 June 2022
  • Results published: 20 June 2022

Study break: 20 – 24 June 2022

Winter Block, 2022

  • Teaching: 27 June 2022 – 22 July 2022
  • Last day to add units: 29 June 2022
  • Census: 4 July 2022
  • WD deadline: 11 July 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 20 July 2022
  • Results published: 25 July 2022

Study break: 25 – 29 July 2022

Semester 2 Block 1, 2022

  • Teaching: 1 August 2022 – 26 August 2022
  • Last day to add units: 3 August 2022
  • Census: 8 August 2022
  • WD deadline: 15 August 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 24 August 2022
  • Results published: 29 August 2022

Semester 2 Block 2, 2022

  • Teaching: 29 August 2022 – 23 September 2022
  • Last day to add units: 31 August 2022
  • Census: 5 September 2022
  • WD deadline: 12 September 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 21 September 2022
  • Results published: 26 September 2022

Study break: 26 – 30 September 2022

Semester 2 Block 3, 2022

  • Teaching: 3 October 2022 – 28 October 2022
  • Last day to add units: 5 October 2022
  • Census: 10 October 2022
  • WD deadline: 17 October 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 26 October 2022
  • Results published: 31 October 2022

Semester 2 Block 4, 2022

  • Teaching: 31 October 2022 – 25 November 2022
  • Last day to add units: 2 November 2022
  • Census: 7 November 2022
  • WD deadline: 14 November 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 23 November 2022
  • Results published: 28 November 2022

Results will be displayed in MyVU at 12pm AEST (noon) on the dates listed here.

Semester 3, Summer Term, 2021/2022

  • Teaching: 8 November 2021–28 January 2022
  • Last day to add units: 12 November 2021
  • Study break: 24 December 2021-3 January 2022
  • Census: 14 January 2022
  • WD deadline: 21 January 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 26 January 2022
  • Results published: 21 February 2022

Semester 1, 2022

  • Teaching: 21 February 2022 – 20 May 2022
  • Last day to add units: 25 February 2022
  • Census: 18 March 2022
  • WD deadline: 15 April 2022
  • Study break: 15 – 22 April 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 18 May 2022
  • Exams: 30 May 2022 – 17 June 2022
  • Results published: 27 June 2022
  • Supplementary exams: 4 July 2022 – 8 July 2022

Winter term, 2022

  • Teaching: 20 June 2022 – 29 July 2022
  • Last day to add units: 24 June 2022
  • Census: 1 July 2022
  • WD deadline: 15 July 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 27 July 2022
  • Exams: 1 August 2022 – 5 August 2022
  • Results published: 15 August 2022

Semester 2, 2022

  • Teaching: 1 August 2022 – 28 October 2022
  • Last day to add units: 5 August 2022
  • Census: 26 August 2022
  • WD deadline: 23 September 2022
  • Study break: 26 – 30 September 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 26 October 2022
  • Exams: 7 November 2022 – 25 November 2022
  • Results published: 5 December 2022
  • Supplementary exams: 12 December 2022 – 16 December 2022

Summer term, 2022/2023

  • Teaching: 7 November 2022 – 27 January 2023
  • Last day to add units: 11 November 2022
  • Census: 13 January 2023
  • WD deadline: 13 January 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 25 January 2023
  • Exams: 30 January 2023 – 3 February 2023
  • Results published: 13 February 2023

Results will be displayed in MyVU at 12pm AEST (noon) on the dates listed here.

