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Course Commencement Dates and Term Dates

All programs available at Academia are timetabled to commence their scheduled classes on dates listed below. Classes are scheduled for full-time study at a minimum of two and a half (2.5) days per week. Dates below list the commencement dates for Academia's Vocational (Certificate to Advanced Diploma) nationally accredited Programs.

Orientation will be conducted for all new Students one week prior to commencement date and is compulsory for all students to attend. Please ensure you arrive at 9:00am for a 9.30am start. Timetables, books, uniforms and other materials will be handed out to students on this day. A full induction program will apply for this day.
Intake, Orientation and Term Dates
Public Holidays & Christmas
Graduation ceremony dates - 2022

Term, Intake and Orientation Dates

Term Dates for English courses only

English classes commence every Monday throughout the year*

* Except public Holidays. Only Melbourne Campus

Term Dates for Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses only

Term 1, 2022

Events

Dates

Intake and Orientation Dates

Monday, 31 January

Teaching period

From: 07 February
To: 14 April

Term Break

From: 15 April
To: 30 April

Term 2, 2022

Events

Dates

Intake and Orientation Dates

Tuesday, 26 April

Teaching period

From: 02 May
To: 9 July

Term Break

From: 10 July
To: 25 July

Term 3, 2022

Events

Dates

Intake and Orientation Dates

Monday, 18 July

Teaching period

From: 25 July
To: 01 October

Term Break

From: 02 October
To: 16 October

Term 4, 2022

Events

Dates

Intake and Orientation Dates

Monday, 10 October

Teaching period

From: 17 October
To: 24 December

Term Break

From: 25 December
To: 05 January(2023)

Term 1, 2023

Events

Dates

Intake and Orientation Dates

Monday, 30 January

Teaching period

From: 6 February
To: 15 April

Term Break

From: 17 April
To: 29 April

Term 2, 2023

Events

Dates

Intake and Orientation Dates

Monday, 24 April

Teaching period

From: 01 May
To: 8 July

Term Break

From: 10 July
To: 22 July

Term 3, 2023

Events

Dates

Intake and Orientation Dates

Monday, 17 July

Teaching period

From: 24 July
To: 30 September

Term Break

From: 02 October
To: 14 October

Term 4, 2023

Events

Dates

Intake and Orientation Dates

Monday, 9 October

Teaching period

From: 16 October
To: 23 December

Term Break

From: 25 December
To: 03 February(2024)

Term 1, 2024

Events

Dates

Intake and Orientation Dates

Monday, 29 January

Teaching period

From: 5 February
To: 13 April

Term Break

From: 15 April
To: 27 April

Term 2, 2024

Events

Dates

Intake and Orientation Dates

Monday, 22 April

Teaching period

From: 29 April
To: 6 July

Term Break

From: 8 July
To: 20 July

Term 3, 2024

Events

Dates

Intake and Orientation Dates

Monday, 15 July

Teaching period

From: 22 July
To: 28 September

Term Break

From: 30 September
To: 12 October

Term 4, 2024

Events

Dates

Intake and Orientation Dates

Monday, 7 October

Teaching period

From: 14 October
To: 21 December

Term Break

From: 23 December
To: 04 February(2025)

Term 1, 2025

Events

Dates

Intake and Orientation Dates

Tuesday, 28 January

Teaching period

From: 3 February
To: 12 April

Term Break

From: 14 April
To: 26 April

Term 2, 2025

Events

Dates

Intake and Orientation Dates

Tuesday, 22 April

Teaching period

From: 28 April
To: 5 July

Term Break

From: 7 July
To: 19 July

Term 3, 2025

Events

Dates

Intake and Orientation Dates

Monday, 14 July

Teaching period

From: 21 July
To: 27 September

Term Break

From: 29 September
To: 11 October

Term 4, 2025

Events

Dates

Intake and Orientation Dates

Monday, 6 October

Teaching period

From: 13 October
To: 20 December

Term Break

From: 22 December
To: 31 January(2026)

Australian Public Holidays in Melbourne and Brisbane

Melbourne

Holiday

2022

New Year's Day

Saturday 1 January
Monday 3 January2

Australia Day

Wednesday 26 January

Labour Day

Monday 14 March

Good Friday1

Friday 15 April

Saturday before Easter Sunday

Saturday 16 April

Easter Sunday

Sunday 17 April

Easter Monday

Monday 18 April

ANZAC Day1

Monday 25 April

Queen's Birthday

Monday 13 June

Friday before the AFL Grand Final

Subject to AFL schedule3

Melbourne Cup

Tuesday 1 November4

Christmas Day1

Sunday 25 December
Tuesday 27 December5

Boxing Day

Monday 26 December

  1. Anzac Day, Good Friday and Christmas Day are restricted trading days.
  2. As New Year's Day falls on a Saturday, the following Monday is an additional public holiday.
  3. Friday before AFL Grand Final typically falls on the last Friday in September. This website will be updated with the exact date upon release of the 2022 AFL schedule.
  4. Melbourne Cup Day is a public holiday across all of Victoria unless alternate local holiday has been arranged by a non-metro council.
  5. As Christmas Day falls on a Sunday, the following Tuesday is an additional public holiday.

