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Vocational Education and Training Calendar

The Vocational Education and Foundation academic calendar contains term dates as well as important dates for Melbourne Polytechnic Vocational Education and Foundation 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 of Year Week Starting Study Week Events
1 26 Dec    
2 2 Jan  

Mon 2 Jan - Public Holiday: New Year's Day

Wed 4 Jan - VET Student Loan Census Date

3 9 Jan  

Mon 9 Jan - EAL - Skills for Education & Employment Summer School Commences

 

4 16 Jan   Wed 18 Jan - VET Student Loan Census Date
5 23 Jan  

Mon 23 Jan -Auslan Cert II, III & IV Evening Classes and Regional Classes Commence

Thu 26 Jan - Public Holiday: Australia Day

6 30 Jan 1

Mon 30 Jan - Term 1 Commences

Mon 30 Jan - Disability Forensic Assessment & Treatment Service Semester 1 Commences

Mon 30 Jan - Overseas Qualified Professionals Intake 1 Commences

7 6 Feb 2

Wed 1 Feb - VET Student Loan Census date

Thu 2 Feb - International Student Welcome

Mon 6 Feb - VCE - Vocational Major Semester 1 Commences

8 13 Feb 3 Wed 15 Feb -VET Student Loan Census date
9 20 Feb 4  
10 27 Feb 5

Wed 1 Mar - VET Student Loan Census date

11 6 Mar 6  
12 13 Mar 7

Mon 13 Mar - Public Holiday: Labour Day

Wed 15 Mar - VET Student Loan Census Date

Sat 18 Mar - Auslan - Saturday Class 1

13 20 Mar 8  
14 27 Mar 9  
15 3 Apr 10

Wed 5 Apr - VET Student Loan Census Date

Thu 6 Apr - Term 1 Finishes

Thu 6 Apr - VCE - Vocational Major Term 1 Finishes

Fri 7 Apr - Public Holiday: Good Friday

 

 

 

16 10 Apr  

Mon 10 Apr - Public Holiday: Easter Monday

Fri 14 Apr - EAL - Skills for Education and Employment Term 1 Finishes

17 17 Apr  

Fri 14 Apr - Auslan Cert II, III & IV Evening Classes and Regional Classes Term 1 Finishes

Wed 19 Apr - VET Student Loan Census date

 

18 24 Apr 1

Mon 24 Apr - Term 2 Commences

Mon 24 Apr - VCE - Vocational Major Semester 1 Commences

Mon 24 Apr - Overseas Qualified Professionals Intake 2 Commences

Tue 25 Apr - Public Holiday: Anzac Day

19 1 May 2

Wed 3 May -  VET Student Loan Census date

 

 

20 8 May    
21 15 May 4

Wed 17 May - VET Student Loan Census date

22 22 May 5 Sat 27 May - Auslan - Saturday Class 2
23 29 May    
24 5 Jun 7

Wed 7 Jun - VET Student Loan Census date

 

 

25 12 Jun 8

Mon 12 Jun - Public Holiday: Queen's Birthday

Fri 16 Jun - VCE - Vocational Major VASS Results

 

26 19 Jun 9

Wed 21 Jun - VET Student Loan Census date

Fri 23 Jun - Term 2 Finishes

27 26 Jun  

Mon 26 Jun - VCE - Vocational Major Semester 1 Finishes

Fri 30 Jun - EAL - Skills for Education and Employment Semester 1 Finishes

Fri 30 Jun - Disability Forensic Assessment & Treatment Service Semester 1 Finishes

28 3 Jul  

Wed 5 Jul - VET Student Loan Census date

Thu 6 Jul - International Student Welcome

Fri 7 Jul - Auslan Cert II, III & IV Evening Classes and Regional Classes Term 2 Finishes

29 10 Jul  

Mon 10 Jul - Term 3 Commences

Mon 10 Jul - Overseas Qualified Professionals Intake 3 Commences

Mon 10 Jul - Disability Forensic Assessment & Treatment Service Semester 2 Commences

