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The discontinued unit will appear on the academic transcript with a WD (Withdrawn) grade.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  • a WN (Withdrawn-Fail) grade will be recorded on your academic transcript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.

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

Summer Block, 2023

  • Teaching: 16 January 2023 – 10 February 2023
  • Last day to add units: 18 January 2023
  • Census: 23 January 2023
  • WD deadline: 30 January 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 8 February 2023
  • Results published: 13 February 2023

Study break: 13 – 17 February 2023

Semester 1 Block 1, 2023

  • Teaching: 20 February 2023 – 17 March 2023
  • Last day to add units: 22 February 2023
  • Census: 27 February 2023
  • WD deadline: 6 March 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 15 March 2023
  • Results published: 20 March 2023

Semester 1 Block 2, 2023

  • Teaching: 20 March 2023 – 21 April 2023
  • Last day to add units: 22 March 2023
  • Census: 27 March 2023
  • WD deadline: 3 April 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 19 April 2023
  • Results published: 24 April 2023

Easter break: 7 – 13 April 2023

Study break: 24 – 28 April 2023

Semester 1 Block 3, 2023

  • Teaching: 1 May 2023 – 26 May 2023
  • Last day to add units: 2 May 2023
  • Census: 8 May 2023
  • WD deadline: 15 May 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 24 May 2023
  • Results published: 29 May 2023

Semester 1 Block 4, 2023

  • Teaching: 29 May 2023 – 23 June 2023
  • Last day to add units: 31 May 2023
  • Census: 5 June 2023
  • WD deadline: 12 June 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 21 June 2023
  • Results published: 26 June 2023

Study break: 26 – 30 June 2023

Winter Block 1, 2023

  • Teaching: 3 July 2023 – 28 July 2023
  • Last day to add units: 5 July 2023
  • Census: 10 July 2023
  • WD deadline: 17 July 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 26 July 2023
  • Results published: 31 July 2023

Semester 2 Block 1, 2023

  • Teaching: 31 July 2023 – 25 August 2023
  • Last day to add units: 2 August 2023
  • Census: 7 August 2023
  • WD deadline: 14 August 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 23 August 2023
  • Results published: 28 August 2023

Semester 2 Block 2, 2023

  • Teaching: 28 August 2023 – 22 September 2023
  • Last day to add units: 30 August 2023
  • Census: 4 September 2023
  • WD deadline: 11 September 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 20 September 2023
  • Results published: 25 September 2023

Study break: 25 – 29 September 2023

Semester 2 Block 3, 2023

  • Teaching: 2 October 2023 – 27 October 2023
  • Last day to add units: 4 October 2023
  • Census: 9 October 2022
  • WD deadline: 16 October 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 25 October 2023
  • Results published: 30 October 2023

Semester 2 Block 4, 2023

  • Teaching: 30 October 2023 – 24 November 2023
  • Last day to add units: 1 November 2023
  • Census: 6 November 2023
  • WD deadline: 13 November 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 22 November 2023
  • Results published: 27 November 2023

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

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

Semester 1, 2023

  • Teaching: 20 February 2023 – 19 May 2023
  • Last day to add units: 24 February 2023
  •  Census: 17 March 2023
  • WD deadline: 14 April 2023
  • Study break: 7 – 14 April 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 17 May 2023
  • Exams: 29 May 2022 – 16 June 2023
  • Results published: 26 June 2023
  • Supplementary exams: 3 July 2023 – 7 July 2023

Winter term, 2023

  • Teaching: 19 June 2023 – 21 July 2023
  • Last day to add units: 23 June 2023
  • Census: 30 June 2023
  • WD deadline: 14 July 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 19 July 2023
  • Exams: 24 July 2023 – 28 July 2023
  • Results published: 31 July 2023

Semester 2, 2023

  • Teaching: 31 July 2023 – 27 October 2023
  • Last day to add units: 4 August 2023
  • Census: 25 August 2023
  • WD deadline: 22 September 2023
  • Study break: 25 – 29 September 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 25 October 2023
  • Exams: 6 November 2023 – 24 November 2023
  • Results published: 4 December 2023
  • Supplementary exams: 11 December 2023 – 15 December 2023

Summer term, 2023/2024

  • Teaching: 6 November 2023 – 26 January 2024
  • Last day to add units: 10 November 2023
  • Census: 12 January 2024
  • WD deadline: 12 January 2024
  • WN-Fail deadline: 24 January 2024
  • Exams: 29 January 2024 – 2 February 2024
  • Results published: 12 February 2024

