Principal dates 2009

This section outlines important dates of which you must be aware. Consider highlighting those dates which apply to you for easy reference. The principal dates also include University holidays for the various campuses.

Principal dates vary according to campus:

All Australian campuses

Dates for all faculties on all Australian campuses

November 2008
28 Fri Semester two results released
30 Sun Last day for submission of applications to graduate in semester one 2009
December 2008
24 Wed University closed
January 2009
05 Mon University reopens
14 Wed Semester one 'Enrolment details and fee statement' published on the Web Enrolment System (WES)
15 Thur Census date for teaching periods: summer semester B (SSB-01) and summer A - semester 1 (SS-S1-01)

Enrolment of postgraduate students (VTAC) - first round begins
16 Fri Enrolment of postgraduate students (VTAC) - first round ends
19 Mon Supplementary and special (deferred) examinations commence
23 Fri Supplementary and special (deferred) examinations conclude
27 Tues - 30 Fri Enrolment of first-year undergraduate students (VTAC) - first round
28 Wed Enrolment of postgraduate students (VTAC) - second round
February
9 Mon Summer semester examinations commence
10 Tues - 11 Wed Enrolment of first-year undergraduate students (VTAC) - second round
12 Thur Summer semester examinations end
13 Fri Semester one fees due. Students who have not received their 'Enrolment details and fee statement' should contact their faculty to check their enrolment status

Last day to add semester one or full-year off-campus learning units
15 Sun Census date for teaching periods: term 1 (T1-57) and trimester 1 (T1-58)
16 Mon - 18 Wed Registration for international students
19 Thur Enrolment of first-year undergraduate students (VTAC) - third round (all campuses)
23 Mon - 27 Fri Orientation at all Australian campuses - dates and times will vary from campus to campus
March
02 Mon Semester one teaching period commences
05 Thur Release of summer results
13 Fri Last day to add semester one or full-year on-campus units
31 Tues Census date for teaching periods: semester one (S1-01) and semester one (extended) (S1-32)

Last day to discontinue semester one units without 'withdrawn' showing on academic record

Last day to discontinue semester one units without incurring fees relevant for semester one

Last day to discontinue full-year units without 'withdrawn' showing on academic record
April
10 Fri Good Friday (University closed)

Mid-semester vacation begins
13 Mon Easter Monday (University closed)
14 Tues Easter Tuesday (University closed)
17 Fri Last day of mid-semester vacation
16 Thur - 28 Tues Semester one 'Commonwealth assistance notice' being forwarded to Commonwealth-supported and/or FEE-HELP students. Disputes must be lodged within 14 days from the date of notice
25 Sat Anzac Day (University closed)
27 Mon Semester one exam timetable published
30 Thur Census date for teaching periods: full-year (FY-01), full-year - extended (FY-32) and term 2 (T2-57)

Last day to discontinue full-year units without incurring fees
May
3 Sun Last day for discontinuation of semester one units with 'withdrawn' showing on academic record. Semester one units discontinued after this date will show as 'fail'
27 Wed Semester two 'Enrolment details and fee statement' published on the Web Enrolment System (WES)
June
05 Fri Last day for discontinuation of semester one units with 'withdrawn fail' showing on academic record. Semester one units cannot be discontinued after this date Semester one ends
08 Mon - 10 Wed Swot Vac
11 Thur Semester one examination period begins
30 Tues Last day for submission of applications to graduate in semester two

Census date for teaching periods: trimester 2 (T2-58) and winter (WS-01)
July
03 Fri Semester one examination period ends

Last day to add semester two off-campus learning units without risk of late enrolment penalty
06 Mon Mid-year enrolments begin

Registration for international students commences
10 Fri Registration for international students concludes

