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Higher Education Calendar

The Higher Education calendar contains semester dates as well as important dates for Melbourne Polytechnic students. Please note that in addition to the dates stipulated in this calendar, students also undertake various activities throughout the year at department level.

Week Starting Study Week Events
30-Dec-19   Wed 1 Jan - Public Holiday: New Year's Day
6-Jan-20   Mon 6 Jan 2020 - Melbourne Polytechnic Re-opens
13-Jan   Mon 13 Jan - Bachelor of Business Summer School Classes Commence
20-Jan   Fri 24 Jan - Bachelor of Business Summer School Census Date
27-Jan   Mon 27 Jan - Public Holiday: Australia Day
Fri 31 Jan - Bachelor of Information Technology Summer School Program Ends
Fri 31 Jan - Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) Summer School Program Ends
3 -Feb   Thur 6 to Fri 7 Feb - Summer School Exams
10-Feb    
17-Feb   Mon 17 Feb - Summer School results released
24-Feb   Mon 24 to Fri 28 Feb - Summer School supplementary examinations and Academic Progress Panels
2-Mar 1 Mon 2 Mar - HE Semester 1 Classes Commence
Mon 2 Mar - HE Education Early Years (EY) Semester 1 Classes Commence
Mon 2 Mar - International Students Commence
9-Mar 2 Mon 9 Mar - Public Holiday: Labour Day
16-Mar 3  
23-Mar 4  
30-Mar 5 Fri 3 Apr - Census Date
6-Apr 6 Mon 6 Apr to Fri 10 Apr - HE Education EY Mid-Semester Break
Fri 10 Apr - Public Holiday: Good Friday
13-Apr   Mon 13 Apr - Public Holiday: Easter Monday
Mon 13 Apr to Fri 17 Apr - Mid-Semester Break
20-Apr 7 Sat 25 Apr - Public Holiday: ANZAC Day
27-Apr 8  
4-May 9 Mon 4 May - HE Education Placement commences
11-May 10

Fri 15 May - HE Education Placement Census date

Fri 15 May - BEP313 - Placement subject for Year 3 students Start date

18-May 11

Fri 22 May - BEP313 - Placement subject for Year 3 students Census date

25-May 12  
1-Jun 13

Mon 1 Jun to Fri 5 Jun - HE Revision Week

Mon 1 Jun - FMP Semester 1 Commences

Fri 5 Jun - HE Semester 1 Classes Conclude

Fri 5 Jun - HE Education EY Semester 1 Classes Conclude

8-Jun  

Mon 8 June to Fri 12 June - HE Study Vacation

Mon 8 June to Fri 12 June - HE Education EY Study Week

Mon 8 June - Public Holiday: Queens Birthday

Fri 12 June - HE Education Placement Conclude

Fri 12 June - BEP313 - Placement subject for Year 3 students End date

15-Jun  

Mon 15 June to Fri 26 June - HE Exams & Marking

Mon 15 June to Fri 26 June - HE Education EY Exams & Marking

Mon 15 June -  Winter School – Bachelor of Education, BEP317 starts

22-Jun  

Mon 15 June to Fri 26 June - HE Exams & Marking

Mon 15 June to Fri 26 June - HE Education EY Exams & Marking

Fri 19 Jun - FMP Census Date

29-Jun  

Tue 29 June to Fri 24 Jul -Semester Break

Tue 29 June to Fri 3 Jul - HE Results Review Meetings

Mon 29 Jun to Fri 3 Jul - HE Chief Examiners Meetings

6-Jul  

Mon 6 Jul - Semester 1 Results Released

Wed 8 Jul - Winter School – Bachelor of Education, BEP317 census

13-Jul   Mon 13 Jul to Fri 17 Jul - Academic Progress Panels and Supplementary Exams
20-Jul  

Mon 20 Jul - HE Education EY Semester 2 Classes Commence

Fri 24 July -  Winter School – Bachelor of Education, BEP317 ends

27-Jul 1

Mon 27 Jul - HE Semester 2 Classes Commence

Mon 27 Jul - FMP Exams

Fri 31 Jul - FMP Semester 1 Concludes

3-Aug 2  
10-Aug 3  
17-Aug 4  
24-Aug 5 Fri 28 Aug - HE Census Date
Fri 28 Aug - HE Education Placement Census Date (Semester 2, Years 2, 3, 4)
31-Aug 6 Mon 31 Aug - FMP Semester 2 Commences
7-Sep 7  
14-Sep 8  
21-Sep 9

