The academic calendar includes important study dates such as:

  • census dates
  • semester start and end dates
  • examination periods
  • graduation ceremonies.

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The discontinued unit will appear on the academic transcript with a WD (Withdrawn) grade.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  • a WN (Withdrawn-Fail) grade will be recorded on your academic transcript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 2021

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

Semester 3 Block 1, Summer Block, 2021

  • Teaching: 18 January 2021–12 February 2021
  • Last day to add units: 20 January 2021
  • Census: 25 January 2021
  • WD deadline: 1 February 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 10 February 2021
  • Results published: 15 February 2021

Study break: 15-19 February 2021

Semester 1 Block 1, 2021

  • Teaching: 22 February 2021–19 March 2021
  • Last day to add units: 24 February 2021
  • Census: 1 March 2021
  • WD deadline: 8 March 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 17 March 2021
  • Last day to apply for leave of absence: 19 March 2021
  • Results published: 22 March 2021

Semester 1 Block 2, 2021

  • Teaching: 22 March 2021–23 April 2021
  • Study break (Easter): 2 - 8 April 2021
  • Last day to add units: 24 March 2021
  • Census: 29 March 2021
  • WD deadline: 5 April 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 21 April 2021
  • Results published: 26 April 2021

Study break: 26-30 April 2021

Semester 1 Block 3, 2021

  • Teaching: 3 May 2021–28 May 2021
  • Last day to add units: 5 May 2021
  • Census: 10 May 2021
  • WD deadline: 17 May 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 26 May 2021
  • Results published: 31 May 2021

Semester 1 Block 4, 2021

  • Teaching: 31 May 2021–25 June 2021
  • Last day to add units: 2 June 2021
  • Census: 7 June 2021
  • WD deadline: 14 June 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 23 June 2021
  • Results published: 28 June 2021

Study break: 26 June 2021-2 July 2021

Semester 4 Block 2, Winter Block, 2021

  • Teaching: 5 July 2021–30 July 2021
  • Last day to add units: 7 July 2021
  • Census: 12 July 2021
  • WD deadline: 19 July 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 28 July 2021
  • Results published: 2 August 2021

Semester 2 Block 1, 2021

  • Teaching: 2 August 2021–27 August 2021
  • Last day to add units: 4 August 2021
  • Census: 9 August 2021
  • WD deadline: 16 August 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 25 August 2021
  • Last day to apply for leave of absence: 27 August 2021
  • Results published: 30 August 2021

Semester 2 Block 2, 2021

  • Teaching: 30 August 2021–24 September 2021
  • Last day to add units: 1 September 2021
  • Census: 6 September 2021
  • WD deadline: 13 September 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 22 September 2021
  • Results published: 29 September 2021

Study break: 27 September 2021-1 October 2021

Semester 2 Block 3, 2021

  • Teaching: 4 October 2021–29 October 2021
  • Last day to add units: 6 October 2021
  • Census: 11 October 2021
  • WD deadline: 18 October 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 27 October 2021
  • Results published:  3 November 2021

Semester 2 Block 4, 2021

  • Teaching*: 3 November 2021–26 November 2021 (*placements scheduled for Monday 1 November will continue as normal)
  • Last day to add units: 3 November 2021
  • Census: 8 November 2021
  • WD deadline: 15 November 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 24 November 2021
  • Results published: 1 December 2021 at 12.00pm.

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

Semester 3, Summer Term, 2020/2021

  • Teaching: 9 November 2020–29 January 2021
  • Census: 15 January 2021
  • WD deadline: 21 January 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 26 January 2021
  • Exams: 1–5 February 2021
  • Results published: 15 February 2021

Semester 1, 2021

  • Teaching: 22 February 2021–18 June 2021
  • Last day to add units: 26 February 2021
  • Last day to apply for leave of absence: 19 March 2021
  • Census: 19 March 2021
  • Study break (Easter): 2-9 April 2021
  • WD deadline: 16 April 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 19 May 2021
  • Results published: 28 June 2021

Semester 4, Winter Term, 2021

  • Teaching: 14 June 2021–23 July 2021
  • Last day to add units: 18 June 2021
  • Census: 25 June 2021
  • WD deadline: 9 July 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 21 July 2021
  • Results published: 2 August 2021

Semester 2, 2021

  • Teaching: 2 August 2021–26 November 2021
  • Last day to add units: 6 August 2021
  • Last day to apply for leave of absence: 27 August 2021
  • Census: 27 August 2021
  • Study break: 27 September 2021-1 October 2021
  • WD deadline: 24 September 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 27 October 2021
  • Results published: 6 December 2021

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: 14 February 2022

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

Block 1, 2021

  • Teaching: 22 February 2021–23 April 2021
  • Last day to add units: 26 February 2021
  • Last day to apply for leave of absence: 9 March 2021
  • Census: 9 March 2021
  • WD deadline: 22 March 2021
  • Study break (Easter): 2-9 April 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 21 April 2021
  • Results published: 26 April 2021.