Block 5, 2021/2022

  • Teaching: 29 November 2021–11 February 2022
  • Last day to add units: 3 December 2021
  • Study break: 18 December 2021-9 January 2022
  • Census: 20 December 2021
  • WD deadline: 17 January 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 9 February 2022
  • Results published: 14 February 2022

Block 1, 2022

  • Teaching: 21 February 2022 – 14 April 2022
  • Last day to add units: 25 February 2022
  • Census: 7 March 2022
  • WD deadline: 21 March 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 12 April 2022
  • Results published: 22 April 2022

Study break: 15 – 22 April 2022

Block 2, 2022

  • Teaching: 26 April 2022 – 17 June 2022
  • Last day to add units: 29 April 2022
  • Census: 9 May 2022
  • WD deadline: 24 May 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 15 June 2022
  • Results published: 20 June 2022

Study break: 20 June 2022 – 29 July 2022

Block 3, 2022

  • Teaching: 1 August 2022 – 23 September 2022
  • Last day to add units: 5 August 2022
  • Census: 15 August 2022
  • WD deadline: 29 August 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 21 September 2022
  • Results published: 26 September 2022

Study break: 26 – 30 September 2022

Block 4, 2022

  • Teaching: 3 October 2022 – 25 November 2022
  • Last day to add units: 7 October 2022
  • Census: 17 October 2022
  • WD deadline: 31 October 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 23 November 2022
  • Results published: 28 November 2022

Block 5, 2022/2023

  • Teaching: 28 November 2022 – 10 February 2023
  • Last day to add units: 2 December 2022
  • Census: 19 December 2022
  • WD deadline: 16 January 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 8 February 2023
  • Results published: 13 February 2023

Results will be displayed in MyVU at 12pm AEST (noon), on the dates listed here.

Study period 1, 2022

  • Teaching: 10 January 2022 – 27 February 2022
  • Last day to add units: 12 January 2022
  • Census: 21 January 2022
  • WD deadline: 4 February 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 25 February 2022
  • Results published: 4 March 2022

Study period 2, 2022

  • Teaching: 7 March 2022 – 1 May 2022
  • Last day to add units: 9 March 2022
  • Census: 18 March 2022
  • WD deadline: 1 April 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 29 April 2022
  • Results published: 6 May 2022

Study period 3, 2022

  • Teaching: 9 May 2022 – 26 June 2022
  • Last day to add units: 11 May 2022
  • Census: 20 May 2022
  • WD deadline: 3 June 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 24 June 2022
  • Results published: 1 July 2022

Study period 4, 2022

  • Teaching: 4 July 2022 – 21 August 2022
  • Last day to add units: 6 July 2022
  • Census: 15 July 2022
  • WD deadline: 29 July 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 19 August 2022
  • Results published: 26 August 2022

Study period 5, 2022

  • Teaching: 29 August 2022 – 16 October 2022
  • Last day to add units: 31 August 2022
  • Census: 9 September 2022
  • WD deadline: 23 September 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 14 October 2022
  • Results published: 21 October 2022

Study period 6, 2022

  • Teaching: 24 October 2022 – 11 December 2022
  • Last day to add units: 26 October 2022
  • Census: 4 November 2022
  • WD deadline: 18 November 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 9 December 2022
  • Results published: 16 December 2022

Results will be displayed in MyVU at 12pm AEST (noon), on the dates listed here.

Summer Term 2021/2022

  • Teaching: 8 November 2021–28 January 2021
  • Last day to add units: 12 November 2021
  • Census: 14 January 2022
  • WD deadline: 21 January 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 26 January 2022
  • Results published: 21 February 2022

8-week Block 5

The 8-week block is only for specified postgraduate courses.

  • Teaching: 3 December 2021–11 February 2022
  • Last day to add units: 3 December 2021
  • Census: 20 December 2021
  • WD deadline: 17 January 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 9 February 2022
  • Results published: 14 February 2022

Winter term, 2022

  • Teaching: 20 June 2022 – 29 July 2022
  • Last day to add units: 24 June 2022
  • Census: 1 July 2022
  • WD deadline: 15 July 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 27 July 2022
  • Exams: 1 August 2022 – 5 August 2022
  • Results published: 15 August 2022

