Foundation Year - Semester 2B

Foundation Year Semester 2B, 2020

As a result of COVID-19, Foundation Year students will have the opportunity to enrol in an additional semester this year. This new semester is referred to as Semester 2B, and will begin on October 12, 2020. This new Semester will be offered virtually to students enrolled in both Standard and Extended programs.

Standard Program

Semester 2B will be slightly shorter than normal with 12 teaching weeks (instead of 14). On account of this change, teachers have reviewed the assessments in each Standard unit and have made changes to some tasks in recognition of the shorter semester. Read more about your Semester 2B subjects and assessments in the Foundation Year subject guide.

At this stage, all Standard units, except those listed below, will be offered in Semester 2B.

Standard units not offered in Semester 2B:

  • Music Unit 1
  • Music Unit 2
  • Advanced Maths Unit 1

Students who complete Foundation Year in Semester 2B will be eligible to transition to Monash University in time for Semester 1 in 2021.

Standard Program Key Dates

October 12, 2020

Classes Commence

December 18, 2020

Christmas Break Begins (No Classes for 2 weeks)

January 4, 2021

Classes recommence

January 15,  2021

Last day of classes

January 16, 2021

Exams begin

January 23, 2021

Exams finish

Extended Program

The 2B Extended program will be a 14-week semester providing additional support in the areas of Mathematics, Chemistry and English. This option is recommended for students who do not have a strong background in these subjects or who are looking for additional academic support. Extended units do not contribute to the final score but will prepare students for success when they enter the standard program.

Extended Program Key Dates

October 5, 2020

Classes Commence

December 18, 2020

Christmas Break Begins (No Classes for 2 weeks)

January 4, 2021

Classes recommence

January 23, 2021

Last day of classes

Semester 1, 2021 Key Dates

Foundation Year, semester one classes begin on February 15, 2021.

Monash University semester one classes begin on March 1, 2021.