Mon 10 Jul - VCE - Vocational Major Semester 2 Commencemences

30 17 Jul 2

Mon 17 Jul - Auslan - all classes Term 3 Commence

Wed 19 Jul - VET Student Loan Census date

31 24 Jul 3  
32 31 Jul 4

Wed 2 Aug - VET Student Loan Census date

33 7 Aug 5

Sat 12 Aug - Auslan - Saturday Class 3

34 14 Aug 6 Wed 16 Aug - VET Student Loan Census date
35 21 Aug 7  
36 28 Aug 8  
37 4 Sep 9

Wed 6 Sep - VET Student Loan Census date

38 11 Sep 10

Fri 15 Sep - Term 3 Finishes

Fri 15 Sep - VCE - Vocational Major & Disability Forensic Assessment & Treatment Service Term 3 Finishes

39 18 Sep  

Wed 20 Sep - VET Student Loan Census date

Fri 22 Sep - EAL - Skills for Education and Employment Term 3 Finishes

Fri 22 Sep - Auslan Cert II, III & IV evening classes and Regional Classes Term 3 Finishes

40 25 Sep    
41 2 Oct 1

Mon 2 Oct - Term 4 Commences

Mon 2 Oct - VCE - Vocational Major & Disability Forensic Assessment & Treatment Service Term 4 Commences

Mon 2 Oct - Overseas Qualified Professionals Intake 4 Commences

Wed 4 Oct - VET Student Loan Census date

42 9 Oct 2  
43 16 Oct 3 Wed 18 Oct - VET Student Loan Census date
44 23 Oct 4  
45 30 Oct 5

Wed 1 Nov - VET Student Loan Census date

Thu 2 Nov - VCE - Vocational Major VASS Results

 

46 6 Nov 6

Tue 7 Nov - Public Holiday: Melbourne Cup Day

Sat 11 Nov - Auslan - Saturday Class 4

 

47 13 Nov 7 Wed 15 Nov - VET Student Loan Census date
48 20 Nov 8 Fri 24 Nov - VCE - Vocational Major Semester 2 Finishes
49 27 Nov 9 Fri 1 Dec - Auslan - full-time classes and Dip evening classes Term 4 Finishes

50 4 Dec 10

Wed 6 Dec - VET Student Loan Census date

51 11 Dec 11

Fri 15 Dec - EAL Semester II Finishes

Fri 15 Dec - Disability Forensic Assessment & Treatment Service Semester 2 Finishes

Fri 15 Dec - Auslan - full-time classes and Dip evening classes Term 4 Finishes

52 18 Dec 12

Wed 20 Dec - VET Student Loan Census date

Wed 20 Dec - Term 4 Finishes

53 25 Dec  

Mon 25 Dec - Public Holiday: Christmas Day

Tur 26 Dec - Public Holiday: Boxing Day

Week of Year Week Starting Study Week Events
1 27 Dec 21   Sat 1 Jan New Year's Day
Term Break
2 3 Jan 20  

Mon 3 Jan - Public Holiday: New Year's Day

Tue 4 Jan - Institute Re-opens

Wed 5 Jan -  VET Census Date - Diploma and above

3 10 Jan  

Mon 10 Jan - Skills for Education and Employment Summer School Commences

 

4 17 Jan   Wed 19 Jan - VET Census Date - Diploma and above
5 24 Jan   Wed 26 Jan - Public Holiday: Australia Day
Thu 27 Jan - International Students Welcome Day (Preston Campus)
6 31 Jan 1

Mon 31 Jan - Term 1 Commences (Most Subjects)

Mon 31 Jan - SLAM Welcome commences

Wed 2 Feb - VET Census Date - Diploma and above

7 7 Feb 2 Thu 10 Feb -  SLAM Welcome concludes
8 14 Feb 3 Wed 16 Feb - VET Census Date - Diploma and above
9 21 Feb 4  
10 28 Feb 5