Mid-year enrolments end

Semester two fees due. Students who have not received their 'Enrolment details and fee statement' should contact their faculty to check their enrolment status
13 Mon - 17 Fri Mid-year Orientation
17 Fri Semester one results released
20 Mon Semester two teaching period commences
31 Fri Last day to add semester two on-campus units
August
01 Sat Coursework scholarship applications open
02 Sun Last day to discontinue full-year units with 'withdrawn' showing on academic record. Full-year units discontinued after this date will show as 'fail'
17 Mon Last day to discontinue semester two units without 'withdrawn' on academic record

Supplementary and special (deferred) examinations commence
21 Fri Supplementary and special (deferred) examinations conclude
31 Mon Last day to discontinue semester two units without incurring fees

Census date for teaching periods: semester two (S2-01), semester two - extended (S2-32) and term 3 (T3-57)
September
17 Thur Semester two exam timetable published
20 Sun Last day to discontinue semester two units with 'withdrawn' showing on the student's academic record. Semester two units discontinued after this date will show as a 'fail'
16 Wed - 28 Mon Semester two 'Commonwealth assistance notice' being forwarded to Commonwealth-supported and FEE-HELP students. Disputes must be lodged within 14 days from the date of notice
28 Mon Mid-semester vacation begins
30 Wed Census date for teaching periods: start semester two - finish semester one (S2-S1-02, start semester two - finish summer (S2-SS-02) and trimester 3 (T3-58)
October
02 Fri Last day of mid-semester vacation
12 Mon Re-enrolment commences for coursework award and research students. Closing dates advised in August via Monash email account
23 Fri Last day for discontinuation of semester two or full-year units with 'withdrawn fail' showing on academic record. Semester two and full-year units cannot be discontinued after this date Semester two ends
26 Mon - 28 Wed Swot Vac
29 Thur Semester two examination period begins
31 Sat Last day for submission of applications for postgraduate research scholarships

Census date for teaching period: term 4 (T4-57)

Coursework scholarship applications for 2009 close
November
10 Tue Final date for submission of supporting documentation for coursework scholarship applications
20 Fri Semester two examination period ends
30 Mon Last day for submission of applications to graduate in semester one 2010

Census date for teaching period: summer A (SSA-02)
December
04 Fri Semester two results released

Exceptions and additional dates

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

The dates of teaching periods for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery* 2009 are as follows:

Clayton and Bendigo students
First and second year Semester one: 2 March to 12 June
(Mid semester break 9-15 April)
(Swot Vac.15-17 June) Semester two: 20 July to 30 October
(Mid semester break 28 September - 2 October)
(Swot Vac. 2-4 November)
Third year Semester one: 2 February to 12 June
(Mid semester break 10-17 April) Semester two: 13 July to 12 November
(Swot Vac. 13-17 November)
Fourth year Semester one: 2 February to 5 June
(Swot Vac. 8-10 June) Semester two: 6 July to 6 November
(Swot Vac. 09-11 November)
Fifth year R#1: 19 January - 27 February
R#2: 02 March - 10 April
R#3: 14 April - 22 May
R#4: 25 May - 03 July
R#5: 06 July - 14 August
R#6: 17 August - 25 September
R#7: 28 September - 06 November
Back to base week: 09 November - 13 November
MBBS students at the Gippsland campus
First year Semester one: 27 January to 5 June
Semester two: 6 July to 13 November
Second year Semester one: 2 February to 12 June
Semester two: 13 July - 13 November
MBBS students in Johore Bahru Clinical School (Monash University Malaysia)
First year Semester one: 2 March to 12 June
Semester two: 20 July to 30 October
Second year Semester one: 2 March to 12 June
Semester two: 20 July to 30 October
Third year Semester one: 2 February to 12 June
Semester two : 6 July to 13 November
Fourth Year Semester one: 2 February to 5 June
Semester two: 29 June to 6 November
Fifth year 19 January - 27 February
02 March - 10 April
13 April - 22 May
25 May - 03 July
06 July - 14 August
17 August - 25 September
28 September - 06 November
09 November - 20 November (back to base weeks)

Monash University Malaysia

Note those entries marked with an asterisk (*) are subject to change. MBBS students in Johore Bahru Clinical School should consult the 'Exceptions and additional dates: Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences' above for semester dates.

