2021 Doctor of Medicine dates

Here you'll find all the important dates for students enrolled in the Doctor of Medicine for 2021, including teaching periods, holidays, census dates, withdrawal dates, exam periods and deadlines to apply to graduate.

University opening dates

University and public holidays and dates for 2021 by event, date and whether open or closed*
EventDateOpen/closed*
New Year's Day Friday 1 January Closed
University opens for 2021 Monday 4 January Open
Australia Day Tuesday 26 January Closed
Labour Day Monday 8 March Open
Good Friday Friday 2 April Closed
Saturday of Easter weekend Saturday 3 April Closed
Easter Sunday Sunday 4 April Closed
Easter Monday Monday 5 April Closed
Easter Tuesday Tuesday 6 April Closed
ANZAC Day Monday 26 April (in lieu of 25 April) Closed
Queen's Birthday Monday 14 June Open
AFL Grand Final Eve TBA Closed
Melbourne Cup Tuesday 2 November Open
University shut down Friday 24 December Closed
Christmas Day Saturday 25 December Closed
Christmas Day holiday Monday 27 December Closed
Boxing Day Sunday 26 December Closed
Boxing Day Holiday Tuesday 28 December Closed
New Year's Day Saturday 1 January 2022 Closed
University opens for 2022 Wednesday 5 January 2022 Open

*When CLOSED is indicated, please note that our libraries may still be available on some days when the Uni is closed, please check the library website to confirm opening hours.

Enrolment and fee dates

2021 semester enrolment and fee deadlines by event and semester
Event Semester 1 Semester 2
International students - last day for commencing international students to withdraw from Semester and receive a 90% refund Monday 27 December 2020 Sunday 30 May

Invoices available on StudentConnect

Wednesday 13 January Tuesday 25 May
International students - last day for continuing students to withdraw from Semester and receive a 100% refund Sunday 7 February Sunday 11 July
International students - 100% if paying in full or at least 50% of fees if paying in instalments Monday 15 February Monday 19 July
Domestic students - fees due Friday 12 March Thursday 12 August
International students - final instalment of Semester fees due Wednesday 31 March Tuesday 31 August
Census date * Wednesday 31 March Tuesday 31 August
Commonwealth Assistance Notices for Semester released on StudentConnect Wednesday 28 April Tuesday 28 September
Last day to withdraw from Semester units with a Withdrawn Late (WL) listed on academic record.  Sunday 9 May Tuesday 28 September
Withdrawn Fail (WN) applies for all units withdrawn from this date.  Monday 10 May Wednesday 29 September
2020 Semester enrolment and fee deadlines by event and semester
Event Semester 1 Semester 2
International students - last day for commencing international students to withdraw from Semester and receive a 90% refund TBA TBA
Invoices available on StudentConnect
Note - Semester 2 date was originally 25 May and was changed due to COVID-19 impact.
TBA TBA
International students - last day for continuing students to withdraw from Semester and receive a 100% refund TBA TBA
International students - 100% if paying in full or at least 50% of fees if paying in instalments TBA TBA
Domestic students - fees due TBA TBA
International students - final instalment of Semester fees due TBA TBA
Census date * TBA TBA
Commonwealth Assistance Notices for Semester released on StudentConnect TBA TBA
Last day to withdraw from Semester units with a Withdrawn Late (WL) listed on academic record. Date was originally 11 May and was changed due to COVID-19 impact. TBA TBA
Withdrawn Fail (WN) applies for all units withdrawn from this date. Date was originally 12 May and was changed due to COVID-19 impact. TBA TBA

Year 1 and 2 teaching dates

2021 Year 1 and 2 Medicine student dates by event and semester
Event Semester 1 Semester 2
Teaching period begins Monday 25 January Monday 28 June
Easter/intra-semester break Friday 2 April - Friday 9 April Monday 6 September - Friday 10 September
Exam timetable released TBC TBC
Teaching period ends Friday 4 June Friday 5 November
Study period begins Monday 7 June Monday 8 November
Examination period begins Monday 14 June Monday 15 November
Examination period ends Friday 18 June Friday 19 November
Non-teaching period Not applicable Monday 22 November - Friday 3 December
Inter-semester break Monday 21 June - Friday 25 June Monday 13 December – Friday 21 January 2022
Results released Thursday 1 JulyThursday 2 December
Further assessment timetable released School will notify relevant students School will notify relevant students
Further assessment period TBC TBC

