Course Calendar

Course Calendar

Hawthorn-Melbourne offers regular start dates throughout the year. Some courses are open to new students every Monday, while others have fixed start and end dates. 

Please see below for the course dates for your preferred course options. 

Entry requirements for each course are available on our English Levels page or in our course progression chart. 

  • General English is available from Elementary to Advanced levels
  • General English is based on cycle dates allowing 10 weeks of study for each level. Students can start their studies at any week in the cycle.
  • Entry requirements can be found on our English Levels page or in our course progression chart
  • Students can elect to take a holiday break during the course at a time suitable to them. Please let us know the preferred holiday dates at the time of application.

Year

Registration Day

Start date

End date

Duration

20242 January2 January*2 February5 weeks
5 February5 February8 March5 weeks
12 March12 March*12 April5 weeks
15 April15 April17 May5 weeks
20 May20 May*21 June5 weeks
24 June24 June26 July5 weeks
29 July29 July*30 August5 weeks
2 September2 September4 October5 weeks
7 October7 October*8 November5 weeks
11 November11 November13 December5 weeks
    
Christmas/New Year Break: 16 December

* The first day for these courses is Orientation Day for new students only. Classes for continuing students will resume on the following Tuesday.
+When a Monday is a public holiday, courses will start on Tuesday

Notes:

  • While students progress at different rates, it is recommended to allow 10-weeks of study for each level of study. 

  • Entry to IELTS Preparation requires an Advanced Level of English.
  • IELTS Preparation is based on the cycle dates below. Students can start their studies at any week in the cycle.
  • Entry requirements can be found on our English Levels page or in our course progression chart

Year

Registration Day

Start date

End date

Duration

20242 January2 January*2 February5 weeks
5 February5 February8 March5 weeks
12 March12 March*12 April5 weeks
15 April15 April17 May5 weeks
20 May20 May*21 June5 weeks
24 June24 June26 July5 weeks
29 July29 July*30 August5 weeks
2 September2 September4 October5 weeks
7 October7 October*8 November5 weeks
11 November11 November13 December5 weeks

* The first Monday for these courses is Orientation Day for new students only. Classes for continuing students will resume on the following Tuesday.
+When a Monday is a public holiday, courses will start on Tuesday

Notes:

  • Students studying IELTS Preparation as part of an English language pathway to one of our pathway partners are required to complete 10 weeks of continuous study.

Year

Registration Day

Start date

End date

Duration

20242 January2 January*2 February5 weeks
5 February5 February8 March5 weeks
12 March12 March*12 April5 weeks
15 April15 April17 May5 weeks
20 May20 May*21 June5 weeks
24 June24 June26 July5 weeks
29 July29 July*30 August5 weeks
2 September2 September4 October5 weeks
7 October7 October*8 November5 weeks
11 November11 November13 December5 weeks
Christmas/New Year Break: 16 December

* The first Monday for these courses is Orientation Day for new students only. Classes for continuing students will resume on the following Tuesday.

Notes:

  • A holiday break can be planned between levels/courses if required. Please let us know if this is required at the time of application.
  • Students on an English pathway to one of our pathway partners are required to complete each level as continuous study. See our course progression table for further information. 

Year

Registration Day

Start date

End date

Duration

20242 January2 January*2 February5 weeks
5 February5 February8 March5 weeks
12 March12 March*12 April5 weeks
15 April15 April17 May5 weeks
20 May20 May*21 June5 weeks
24 June24 June26 July5 weeks
29 July29 July*30 August5 weeks
2 September2 September4 October5 weeks
7 October7 October*8 November5 weeks
11 November11 November13 December5 weeks
Christmas/New Year Break: 16 December

* The first Monday for these courses is Orientation Day for new students only. Classes for continuing students will resume on the following Tuesday.

Notes:

  • A holiday break can be planned between levels/courses if required. Please let us know if this is required at the time of application.
  • Students on an English pathway to one of our pathway partners are required to complete each level as continuous study. 

  • English for High School is offered at two levels:
    • English for High School 1 (EfHS1) Pre-Intermediate to Intermediate
    • English for High School 2 (EfHS2) Upper Intermediate to Advanced
  • Entry requirements can be found on our English Levels page or in our course progression chart

Year

Registration Day

Start date

End date

Duration

20242 January2 January*25 January4 weeks
Course break: 29 January to 2 February (1 week)
5 February 5 February*8 March5 weeks
12 March12 March12 April5 weeks
Course break: 15 April to 26 April (2 weeks)
29 April29 April*31 May5 weeks
3 June3 June5 July5 weeks
Course break: 8 July to 19 July (2 weeks)
22 July22 July*23 August5 weeks
26 August26 August27 September5 weeks
Course break: 30 September to 4 October (1 week)
7 October7 October*8 November5 weeks
11 November11 November 13 December5 weeks
Christmas/New Year break: 16 December 2024
* The first Monday for these courses is Orientation Day for new students only. Classes for continuing students will resume on the following Tuesday.

University of Melbourne English Language Bridging Program Preparation (UMELBP Prep)

Students will have two independent study/research days scheduled during the 10 week course.

YearRegistration DayStart dateEnd dateDuration
202419 February19 February26 April10 weeks
26 August26 August1 November10 weeks

University of Melbourne English Language Bridging Program (UMELBP)

Students will have two independent study/research days scheduled during the 10 week course.

YearRegistration DayStart dateEnd dateDuration
202419 February19 February26 April10 weeks
2 May6 May12 July10 weeks
29 July29 July4 October10 weeks
7 November11 November7 February 202510 weeks

Year

Registration Day

Start date

End date

Duration

20242 January2 January*2 February5 weeks
5 February5 February8 March5 weeks
12 March12 March*12 April5 weeks
15 April15 April17 May5 weeks
20 May20 May*21 June5 weeks
24 June24 June26 July5 weeks
29 July29 July*30 August5 weeks
2 September2 September4 October5 weeks
7 October7 October*8 November5 weeks
11 November11 November13 December5 weeks
Christmas/New Year Break: 16 December

* The first Monday for these courses is Orientation Day for new students only. Classes for continuing students will resume on the following Tuesday.

Notes:

  • A holiday break can be planned between levels if required. Please let us know if this is required at the time of application.
  • English for Business is subject to students having the correct level of English and there being sufficient student numbers to run a class. Students will initially be placed in a General English class but may change to English for Business if a suitable class is available during their study period. English for Business topics and activities are incorporated into the General English curriculum at appropriate stages in each level.

Classes will not be held on the following dates: 

2024Public Holidays 1 January, 26 January, 11 March, 29 March, 1-2 April, 25 April, 10 June, September^, 5 November
First day of each cycle*2 January, 12 March, 20 May, 29 July, 7 October

^ The date of the September public holiday is to be confirmed. 

* The first Monday for these courses is Orientation Day for new students only. Classes for continuing students will resume on the following Tuesday.

Students studying General English or IELTS Preparation may elect to take a holiday break during their course as per the below table.

A maximum of 2 weeks break can be taken at any one time.

Total number of study weeksBreak weeks allowed
1-10 weeks in total0 weeks
11-19 weeks in total1 week
20-29 weeks in total2 weeks
30-39 weeks in total3 weeks
40-49 weeks in total4 weeks
50-59 weeks in total5 weeks
60 weeks in total6 weeks
Students cannot take holiday breaks during a course of English for Business, EAP, IAP, UMELBP Prep, UMELBP or EfHS.