November 2008
28 Fri Semester two results released
30 Sun Last day for submission of applications to graduate in semester one 2009
December 2008
24 Wed University closed
January 2009
01 Thur Public holiday - New Year's Day
05 Mon University opens
19 Mon Supplementary and special (deferred) examinations commence
23 Fri Supplementary and special (deferred) examinations conclude
26 Mon Public Holiday - Chinese New Year*
27 Tues Public Holiday - Chinese New Year*
February
08 Sun Public holiday Thaipusam*
09 Mon Replacement of holiday*

Summer semester examinations commence
12 Thur Summer semester examinations conclude
13 Fri Last day to add semester one or full-year off-campus learning units
23 Mon - 27 Fri Orientation week commences (all new students)*
March
02 Mon Semester one teaching period commences
05 Thur Release of summer results
06 Fri Last day to pay all fees relevant to semester one, after which a late payment penalty of RM100 and a penalty of RM100 for every month of non-payment thereafter apply
09 Mon Public holiday - Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
13 Fri Last day to add semester one or full-year units
27 Fri Last day for discontinuation of semester one units or studies in order to qualify for a partial refund of fees relevant to semester one
31 Tues Last day to discontinue semester one or full-year units without 'withdrawn' showing on the student's academic record
April
13 Mon Mid semester break begins
17 Fri Last day of mid-semester break
27 Mon Semester one exam timetable published
May
01 Fri Public Holiday - Labour Day*
09 Sat Public holiday - Wesak Day*
3 Sun Last day for discontinuation of semester one units with 'withdrawn' showing on academic record. Semester one units discontinued after this date will show as a 'fail'
June
05 Fri Last day for discontinuation of semester one units with 'withdrawn fail' showing on academic record.  Semester one units cannot be discontinued after this date. Semester one ends
06 Sat Public holiday - King's Birthday*
08 Mon - 10 Wed Swot Vac
11 Thur Semester one examination period begins
30 Tues Last day for submission of applications to graduate in 2009 Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Beijing ceremonies or in semester two 2009 Australia ceremonies, including the international ceremony in December 2009
July
03 Fri Semester one examination period ends
06 Mon Mid-year enrolments begin
10 Fri Mid-year enrolments end
13 Mon - 17 Fri Orientation week
17 Fri Semester one results released
20 Mon Semester two teaching period commences
24 Fri Last day to pay all fees relevant to semester two, after which a late payment penalty of RM100 and a penalty of RM100 for every month of non-payment thereafter apply
31 Fri Last day to add semester two on campus units
August
02 Sun Last day to discontinue full-year units with 'withdrawn' showing on academic record.  Full-year units discontinued after this date will show as 'fail'
14 Fri Last day for discontinuation of any semester two unit or studies in order to qualify for a partial refund of fees relevant to semester two
17 Mon

Last day to discontinue semester two units without 'withdrawn' showing on academic record

Supplementary and special (deferred) examinations commence

21 Fri Supplementary and special (deferred) examinations conclude
31 Mon Public holiday - National Day
September
07 Mon Public Holiday - Nuzul Al-Quran Day*
17 Thur Semester two timetable published
20 Sun Public Holiday - Hari Raya Puasa*

Last day to discontinue any semester two units with 'withdrawn' showing on the student's academic record. Semester two units discontinued after this date will show as a 'fail'
21 Mon Public Holiday - Hari Raya Puasa*
22 Tue Replacement of holiday*
28 Mon Mid-semester break begins
October
02 Fri Last day of mid semester break
12 Mon Re-enrolment commences for coursework award students. Closing dates advised in August via Monash email account
17 Sat Public holiday - Deepavali*
23 Fri Last day for discontinuation of semester two or full-year units with 'withdrawn fail' showing on academic record