Tue 1 Mar - SLAM Orientation Week commences

Wed 2 Mar - VET Census Date - Diploma and above

11 7 Mar 6 Wed 9 Mar - SLAM Orientation Week concludes
12 14 Mar 7

Mon 14 Mar - Public Holiday: Labour Day

Wed 16 Mar - VET Census Date - Diploma and above

13 21 Mar 8 Mon 21 Mar - Harmony Day
14 28 Mar 9  
15 4 Apr 10

Wed 6 Apr - VET Census Date - Diploma and above

Fri 8 Apr - Term 1 Concludes

 

 

16 11 Apr  

Thu 14 Apr - Skills for Education and Employment Term 1 concludes

Fri 15 Apr - Public Holiday: Good Friday
Sat 16 Apr - Public Holiday: Easter Saturday
Sun 17 Apr - Public Holiday: Easter Sunday
Term Break

17 18 Apr  

Mon 18 Apr - Public Holiday: Easter Monday

Wed 20 Apr - VET Census Date - Diploma and above


Term Break

18 25 Apr 1

Mon 25 Apr - Public Holiday: Anzac Day
Tue 26 Apr - Term 2 Commences

Tue 26 Apr - Overseas Qualified Professionals Intake 2 

19 2 May 2

Wed 4 May - VET Census Date - Diploma and above

 

20 9 May 3

Wed 11 May - 2022 Graduation Ceremony

Thu 12 May - 2022 Graduation Ceremony

21 16 May 4

Tue 17 May - IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism, and Transphobia)

Wed 18 May - VET Census Date - Diploma and above

22 23 May 5 Fri 27 May - Reconciliation Week commences
23 3 May 6

Fri 3 June - Reconciliation Week concludes

Wed 1 June - VET Census Date - Diploma and above

 

24 6 Jun 7 Mon 13 June - Public Holiday: Queen's Birthday
25 13 Jun 8 Wed 15 June - VET Census Date - Diploma and above
26 20 Jun 9 Fri 24 June - Term 2 Concludes
27 27 Jun  

Term Break

Sun 3 July - NAIDOC Week commences 

28 4 Jul  

Term Break

Wed 6 July - VET Census Date - Diploma and above

Thu 7 July - International Students Welcome Day (Preston Campus)

Sun 10 July - NAIDOC Week concludes

29 11 Jul 1

Mon 11 July - Term 3 Commences

Mon 11 July - Overseas Qualified Professionals Intake 3

Mon 11 July - SLAM Welcome commences

 

30 18 Jul 2

Wed 20 July - VET Census Date - Diploma and above

Thu 21 July - SLAM Welcome concludes

31 25 Jul 3 Mon 25 July - SLAM Re-Orientation Week begins
32 1 Aug 4

Wed 3 Aug - VET Census Date - Diploma and above

Thu 4 Aug - SLAM Re-Orientation Week concludes

33 8 Aug 5  
34 15 Aug 6 Wed 17 Aug - VET Census Date - Diploma and above
35 22 Aug 7 Thu 25 Aug - Arts Live Production "After Dark Event"
36 29 Aug 8  
37 5 Sep 9

Wed 7 Sep - VET Census Date - Diploma and above

Thu 8 Sep - R U OK? Day

38 12 Sep 10

Fri 16 Sep - Term 3 Concludes

 

39 19 Sep  

Term Break

Wed 21 Sep - VET Census Date - Diploma and above

Thu 22 Sep - Costume and Make-up Exhibition Event

Fri 23 Sep - Costume and Make-up Exhibition Event

40 26 Sep   Fri 30 Sep - Public Holiday: AFL Grand Final Parade**
Term Break
41 3 Oct 1

Mon 3 Oct - Term 4 Commences

Mon 3 Oct - OQP Intake 4

Wed 5 Oct - VET Census Date - Diploma and above

 

