Higher Education Calendar 2016

The Higher Education calendar outlines the term dates as well as important dates for Melbourne Polytechnic students.

Please note: TAFE and HE term dates may differ, so be aware of changes to operating hours of Melbourne Polytechnic services. Refer to the 2017 calendar dates here.

Higher Education Dates 2016

Semester 1 – 22 February – 27 May
Mid Semester Break – 25 March – 1 April
Semester 2 – 18 July – 21 October
Mid Semester Break – 5 September- 9 September

Victoria School Dates 2016

Term 1 – 27 January – 24 March
Term 2 – 11 April – 24 June
Term 3 – 11 July – 16 September
Term 4 – 3 October – 20 December

Please note that in addition to the dates stipulated in this calender, students also undertake various activities throughout the year at department level.

Week Starting Study Week Events
4-Jan-16   Mon 4 Jan – Melbourne Polytechnic Opens
18-Jan   Mon 18 Jan – VTAC Round 1 Undergraduate Offers released
25-Jan  

Tue 26 Jan – Australia Day*

Wed 27 – 29 Jan – VTAC Round 1 Enrolments  at campus students will be attending

1-Feb  

Tue 2 Feb – VTAC Round 2 Undergraduate Offers released

8-Feb  

Mon 8 Feb – VTAC Supplementary Offers

Wed 10 Feb – VTAC Round 2 Enrolments  at campus students will be attending

15-Feb   Mon 15 – Fri 19 Feb – HE Student Orientation – all campuses
22-Feb Week 1

Mon 22 Feb – Semester 1 Commences

29-Feb Week 2  
7-Mar Week 3  
14-Mar Week 4 Mon 14 Mar – Labour Day Public Holiday
21-Mar Week 5

Thu 24 Mar – Mid-semester Break Commences

Fri 25 Mar – Good Friday Public Holiday

28-Mar  

Mon 28 Mar – Easter Monday Public Holiday

Thu 31 Mar – FEE Help HECS Help Census Date

Fri 1 Apr – Mid-semester Break Ends

4-Apr Week 6

Mon 4 Apr – Semester 1 Resumes

11-Apr Week 7  
18-Apr Week 8  
25-Apr Week 9 Mon 25 Apr – ANZAC Day Public Holiday
2-May Week 10  
9-May Week 11

Mon 9 – Thu 12 May – Melbourne Polytechnic Graduation 2016

Mon 9 May – Business & Hospitality Ceremony

Tue 10 May – Creative Arts Ceremony

Wed 11 May – Design, Engineering, Agriculture, Animal Studies & Horticulture Ceremony

Thu 12 May – Education, Bridging & Prep, Health & Community Ceremony

16-May Week 12  
23-May Week 13 Fri 27 May  End of Semester 1
30-May   Mon 30 May – Mid-year Study Vacation Commences
6-Jun   Mon 6 Jun – Mid-year Examination Period Commences
13-Jun   Mon 13 Jun – Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
20-Jun   Fri 24 Jun – Midyear Examination Period Ends
27-Jun   Mon 27 June – Semester Break Commences
4-Jul  

Mon 4 July – Semester 1 Results Release

11-Jul  

Fri 15 Jul – Semester Break Ends

18-Jul Week 1

Mon 18 July – Semester 2 commences

25-Jul Week 2  
1-Aug Week 3  
8-Aug Week 4  
15-Aug Week 5  
22-Aug Week 6  
29-Aug Week 7 Mon 29 Aug – FEE HELP Census Date
5-Sep  

Mon 5 – Fri 9 Sep – Mid-semester Break

12-Sep Week 8 Mon 12 Sep – Semester 2 Resumes
19-Sep Week 9  
26-Sep Week 10 Fri 30 Sept – Grand Final Public Holiday
3-Oct Week 11  
10-Oct Week 12  
17-Oct Week 13 Fri 21 Oct – Semester 2 Ends
24-Oct   Mon 24 Oct – End of Year Study Vacation
31-Oct  

Mon 31 Oct – End of Year Examination Period Commences

Tue 1 Nov Melbourne Cup Day Public Holiday

7-Nov    
14-Nov   Fri 18 Nov  End of Year Examination Period Ends
21-Nov    
28-Nov    
5-Dec    
26-Dec  

Mon 26 Dec – Melbourne Polytechnic Closed

Mon 26 Dec – Boxing Day Public Holiday

Tue 27 Dec – Christmas Day Public Holiday

2-Jan-17  

Mon 2 Jan – New Year's Day Public Holiday

Tue 3 Jan – Melbourne Polytechnic re-opens