Semester two and full-year units cannot be discontinued after this date

Semester two ends
25 Mon- 28 Wed Swot Vac
29 Thur Semester two examination period begins
November
20 Fri Semester two examination period ends
27 Fri Public holiday - Hari Raya Qurban*
30 Mon Last day for submission of applications to graduate in semester one Australian ceremonies
December
04 Fri Semester two results released
11 Fri Public holiday - Birthday of the Sultan of Selangor*
18 Fri Public holiday - Awal Muharam
25 Fri Public holiday - Christmas

Monash University South Africa

November 2008
28 Fri Semester two results released
30 Sun Last day for submission of applications to graduate in semester one 2009
December 2008
24 Wed University closed
January 2009
05 Mon University reopens
19 Mon Supplementary and special (deferred) examinations commence
23 Fri Supplementary and special (deferred) examinations conclude
February
9 Mon Summer semester examinations commence
12 Thur Summer semester examinations end
13 Fri Last day to add semester one or full-year off-campus learning units
23 Mon - 27 Fri Orientation week
March
02 Mon Semester one teaching period commences
05 Thur Release of summer results
13 Fri Last day to add semester one or full-year units
21 Sat Human Rights Day
31 Tues Last day to discontinue semester one units without 'withdrawn' showing on the student's academic record and without incurring liability for fees relevant to semester one
April
10 Fri Good Friday (University closed)

Mid-semester vacation begins
13 Mon Easter Monday (University closed)
17 Fri Last day of mid-semester vacation
27 Mon Semester one exam timetable published. Freedom Day (University closed)
30 Thur Last day to discontinue full-year units without incurring fees
May
01 Fri Workers Day (University closed)
03 Sun Last day for discontinuation of semester one units with 'withdrawn' showing on the student's academic record. Semester one units discontinued after this date will show as a 'fail'
June
05 Fri Last day for discontinuation of semester one units with 'withdrawn fail' showing on academic record.  Semester one units cannot be discontinued after this date. Semester one ends
08 Mon - 10 Wed Swot Vac
11 Thur Semester one examination period begins
16 Tues Youth Day (University closed)
30 Tues Last day for submission of applications to graduate in semester two 2009
July
03 Fri Semester one examination period ends
06 Mon Mid-year enrolment begins
10 Fri Mid-year enrolment ends
13 Mon - 17 Fri Mid-year Orientation
17 Fri Semester one results released
20 Mon Semester two teaching period commences
31 Fri Last day to add semester two units
August
02 Sun Last day to discontinue full-year units with 'withdrawn' showing on academic record.  Full-year units discontinued after this date will show as 'fail'
09 Sun Women's Day (University closed)
10 Mon Replacement of holiday
17 Mon Last day to discontinue semester two units without 'withdrawn' showing on the student's academic record

Supplementary and special (deferred) examinations commence
21 Fri Supplementary and special (deferred) examinations conclude
31 Mon Last day to discontinue all studies to qualify for a full refund of the student course fee relevant to semester two
September
17 Thur Semester two timetable published
20 Sun Last day to discontinue any semester two units with 'withdrawn' showing on the student's academic record. Semester two units discontinued after this date will show as a 'fail'
24 Thur Heritage Day (University Closed)
28 Mon Mid-semester vacation begins
October
02 Fri Last day of mid-semester vacation
12 Mon Re-enrolment commences for coursework award and research students. Closing dates advised in August 2via Monash email account
23 Fri Last day for discontinuation of semester two or full-year units with 'withdrawn fail' showing on academic record.  Semester two and full-year units cannot be discontinued after this date. Semester two ends
26 Mon - 28 Wed Swot Vac
29 Thur Semester two examination period begins
November
20 Fri Semester two examination period ends
30 Mon Last day for submission of applications to graduate in semester one
December
04 Fri Semester two results released
16 Wed Day of Reconciliation (University closed)
25 Fri Christmas Day (University closed)
26 Sat Day of Goodwill (University closed)