42 10 Oct 2  
43 17 Oct 3 Wed 19 Oct - VET Census Date - Diploma and above
44 24 Oct 4  
45 31 Oct 5

Tue 1 Nov - Public Holiday: Melbourne Cup Day

Wed 2 Nov - VET Census Date - Diploma and above

46 7 Nov 6  
47 14 Nov 7 Wed 16 Nov - VET Census Date - Diploma and above
48 21 Nov 8  
49 28 Nov 9  
50 5 Dec  

Term Break

Wed 7 Dec - VET Census Date - Diploma and above

51 12 Dec   Term Break
52 19 Dec  

Tue 20 Dec - Term 4 concludes

Wed 21 Dec - VET Census Date - Diploma and above

Fri 23 Dec - Institute Closes for Christmas Period

Sun 25 Dec - Christmas Day
Term Break

53 26 Dec   Mon 26 Dec - Public Holiday: Boxing Day
Term Break

Last update: 16/04/2021

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

Mon 4 Jan - Institute Re-opens
Mon 4 Jan - English for General Purposes (Beginner to Advances) Intake E0

2 11 Jan  

Mon 11 Jan - Auslan Term 1 Starts (Part Time)
Mon 11 Jan - Skills for Education and Employment School Starts
Fri 15 Jan - VET Student Loan Census Date

3 18 Jan  

 

4 25 Jan  

Mon 25 Jan - Overseas Qualified Professionals Program - Intake 1
Tue 26 Jan - Public Holiday: Australia Day

Thu 28 Jan - English Additional Language Term 1 Starts

Thu 28 Jan - International Students Orientation Day Preston Campus

 

5 1 Feb 1

Mon 1 Feb - VET Term 1 Commences

Mon 1 Feb - Melbourne Polytechnic Welcome Program Commences
Mon 1 Feb - International VET Students Commence
*Most courses start on this date, please review the calendar for alternative start dates

Wed 3 Feb - International Students Online Orientation via Zoom

 

6 8 Feb 2

Mon 8 Feb - Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning SEM 1 Starts

Mon 8 Feb - Auslan Term 1 Starts (Full Time)

 

7 15 Feb 3

Mon 15 Feb - English for General Purposes (Beginner to Advanced) Intake E1

8 22 Feb 4 Thu 25 Feb - Polytechnic Welcome Program Concludes
9 1 Mar 5

Mon 1 Mar - Orientation Week

Fri 5 Mar 

10 8 Mar 6

 

11 15 Mar 7

Mon 15 Mar - VET Student Loan Census Date

 

12 22 Mar 8

 

13 29 Mar 9

Mon 29 Mar - English for General Purposes (Beginner to Advanced) Intake E2

Thu 1 Apr - Adult Migrant English Program & Skills First Term 1 Ends

Fri 2 Apr - Auslan Term 1 Ends (Full Time)

Fri 2 Apr - VET Term 1 Concludes
Fri 2 Apr - Public Holiday: Good Friday

14 5 Apr  

Mon 5 Apr - Term Break Starts
Mon 5 Apr - Public Holiday: Easter Monday

Fri 9 Apr - Skills for Education and Employment School Term 1 Ends

Fri 9 Apr - Auslan Term 1 Ends (Part Time)

 

15 12 Apr  

Fri 16 Apr - Term Break Concludes

Thu 15 Apr - VET Student Loan Census Date

16 19 Apr 1

Mon 19 Apr - VET Term 2 Commences

Mon 19 Apr - English Additional Language Term 2 Starts

Mon 19 Apr - Auslan Term 2 Starts (Full Time)&(Part Time)

Mon 19 Apr -  Overseas Qualified Professionals Program - Intake 2

Sun 25 Apr - Public Holiday: ANZAC Day

17 26 Apr 2

 

18 3 May 3

Mon 3 May - English for General Purposes (Beginner to Advanced) Intake E3

 

19 10 May 4

Sat 15 May - VET Student Loan Census Date

 

