Higher Education Calendar 2018

The Higher Education calendar gives details of 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, eg library, bookshop, cafeteria etc.

Higher Education Dates 2018

Semester 1 – 19 February – 25 May
Mid Semester Break – 2 April – 6 April
Semester 2 – 16 July – 19 October
Mid Semester Break – 3 September – 6 September

Victoria School Dates 2018

Term 1 – 29 January – 29 March
Term 2 – 16 April – 29 June
Term 3 – 16 July – 21 September
Term 4 – 8 October – 21 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
1-Jan-18   Mon 1 Jan – New Year's Day Public Holiday
15-Jan    
22-Jan   Fri 26 Jan – Australia Day
5 -Feb    
12-Feb  

Mon 12 Feb – Fri 16 Feb

He Student Orientation – all campuses

19-Feb 1 Mon 19 Feb – Semester 1 starts
26-Feb 2  
5-Mar 3  
12-Mar 4 Mon 12 Mar – Labour Day Public Holiday
19-Mar 5  
26-Mar 6

Fri 30 Mar – Good Friday Public Holiday

2-Apr  

Mon 2 April – Easter Monday Public Holiday

Mon 2 April – Fri 6 April – Mid-semester break

9-Apr 7 Mon 9 April – Semester 1 resumes
16-Apr 8  
23-Apr 9 Wed 25 April – ANZAC Day Public Holiday
30-Apr 10  
7-May 11  
14-May 12  
21-May 13 Fri 25 May – Semester 1 Ends
28-May   Mon 28 May – Mid-year Study Vacation Commences
4-Jun   Mon 4 June – Mid-year Examination Period Commences
11-Jun   Mon 11 June – Queen's Birthday Public Holiday
18-Jun   Fri 22 June – Mid-year Examination Period Ends
25-Jun  

Mon 25 June – Semester Break Commences

Mon 25 – Fri 29 June – Chief Examiners Meetings

2-Jul   Mon 2 July – Semester 1 Results Released
9-Jul  

Mon 9 July – Friday 13 July – Academic Progress Panels

Fri 13 July – Semester Break Ends

16-Jul 1 Mon 16 July – Semester 2 Begins
23-Jul 2  
30-Jul 3  
6-Aug 4  
13-Aug 5  
20-Aug 6  
27-Aug 7  
3-Sep   Mon 3 Sep – Fri 6 Sep – Mid Semester Break
10-Sep 8 Mon 10 Sep – Semester 2 Resumes
17-Sep 9  
24-Sep 10 Date TBA – Grand Final Public Holiday
1-Oct 11  
8-Oct 12  
15-Oct 13 Fri 19 Oct – Semester 2 Ends
22-Oct   Mon 22 Oct- Fri 26 Oct – End of Year Study Vacation
29-Oct   Mon 29 Oct – End of Year Examination Period Commences
5-Nov   Tue 6 Nov – Melbourne Cup Day Public Holiday
12-Nov   Fri 16 Nov – End of Year Examination Period Ends
19-Nov  

Mon 19 Nov – Fri 23 Nov – Chief Examiners Meetings

26-Nov   Mon 26 Nov – Semester 2 Results Released
3-Dec   Mon 3 Dec – Fri 7 Dec – Academic Progress Panels
10-Dec    
17-Dec  

Fri 21 Dec – Melbourne Polytechnic Closes

24-Dec  

Tues 25 Dec – Christmas Day Public Holiday

Wed 26 Dec – Boxing Day Public Holiday

31-Dec 2018  

Tues 1 Jan 2019 – New Year's Day Public Holiday

Wed 2 Jan 2019 – Melbourne Polytechnic re-opens