Fri 25 Sep - Public Holiday: Grand Final Parade*

Fri 25 Sep - FMP Census Date

28-Sep   Mon 28 Sep to Fri 2 Oct - Mid-Semester Break
Mon 28 Sep to Fri 2 Oct - Education EY Mid-Semester Break
5-Oct 10 Fri 9 Oct - HE Education Placement Census Date (Semester 2, Year 1)
14-Oct 11  
19-Oct 12 Fri 23 Oct - HE Education EY Semester 2 Classes Conclude
26-Oct 13 Mon 26 Oct to Fri 30 Oct - HE Revision Week
Mon 26 Oct to Fri 30 Oct - HE Education EY Study Week
Fri 30 Oct - HE Semester 2 Classes Conclude
2-Nov   Mon 2 Nov to Fri 6 Nov - HE Study Vacation
Mon 2 Nov to Fri 6 Nov - HE Education EY Examinations & Marking
Tue 3 Nov - Public Holiday: Melbourne Cup Day
9-Nov   Mon 9 Nov to Fri 20 Nov - Examinations & Marking
16-Nov    
23-Nov   Mon 23 Nov to Friday 27 Nov - Results Review Meetings
Mon 23 Nov - Feb 2021 Semester Break
30-Nov  

Mon 30 Nov to Fri 4 Dec - Chief Examiners Meetings

Mon 30 Nov - Summer School Commences

7-Dec  

Mon 7 Dec - Semester 2 Results Released

Mon 7 Dec - FMP Exams

14-Dec  

Mon 14 Dec to Fri 18 Dec - Academic Progress Panels and Supplementary Exams

Fri 18 Dec - Summer School Census date

Fri 18 Dec - FMP Semester 2 Concludes

21-Dec  

Mon 21 Dec - FMP Intensive Program Commences

Fri 25 Dec- Public Holiday: Christmas Day

28-Dec  

Mon 28 Dec - FMP Census Date

Mon 28 Dec - Public Holiday: Boxing Day

Fri 1 Jan 2021 - New Year's Day Public Holiday

Mon 11 Jan 2021 - FMP Exams

Fri 15 Jan 2021 - FMP Intensive Program Concludes

* Tentative date to be confirmed on release of 2020 AFL finals schedule

Last update: 9/12/2019

Week of Year  Week Starting Study Week  Events 
  28 Dec 20   Fri 1 Jan - Public Holiday: New Year's Day
1 4 Jan 21    
2 11 Jan  

Mon 11 Jan - FMP Exams

Fri 15 Jan - FMP Intensive Program Concludes

3 18 Jan  

 

4 25 Jan  

Mon 25 Jan - Summer School Exams 

Tue 26 Jan - Public Holiday: Australia Day

5 1 Feb    
6 8 Feb  

Mon 8 Feb - Summer School Results Released

Fri 12 Feb - Summer School Concludes

7 15 Feb  

 

8 22 Feb  

Fri 27 Feb - HE Summer Break Concludes

9 1 Mar 1

Mon 1 Mar - HE Semester 1 Classes Commence

10 8 Mar 2

Mon 8 Mar - Public Holiday: Labour Day

11 15 Mar 3  
12 22 Mar 4

Mon 22 Mar - HE Census Date

 

13 29 Mar 5  
14 5 Apr  

Mon 5 Apr to Fri 10 Apr - HE Mid-Semester Break

15 12 Apr 6  
16 19 Apr 7  
17 26 Apr 8

 

18 3 May 9

 

19 10 May 10

 

20 17 May 11

 

21 24 May 12

 

22 31 May 13

Mon 31 May to Fri 4 Jun - HE Revision Week

23 7 Jun  

Mon 7 Jun to Fri 11 Jun - HE Study Vacation

24 14 Jun  

Mon 14 Jun to Fri 25 Jun - HE Examination Period

25 21 Jun  

Mon 14 Jun to Fri 25 Jun - HE Examination Period

26 28 Jun  

Mon 28 Jun - HE Mid-Year Break Starts

27 5 Jul    
28 12 Jul    
29 19 Jul  

Fri 23 Jul - HE Mid-Year Break Concludes

30 26 Jul 1

Mon 26 Jul - HE Semester 2 Classes Commence

31 2 Aug 2

 

32 9 Aug 3

 

33 16 Aug 4

 

34 23 Aug 5

 