Summer term, 2022/2023

  • Teaching: 7 November 2022 – 27 January 2023
  • Last day to add units: 11 November 2022
  • Census: 13 January 2023
  • WD deadline: 13 January 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 25 January 2023
  • Exams: 30 January 2023 – 3 February 2023
  • Results published: 13 February 2023

Asia 1

  • Teaching: 31 January to  29 May 2022
  • Census: 27 May 2022
  • Results published: 21 February 2022

Asia 2

  • Teaching: 25 July to 27 November 2022
  • Census: 25 November 2022
  • Results published: 15 August 2022

Asia 3

  • Teaching: 29 November 2021 to 30 January 2022
  • Census: 28  January 2022
  • Results published: 20 December 2021

Asia 4

  • Teaching: 30 May to 24 July 2022
  • Census: 22 July 2022
  • Results published: 20 June 2022

Traditional (standard) semesters

  • Teaching: 28 February 2022 to 3 June 2022
  • Census: 18 March 2022
  • Result released: 13 July 2022

Block teaching

Block 1
  • Teaching: 1 to 26 August 2022
  • Census: 8 August 2022
  • Result released: 29 August 2022
Block 2
  • Teaching: 29 August to 23 September 2022
  • Census: 5 September 2022
  • Result released: 26 September 2022
Block 3
  • Teaching: 3 to 28 October 2022
  • Census: 10 October 2022
  • Result released: 31 October 2022
Block 4
  • Teaching: 31 October to 25 November 2022
  • Census: 7 November 2022
  • Result released: 28 November 2022

Logging into MyVU

If you are a first time user of MyVU, your password will be set to the default - "Temp" (uppercase T) followed by your date of birth in the format Tempddmmyyyy. For example: 12 May 1983 is written as Temp12051983.

If you have lost or forgotten your password, you can use the MyVU Password Reset feature to reset it.

MyVU overview & instructions

Contact us if you have any problems.

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.

Mid-year (all year), 2021/2022

  • Teaching: 1 July 2021–24 June 2022
  • Census: 26 November 2021

All year, 2022

  • Teaching: 24 January – 16 December 2022
  • Payment due date: 10 June 2022
  • Census: 17 June 2022

Mid-year (all year), 2022–23

  • Teaching: 1 July 2022 – 30 June 2023
  • Payment due date: 18 November 2022
  • Census: 25 November 2022

Semester 1, 2022

  • Teaching: 31 January – 24 June 2022
  • Payment due date: 25 March 2022
  • Census: 1 April 2022

Semester 2, 2022

  • Teaching: 11 July – 25 November 2022
  • Payment due date: 23 September 2022
  • Census: 30 September 2022

Term 2, all year

  • Teaching: 26 April - 16 December 2022
  • Payment due date: 5 August 2022
  • Census: 12 August 2022

Term 1, 2022

  • Teaching: 31 January – 8 April 2022
  • Payment due date: 18 February 2022
  • Census: 25 February 2022

Term 2, 2022

  • Teaching: 26 April 2022 – 24 June 2022
  • Payment due date: 13 May 2022
  • Census: 20 May 2022

Term 3, 2022

  • Teaching: 11 July 2022 – 16 September 2022
  • Payment due date: 5 August 2022
  • Census: 12 August 2022

Term 4, 2022

  • Teaching: 3 October – 16 December 2022
  • Payment due date: 27 October 2022
  • Census: 4 November 2022

Certificate level courses do not have census dates because these fees cannot be deferred. You will receive a Statement of Account (SOA) with a payment due date.