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

Block 5, 2022/2023

  • Teaching: 28 November 2022–10 February 2023
  • Last day to add units: 2 December 2022
  • Study break: 19 December 2022- 6 January 2023
  • Census: 19 December 2022
  • WD deadline: 16 January 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 8 February 2023
  • Results published: 13 February 2023

Block 1, 2023

  • Teaching: 20 February 2023 – 21 April 2023
  • Last day to add units: 24 February 2023
  • Census: 6 March 2023
  • WD deadline: 20 March 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 19 April 2023
  • Results published: 24 April 2023

Study break: 24 – 28 April 2023

Block 2, 2023

  • Teaching: 1 May 2023 – 23 June 2023
  • Last day to add units: 5 May 2023
  • Census: 15 May 2023
  • WD deadline: 29 May 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 21 June 2023
  • Results published: 26 June 2023

Study break: 26 June 2023 – 28 July 2023

Block 3, 2023

  • Teaching: 31 July 2023 – 22 September 2023
  • Last day to add units: 4 August 2023
  • Census: 14 August 2023
  • WD deadline: 28 August 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 20 September 2023
  • Results published: 25 September 2023

Study break: 25 – 29 September 2023

Block 4, 2023

  • Teaching: 2 October 2023 – 24 November 2023
  • Last day to add units: 6 October 2023
  • Census: 16 October 2023
  • WD deadline: 30 October 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 22 November 2023
  • Results published: 27 November 2023

Block 5, 2023/2024

  • Teaching: 27 November 2023 – 9 February 2024
  • Last day to add units: 1 December 2023
  • Study break: 18 December 2023 - 5 January 2024
  • Census: 18 December 2023
  • WD deadline: 17 January 2024
  • WN-Fail deadline: 7 February 2024
  • Results published: 12 February 2024

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

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

Study period 1, 2023

  • Teaching: 9 January 2023 – 26 February 2023
  • Last day to add units: 11 January 2023
  • Census: 20 January 2023
  • WD deadline: 3 February 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 24 February 2023
  • Results published: 3 March 2023

Study period 2, 2023

  • Teaching: 6 March 2023 – 30 April 2023
  • Last day to add units: 8 March 2023
  • Census: 17 March 2023
  • WD deadline: 31 March 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 28 April 2023
  • Results published: 5 May 2023

Study period 3, 2023

  • Teaching: 8 May 2023 – 25 June 2023
  • Last day to add units: 10 May 2023
  • Census: 19 May 2023
  • WD deadline: 2 June 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 23 June 2023
  • Results published: 30 June 2023

Study period 4, 2023

  • Teaching: 3 July 2023 – 20 August 2023
  • Last day to add units: 5 July 2023
  • Census: 14 July 2023
  • WD deadline: 28 July 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 18 August 2023
  • Results published: 25 August 2023

Study period 5, 2023

  • Teaching: 28 August 2023 – 15 October 2023
  • Last day to add units: 30 August 2023
  • Census: 8 September 2023
  • WD deadline: 22 September 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 13 October 2023
  • Results published: 20 October 2023

Study period 6, 2023

  • Teaching: 23 October 2023 – 10 December 2023
  • Last day to add units: 25 October 2023
  • Census: 3 November 2023
  • WD deadline: 17 November 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 8 December 2023
  • Results published: 15 December 2023

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

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

Offshore 1

  • Teaching: 30 January to 28 May 2023
  • Census: 26 May 2023
  • Results published: 20 February 2023

Offshore 2

  • Teaching: 24 July to 26 November 2023
  • Census: 24 November 2023
  • Results published: 14 August 2023

Offshore 3

  • Teaching: 28 November 2022 to 29 January 2023
  • Census: 27  January 2023
  • Results published: 19 December 2023

Offshore 4

  • Teaching: 29 May to 23 July 2023
  • Census: 21 July 2023
  • Results published: 19 June 2023

Semester 2 Block 4 2022

  • Teaching: 31 October to 25 November 2022
  • Census: 7 November 2022
  • Result released: 28 November 2022

Summer Block 2023

  • Teaching: 16 January 2023 – 10 February 2023
  • Last day to add units: 18 January 2023
  • Census: 23 January 2023
  • WD deadline: 18 January 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 8 February 2023
  • Results published: 13 February 2023