20 17 May 5

 

21 24 May 6

 

22 31 May 7

 

23 7 Jun 8

 

24 14 Jun 9

Mon 14 June - Public Holiday: Queen's Birthday

Tue 15 June - English for General Purposes (Beginner to Advanced) Intake E4

Tue 15 June - VET Student Loan Census Date

Fr 18 June - Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning SEM 1 ends

 

25 21 Jun 10

Fri 25 Jun - Auslan Term 2 Ends (Full Time)

Fri 25 Jun -Adult Migrant English Program & Skills First Term 2 end

Fri 26 Jun - VET Term 2 Concludes

26 28 Jun  

Mon 28 Jun - Term Break Starts

Fri 2 Jul - Skills for Education and Employment School Term 2 Ends

Fri 2 July - Auslan Term 2 Ends (Part Time)

27 5 Jul  

Thu 8 Jul - International Students Orientation Preston Campus

Fri 9 Jul - Term Break Concludes

28 12 Jul 1

Mon 12 Jul - VET Term 3 Commences

Mon 12 Jul - Fri 23 Jul - Melbourne Polytechnic Welcome Program

Mon 12 Jul - English Additional Language Term 3 Starts

Mon 12 Jul - Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning SEM 2 starts

Mon 12 Jul - Auslan Term 3 Starts (Full Time)&(Part Time)

Mon 12 Jul - Overseas Qualified Professionals Program - Intake 3

Wed 14 Jul - International Students Orientation via Zoom

Thu 15 Jul - VET Student Loan Census Date

 

29 19 Jul 2 Mon 19 Jul - English for General Purposes (Beginner to Advanced) Intake E5
30 26 Jul 3

 

31 2 Aug 4

 

32 9 Aug 5

Wed 15 Aug - VET Student Loan Census Date

 

33 16 Aug 6

 

34 23 Aug 7

 

35 30 Aug 8

Mon 30 Aug - English for General Purposes (Beginner to Advanced) Intake E6

36 6 Sep 9

 

37 13 Sep 10

Wed 15 Sep - VET Student Loan Census Date

Fri 17 Sep - Adult Migrant English Program & Skills First Term 3 Ends

Fri 17 Sep - Auslan Term 3 Ends (Full Time)

Fri 17 Sep - VET Term 3 Concludes

38 20 Sep  

Mon 20 Sep - Term Break Starts

Thu 23 Sep - Skills for Education and Employment School Term 3 Ends

Fri 24 Sep - Auslan Term 3 Ends (Part Time)

39 27 Sep  

Fri 1 Oct - Term Break Concludes

40 4 Oct 1

Mon 4 Oct - VET Term 4 Commences

Mon 4 Oct - English for General Purposes (Beginner to Advanced) Intake E7

Mon 4 Oct - English Additional Language Term 4 Starts

Mon 4 Oct - Auslan Term 4 Starts (Full Time)&(Part Time)

Mon 4 Oct - Overseas Qualified Professionals Program - Intake 4

 

41 11 Oct 2 Fri 4 Oct - VET Student Loan Census Date
42 18 Oct 3  
43 25 Oct 4  
44 1 Nov 5

Tue 2 Nov - Public Holiday: Melbourne Cup Day

45 8 Nov 6  
46 15 Nov 7

Mon 15 Nov- English for General Purposes (Beginner to Advanced) Intake E8

Mon 15 Nov-  VET Student Loan Census Date

Fri 19 Nov - Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning SEM 2 ends

 

47 22 Nov 8 Fri 26 Nov - Auslan Term 4 Ends (Full Time)
48 29 Nov 9

Fri 3 Dec - VET Term 4 Concludes

49 6 Dec  

Mon 6 Dec - VET End of Year Break Starts

Fri 10 Dec - Adult Migrant English Program & Skills First Term 4 Ends

Fri 10 Dec - Auslan Term 4 Ends (Part Time)

 

50 13 Dec  

Wed 15 Dec - VET Student Loan Census Date

Fri 17 Dec - Skills for Education and Employment School T4 Ends

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.

