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VET Calendar

The VET calendar contains term 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.

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

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.

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
Term Break
3 10 Jan   Term Break
4 17 Jan   Term Break
5 24 Jan   Wed 26 Jan - Public Holiday: Australia Day
Term Break
6 31 Jan 1 Mon 31 Jan - Term 1 Commences (Most Subjects)
7 7 Feb 2  
8 14 Feb 3  
9 21 Feb 4  
10 28 Feb 5  
11 7 Mar 6  
12 14 Mar 7 Mon 14 Mar - Public Holiday: Labour Day
13 21 Mar 8  
14 28 Mar 9  
15 4 Apr 10 Fri 8 Apr - Term 1 Concludes
16 11 Apr   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
Term Break
18 25 Apr 1 Mon 25 Apr - Public Holiday: Anzac Day
Tue 26 Apr - Term 2 Commences
19 2 May 2  
20 9 May 3  
21 16 May 4  
22 23 May 5  
23 3 May 6  
24 6 Jun 7 Mon 13 June - Public Holiday: Queen's Birthday
25 13 Jun 8  
26 20 Jun 9 Fri 24 Jun - Term 2 Concludes
27 27 Jun   Term Break
28 4 Jul   Term Break
29 11 Jul 1 Mon 11 Jul - Term 3 Commences
30 18 Jul 2  
31 25 Jul 3  
32 1 Aug 4  
33 8 Aug 5  
34 15 Aug 6  
35 22 Aug 7  
36 29 Aug 8  
37 5 Sep 9  
38 12 Sep 10 Fri 16 Apr - Term 3 Concludes
39 19 Sep   Term Break
40 26 Sep   Fri 30 Sep - Public Holiday: AFL Grand Final Parade**
Term Break
41 3 Oct 1 Mon 3 Oct - Term 4 Commences
42 10 Oct 2  
43 17 Oct 3  
44 24 Oct 4  
45 31 Oct 5 Tue 1 Nov - Public Holiday: Melbourne Cup Day
46 7 Nov 6  
47 14 Nov 7  
48 21 Nov 8  
49 28 Nov 9  
50 5 Dec   Term Break
51 12 Dec   Term Break
52 19 Dec   Sun 25 Dec - Christmas Day
Term Break
53 26 Dec   Mon 26 Dec - Public Holiday: Boxing Day
Term Break