Study break: 13 – 17 February 2023

Semester 1 Block 1, 2023

  • Teaching: 20 February 2023 – 17 March 2023
  • Last day to add units: 22 February 2023
  • Census: 27 February 2023
  • WD deadline: 22 February 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 15 March 2023
  • Results published: 20 March 2023

Semester 1 Block 2, 2023

  • Teaching: 20 March 2023 – 21 April 2023
  • Last day to add units: 22 March 2023
  • Census: 27 March 2023
  • WD deadline: 22 March 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 19 April 2023
  • Results published: 24 April 2023

Easter break: 7 – 13 April 2023

Study break: 24 – 28 April 2023

Semester 1 Block 3, 2023

  • Teaching: 1 May 2023 – 26 May 2023
  • Last day to add units: 22 March 2023
  • Census: 8 May 2023
  • WD deadline: 22 March 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 24 May 2023
  • Results published: 29 May 2023

Semester 1 Block 4, 2023

  • Teaching: 29 May 2023 – 23 June 2023
  • Last day to add units: 22 March 2023
  • Census: 5 June 2023
  • WD deadline: 22 March 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 21 June 2023
  • Results published: 26 June 2023

Study break: 26 – 30 June 2023

Winter Block 1, 2023

  • Teaching: 3 July 2023 – 28 July 2023
  • Last day to add units: 22 March 2023
  • Census: 10 July 2023
  • WD deadline: 22 March 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 26 July 2023
  • Results published: 31 July 2023

Semester 2 Block 1, 2023

  • Teaching: 31 July 2023 – 25 August 2023
  • Last day to add units: 2 August 2023
  • Census: 7 August 2023
  • WD deadline: 2 August 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 23 August 2023
  • Results published: 28 August 2023

Semester 2 Block 2, 2023

  • Teaching: 28 August 2023 – 22 September 2023
  • Last day to add units: 30 August 2023
  • Census: 4 September 2023
  • WD deadline: 30 August 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 20 September 2023
  • Results published: 25 September 2023

Study break: 25 – 29 September 2023

Semester 2 Block 3, 2023

  • Teaching: 2 October 2023 – 27 October 2023
  • Last day to add units: 30 August 2023
  • Census: 9 October 2022
  • WD deadline: 30 August 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 25 October 2023
  • Results published: 30 October 2023

Semester 2 Block 4, 2023

  • Teaching: 30 October 2023 – 24 November 2023
  • Last day to add units: 30 August 2023
  • Census: 6 November 2023
  • WD deadline: 30 August 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 22 November 2023
  • Results published: 27 November 2023

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.

College of English, Foundation & Pathways (Melbourne) dates

Trimester 3, 2022/2023

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

Trimester 1, 2023

  • Teaching: 13 February 2023 – 19 May 2023
  • Last day to add units: 17 February 2023
  • Census: 10 March 2023
  • WD deadline: 7 April 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 17 May 2023
  • Results published: 29 May 2023

Trimester 2, 2023

  • Teaching: 13 June 2023 – 8 September 2023
  • Last day to add units: 16 June 2023
  • Census: 7 July 2023
  • WD deadline: 4 August 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 6 September 2023
  • Results published: 25 September 2023

Trimester 3, 2023/2024

  • Teaching: 2 October 2023 – 12 January 2024
  • Last day to add units: 6 October 2023
  • Census: 27 October 2023
  • WD deadline: 24 November 2023
  • WN-Fail deadline: 10 January 2024
  • Results published: 22 January 2024

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
  • Queen's National Memorial Service: Thursday 22 September 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.

Public holidays and University holidays in 2023:

  • New Year's Day: Sunday 1 January 2023
  • New Year's Day holiday: Monday 2 January 2023
  • Australia Day: Thursday 26 January 2023
  • Labour Day: Monday 13 March 2023 (classes as usual)
  • Good Friday: Friday 7 April 2023
  • Saturday before Easter Sunday: Saturday 8 April 2023
  • Easter Sunday: Sunday 9 April 2023
  • Easter Monday: Monday 10 April 2023
  • Easter Tuesday*: Tuesday 11 April 2023
  • ANZAC Day: Tuesday 25 April 2023
  • King's Birthday: Monday 12 June 2023
  • AFL Grand Final holiday: TBA
  • Melbourne Cup: Tuesday 7 November 2023
  • Christmas Day: Monday 25 December 2023
  • Boxing Day: Tuesday 26 December 2023

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