Key dates

Browse all start and finish dates for Deakin's main study periods. You'll also find dates relating to applications and prospective student events, plus a list of all public holidays and study breaks. Current students can find more detailed dates and deadlines in the 2023 University Handbook.


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Application dates

We have a number of different study periods. Most courses are offered through our trimester study system. With three trimesters, the next intake is never far away.

Trimester 3 (summer) applications are now open, with applications for Trimester 1, 2023 opening in early August.

Learn more about how to apply for Trimester 3

Dates may be subject to change and some courses will close earlier. All courses are not open at each application intake. Please check specific course pages for details and earlier closing dates.

Are you currently in Year 12?

Here are some useful key dates to help you plan your year:

  • VTAC course applications – open 1 August
  • Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) applications – open 1 August (close 7 October)
  • ATAR and VCE results – publish 7am 12 December
  • Change of preference – open 12 December (close 14 December)

Find out more about support for Year 12 students

Applications are now open

The Deakin Application Portal has made applying for your ultimate course easier than ever. Plus, you can chat with our application experts on 1800 693 888 if you need support at any step.

Study periods at Deakin

Most of our courses and units are studied in our trimester study schedule. To give you an idea of when you'd be studying, an outline of the upcoming trimester dates is below.

Current Deakin students should turn to the University Handbook for a full list of important dates.

Trimester 2, 2022

Date Event or deadline
Monday 4 July - Friday 8 July Orientation week – all students
Monday 11 July T2 teaching period begins
Friday 30 September T2 teaching period ends
Monday 10 October Exams begin
Friday 21 October Exams end
Friday 4 November T2 results released

Browse Trimester 2, 2022 courses

Trimester 3, 2022

Date Event or deadline
Monday 31 October -  Friday 4 November Orientation week – all students
Monday 7 November T3 teaching period begins
Friday 3 February 2023 Trimester 3 teaching period ends
Thursday 9 February 2023 Exams begin
Friday 17 February 2023 Exams end
Thursday 2 March 2023 T3 results released

Browse Trimester 3, 2022 courses

Not all courses follow the standard study dates outlined above. Please check the following unit and course pages for relevant updates, including study period information.



We're open all year! Get a taste of our progressive, real-world approach to learning and explore your future, on campus and online in 2022. You can browse all the upcoming talks, conferences, course information webinars and more through our events hub.

Public holidays at Deakin

Public holidays and University closure dates

University shut downWednesday 22 December 2021 – Wednesday 5 January 2022Closed
Christmas DaySaturday 25 December 2021Closed
Boxing DaySunday 26 December 2021Closed
New Year's DaySaturday 1 January 2022Closed
University opens for 2022Thursday 6 January 2022Open
Australia Day Holiday Wednesday 26 January 2022 Closed
Labour Day Monday 14 March 2022 Open
Good Friday Friday 15 April 2022 Closed
Saturday of Easter weekend Saturday 16 April 2022 Closed
Easter Sunday Sunday 17 April 2022 Closed
Easter Monday Monday 18 April 2022 Closed
Easter Tuesday Tuesday 19 April 2022 Closed
ANZAC Day Monday 25 April 2022 Closed
Queen's Birthday Monday 13 June 2022 Open
AFL Grand Final Eve Friday 23 September 2022 Closed
Melbourne Cup Tuesday 1 November 2022 Open
University shut downTo be confirmedClosed

The Deakin Library is sometimes open on public holidays. Check the Library website for opening hours.

Are you a current student?

If you're already studying with us, the dates you need are in the 2023 University Handbook. You'll find further details in the handbook on:

  • weeks of study
  • the last day to enrol
  • census dates
  • exam dates
  • results dates.