Study break: 26-30 April 2021

Block 2, 2021

  • Teaching: 3 May 2021–25 June 2021
  • Last day to add units: 7 May 2021
  • Census: 17 May 2021
  • WD deadline: 31 May 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 23 June 2021
  • Results published: 28 June 2021.

Study break: 26 June 2021-1 August 2021

Block 3, 2021

  • Teaching: 2 August 2021–24 September 2021
  • Last day to add units: 6 August 2021
  • Last day to apply for leave of absence: 16 August 2021
  • Census: 16 August 2021
  • WD deadline: 30 August 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 22 September 2021
  • Results published: 27 September 2021.

Study break: 27 September 2021-1 October 2021

Block 4, 2021

  • Teaching: 4 October 2021–26 November 2021
  • Last day to add units: 8 October 2021
  • Census: 18 October 2021
  • WD deadline: 1 November 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 24 November 2021
  • Results published: 29 November 2021.

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.

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

Sydney results will be displayed in MyVU at 6am AEST.

Trimester 3, 2020/2021

  • Teaching: 9 November 2020–12 February 2021
  • Census: 4 December 2020
  • WD deadline: 01 January 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 10 February 2021
  • Exams: 15–19 February 2021
  • Results published: 1 March 2021
  • Supplementary exams 8–12 March 2021.

Trimester 1, 2021

  • Teaching: 15 March 2021–25 June 2021
  • Last day to add units: 26 March 2021
  • Last day to apply for leave of absence: 9 April 2021
  • Census: 9 April 2021
  • WD deadline: 7 May 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 9 June 2021
  • Results published: 2 July 2021.

Trimester 2, 2021

  • Teaching: 19 July 2021–22 October 2021
  • Last day to add units: 30 July 2021
  • Last day to apply for leave of absence: 13 August 2021
  • Census: 13 August 2021
  • WD deadline: 10 September 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 6 October 2021
  • Results published: 29 October 2021.

Trimester 3, 2021/2022

  • Teaching: 15 November 2021–25 February 2022
  • Last day to add units: 26 November 2021
  • Census: 10 December 2021
  • WD deadline: 7 January 2022
  • WN-Fail deadline: 9 February 2022
  • Results published: 18 February 2022.

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

Study period 1, 2021

  • Teaching: 11 January 2021–28 February 2021
  • Last day to add units: 13 January 2021
  • Census: 22 January 2021
  • WD deadline: 5 February 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 26 February 2021
  • Results published: 5 March 2021

Study period 2, 2021

  • Teaching: 8 March 2021–2 May 2021
  • Last day to add units: 10 March 2021
  • Census: 19 March 2021
  • WD deadline: 2 April 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 30 April 2021
  • Results published: 7 May 2021

Study period 3, 2021

  • Teaching: 10 May 2021–27 June 2021
  • Last day to add units: 12 May 2021
  • Census: 21 May 2021
  • WD deadline: 4 June 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 25 June 2021
  • Results published: 2 July 2021

Study period 4, 2021

  • Teaching: 5 July 2021–22 August 2021
  • Last day to add units: 7 July 2021
  • Census: 16 July 2021
  • WD deadline: 30 July 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 20 August 2021
  • Results published: 27 August 2021

Study period 5, 2021

  • Teaching: 30 August 2021–17 October 2021
  • Last day to add units: 1 September 2021
  • Census: 10 September 2021
  • WD deadline: 24 September 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 15 October 2021
  • Results published: 22 October 2021

Study period 6, 2021

  • Teaching: 25 October 2021–12 December 2021
  • Last day to add units: 27 October 2021
  • Census: 5 November 2021
  • WD deadline: 19 November 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 10 December 2021
  • Results published: 17 December 2021

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

Semester 3, Summer Term, 2020/2021

  • Teaching: 9 November 2020–29 January 2021
  • Last day to add units: 13 November 2020
  • Census: 15 January 2021
  • WD deadline: 22 January 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 27 January 2021
  • Results published: 15 February 2021

Semester 3 Block 1, Summer Block, 2021

  • Teaching: 18 January 2021–12 February 2021
  • Last day to add units: 20 January 2021
  • Census: 25 January 2021
  • WD deadline: 1 February 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 10 February 2021
  • Results published: 15 February 2021

Semester 4 Block, Winter Block

  • Teaching: 5 July 2021–30 July 2021
  • Last day to add units: 7 July 2021
  • Census: 12 July 2021
  • WD deadline: 19 July 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 28 July 2021
  • Results published: 2 August 2021