Year 3 teaching dates

2021 Year 3 Semester 1 Medicine student dates by event and date
Event Date
Orientation Week beginning Monday 11 January
Rotation 1 Monday 18 January – Friday 5 March
Rotation 2 (no Easter break) Monday 8 March – Friday 23 April
Rotation 3 Monday 26 April – Thursday 10 June
Exam timetable released TBC
Examination Friday 11 June
Inter-semester break Monday 14 June – Friday 18 June
Results Released Thursday 1 July
2021 Year 3 Semester 2 Medicine student dates by event and date
Event Date
Rotation 4 Monday 21 June – Friday 6 August
Rotation 5 Monday 9 August – Thursday 23 September
Exam timetable released TBC
Rotation 6 Monday 27 September – Wednesday 10 November
Study period Thursday 11 November – Wednesday 17 November
Exam period begins Thursday 18 November
Exam period ends Friday 26 November
Results Released Thursday 2 December
Further assessment timetable released TBC
Further assessment period TBC
Inter-semester break Monday 13 December – Friday 21 January 2022
2021 Year 3 Semester 1 Medicine student dates by event and date
EventDate
Orientation TBA
Rotation 1 TBA
Rotation 2 (no Easter break) TBA
Rotation 3 TBA
Exam timetable released TBA
Examination TBA
Inter-semester break TBA
Results Released TBA
2021 Year 3 Semester 2 Medicine student dates by event and date
EventDate
Rotation 4 TBA
Rotation 5 TBA
Exam timetable released TBA
Rotation 6 TBA
Study period TBA
Exam period begins TBA
Exam period ends TBA
Results Released TBA
Further assessment timetable released TBA
Further assessment period TBA
Inter-semester break TBA

Year 4 teaching dates

2021 Year 4 Semester 1 Medicine student dates by event and date
Event Date
Orientation Week beginning Monday 11 January
Rotation 1 Monday 18 January – Friday 19 February
Rotation 2 Monday 22 February – Friday 26 March
Rotation 3 (no Easter break) Monday 29 March – Friday 30 April
Easter vacation / intra-semester break Not applicable for fourth year
Rotation 4 Monday 3 May - Friday 4 June
Exam period begins Not applicable for fourth year
Exam period ends Not applicable for fourth year
Non-teaching period Not applicable for fourth year
Rotation 5 - Extended Studies* Monday 7 June – Friday 9 July
Results released Thursday 1 July
Further assessment timetable released Not applicable for fourth year
Inter-semester break Not applicable for fourth year
Further assessment period Not applicable for fourth year
2021 Year 4 Semester 2 Medicine student dates by event and date
Event Date
Rotation 6 Monday 12 July – Friday 13 August
Study period Monday 16 August – Friday 20 August  
Examination period begins Monday 23 August
Examination period endsFriday 27 August
Mid semester break Monday 6 September – Friday 10 September
Elective & Pre-internship Monday 13 September – Friday 19 November
Results releasedThursday 25 November
2021 Year 4 Semester 1 Medicine/Surgery student dates by event and date
EventDate
Orientation TBA
Rotation 1 TBA
Rotation 2 TBA
Rotation 3 (no Easter break) TBA
Easter vacation / intra-semester break TBA
Exam timetable released TBA
Rotation 4 TBA
Exam period begins TBA
Exam period ends TBA
Non-teaching period TBA
Rotation 5 - Extended Studies* TBA
Results released TBA
Further assessment timetable released TBA
Inter-semester break TBA
Further assessment period TBA
2020 Year 4 Semester 2 Medicine/Surgery student dates by event and date
EventDate
Rotation 6 TBA
Mid semester break TBA
Graduation applications open for students completing their degree at the end of Semester for December ceremonies TBA
Clinical Intensive block TBA
Graduation applications close and graduation fee due for students completing their degree at end of Semester for December ceremonies TBA
Study period TBA
Examination date TBA
Further Assessment timetable released TBA
Results released TBA
Graduation ceremony at Geelong Waterfront campus for students who completed their degree at the end of semester TBA

Census date explained

The census date is important as it is the last date to finalise aspects of your enrolment and fee obligations as detailed below.

International students:

International fee-paying students - last day to withdraw from current Semester and receive a 50% refund.

Domestic students:

  • Last day to withdraw from units, intermit from current Semester or discontinue course without HECS-HELP/FEE-HELP liability
  • Last day for Commonwealth supported, HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP or SA-HELP students to make full or partial upfront payments for current Semester
  • Last day for Commonwealth supported students to submit online Commonwealth Assistance Form and/or provide their tax file number (TFN)
  • FEE-HELP - last day for domestic fee-paying students to apply for FEE-HELP or pay fees up front for Semester
  • Last day to withdraw from current Semester without incurring the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

All students

Last day to withdraw from current Semester units without reference on academic record.

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