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

Higher Education (HE) study dates & breaks 2019

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 or School.

Summer Block 1 (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 - 19 April 2019
  • Census (last date for withdrawal without penalty): 1 April 2019
  • Mid-semester break: 22 April - 26 April 2019
  • Results published: 22 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
  • Mid-semester break: 16 - 27 September 2019
  • Results published: 16 September 2019

Semester 2 - Block 3

  • Teaching dates: 30 September - 25 October 2019
  • Census (last date for withdrawal without penalty): 7 October 2019
  • Results published: 28 October 2019

Semester 2 - Block 4

  • Teaching dates: 28 October - 22 November 2019
  • Census (last date for withdrawal without penalty): 4 November 2019
  • Results published: 25 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 1 (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: 16 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.

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.

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 study dates & breaks 2019

Semester 1: 18 Feb – 7 June 2019

  • Semester break: 22 - 26 April 2019
  • Exam period: 11 – 14 June 2019
  • Results release: 1 July 2019
  • Supplementary exam: 8 – 12 July 2019

Semester 2: 15 July – 1 November 2019

  • Semester break: 23 – 27 September 2019
  • Exam period: 4 – 8 November 2019
  • Results release: 25 November 2019
  • Supplementary exam: 2 – 6 December 2019

Semester breaks

  • Semester 1 mid-semester break: 22 - 26 April 2019
  • Mid-year break: 8 June – 14 July 2019
  • Semester 2 mid-semester break: 23 – 27 September 2019

Trimester Term 3 2018: 19 October 2018 – 1 February 2019

  • Orientation: 19 October 2018
  • Classes: 22 October – 1 February 2019
  • Trimester break: 22 December 2018 – 6 January 2019

Trimester Term 1: 22 February – 31 May 2019

  • Orientation: 22 February 2019
  • Classes: 25 February - 31 May 2019
  • Trimester 1 break: 22 – 26 April 2019

Trimester Term 2: 21 June – 20 September 2019

  • Orientation: 21 June 2019
  • Classes: 24 June - 20 September 2019
  • Trimester 2 break: N/A

Trimester Term 3 2019: 11 October 2019 – 24 January 2020

  • Orientation: 11 October 2019
  • Classes: 14 October – 24 January 2020
  • Trimester break: 23 December 2018 – 3 January 2020

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).

VU Sydney study dates

Visit VU Sydney timetables & calendars for the full list of important dates.

Census dates

Check the relevant census dates for your course - you need to finalise your enrolment by these dates:

Exams & results 2019

Semester 1

  • SWOTVAC semester 1: 27–31 May 2019
  • Semester 1 examinations: 3–21 June 2019
  • Supplementary & special exams: 8–12 July 2019.

Results for semester 1 will be released on 1 July 2019.

Semester 2

  • SWOTVAC semester 2: 21–25 October 2019
  • Semester 2 examinations: 28 October – 15 November 2019
  • Supplementary & special exams: 2-6 December 2019.

Results for semester 2 will be released on 25 November 2019.

Exam timetables

More about accessing exam timetables, the rules and getting to the exam venues.

Graduations

We hold graduation ceremonies throughout the year in Melbourne and overseas.

The 2019 dates will be confirmed six weeks prior to the events:

  • Malaysia: April
  • Melbourne: August
  • Melbourne: December

Public & University holidays 2019

  • New Year's Day holiday: 1 January 2019
  • Australia Day: 28* January (Monday is the public holiday as Australia Day 26 January 2019 falls on a Saturday)
  • Labour Day: 11 March 2019 (higher-education classes still conducted)
  • Easter break: 19 April 2019 (Good Friday) – 23 April 2019 (Easter Tuesday)
  • ANZAC Day: 25 April 2019
  • Queen's Birthday: 10 June 2019
  • Australian Football League (AFL) Grand Final holiday: 27 September 2019
  • Melbourne Cup Day: 5 November 2019
  • University closed from 25 December 2019 and re-opens 2 January 2020
    • Christmas Day holiday: 25 December 2019
    • Boxing Day holiday: 26 December 2019.