35 30 Aug 6

 

36 6 Sep 7

 

37 13 Sep 8  
38 20 Sep 9  
39 27 Sep  

Mon 27 Sept to Fri 1 Oct - HE Mid Semester Break

40 4 Oct 10  
41 11 Oct 11  
42 18 Oct 12  
43 25 Oct 13

Mon 25 to Fri 29 Oct - HE Study Revision Week

44 1 Nov  

Mon 1 to Fri 5 Nov - HE Study Vacation
Tue 2 Nov - Public Holiday: Melbourne Cup Day

45 8 Nov  

Mon 8 to Fri 19 Nov - HE Examination Period

46 15 Nov  

Mon 8 to Fri 19 Nov - HE Examination Period

47 22 Nov  

Mon 22 Nov - HE End of Year Break Commences

48 29 Nov    
49 6 Dec    
50 13 Dec    
51 20 Dec  

Sat 25 Dec - Public Holiday: Christmas Day
Sun 26 Dec - Public Holiday: Boxing Day

52 27 Dec   Sat 1 Jan 2022 - Public Holiday: New Years Day

Please Note: Public Holiday dates are projected dates at the time of publishing.

Week of Year Week Starting Study Week Events
1 27 Dec 21   Sat 1 Jan New Year's Day
Semester Break
2 3 Jan 20   Mon 3 Jan - Public Holiday: New Year's Day
Semester Break
3 10 Jan   Semester Break
4 17 Jan   Semester Break
5 24 Jan   Wed 26 Jan - Public Holiday: Australia Day
Semester Break
6 31 Jan   Semester Break
7 7 Feb   Semester Break
8 14 Feb   Semester Break
9 21 Feb   Semester Break
10 28 Feb 1 Mon 28 Feb - Semester 1 Commences
11 7 Mar 2  
12 14 Mar 3 Mon 9 Mar - Public Holiday: Labour Day
13 21 Mar 4 Mon 21 Mar - Census Date
14 28 Mar 5  
15 4 Apr 6  
16 11 Apr 7 Fri 15 Apr - Public Holiday: Good Friday
Sat 16 Apr - Public Holiday: Easter Saturday
Sun 17 Apr - Public Holiday: Easter Sunday
17 18 Apr   Mon 18 Apr - Public Holiday: Easter Monday
Mid-Semester Break
18 25 Apr 8 Mon 25 Apr - Public Holiday: Anzac Day
19 2 May 9  
20 9 May 10  
21 16 May 11  
22 23 May 12  
23 30 May 13 Mon 30 May - Revision Week
24 6 Jun   Mon 13 June - Public Holiday: Queen's Birthday
Mon 6 Jun - Study Vacation Week
25 13 Jun 10 Mon 13 Jun - Examination Period Commences
26 20 Jun   Fri 25 Jun - Examination Period Concludes
27 27 Jun   Semester Break
Chief Examiners Meetings and Results Review Meetings
28 4 Jul   Semester Break
Semester 1 Results Released
29 11 Jul   Semester Break
Academic Progress Panel Supplementary Examinations
30 18 Jul   Semester Break
31 25 Jul 1 Mon 25 Jul - Semester 2 Commences
32 1 Aug 2  
33 8 Aug 3  
34 15 Aug 4  
35 22 Aug 5 Mon 22 Aug - Census Date
36 29 Aug 6  
37 5 Sep 7  
38 12 Sep 8  
39 19 Sep 9  
40 26 Sep   Fri 30 Sep - Public Holiday: AFL Grand Final Parade**
Mid-Semester Break
41 3 Oct 10  
42 10 Oct 11  
43 17 Oct 12  
44 24 Oct 13 Mon 24 Oct - Revision Week
45 31 Oct   Tue 1 Nov - Public Holiday: Melbourne Cup Day
Mon 31 Oct - Study Vacation Week
46 7 Nov   Mon 7 Nov - Examination Period Commences
47 14 Nov   Fri 18 Nov - Examination Period Concludes
48 21 Nov   Semester Break
Results Review Meetings
49 28 Nov   Semester Break
Chief Examiners Meetings
50 5 Dec   Semester Break
Semester 2 Results Released
51 12 Dec   Semester Break
Academic Progress Panel Supplementary Examinations
52 19 Dec   Sun 25 Dec - Christmas Day
Semester Break
53 26 Dec   Mon 26 Dec - Public Holiday: Boxing Day
Semester Break