Mid-year (all year), 2021/2022

  • Teaching: 1 July 2021–30 June 2022

All year, 2022

  • Teaching: 4 January – 17 December 2022
  • Payment due date: 1 February 2022

Mid-year (all year), 2022–23

  • Teaching: 1 July 2022 – 30 June 2023
  • Payment due date: 29 July 2022

Semester 1, 2022

  • Teaching: 1 February – 25 June 2022
  • Payment due date: 1 March 2022

Semester 2, 2022

  • Teaching: 12 July – 26 November 2022
  • Payment due date: 9 August 2022

Term 1, 2022

  • Teaching: 28 January – 1 April 2022
  • Payment due date: 25 February 2022

Term 2, 2022

  • Teaching: 19 April – 25 June 2022
  • Payment due date: 17 May 2022

Term 3, 2022

  • Teaching: 12 July – 17 September 2022
  • Payment due date: 9 August 2022

Term 4, 2022

  • Teaching: 4 October – 17 December 2022
  • Payment due date: 1 November 2022

January, 2022

  • Teaching: 4–31 January 2022
  • Payment due date: 1 February 2022

February, 2022

  • Teaching: 1–28 February 2022
  • Payment due date: 1 March 2022

March, 2022

  • Teaching: 1–31 March 2022
  • Payment due date: 29 March 2022

April, 2022

  • Teaching: 1– 30 April 2022
  • Payment due date: 29 April 2022

May, 2022

  • Teaching: 1–31 May 2022
  • Payment due date: 29 May 2022

June, 2022

  • Teaching: 1–30 June 2022
  • Payment due date: 29 June 2022

July, 2022

  • Teaching: 1–31 July 2022
  • Payment due date: 29 July 2022

August, 2022

  • Teaching: 1–31 August 2022
  • Payment due date: 29 August 2022

September, 2022

  • Teaching: 1–30 September 2022
  • Payment due date: 29 September 2022

October, 2022

  • Teaching: 1–31 October 2022
  • Payment due date: 29 October 2022

November, 2022

  • Teaching: 1–30 November 2022
  • Payment due date: 29 November 2022

December, 2022

  • Teaching: 1–17 December 2022
  • Payment due date: 29 December 2022

College of English, Foundation & Pathways (Melbourne) dates

Trimester 3, 2021/2022

  • Teaching: 4 October 2021–14 January 2022
  • Last day to add units: 8 October 2021
  • Census: 29 October 2021
  • WD deadline: 26 November 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 12 January 2022
  • Results published: 25 January 2022

Trimester 1, 2022

  • Teaching: 14 February 2022 – 20 May 2022
  • Census: 18 February 2022
  • Last day to add units: 11 March 2022
  • WD deadline: 8 April 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 18 May 2022
  • Results published: 30 May 2022

Trimester 2, 2022

  • Teaching: 14 June 2022 – 9 September 2022
  • Census: 17 June 2022
  • Last day to add units: 8 July 2022
  • WD deadline: 5 August 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 7 September 2022
  • Results published: 28 September 2022

Trimester 3, 2022/2023

  • Teaching: 3 October 2022 – 13 January 2023
  • Census: 7 October 2022
  • Last day to add units: 28 October 2022
  • WD deadline: 25 November 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 11 January 2023
  • Results published: 24 January 2023

Public & University holidays

Public holidays and University holidays in 2022:

  • New Year's Day: Saturday 1 January 2022
  • New Year's Day holiday: Monday 3 January 2022
  • Australia Day: Wednesday 26 January 2022
  • Labour Day: Monday 14 March 2022 (classes as usual)
  • Good Friday: Friday 15 April 2022
  • Saturday before Easter Sunday: Saturday 16 April 2022
  • Easter Sunday: Sunday 17 April 2022
  • Easter Monday: Monday 18 April 2022
  • Easter Tuesday*: Tuesday 19 April 2022
  • ANZAC Day: Monday 25 April 2022
  • Queen's Birthday: Monday 13 June 2022
  • AFL Grand Final holiday: Friday 23 September 2022
  • Melbourne Cup: Tuesday 1 November 2022
  • Christmas Day: Sunday 25 December 2022
  • Boxing Day: Monday 26 December 2022
  • Christmas holiday: Tuesday 27 December 2022.

*VU holiday.

Other important dates