Semester 3, 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: 14 February 2022

Semester 8-week Block 5 - 8-week Block

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

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), 2020/2021

  • Teaching: 1 July 2020–30 June 2021
  • Census: 27 November 2020

All year, 2021

  • Teaching: 25 January 2021–31 December 2021
  • Census: 18 June 2021

Mid-year (all year), 2021/2022

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

Semester 1, 2021

  • Teaching: 1 February 2021–25 June 2021
  • Census: 2 April 2021

Semester 2, 2021

  • Teaching: 12 July 2021–26 November 2021
  • Census: 30 September 2021

Term 1, 2021

  • Teaching: 28 January 2021–1 April 2021
  • Census: 26 February 2021

Term 2, 2021

  • Teaching: 19 April 2021–25 June 2021
  • Census: 21 May 2021

Term 3, 2021

  • Teaching: 12 July 2021–17 September 2021
  • Census: 13 August 2021

Term 4, 2021

  • Teaching: 4 October 2021–17 December 2021
  • Census: 10 November 2021

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.

All year, 2021

  • Teaching: 4 January 2021–17 December 2021

Mid-year (all year), 2021/2022

  • Teaching: 1 July 2021–30 June 2022

Semester 1, 2021

  • Teaching: 1 February 2021–25 June 2021

Semester 2, 2021

  • Teaching: 12 July 2021–26 November 2021

Term 1, 2021

  • Teaching: 28 January 2021–01 April 2021

Term 2, 2021

  • Teaching: 19 April 2021–25 June 2021

Winter, 2021

  • Teaching: 21 June 2021–09 July 2021

Term 3, 2021

  • Teaching: 12 July 2021–17 September 2021

Term 4, 2021

  • Teaching: 4 October 2021–17 December 2021

January, 2021

  • Teaching: 4 January 2021–31 January 2021

February, 2021

  • Teaching: 1 February 2021–28 February 2021

March, 2021

  • Teaching: 1 March 2021–31 March 2021

April, 2021

  • Teaching: 1 April 2021–30 April 2021

May, 2021

  • Teaching: 1 May 2021–31 May 2021

June, 2021

  • Teaching: 1 June 2021–30 June 2021

July, 2021

  • Teaching: 1 July 2021–31 July 2021

August, 2021

  • Teaching: 1 August 2021–31 August 2021

September, 2021

  • Teaching: 1 September 2021–30 September 2021

October, 2021

  • Teaching: 1 October 2021–31 October 2021

November, 2021

  • Teaching: 1 November 2021–30 November 2021

December, 2021

  • Teaching: 1 December 2021–17 December 2021

VU College (Melbourne) dates

Trimester 3, 2020/2021

  • Teaching: 5 October 2020–15 January 2021
  • Census: 30 October 2020
  • WD deadline: 30 October 2020
  • WN-Fail deadline: 27 November 2020
  • Results published: 25 January 2021.

Trimester 1, 2021

  • Teaching: 15 February 2021–21 May 2021
  • Last day to add units: 19 February 2021
  • Census: 12 March 2021
  • WD deadline: 9 April 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 19 May 2021
  • Results published: 31 May 2021.

Trimester 2, 2021

  • Teaching: 14 June 2021–10 September 2021
  • Last day to add units: 18 June 2021
  • Census: 9 July 2021
  • WD deadline: 6 August 2021
  • WN-Fail deadline: 8 September 2021
  • Results published: 29 September 2021.

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.

Public & University holidays

Public and University holidays in 2021:

  • New Year's Day: Friday 1 January 2021
  • Australia Day holiday: Tuesday 26 January 2021
  • Labour Day: Monday 8 March 2021 (classes as usual)
  • Good Friday: Friday 2 April 2021
  • Saturday before Easter Sunday: Saturday 3 April 2021
  • Easter Sunday: Sunday 4 April 2021
  • Easter Monday: Monday 5 April 2021
  • Easter Tuesday*: Tuesday 6 April 2021
  • ANZAC Day: Sunday 25 April 2021
  • Queen's Birthday: Monday 14 June 2021
  • AFL Grand Final holiday: 24 September 2021 (to be confirmed, subject to AFL schedule)
  • Victoria University holiday: 27 September 2021
  • Victoria University holiday: 1 November 2021
  • Melbourne Cup: Tuesday 2 November 2021
  • Victoria University holiday: 24 December 2021
  • Christmas Day: Saturday 25 December 2021
  • Boxing Day: Sunday 26 December 2021
  • Christmas holiday: Monday 27 December 2021
  • Boxing Day holiday: Tuesday 28 December 2021.

*VU holiday

Other important dates