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Academic year dates

See the Academic year dates for 2019 in the archived handbook.

Academic year dates 2020

Note: Unless otherwise specified for particular subjects, all examinations are conducted within the teaching period. Different census dates apply for graduate research students.

Onshore: Primary teaching sessions (for specified Graduate School of Health/Teacher Education courses, use Calendar B)
Onshore: Calendar B teaching sessions (specified Graduate School of Health/Teacher Education courses)
Onshore and offshore: Short teaching sessions
Offshore only: Other teaching sessions

Onshore
Primary teaching sessions (for specified Graduate School of Health/Teacher Education courses, use Calendar B)
Autumn session
OrientationMonday 17 February – Friday 6 March 2020
Session commencesMonday 9 March 2020
Census dateTuesday 7 April 2020
Mid-session StuVac (Study vacation)Monday 20 – Sunday 26 April 2020
Formal classes endFriday 5 June 2020
Final StuVac (Study vacation)Monday 8 – Friday 12 June 2020
Final assessment periodSaturday 13 – Saturday 27 June 2020
Spring session
OrientationMonday 27 – Friday 31 July 2020
Session commencesMonday 27 July 2020
Census dateTuesday 25 August 2020
Mid-session StuVac (Study vacation)Monday 14 – Sunday 20 September 2020
Formal classes endFriday 23 October 2020
Final StuVac (Study vacation)Monday 26 – Friday 30 October 2020
Final assessment periodSaturday 31 October – Saturday 14 November 2020
Summer session 2020
OrientationMonday 16 – Friday 20 November 2020
Session commencesMonday 16 November 2020
Census dateTuesday 8 December 2020
Mid-session StuVac (Study vacation)Monday 28 December 2020 – Sunday 3 January 2021
Formal classes endFriday 12 February 2021
Final StuVac (Study vacation)Monday 15 – Friday 19 February 2021
Final assessment periodSaturday 20 – Saturday 27 February 2021
Graduate research students only
Autumn session
Session commencesWednesday 1 January 2020
Census dateTuesday 5 May 2020
Session endsTuesday 30 June 2020
Spring session
Session commencesWednesday 1 July 2020
Census dateWednesday 7 October 2020
Session endsThursday 31 December 2020
Calendar B teaching sessions
Graduate School of Health/Teacher Education (specified courses and subjects only, see below)
Calendar B Autumn session
OrientationMonday 17 – Friday 21 February 2020
Session commencesMonday 24 February 2020
Census dateTuesday 7 April 2020
Mid-session StuVac (Study vacation)Monday 20 – Sunday 26 April 2020
Formal classes endFriday 5 June 2020
Final StuVac (Study vacation)Monday 8 – Friday 12 June 2020
Final assessment periodSaturday 13 – Saturday 27 June 2020
Calendar B Spring session
OrientationMonday 20 – Friday 24 July 2020
Session commencesMonday 27 July 2020
Census dateTuesday 25 August 2020
Mid-session StuVac (Study vacation)Monday 21 – Sunday 27 September 2020
Formal classes endFriday 6 November 2020
Final StuVac (Study vacation)Monday 9 – Friday 13 November 2020
Final assessment periodSaturday 14 – Saturday 28 November 2020
Onshore and offshore
Short teaching sessions
February session
Session commencesMonday 20 January 2020
Census dateWednesday 29 January 2020
Session endsFriday 28 February 2020
March session
Session commencesMonday 9 March 2020
Census dateTuesday 24 March 2020
Session endsFriday 17 April 2020
May session
Session commencesMonday 27 April 2020
Census dateTuesday 5 May 2020
Session endsFriday 5 June 2020
July session
Session commencesMonday 15 June 2020
Census dateFriday 10 July 2020
Session endsFriday 24 July 2020
August session
Session commencesMonday 10 August 2020
Census dateTuesday 25 August 2020
Session endsFriday 18 September 2020
October session
Session commencesMonday 28 September 2020
Census dateWednesday 7 October 2020
Session endsFriday 6 November 2020
December session
Session commencesMonday 16 November 2020
Census dateTuesday 24 November 2020
Session endsFriday 25 December 2020
Offshore only
Other teaching sessions
January to March session
Session commencesMonday 9 December 2019
Census dateTuesday 7 January 2020
Session endsFriday 13 March 2020
March to May session
Session commencesMonday 2 March 2020
Census dateTuesday 24 March 2020
Session endsFriday 5 June 2020
May to July session
Session commencesMonday 13 April 2020
Census dateTuesday 5 May 2020
Session endsFriday 17 July 2020
July to September session
Session commencesMonday 1 June 2020
Census dateFriday 10 July 2020
Session endsFriday 4 September 2020
August to October session
Session commencesMonday 3 August 2020
Census dateTuesday 25 August 2020
Session endsFriday 6 November 2020
October to December session
Session commencesMonday 14 September 2020
Census dateWednesday 7 October 2020
Session endsFriday 18 December 2020
December to February session
Session commencesMonday 2 November 2020
Census dateTuesday 24 November 2020
Session endsFriday 5 February 2021

Calendar B Autumn and Spring session dates apply to the following courses.

Graduate School of Health

  • Master of Pharmacy (C04252)
  • Master of Pharmacy (International) (C04253)
  • Master of Clinical Psychology (C04300)
  • Master of Orthoptics (C04299)
  • Master of Good Manufacturing Practice (C04301)
  • Graduate Diploma in Good Manufacturing Practice (C06115)
  • Graduate Certificate in Good Manufacturing Practice (C11249)
  • Master of Physiotherapy (C04306)
  • Master of Genetic Counselling (C04374)
  • Master of Speech Pathology (C04386)

Teacher Education

  • Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education (C10350)
  • Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (C10349)
  • Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education (Honours) (C09082)
  • Master of Teaching in Secondary Education (C04255)

For students undertaking C10350, C09082 or C10349, the specific Teacher Education calendar (i.e. Calendar B Autumn and Spring sessions) applies for the education subjects and the Primary Teaching Session calendar applies for non-teacher education subjects.

Notes

  1. Census date: Last day to withdraw from a subject without incurring academic penalty and financial liability.
  2. Mid-session StuVac (Study vacation):
    Includes: one day on which formal classes may be scheduled to make up for those missed due to public holidays or University emergencies in the first half of the teaching session; activity-based learning such as field trips, etc. Weekend before Mid-session StuVac: assessment and classes may be scheduled.
    Students must be advised of these activities at the beginning of the teaching session as part of the subject outline.
    Does not include: formal classes; assessment submission deadlines; examinations. Weekend at the end of Mid-session StuVac: no assessment or classes except for block mode subjects.
    Students on professional experience placements do not participate in StuVac.
  3. Final StuVac (Study vacation):
    Includes: one day on which formal classes may be scheduled to make up for those missed due to public holidays or University emergencies in the second half of the teaching session; non-compulsory review/revision sessions for students. Weekend before Final StuVac: assessment and classes may be scheduled.
    Does not include: formal classes; assessment deadlines.
    Faculties must not introduce any new material in this week (with the exception of the catch-up class schedule due to public holidays or University emergencies). Weekend at the end of Final StuVac: no assessment or classes except for block mode subjects.
    Students on professional experience placements do not participate in StuVac.
  4. Final assessment period:
    Includes: centrally conducted examinations; faculty-based assessment and examinations; completion of projects and other major assessment works.