Melbourne

Holiday

2023

New Year's Day

Sunday 1 January
Monday 2 January2

Australia Day

Thursday 26 January

Labour Day

Monday 13 March

Good Friday1

Friday 7 April

Saturday before Easter Sunday

Saturday 8 April

Easter Sunday

Sunday 9 April

Easter Monday

Monday 10 April

ANZAC Day1

Tuesday 25 April

King's Birthday

Monday 12 June

Friday before the AFL Grand Final

Subject to AFL schedule3

Melbourne Cup

Tuesday 7 November4

Christmas Day1

Monday 25 December

Boxing Day

Tuesday 26 December

  1. ANZAC Day, Good Friday and Christmas Day are restricted trading days.
  2. As New Year's Day falls on a Sunday, the Monday is an additional public holiday.
  3. Friday before AFL Grand Final typically falls on the last Friday in September. This website will be updated with the exact date upon release of the 2023 AFL schedule.
  4. Melbourne Cup Day is a public holiday across all of Victoria unless alternate local holiday has been arranged by a non-metro council.

Brisbane

Holiday

2022

New Year's Day

Saturday 1 January and Monday 3 January2

Australia Day

Wednesday 26 January

Good Friday

Friday 15 April

The day after Good Friday

Saturday 16 April

Easter Sunday4

Sunday 17 April

Easter Monday

Monday 18 April

Anzac Day

Monday 25 April

Labour Day

Monday 2 May3

Royal Queensland Show (Brisbane area only)1

Wednesday 10 August

Queen's Birthday

Monday 3 October3

Christmas Eve5 (24 December) 6pm–Midnight

Saturday 24 December and Monday 27 December2

Christmas Day

Sunday 25 December and Tuesday 27 December2

Boxing Day

Monday 26 December

  1. The Royal National Agricultural (RNA) Show Day (Brisbane only) is held on the Wednesday during the RNA Show period. The RNA Show commences on the first Friday in August, unless the first Friday is prior to 5 August, then it commences on the second Friday of August.
  2. From Christmas Day 2011, the Holidays Act 1983 provides for an extra public holiday to be added when Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day falls on a weekend.
  3. Labour Day public holiday is to be observed on the first Monday in May and the Birthday of the Sovereign (Queen’s Birthday) public holiday is to be observed on the first Monday in October. These arrangements have been in place since 2016 following amendments to the Holidays Act 1983 (passed by Parliament on 13 October 2015).
  4. Easter Sunday is appointed as a public holiday. These arrangements have been in place since 2017 following amendments to the Holidays Act 1983 (passed by Parliament on 1 December 2016).
  5. From 2019, the Holidays Act 1983 provides for a part-day public holiday from 6pm to midnight on Christmas Eve (24 December).
  6. For 2021 only, a public holiday will be appointed in place of previously appointed show public holidays for Brisbane City, Moreton Bay Region and Scenic Rim local government areas.

Brisbane

Holiday

2023

New Year's Day

Sunday 1 January and Monday 2 January2

Australia Day

Thursday 26 January

Good Friday

Friday 7 April

The day after Good Friday

Saturday 8 April

Easter Sunday

Sunday 9 April

Easter Monday

Monday 10 April

Anzac Day

Tuesday 25 April

Labour Day

Monday 1 May3

Royal Queensland Show (Brisbane area only)1

Wednesday 16 August

King's Birthday

Monday 2 October3

Christmas Eve5 (24 December) 6pm–Midnight

Sunday 24 December

Christmas Day

Monday 25 December

Boxing Day

Tuesday 26 December

  1. The Royal National Agricultural (RNA) Show Day (Brisbane only) is held on the Wednesday during the RNA Show period. The RNA Show commences on the first Friday in August, unless the first Friday is prior to 5 August, then it commences on the second Friday of August.
  2. From Christmas Day 2011, the Holidays Act 1983 provides for an extra public holiday to be added when Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day falls on a weekend.
  3. Labour Day public holiday is to be observed on the first Monday in May and the Birthday of the Sovereign (King’s Birthday) public holiday is to be observed on the first Monday in October. These arrangements have been in place since 2016 following amendments to the Holidays Act 1983 (passed by Parliament on 13 October 2015).
  4. Easter Sunday is appointed as a public holiday. These arrangements have been in place since 2017 following amendments to the Holidays Act 1983 (passed by Parliament on 1 December 2016).
  5. From 2019, the Holidays Act 1983 provides for a part-day public holiday from 6pm to midnight on Christmas Eve (24 December).

Dates for graduation ceremonies in 2022

Melbourne

TBA

Brisbane

TBA