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 2020

Semester

Teaching

Census

Study break

Swot Vac

Exams

Results

Supp exams

Semester 1

24 Feb – 22 May 2020

20 Mar 2020

10–17 Apr 2020

25–29 May 2020

1–19 June 2020

29 June 2020

6–10 July 2020

Winter term

8 June – 17 July 2020

19 June 2020

N/A

N/A

20–24 June 2020

10 Aug 2020

N/A

Semester 2

27 July – 23 Oct 2020

21 Aug 2020

28 Sep – 2 Oct 2020

26–30 Oct 2020

2–20 Nov 2020

30 Nov 2020

7–11 Dec 2020

Summer term

9 Nov 2020 – 29 Jan 2021

15 Jan 2021

N/A

N/A

1–5 Feb 2021

15 Feb 2021

N/A

 

2020 Blocks

Teaching date

Census

Study breaks

Results published

Summer Block 1

13 Jan – 7 Feb 2020

20 Jan 2020

N/A

10 Feb 2020

Sem 1–Block 1

24 Feb – 20 Mar 2020

2 Mar 2020

N/A

23 Mar 2020

Sem 1–Block 2

23 Mar – 24 Apr 2020

30 Mar 2020

10–16 Apr 2020

27 Apr 2020

One week break

 

 

27 Apr – 1 May 2020

 

Sem 1–Block 3

4–29 May 2020

11 May 2020

N/A

1 June 2020

Sem 1– Block 4

1–26 June 2020

8 June 2020

N/A

29 June 2020

Winter Block

29 June – 24 July 2020

6 July 2020

N/A

27 July 2020

Sem 2–Block 1

27 July – 21 Aug 2020

3 Aug 2020

N/A

24 Aug 2020

Sem 2–Block 2

24 Aug – 18 Sep 2020

31 Aug 2020

N/A

21 Sep 2020

Sem 2-Block 3

21 Sep – 23 Oct 2020

28 Sep 2020

28 Sep – 2 Oct 2020

26 Oct 2020

Sem 2–Block 4

26 Oct – 20 Nov 2020

2 Nov 2020

N/A

23 Nov 2020

Summer Block 2

23 Nov – 18 Dec 2020

30 Nov 2020

N/A

21 Dec 2020

 

Trimester

Teaching

Census

Study break

Swot Vac

Exams

Results

Supp exams

Trimester 1

9 Mar – 5 June 2020

3 Apr 2020

10–17 Apr 2020

8–12 June 2020

15–19 June 2020

29 June 2020

6–10 Jul 2020

Trimester 2

20 July – 9 Oct 2020

14 Aug 2020

N/A

12–16 Oct 2020

19–23 Oct 2020

2 Nov 2020

9–13 Nov 2020

Trimester 3

9 Nov – 12 Feb 2020

4 Dec 2020

21 Dec 2020 – 1 Jan 2021

N/A

15–19 Feb 2021

1 Mar 2021

8–12 Mar 2021

 

Study period

Teaching

Census

Study break

Results publication

Study period 1

13 Jan – 3 Mar 2020

24 Jan 2020

N/A

6 Mar 2020

Study period 2

9 Mar  – 3 May 2020

20 Mar 2020

10–17 Apr 2020

8 May 2020

Study period 3

11 May – 28 June 2020

22 May 2020

N/A

3 July 2020

Study period 4

6 July – 23 Aug 2020

17 July 2020

N/A

28 Aug 2020

Study period 5

31 Aug –18 Oct 2020

11 Sep 2020

N/A

23 Oct 2020

Study period 6

26 Oct –13 Dec 2020

6 Nov 2020

N/A

18 Dec 2020

 

VU College study dates & breaks 2020

Trimester

Teaching period

 Census

Study break

Results Publication

Trimester 1

17 Feb  – 22 May 2020

13 March 2020

9–15 Apr 2020

1 June 2020

Trimester 2

15 June – 11 Sep 2020

10 July 2020

N/A

21 Sep 2020

Trimester 3

5 Oct 2020 – 15 Jan 2021

30 Oct 2020

21 Dec 2020 – 3 Jan 2021

25 Jan 2021

 

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 period Start date End date Census Result publication
VET Enrolment Semester 1 3 Feb 2020 26 June 2020 3 Apr 2020 5 Apr 2020
VET Enrolment Semester 2 29 June 2020 27 Nov 2020 4 Sep 2020 6 Sep 2020
VET Enrolment Term 1 28 Jan 2020 27 Mar 2020 26 Feb 2020 28 Feb 2020
VET Enrolment Term 2 14 Apr 2020 26 June 2020 22 May 2020 24 May 2020
VET Enrolment Term 3 13 July 2020 18 Sep 2020 15 Aug 2020 17 Aug 2020
VET Enrolment Term 4 5 Oct 2020 18 Dec 2020 11 Nov 2020 13 Nov 2020
VET Enrolment All Year 2 Jan 2020 20 Dec 2020 19 June 2020 21 June 2020
VET Enrolment January 1 Jan 2020 31 Jan 2020 31 Jan 2020 1 Jan 2020
VET Enrolment February 1 Feb 2020 29 Feb 2020 29 Feb 2020 1 Feb 2020
VET Enrolment March 1 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 1 Mar 2020
VET Enrolment April 1 Apr 2020 30 Apr 2020 30 Apr 2020 1 Apr 2020
VET Enrolment May 1 May 2020 31 May 2020 31 May 2020 1 May 2020
VET Enrolment June 1 June 2020 30 June 2020 30 June 2020 1 June 2020
VET Enrolment July 1 July 2020 31 July 2020 31 July 2020 1 July 2020
VET Enrolment August 1 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 1 Aug 2020
VET Enrolment September 1 Sep 2020 30 Sep 2020 30 Sep 2020 1 Sep 2020
VET Enrolment October 1 Oct 2020 31 Oct 2020 31 Oct 2020 1 Oct 2020
VET Enrolment November 1 Nov 2020 30 Nov 2020 30 Nov 2020 1 Nov 2020
VET Enrolment December 1 Dec 2020 20 Dec 2020 20 Dec 2020 1 Dec 2020
VET Enrolment Mid Year All Year 1 July 2020 30 June 2021 27 Nov 2020 29 Nov 2020

 

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:

Graduations

We hold graduation ceremonies throughout the year in Melbourne and overseas. Dates will be confirmed six weeks prior to the events:

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

Public & University holidays

  • University closed from 25 December 2019 and re-opens 2 January 2020
    • Christmas Day holiday: 25 December 2019
    • Boxing Day holiday: 26 December 2019
  • New Year's Day Wednesday, 1 January 2020
  • Australia Day Holiday: Monday, 27 January 2020
  • Labour Day: Monday, 9 March 2020
  • Good Friday: Friday, 10 April 2020
  • Saturday before Easter Sunday: Saturday, 11 April 2020
  • Easter Sunday: Sunday, 12 April 2020
  • Easter Monday: Monday, 13 April 2020
  • Easter Tuesday*: Tuesday, 14 April 2020
  • ANZAC Day: Saturday, 25 April 2020
  • Queen's Birthday: Monday, 8 June 2020
  • AFL Grand Final Holiday: Friday, 25 September 2020
  • Melbourne Cup: Tuesday, 3 November 2020
  • Christmas Day: Friday, 25 December 2020
  • Boxing Day: Saturday, 26 December 2020
  • Monday, 28 December 2020

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