Last Update: 9/12/2019

Week of Year  Week Starting Study Week  Events 
1 30 Dec 19   Wed 1 Jan - Public Holiday: New Year's Day
2 6 Jan 20  

Mon 6 Jan 2020 - Melbourne Polytechnic Re-opens

3 13 Jan  

 

4 20 Jan  

Fri 24 Jan - VET Holiday Break Concludes

5 27 Jan  

Mon 27 Jan - Public Holiday: Australia Day
Tue 28 Jan - International VET Students Commence
Tue 28 Jan - Certificate II in Jewellery Making commences

6 3 Feb 1

Mon 3 Feb - VET Term 1 Commences*
*Most courses start on this date, please review the calendar for alternative start dates

7 10 Feb 2

 

8 17 Feb 3

Mon 17 Feb - The following Creative Arts courses start:
Music Performance, Sound and Music Production, Dramatic Arts, Screen and Media, Visual Arts^, Graphic Design and Photo Imaging.
^ The Certificate III in Visual Arts commences on April 14.

9 24 Feb 4

 

10 2 Mar 5

 

11 9 Mar 6

Mon 9 Mar - Public Holiday: Labour Day

12 16 Mar 7

 

13 23 Mar 8 Fri 27 Mar - VET Term 1 Concludes
14 30 Mar   Mon 30 Mar - Term Break Starts
15 6 Apr  

Fri 10 Apr - Public Holiday: Good Friday
Fri 10 Apr - Term Break Concludes

16 13 Apr 1

Mon 13 Apr - Public Holiday: Easter Monday
Tue 14 Apr - VET Term 2 Commences
Tue 14 Apr - Certificate III in Visual Arts Commences
Tue 14 Apr - Certificate III in Jewellery Making Commences

17 20 Apr 2

Sat 25 Apr - Public Holiday: ANZAC Day

18 27 Apr 3

 

19 4 May 4

 

20 11 May 5

 

21 18 May 6

 

22 25 May 7

 

23 1 Jun 8

 

24 8 Jun 9

Mon 8 June - Public Holiday: Queen's Birthday

25 15 Jun 10

 

26 22 Jun 11

Fri 26 Jun - VET Term 2 Concludes

27 29 Jun  

Mon 29 Jun - Term Break Starts

28 6 Jul  

Fri 10 Jul - Term Break Concludes

29 13 Jul 1

Mon 13 Jul - VET Term 3 Commences

30 20 Jul 2

 

31

27 Jul

3

 

32 3 Aug 4

 

33 10 Aug 5

 

34 17 Aug 6

 

35 24 Aug 7

 

36 31 Aug 8

 

37 7 Sep 9

 

38 14 Sep 10

Fri 18 Sep - VET Term 3 Concludes

39 21 Sep  

Mon 21 Sep - Term Break Starts

40 28 Sep  

Fri 2 Oct - Term Break Concludes

41 5 Oct 1

Mon 5 Oct - VET Term 4 Commences

42 12 Oct 2

 

43 19 Oct 3

Fri 23 Oct - Public Holiday - Thank you day (replaces Grand Final Day public holiday in 2020)

44 26 Oct 4

 

45 2 Nov 5

Tue 3 Nov - Public Holiday: Melbourne Cup Day

46 9 Nov 6

 

47 16 Nov 7

 

48 23 Nov 8

 

49 30 Nov 9

Fri 4 Dec - VET Term 4 Concludes

50 7 Dec  

Mon 7 Dec - End of Year Break Starts

51 14 Dec  

 

52 21 Dec  

Wed 23 Dec - Melbourne Polytechnic Closes
Fri 25 Dec - Public Holiday: Christmas Day

53 28 Dec  

Mon 28 Dec - Public Holiday: Boxing Day
Fri 1 Jan 2021 - New Year's Day Public Holiday