Key Dates for the 2020 School Year

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Starting VCE can seem very daunting! You are all of a sudden faced with SACs, exams, university open days and tones of homework. However, one very easy way to tackle this overwhelming stack of work is to make a calendar.

Here at Studyclix, we've made it easy for you by making a year planner so you have all the important dates in one place. We recommend you printing it out, adding in the dates for your school's SACs and hanging it in your room for easy access. 

Download year planner here


School holidays:

Term 1 holidays:

Monday 30th March 2020 to Monday 13th April 2020

Term 2 holidays:

Monday 29th June 2020 to Monday 13th July 2020

Term 3 holidays:

Monday 21st September 2020 to Monday 5th October 2020

Summer holidays:

Monday 21st December 2020


Public holidays:

Labor day: Monday 9th March 2020

Good Friday: Friday 10th April 2020

Easter Monday: Monday 13th April 2020

Anzac day: Monday 27th April 2020

Queen's birthday: Monday 8th June 2020

Melbourne Cup day: Tuesday 3rd November 2020

Christmas day: Friday 25th December 2020

Boxing day: Saturday 26th December 2020


Examination periods:

General Achievement Test (GAT):

Wednesday 9th September 2020 

Extended Investigation Critical Thinking Test:

Wednesday 12th August 2020

Performances and Languages oral examinations and Extended Investigation: oral presentations:

Monday 12th October 2020 to Sunday 8th November 2020

Languages (CCAFL) written examinations:

Tuesday 20th October 2020

Auslan examination:

Wednesday 21st October 2020

Written examinations:

Monday 9th November 2020 to Wednesday 2nd December 2020 

Click here to see the full exam timetable. 


ATAR release date

Your study scores and ATARs will be released on the 30th of December at 7am.


University open days:

Most university open days are in 3rd term which means that you will most likely have a lot of schoolwork at that time. To save time at the open day (and leave yourself more time to study for VCE), we recommend going onto each university's website, looking at all the events they have for that day and then making a plan for what you are doing throughout the day. This way you aren't walking around aimlessly and you are able to get everything you want out of this day. 

Most universities have not released their dates for their open days but here are some links to keep you updated. If there is a university you are interested in but is not listed here, we recommend regularly checking their website for further information. 

University of Melbourne:

When it gets closer, the Univerity of Melbourne will post more details. Keep checking this link for more info!

Monash University:

When it gets closer, Monash will post more details. Keep checking this link for more info!

La Trobe:

When it gets closer, Swinburne will post more details. Keep checking this link for more info!

Deakin University:

When it gets closer, Deakin University will post more details. Keep checking this link for more info!

RMIT University:

When it gets closer, RMIT University will post more details. Keep checking this link for more info!

Victoria University:

When it gets closer, Victoria University will post more details. Keep checking this link for more info!

Federation University:

When it gets closer, Federation University will post more details. Keep checking this link for more info!


We hope you have a great school year! Remember to print out our year planner to stay organised. If you need any support, please get in touch with us. 

The Studyclix Team


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